Telehealth Or In-Person: How to Decide 2122 1500 AEPC Health

Telehealth Or In-Person: How to Decide

In a matter of months, COVID-19 changed our doctor visit routines. Both healthcare providers and patients who would have never considered a virtual telehealth platform flocked to them throughout 2020 to avoid the risk of…

Weekend Reading: #Freedom, #Unalienable Rights, #Life and #The Pursuit of Happiness 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: #Freedom, #Unalienable Rights, #Life and #The Pursuit of Happiness

July 4th – a time to celebrate the birth of the U.S. with the  Founder’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It’s an opportunity to spend time with family and friends that will be remembered for years to come.…

A pillar of good health: sleep 2560 1920 AEPC Health

A pillar of good health: sleep

With more daylight hours and COVID-19 restrictions easing, many Americans are enjoying staying up late and being active outside this summer. While activity is a pillar of good health, it’s important not to let it…

Weekend Reading: It’s not over ’til we, ’til we, ’til we get it right , Catch-up, Ketchup and more 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: It’s not over ’til we, ’til we, ’til we get it right , Catch-up, Ketchup and more

In the summer of  1987, the American rock band Starship released its second album, No Protection. Starship is not to be confused with Jefferson Starship, although the band did start as a continuation of Jefferson Starship, but changes in direction and…

Weekend Reading: What the Smell?, Lost & Found?, Heads Up and Magawa the hero! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: What the Smell?, Lost & Found?, Heads Up and Magawa the hero!

Thursday was a landmark day for our country. The U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court ruled 7-2 against Texas and other states seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court found that none of the plaintiffs suffered…

Weekend Reading: Maintenance Required, Like No Other, Perspectives and S’more Summer Fun 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Maintenance Required, Like No Other, Perspectives and S’more Summer Fun

June is men’s health month – a time to remind yourself or the men in your life to get the recommended health screenings and embrace a healthy lifestyle.  A few fast facts: Only 3 out of 5 men get…

How seeing a doctor saved one firefighter from cancer 2560 1440 AEPC Health

How seeing a doctor saved one firefighter from cancer

June is Men’s Health Month – a good time to encourage early and preventive care. Plus, some men express resistance about seeing a doctor. Here are ways to get past it. Livonia firefighter Michael Valdez…

Weekend Reading: PRIDE & Prejudice, It’s Not That Simple, Flashback Friday, and more! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: PRIDE & Prejudice, It’s Not That Simple, Flashback Friday, and more!

June has started off with some positive COVID-19 metrics. U.S. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline thanks to the number of vaccine shots in arms. Vaccination rates continue to grow, but at a slower rate and…

Weekend Reading: Memorial Day, Tulsa Massacre, Worth a Shot, Got an ACE?, and more! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Memorial Day, Tulsa Massacre, Worth a Shot, Got an ACE?, and more!

May is nearly in the books as we head into the three-day Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day 2021 is sure to be far closer to normal than 2020 – thanks to the highly effective COVID-19 vaccines and millions…

Weekend Reading: It’s a Matter of Trust, Don’t Lie to Me, Play the Game, A Fistful of Dollars and more 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: It’s a Matter of Trust, Don’t Lie to Me, Play the Game, A Fistful of Dollars and more

As in Bob Dylan’s song, The Times They Are A Changing, times are changing for the better – and hopefully the positive progress on COVID-19 in the US will continue! The seven-day average of daily new coronavirus infections in the US…

Life is better in motion! 2560 1709 AEPC Health

Life is better in motion!

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is May 26th this year, so let’s get moving seniors! While the recommendation to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program is solid advice, you can get started…

Weekend Reading: You’re Not Alone, Kids Too, Seize the Awkward, Hollaback and More 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: You’re Not Alone, Kids Too, Seize the Awkward, Hollaback and More

This week the U.S. saw many positive developments in its fight against COVID-19. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine  was approved for children ages 12 to 15. For the approximately 17 million children in this age group, vaccination is a significant step towards returning to…

Weekend Reading: Time is Now, Times’s Up, Time for Something New, Nothing Lasts Forever – or Does It? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Time is Now, Times’s Up, Time for Something New, Nothing Lasts Forever – or Does It?

The month of May provides reasons for celebrations. The first seven days of May included the celebrations of Cinco de Mayo, World Press Freedom Day, National Truffle Day, National Cosmopolitan Day and more. Don’t worry if you missed these,…

Who’s least hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine? Doctors. 2560 1709 AEPC Health

Who’s least hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine? Doctors.

If you ask someone who hasn’t been vaccinated yet the reason for their hesitancy, you’re likely to get a lot of different answers. But typically, whether their hesitancy is based on medical questions, political distrust,…

Weekend Reading: Just the VAX, Beyond COVID, Nothing to Sneeze At, & Soup and Sandwich 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Just the VAX, Beyond COVID, Nothing to Sneeze At, & Soup and Sandwich

As we close-out the month of April, 100 million Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC’s tracker. That’s around  38% of the U.S. adult population — and 55% of the adult population has had at least one…

Connecting the dots: treatment = savings when it comes to substance use disorders 2400 800 AEPC Health

Connecting the dots: treatment = savings when it comes to substance use disorders

It’s a data point that should command our attention. The highest number of fatal drug overdoses ever recorded in the U.S. in a single year – 87,203 deaths in the 12-month period ending last September…

Weekend Reading: Don’t be Lax, Rx Take Back Day, Gun Violence & How Many Bubbles in a Glass of Beer 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Don’t be Lax, Rx Take Back Day, Gun Violence & How Many Bubbles in a Glass of Beer

Today the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) – an expert advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended lifting the pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The current pause resulted from the reporting…

Living and dying with cost sharing: new study shows patients forego life-saving drugs when out of pocket costs increase 800 420 AEPC Health

Living and dying with cost sharing: new study shows patients forego life-saving drugs when out of pocket costs increase

The old saying, “Penny-wise and dollar-foolish” comes to mind when you read the new NBER study that shows increases in copayments and/or coinsurance for prescription drugs cause people to stop taking their drugs, and as…

Weekend Reading: Time is Now, Times’s Up, Time for Something New, Nothing Lasts Forever – or Does It? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Time is Now, Times’s Up, Time for Something New, Nothing Lasts Forever – or Does It?

Time is a concept that is familiar to all of us. Yet it is hard to define and understand. For centuries, people have sought to unravel the mystery of time. What exactly is time? What is its role…

Weekend Reading: Parkinson’s Awareness, ACA plan enrollment, vaccine updates, and catch-up on ketchup 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Parkinson’s Awareness, ACA plan enrollment, vaccine updates, and catch-up on ketchup

Michigan continues to lead the country in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The state’s positivity rate has climbed to 18% — about four times higher than mid-February. COVID-19 inpatient hospitalizations are surging, causing Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan) and…

Weekend Reading: COVID-19 News of the Week, Got Questions?, 2020 Suicide Deaths, Handstands and more! 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: COVID-19 News of the Week, Got Questions?, 2020 Suicide Deaths, Handstands and more!

National Minority Health Month (NMHM) is celebrated ever year in April. NMHM began over 100 years ago as National Negro Health Week. In April 1915, Dr. Booker T. Washington dispatched a letter to the leading African American newspapers, proposing…

Obesity: “Willpower” explained 2560 1898 AEPC Health

Obesity: “Willpower” explained

Stories in last Friday’s Weekend Reading highlighted a pandemic related health concern many of us have noted over the last 12 months: weight gain among children and adults. Staying in place resulted in less physical…

Weekend Reading: Spermbot, Weight … It Matters, Feuding Cousins and Giorgio & Emil 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Spermbot, Weight … It Matters, Feuding Cousins and Giorgio & Emil

March Madness, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournaments to determine the men’s and women’s national championships, continues this weekend. For some lucky individuals,  their bracket picks are still in play. For others, their picks were out in the early rounds…

Weekend Reading: Path to Resistance, Did You Know, Flashback Friday and Head to Toe 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Path to Resistance, Did You Know, Flashback Friday and Head to Toe

Looking to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?  Michigan residents can sign-up with their local health departments or with health systems offering appointments. Many local pharmacy chains are providing COVID-19 vaccinations. Just this week, CVS announced that it will begin administering COVID-19…

Will the American Rescue Plan rescue health care? 2560 1510 AEPC Health

Will the American Rescue Plan rescue health care?

There’s no debating this: COVID-19 has created a health crisis and an economic crisis of a magnitude that hasn’t been experienced in any living person’s lifetime. But fierce debates about how to work our way…

Weekend Reading: 525,600 minutes 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: 525,600 minutes

The song, Seasons of Love, from the Broadway musical Rent poses the question: 525,600 minutes How do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee In inches, in miles, in laughter,…

Weekend Reading: MI Vaccine Eligibility Expanded, Vaccine Efficacy, Raise a Glass and Four “Cs” 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: MI Vaccine Eligibility Expanded, Vaccine Efficacy, Raise a Glass and Four “Cs”

Michigan continues to make progress in its fight against COVID-19 according to key data metrics. In light of the progress, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued updated COVID-19 orders that took effect March 5th and…

It’s the costs, stupid. 2560 853 AEPC Health

It’s the costs, stupid.

Remember when presidential candidate Bill Clinton proclaimed, “It’s the economy, stupid”? That phrase resonated with folks as an obvious truth, and he won that election. So now, a new study from the Rand Corporation think…

Weekend Reading: Increases in Rx Cost Share & Mortality,Tribute to African American History, Heart Matters, & What will it be like when we go back to the office? 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Increases in Rx Cost Share & Mortality,Tribute to African American History, Heart Matters, & What will it be like when we go back to the office?

February 2021 is nearly in the books! Nationally, the average weekly number of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths declined during the month. Public health officials urge continuation of public health measures, noting that the number of new…

Weekend Reading: Perseverance, Hospital Penalties & Prices, Tribute to African American History, Heart Matters, & On Ice 2121 1414 AEPC Health

Weekend Reading: Perseverance, Hospital Penalties & Prices, Tribute to African American History, Heart Matters, & On Ice

The word of the week: perseverance. The appropriately named NASA rover Perseverance, became a new national superhero with its flawless landing on Mars. In Texas, millions of American showed their ingenuity and grit to survive frigid temperatures, with no…

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