The effort is part of a program that offers free high-nutrient foods available to residents to offset lead exposure.
A Leelanau County charity is hoping to serve more people after purchasing a new location with added space.
The organization has few more steps before they can move in. Continue reading
The plan was proposed by the Downtown Development Authority at a Commissioners Meeting this week.
The state Department of Natural Resources has dispatched several teams to assist in fighting the fires.
A one point nine million dollar repair project to update and repair Charlevoix’s drawbridge is scheduled to being the day after Christmas. And the disruption to traffic will be substantial. The city is planning a public meeting to talk to residents.
Bread for the World’s annual hunger report highlights trends and issues surrounding poverty.
A Traverse City cancer center recently received a donation of 100 children’s they say they hope will inspire kids when they or a family member is in treatment.
The Cowell Family Cancer Center received the donation from the Michigan Architectural Fund. The books focus on architects and career building. Continue reading
Lawmakers are working to help schools with the recent hike in the cost of EpiPens.
A global bottled water company is asking for permission to more than double how much water it’s withdrawing from the ground in west Michigan.
The peak time for cold and flu season is quickly approaching and health professionals are encouraging people to check labels for the recommended dosage of cold and flu medicines. Acetaminophen is a commonly found in the medicines, and it can lead to health problems if it’s not used correctly.
Health experts said acetaminophen overdoses contribute to 26-thousand hospitalizations each year. Some resulting in dysfunction of the liver.
Brett Snodgrass is a family nurse practitioner. She said there are four simple steps to follow to decrease your risk
“Always read labels, we never recommend take more than one medication with acetaminophen, know if your medicine contains acetaminophen, double-check don’t double up, and then always talk to your health care provider.”
Snodgrass said health professionals want consumers to use acetaminophen because it works. But they want people to take care and follow the directions.
More Michigan mothers are smoking while pregnant. A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows between 2008 and 2014 the rate of expectant mothers smoking increased by 18 percent in Michigan.
Every infant and toddler in Michigan should be tested for lead. That’s one of the recommendations of a task force looking for ways to eliminate childhood lead poisoning.
Lt. Governor Brian Calley announced says the state will provide two-million dollars to make the technology available to dispatch centers across the state.
Bread for the World, a Christian based advocacy group says one in seven households in Michigan struggle to put food on the table.
Carfentanil is a tranquilizing agent for large mammals. Alone, or combined with heroin, the drug can be deadly.
A new survey shows planting trees can help reduce air pollution and extreme heat during summer.
Robert McDonald is the lead scientist for the Nature Conservancy, which conducted the survey. He said there are two issues the study focuses on.
“One is how trees cool the air and they do that by shading pavement, and asphalt preventing it from getting the sun’s energy. And then the reports focuses on particulate matter, which globally the most damaging type of air pollution. So when we burn gasoline and other fossil fuels there are little particles that float around in the air.”
McDonald said particulate matter pollution contributes to strokes, heart attacks, asthma and other diseases. It kills some three million people a year. He said trees help by serving as a giant filter, and cool surrounding areas by up to four degrees.
Services will be offered on a first come-first serve basis at MI Community Dental Centers. Veterans can call and pre register, or they can also walk in.
Health officials said people around the state should be on lookout for hepatitis symptoms after last week’s recall of frozen strawberries.
Voters in Bay City will have a chance to kill two birds with one stone on election day.
The Monitor Township Hall will have pharmacists on hand to give out flu shots before or after residents vote.
Vote and Vax is a national campaign geared toward making flu shots more available to people. Continue reading
Students with special needs or disabilities in Traverse City are benefiting from a program that was implemented last year.
It’s called Mobile Opportunities Via Education, or MOVE.
The model in Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District focuses on each individual student, and how they can ultimately stand, walk, sit and use a toilet by themselves. Continue reading
A recall has been issued statewide after frozen strawberries linked to food service establishments were linked to Hepatitis A late last week. Continue reading
It’s estimated that more than two million Michigan residents live with prediabetes, and 90 percent are not aware they have it.
Two organizations are working together to increase awareness and screenings for the disease. Continue reading