is it an allergy or is it a cold

May 20, 2019- Is it an allergy or is it a cold? The days are getting longer and temperatures more tolerable, but just around the corner looms allergy season. However, seasonal allergies and colds share some common symptoms, so it may be hard to tell the two apart. Both conditions usually involve sneezing, a runny nose and congestion. Additionally, colds often include coughing and a sore throat, but these symptoms ....Read more



May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 20, 2019- May is Mental Health Awareness Month Why is this important? One in five (46.6 million) adults in the United States experience a mental health condition each year, and mental health conditions affect all age groups.  Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 (and three-quarters by age 24).  It is also important to know that mental health conditions (such as depression) are common ....Read more



Virtual care – The future of health care delivery.

May 3, 2019- Visiting a doctor without leaving the comfort of your home – no appointments, no waiting rooms and no hassle, all at an affordable price. This is the future of health care and it’s now available in Michigan. Virtual care is convenient, affordable and easy for almost anyone needing same-day medical care including nights and weekends. If you have a minor illness, you can consult with a clinician wit....Read more



Unlocking access to healthcare

May 3, 2019- It now takes an average of 24 days* to get a doctor’s appointment. As a result, consumers, particularly those under 40 years old, are migrating away from traditional physician relationships. Only 1 in 3 people under age 45 even start with a primary care physician for common medical issues**, opting instead for convenient care options like retail clinics or urgent care practices. Reinventing the way hea....Read more



Direct Contracting – The collaborative approach to employee health coverage.

April 15, 2019- Healthcare spending is now growing at an average annual rate of 5.5%. With employers carrying the insurance burden for nearly half of the U.S. population, finding new ways to manage these escalating rates for health benefits has become essential in the C-suite. That’s why strategies like direct contracting are now getting serious consideration as a viable solution to controlling costs. What is direc....Read more



Together Health Network Delivers Better Health Care at a Lower Cost

April 12, 2019- Michigan’s first clinically integrated network improves both health and care at a lower cost. ....Read more



Solving the challenges of healthcare

April 8, 2019- Together Health Network provides Michiganders with connected, trusted and complete health care that is person-centered, physician led, and supported by a broad network of hospitals and health centers serving the majority of the state. It’s a collaboration (not a merger) of Michigan-based health systems Ascension, Trinity Health and Michigan Medicine together with physicians and other respected care partn....Read more



New ways for treating SAD: seasonal affective disorder.

January 31, 2019- With shorter days, sunlight scarce, many of us respond by planting ourselves in front of the TV or simply pulling the covers up over our heads. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a category of depression that emerges mostly during long winter months. Symptoms may begin in the fall when we shift our daylight saving clocks, but some may even experience a spring/summer version. Several factors appear ....Read more



This flu season, don’t be the victim.

January 30, 2019- We’re officially in 2019’s flu season. According to the Center for Disease Control, 24 states are now classified as having widespread flu issues. Flu activity generally increases each year in October, peaks from December to February, and persists into May. Last year’s flu season was particularly bad, resulting in almost 49 million reported illnesses and more than 79,000 flu-related deaths. Whil....Read more



Overcoming a stigma status for behavioral health with virtual care.

January 29, 2019- Making behavioral health a priority is easier said than done. From stigmas surrounding mental illness to lack of affordable and accessible care, there are often multiple health care obstacles for people to get the help they need. However, with resources like apps for self-care and virtually enabled care, technology is helping to make behavioral health care more accessible for everyone. Those suffering....Read more