mclaren http://michiganradio.org en Cold snap causing health problems in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/cold-snap-causing-health-problems-michigan <p>Michigan hospital emergency rooms and urgent care centers are seeing patients who’ve been injured during this cold snap.</p><p></p><p>Dr. Scott Lazzara is an urgent care physician at McLaren Greater Lansing. &nbsp;He says he’s seen a lot of slip and falls.</p><p></p><p>“We’re seeing a lot of people who are falling, breaking their wrist, hurting their back, spraining their ankles,” says Lazzara.</p><p></p><p>Lazzara says people are so bundled up to fight the cold their vision is impaired and they're less able to avoid slipping and falling.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:17:49 +0000 Steve Carmody 15904 at http://michiganradio.org Cold snap causing health problems in Michigan Michigan business people are trying to learn how the Affordable Care Act will affect them http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-business-people-are-trying-learn-how-affordable-care-act-will-affect-them <p>Michigan business owners say they still need answers to how the Affordable Care Act will affect their businesses.</p><p></p><p>About 200 people attended a seminar on "Obamacare" today in East Lansing.</p><p></p><p>The federal health care law takes effect January 1<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp; Businesses with more than 50 employees will have to provide health care insurance to their employees or pay a penalty.</p><p></p><p>Ed Harden is the VP of Sales for McLaren Health Plan. He says business owners have just one question for him, “How much is this going to cost?”</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:17:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13091 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan business people are trying to learn how the Affordable Care Act will affect them McLaren Macomb offers free mammograms for uninsured http://michiganradio.org/post/mclaren-macomb-offers-free-mammograms-uninsured <p>A hospital in Mount Clemens, east of Detroit, is offering free mammograms to uninsured women who are Macomb County residents.&nbsp; It’s part of their “BRAvo for women” program. &nbsp;<br><br>Pat Keigher directs McLaren Macomb’s Breast Center.&nbsp; She says breast cancer causes nearly 40-thousand deaths each year.&nbsp; But when it’s detected early, she says five year survival rate is 98 percent so women do not need to die from this disease.<br> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:10:51 +0000 Chris Zollars 9252 at http://michiganradio.org Private practice vs a hospital paycheck: Michigan's evolving health care culture http://michiganradio.org/post/private-practice-vs-hospital-paycheck-michigans-evolving-health-care-culture <p>Next week,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/series/148920753/judging-the-health-care-law">the U.S.&nbsp;Supreme&nbsp;Court will&nbsp;hear legal arguments </a>over&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act">the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.</a> The federal health care law has&nbsp;come under fire for a variety of reasons, including changes to the way Americans&nbsp;will get their health care.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 6741 at http://michiganradio.org Private practice vs a hospital paycheck: Michigan's evolving health care culture