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Doctors criticize plan to limit opioids
The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs.

Doctors criticize plan to limit opioidsThe nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs.
  • Health
  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Detroit

Detroit seeks volunteers to help curb infant mortality

Detroit seeks volunteers to help curb infant mortalityThe city of Detroit is urging women to join SisterFriends, an effort that links pregnant Detroiters with female mentors
  • Detroit
  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
Business

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concernedThe nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed
  • Business
  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
Health

Teen drug overdose deaths rise after years of decline

Teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of declineAfter years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows
  • Health
  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
Oakland County

Beaumont Royal Oak emergency center to open Aug. 31

Beaumont Royal Oak emergency center to open Aug. 31All four phases at the hospital are expected to be completed by end of 2018
  • Oakland County
  • 4 days, 11 hours ago
Nation

Dems focus health care push on House swing districts

Dems focus health care push on House swing districtsDrive ahead of midterm election targets reps who voted against Obama’s signature law
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Nation

Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘national emergency’

Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘national emergency’A drug commission convened by Trump recently called for a national emergency declaration
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Detroit

Infant mortality rates improve in Detroit, Michigan

Infant mortality rates improve in Detroit, Mich.Fewer babies die before first birthday, but racial and ethnic disparities remain
  • Detroit
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

Study boosts hope of ‘liquid biopsies’ for cancer

Study boosts hope of ‘liquid biopsies’ for cancerThe tests detect DNA that tumors shed into the blood
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

Report reveals underground haven for heroin, drug users

Report reveals underground haven for heroin, drug usersNo supervised drug injection sites were known to exist in the U.S. until the disclosure in a medical journal
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Business

Report: UM hospitals ranked best in Michigan

Report: UM hospitals ranked best in MichiganUniversity of Michigan’s hospitals ranked sixth in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital’s Honor Roll
  • Business
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Nation

McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay insurers

McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay insurersMcConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of markets
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhileOngoing political turmoil around “Obamacare” all but guarantees you’ll still be able to get insurance through your job
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation

No ID? For homeless on heroin, treatment can be elusive

No ID? For the homeless on heroin, treatment can be elusiveAs the epidemic rages, small but vulnerable populations of homeless people are sometimes turned away from treatment
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Michigan hepatitis C jump tied to opioid crisis

Michigan hepatitis C jump tied to opioid crisisState officials report 473% jump in deadly liver disease among those ages 18-29; needle-sharing risk cited
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Oakland County tracks opioid overdoses

Oakland County tracks opioid overdosesPhil Bertolini, Deputy Oakland County Executive, discusses the mapping system that tracks opioid overdoses with Kathy Forzley, Director of Oakland County’s Health and Human Services Department, as the county deals with this epidemic.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Life

Bare Skin Facial, Waxing Studio fills beauty need

Bare Skin Facial and Waxing Studio fills Detroit beauty needAlicia Frazier opened the Detroit studio in May to provide a desired service for downtown workers, residents
  • Life
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Health

U.S. hospitals set record for fast heart attack care

U.S. hospitals set record for fast heart attack careU.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

‘13 Reasons’ might have prompted suicide searches

‘13 Reasons’ might have triggered suicide searches onlineA popular TV series that showed a teen ending her life may have triggered a surge in online searches for suicide
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Even without Congress, Trump can still cut Medicaid

Even without Congress, Trump can still cut MedicaidTrump’s administration is poised to use its regulatory powers to accomplish what lawmakers could not: shrink Medicaid
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

FDA pushes to make cigarettes less addictive

FDA pushes to make cigarettes less addictiveThe FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate nicotine levels but hasn’t done so
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Whooping cough spreads among Amish in Michigan

Whooping cough spreads among Amish in MichiganWhooping cough, or pertussis, has struck up to 30 members of St. Joseph County’s Amish community
  • Michigan
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Gift of Life MOTTEP LIFE Walk/Run celebrates 20 years

On your mark, get set, give life at MOTTEP walk, runPeople can walk or run to raise money for education about organ and tissue donation in Michigan July 29.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Nation

E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

E-cigarettes might help smokers quitStudy: E-cigarette users were more likely to succeed in quitting for at least three months
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

VFW slams House plan to fix VA budget gap

VFW slams House plan to fix VA budget gap as hurting vetsThe leader of Veterans of Foreign Wars is taking aim at Trump over a House plan to fill a sudden budget shortfall
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Girl’s HIV infection in remission without AIDS drugs

Girl’s HIV infection in remission without AIDS drugsA South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years without drugs
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

No dye: Cancer drug darkens patients’ gray hair

No dye: Cancer drug darkens patients’ gray hairCancer patients’ gray hair unexpectedly turned dark while taking drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads
  • Health
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
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