Weekend Reading: Not All News is COVID-19 News, In the Mitten, Food for Thought & Be Inspired

Weekend Reading: Not All News is COVID-19 News, In the Mitten, Food for Thought & Be Inspired

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The COVID-19 pandemic is front and center when it comes to health care news – daily case counts, deaths, personal protection equipment availability, etc. The CDC continues to provide updates on testing, opening schools and business, travel and other guidance as scientists learn more about this virus.  Do you ever ask yourself if there is health care news that is not COVID-19 related?

Indeed there is health care news that is not solely about the novel coronavirus!  And this Weekend Readings series will include healthcare news that is not entirely focused on COVID-19.

This Weekend Reading’s starts with the In the Mitten (MI) that includes updated guidance for qualified health coverage under MI auto no-fault (thank you Nancy Papet!) a new HAP-Henry Ford health plan offering and a reported surge in MI opioid use. Next, in the AEPC Corner, read about some of the innovative health solutions from our partner, CVS, such as for returning to work safely, as well as their commitment to addressing racial inequality.

Think you should always do your own research?  Check out Food for Thought for perspective on this question when it comes to science and other “thought” related articles. Check out Be Inspired to be inspired!

I hope you enjoy the following:

1. In the Mitten (MI)

State of MI Department of Insurance and Financial Services: Documentation of Qualified Health Coverage – July 28, 2020

PR Newswire: HAP introduces innovative health plan for Michigan businesses in collaboration with Henry Ford Health System

Bridge: Opioid abuse surges in Michigan amid misery from the coronavirus

2. The AEPC Corner

Press Release:  Salesforce and CVS Health Combine COVID-19 Return to Work and Campus Solutions to Help Customers Responsibly Reopen

Mobihealth News: CVS Pharmacy app introduces feature for people with visual impairments

CVS Health News: CVS Health commits nearly $600 million to address racial inequality

3. Food for Thought

Forbes: You Must Not ‘Do Your Own Research’ When It Comes To Science

AP News: Melting ‘frozen memories,’ AI helps Japanese recall war days

Washington Post:  In 1950, my family suffered a different outbreak in our town: A polio epidemic

4. Be Inspired

Washington Post: Kids spent months taming wild horses for a contest. The coronavirus interfered but did not stop them.

Washington Post: A roller coaster fanatic was too overweight to ride his dream ‘giga coaster.’ It motivated him to lose 195 pounds.

Kaiser Health News:  Back to Life: COVID Lung Transplant Survivor Tells Her Story

Washington Post: The U.S. hid Hiroshima’s human suffering. Then John Hersey went to Japan


Enjoy your weekend!



Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
AEPC President
P.O. Box 1416
Birmingham, MI 48012
Office: (248) 792-2187
Email:  [email protected]

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