dental care http://michiganradio.org en Report: Preventable dental problems costing Michigan ERs http://michiganradio.org/post/report-preventable-dental-problems-costing-michigan-ers <p><a href="http://www.andersoneconomicgroup.com/Publications/Detail/tabid/125/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8068/The-Cost-of-DentalRelated-Emergency-Room-Visits-in-Michigan.aspx">A new report</a> says preventable dental treatment is taking a bite out of Michigan hospital emergency room budgets.</p><p></p><p>The Anderson Economic Group study says in 2011, about 7,000 people with cavities, abscesses, and other preventable dental problems showed up in Michigan ERs. &nbsp;About 1,000 needed to be hospitalized.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:58:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17294 at http://michiganradio.org Report: Preventable dental problems costing Michigan ERs Michigan Gov. Snyder proud of health laws, realistic about 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gov-snyder-proud-health-laws-realistic-about-2014 <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder is proud of the substantial changes he and lawmakers made to Michigan's health care landscape in 2013.<br /><br />Almost a half-million low-income adults will qualify for government health insurance through an expansion of Medicaid. An overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield is creating a nearly $1.6 billion health endowment fund.<br /><br />More low-income children are eligible for dental coverage.<br /> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:18:00 +0000 The Associated Press 15823 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Gov. Snyder proud of health laws, realistic about 2014 Kids on Medicaid now eligible for free dental care in Washtenaw, Ingham and Ottawa counties http://michiganradio.org/post/kids-medicaid-now-eligible-free-dental-care-washtenaw-ingham-and-ottawa-counties <p>Children whose families qualify for Medicaid are now eligible to receive free dental care in Washtenaw, Ingham and Ottawa counties through the Healthy Kids Dental program. Beginning today, 64,000 kids are added to the program which provides dental coverage to about half a million children in Michigan.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:47:20 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14660 at http://michiganradio.org Kids on Medicaid now eligible for free dental care in Washtenaw, Ingham and Ottawa counties Stateside for Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-july-16th-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An unhappy statistic: Child abuse is on the rise in Michigan. So, why has state-funding for prevention been cut? We found out more on today's show.</span></p><p>And, in case you hadn't noticed - it is hot out there. But, are these temperatures rivaling those of past record-making days?</p><p>And, three ordinary guys are pooling their resources in order to save Detroit’s GAR building from the wrecking ball.</p><p>Also, we spoke with Dr. Ryan Shinska, a graduate from the University of Michigan’s dental school, about his plan to move to Uganda to open a dental clinic.</p><p>First on the show, numbers show that more of us are climbing aboard Amtrak trains than ever before.</p><p>The three lines that Amtrak runs in Michigan are often packed, especially the Detroit to Chicago Wolverine Line.</p><p>Come this October, the State of Michigan's tab for Amtrak will jump. The subsidy will go from 8 million a year to around 25 million. That's around a 200% jump.</p><p>Why is that happening? What does this mean for you, the taxpayer, and for Amtrak and its passengers?</p><p>Adie Tomer is with the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, and he joined us today from Washington.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:37:48 +0000 Stateside Staff 13562 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 Michigan dentist plans move to 'bring good dental health to the people of Uganda' http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-dentist-plans-move-bring-good-dental-health-people-uganda <p>It wasn't so long ago that Ryan Shinska was quarterbacking his high school football team in Richmond in Macomb County.</p><p>Then it was off to Ann Arbor to the University of Michigan. Three years ago, he graduated from U of M's dental school.</p><p>And today, Dr. Ryan Shinska is a man with a self-declared mission: to end dental pain and bring good dental health to the people of Uganda.</p><p>Ryan will move to Uganda on July 25th to open a dental clinic there. His journey from U of M student to opening a clinic to serve the poor in one of the world's poorest countries is worth exploring and sharing.</p><p>Dr. Ryan Shinska joined us today in the studio.</p><p><i>Listen to the full interview above.</i></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:27:51 +0000 Stateside Staff 13493 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan dentist plans move to 'bring good dental health to the people of Uganda' School health clinics in Michigan to get a boost http://michiganradio.org/post/school-health-clinics-michigan-get-boost <p>Health clinics based inside 3 Grand Rapids high schools will get $2.6 million over the next five years. Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids Schools, and the Michigan Department of Community Health pay for the program. The state is expected to announce grants for other school clinic programs soon.</p><p>Lisa Lowery is a primary care doctor at Spectrum Health. She shows off the health clinic&rsquo;s laboratory, patient rooms, and the dental clinic. A high school senior getting his teeth cleaned gives us a thumbs up.</p> Fri, 27 May 2011 21:02:13 +0000 Lindsey Smith 2677 at http://michiganradio.org School health clinics in Michigan to get a boost