Our HEALTHCARE category provides visitors with an extensive list of articles dealing with past, present, and future issues relating to healthcare and the healthcare industry throughout the UP.

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Health in the UP: Is it Improving?

Is overall health in the Upper Peninsula improving? Michael and John Broadway take a look at the data, comparing UP county health rankings for the state in 2011 to 2023.

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History Behind the Fence: The Marquette General Hospital Complex

Dr. Russell Magnaghi gives a fascinating overview of the history of Marquette’s early hospitals and how Marquette General Hospital came to be.

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A Conversation with Representative David Prestin on Rural Issues, Veterans, Childcare, and Healthcare in the U.P.

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes and Rural Insights Student Researcher Brenna Musser talk to Representative David Prestin from the 108th House District. They discuss the top issues affecting the district, including the need for more opportunities, housing, and jobs to improve the quality of life in the Upper Peninsula.

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Covid 19 and Population Change in the Upper Peninsula 2020-2021

Michael Broadway takes a look at the effect Covid-19 has had on population in the Upper Peninsula from 2020 to 2021 using data from the Census Bureau, and discusses the conclusions that can be drawn from this data.

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Watkins: Here’s how we fix Michigan’s broken mental health system

Here’s how we continue the pursuit of an integrated health care system that maximizes public resources, is consumer and community-focused.

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