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Guidelines on non-essential procedures include not delaying important medical care | News, Sports, Jobs

LANSING — Current restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures were put into place in late March to ensure healthcare systems had enough staffing, bed capacity and personal protective equipment (PPE) to care for all patients, as well as to limit the spread of COVID-19. Further guidelines were recently shared with providers to address questions […]

Township pauses ambulance transfers | News, Sports, Jobs
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Township pauses ambulance transfers | News, Sports, Jobs

News Photo by Julie Riddle Alpena Township Fire Chief Dave Robbins pauses inside the township’s north side fire station Thursday after taking an ambulance to an auto shop for maintenance. Township ambulances will be used less in coming months as the department is asked to temporarily discontinue all non-essential transfers. ALPENA — The Alpena Township […]

AMED, fire departments start quick response teams | News, Sports, Jobs
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Health care providers reach patients virtually during COVID-19 pandemic | News, Sports, Jobs

Area primary care providers have been using telehealth to reach rural patients who may be worried about coronavirus exposure. Theresa Yanchetz, director of marketing and volunteer services for the Tyrone Regional Health Network, said via email that three primary care provider offices operated by TRHN have offered telehealth visits since March 24. “The big challenge […]

Health agency: 2 males stricken | News, Sports, Jobs
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Virus shakes up stability, leads people to seek mental health services | News, Sports, Jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been a picnic for people who’ve grown accustomed to stability. For some people, stability is a key to their happiness. Movies and television may glamorize characters like Angus MacGyver, who only survives each weekly television episode of “MacGyver” by miraculously creating a device out of a battery and wire to […]

Memorial Health System drive-thru clinic open to all | News, Sports, Jobs
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Memorial Health System drive-thru clinic open to all | News, Sports, Jobs

Memorial Health System Security Officer Vincent Moore tightens the drive-thru clinic sign at Memorial’s Pike Street location between Walmart and Aldi’s in Marietta. (Photo by Janelle Patterson) MARIETTA — Memorial Health System’s drive-thru assessment clinic for COVID-19 is now open without a doctor’s referral to all patients presenting respiratory symptoms. Many patients […]