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MHA Keystone Center celebrates Donate Life Month

The MHA and Donate Life America want to celebrate Donate Life Month by thanking all Michigan residents, hospital partners and their staffs for the vital role they play in donation and transplantation. In Michigan, about 3.3 million people have committed to…

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Mark your calendars: MHA symposium is Changing the Rules, Creating the Vision

The MHA will host its annual patient safety and quality symposium, Patient Safety: Changing the Rules, Creating the Vision, April 28 and 29 at the Dearborn Inn. The conference agenda will explore ways providers can improve patient care through patient and family engagement while…

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Tips on how kids can get and stay healthy

With their readiness for adventure and what sometimes seem like endless supplies of energy and curiosity, guiding kids into healthy eating habits and active lifestyles seems like it should be an easy task.  As a mom myself, I know that…

Food

 

Easy, healthy on-the-go snacks for kids

One in five school-age children has up to six snacks a day. While growing kids sometimes need to eat more often than adults, especially when activity levels are high, snacking should not be an all-day invitation to graze. Plan snack time…

Food

It’s time to recognize Michigan hospital’s commitment to patient safety

Sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), National Patient Safety Awareness Week is a time to recognize Michigan hospitals’ commitment to patient safety and to educate staff, patients and the community on the efforts to save lives and enhance the care…

Healthy Community

When it comes to alcoholism, knowledge is power

This is the second part of a series exploring alcoholism in Michigan written by Carly Keyes, a recovering alcoholic who is on a mission to improve awareness about the disease and ensure others find the help they need. Read her…

Healthy Community

 

Clearing up misconceptions of heart disease

February is Heart Awareness Month, which means that it is time to take charge of your heart’s health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, so let’s start by clearing up some common misconceptions of…

Healthy Community

Flu Season: When to See a Doctor

Flu season is in full swing across the US. Everyone is at risk for getting the flu, but some people have a higher risk than others. An example of this are those people who have certain medical conditions including asthma,…

Healthy Community

A brave, true story about alcoholism

This is the first part of a series exploring alcoholism in Michigan written by Carly Keyes, a recovering alcoholic who is on a mission to improve awareness about the disease and ensure others find the help they need. I was…

Mental Health

 
 

 

 

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