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Federal grant may help state doctor shortage

A federal grant may be a piece of the solution to the state’s doctor shortage. Chris Allen, chief executive officer of the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority, said $21 million of a $231 million federal grant was allocated to fund 85 new primary care positions in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology and geriatrics. “Using the emergency room for primary care ...

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Only time will tell

If anyone doubted whether December 2012 would hail the end of the world as we know it, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the Republican-controlled state legislature and the Democrats running the city of Detroit delivered the proof on the eve of 12-12-12. On that fateful evening, despite clear indications from the public only a month before, officials holding the public trust cashed in their 30 pieces of silver and ...

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Selective sensitivity

This is a sacred time shrouded in sadness. This is usually a season to celebrate family ties and wishes for peace. But this week the holiday season was disrupted by the senseless massacre of 27 people. Twenty of them were small children. ...

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