Munson Clinic Wages War with Ongoing HIV Epidemic

The opioid crisis ravaging northern Michigan – and much of the country – could result in an outbreak of HIV. According to Victoria Cammarata, a licensed master social worker and medical case manager with Munson’s Thomas Judd Care Center, the growing trend of intravenous drug...

Michigan’s New Opioid Laws: Saving grace or administrative nightmare?

New Michigan rules are on the way for those who prescribe prescription painkillers and other controlled substances. The requirements – like checking an online database of controlled substances dispensed in Michigan, and prescribing for acute pain no more than seven-day supply of opioids in a seven-day...

Opiate addiction affecting hiring practices of local businesses

Drug use in the workplace is rising. Drug use in the American workforce is at its highest point in 12 years, according to Quest Diagnostics’ annual Drug Testing Index. In 2016, the positivity rate in employment-related drug tests was 4.2 percent. It hasn’t been higher since...

Munson Healthcare Foundation Nabs $400K Kid Nutrition Grant

Culinary medicine support. A peer-to-peer network for food service directors to share healthy food best practices and recipes. School farmers markets and vouchers for teachers to purchase produce. Farm fruit and vegetable drop-offs at purchasing worksites. Those are just a few ways that a $401,513 grant...