A lung cancer navigator works with people at high risk for the cancer, and helps people being treated for the disease.
More people are insured in Michigan than six years ago – that’s when the Affordable Care Act took effect.
According to U.S. census data, in 2010, 1.2 million people in the state were uninsured. Continue reading
Obesity and diabetes are a couple of the top health care concerns of northern Michigan residents. This according to the new study released this week by Munson Healthcare.
This year, the Community Health Needs Assessment showed community concerns include prenatal health, substance abuse, and access to health care. Continue reading
This week is Infantile Spasms Awareness Week, and a Central Michigan University faculty member is bringing awareness to the disease, that can end fatally if left untreated.
Ellen Wehrman was honored this past weekend for her work to raise awareness for infantile spasms. Continue reading
A child advocacy center in northern Michigan is hoping to use their new mobile unit throughout the winter to reach children in rural areas.
They’re searching for a place to keep the unit warm when it’s not in use. Continue reading
In 2015 Professor Marc Edwards and his team helped raise the alarm about Flint’s drinking water.
CMU’s Ben Thorp sat down with Marc to talk about the study and the current state of Flint’s water.
Despite the affordable care act health, care coverage has been inconsistent for low-income individuals and people shopping for their owns plans. This according to a report from the University of Michigan.
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 renovation will add 7,400 square feet to McLaren Central Michigan, increasing the total footage to 15,000 feet.
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.