Why the Scale May Be Your Nemesis

Why the Scale May Be Your Nemesis

Derrick Harge | Certified Peer Fitness Trainer | American Council on Exercise The scale has derailed more “good” fitness/nutrition plans than just about anything else I can think of. We’ve become obsessed with what the “number” says. The anxiety while waiting on that number to pop up on your digital...

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Gov. Rick Snyder creates new council to combat opioid epidemic in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder creates new council to combat opioid epidemic in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. – To improve coordination of Michigan’s efforts to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, Gov. Rick Snyder today signed Executive Directive 2017-2, establishing the Council on Opioid and Prescription Drug Enforcement (COPE). This council, which was recommended by the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force, will address,...

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New partnership allows local dental center to expand services to Medicaid adults

New partnership allows local dental center to expand services to Medicaid adults

The Saginaw County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) announces a new partnership with My Community Dental Centers (MCDC). My Community Dental Centers operates the dental center at 185 N. Frost Dr. in Saginaw on behalf of the health department. The dental center is dedicated to providing quality care to all,...

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American Cancer Society Presents the National Community Health Center Award to Great Lakes Bay Health for Innovative Work in Cancer Prevention

American Cancer Society Presents the National Community Health Center Award to Great Lakes Bay Health for Innovative Work in Cancer Prevention

Saginaw, Michigan – In honor of National Health Center Week 2017 (August 13-19th), the American Cancer Society (ACS) recognized Great Lakes Bay Health Centers with its first-ever National Community Health Center Awards for its collaborative efforts to help reduce the unequal burden of cancer. GLBHC was the only health center...

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Covenant HealthCare Named 2017 Most Wired

Covenant HealthCare Named 2017 Most Wired

Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety, and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the...

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Covenant HealthCare Offers FREE Breast Cancer Screening for Uninsured/Underinsured

Covenant HealthCare Offers FREE Breast Cancer Screening for Uninsured/Underinsured

Thanks to the generous donations of many local organizations and individuals to the Covenant HealthCare Foundation CARE fund, Covenant HealthCare is offering a free breast cancer screening Saturday, September 17 at the Covenant Breast Health Center, 5400 Mackinaw, Saginaw, MI. These screenings are available for women who meet the following...

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Celebrate National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with Saginaw MAX System of Care

Celebrate National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month with Saginaw MAX System of Care

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans every year, regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. While mental illness is never easy, it is treatable and recovery is possible. However, for the roughly 16.3% of adults in the United States Hispanic community that are affected by mental illness,...

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Extreme Heat Safety

Extreme Heat Safety

With temperatures expected to climb this time of year, the Saginaw County Department of Public Health is advising residents of the health risks associated with extreme temperatures and preventive measures they can take to stay safe. Any time temperatures are in the upper 80s and above, body temperature can rise...

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Saginaw County Department of Public Health Urges Food Safety for Summer Activities

Saginaw County Department of Public Health Urges Food Safety for Summer Activities

Summer will soon be here and with it will be cookouts, camping, road trips, and other activities that involve food. The Saginaw County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) is reminding families to take extra care not to let food-borne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun....

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