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Health Chronicle
Health and Wellness Information
© 2012 Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
In This Issue…
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Your Health Starts With You
Page 4
Helps You Stay
on the Path to Better Health
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Make the Most of Your
Doctor Visits
Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have
to Be Expensive
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Quiz: Are You Taking Your
Medications Correctly?
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Use Technology to Improve
Your Health
Depression: Different for
Men and Women
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Tips to Keep Your Condition
in Check
Editorial Committee:
Nancy Ruhl, RN, MSA,
Richard Precord, MSW, Bala Pai, MD,
Pat Slone, RN, CCM,
Deborah Marine, JD
Staff Writer:
Sarah Caruso
Marketing Staff:
Anita Landino, Director,
Meribeth Tyszkiewicz, Senior
Marketing Specialist
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