Bills to expand access to medical marijuana in Michigan may be benefiting from efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016. Continue reading
The National Children’s Alliance is planning to offer more help for abused children in rural areas of the Michigan.
Child abuse prevention advocates are planning a 150-thousand dollar upgrade to the Mobile Child Advocacy Center that serves Clare and Gladwin counties.
Routine screening for Bovine Tuberculosis conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has found serveral cases in Michigan. Continue reading
It has not been seen in Michigan but dog in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana have come down with the disease.
Michigan’s Junior U.S. Senator is leading a new push at the federal level to fight back against human trafficking.
Researchers at Central Michigan University are blurring the lines between chemistry and biology to work on ways to study, diagnose and treat tuberculosis.
Saginaw Valley State University is looking for people to help with an upcoming health study.
The study will be conducted in several waves of 12-week long classes. Participants must be 50 years and older.
Some of the participants will focus on eating healthy, others will increase physical activity. The goal is to study the effectiveness of each. Continue reading
A higher number of pregnant women are smoking in northwest Michigan than the average in the rest of the state.
The U-S Food and Drug Administration is working with a private company to recall thousands of cases of hummus distributed nationwide. Continue reading
Officials in Bay City said within the next month, city workers will begin removing a playground that was deemed unsafe due to arsenic in the soil.
The workers will not only remove equipment from the Imagination Station playground, but they’ll also remove some 12 inches soil underneath the structure. Continue reading
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would regulate milk banks. These banks supply breast milk from donors to hospitals with neonatal units around the state.
Currently, there are no state standards for breast milk quality or distribution in Michigan. Continue reading
Nurses at the Alpena Regional Medical Center have unanimously rejected a contract offer made by the hospital.
Michigan’s prison food service vendor is coming under fire again, and this time it’s for serving food that had been thrown in the trash.
Death may not sound like an intriguing topic to everyone, but Michigan archivists said death certificates are filled with clues about not only family history, but also family health.
Periodically, archivists in the state post death certificates online for public access.
The Archives of Michigan has recently made certificates from the 1920s through the 1930s available to the public. Continue reading
One in twenty-eight Americans have vision impairment.
Legislation in the state House would set a legal limit for THC in a medical marijuana patient’s system while driving.
The Charlevoix Area Hospital has received a donation from St.Mary’s Cement that will go toward its surgical suite renovations.
Some Michigan nurses would be able to prescribe drugs without a doctor’s consent. That’s under a bill up for a state Senate committee hearing on Tuesday.
Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) says Republicans are getting ready with replacement plans in case the US Supreme Court strikes down a key provision of Obamacare.
The sun is shining, snow is melting, temps are climbing…and the flu season is winding down. Continue reading
Researchers at Central Michigan University are testing the impact of secondhand smoke and secondhand vapor from e-cigarettes on chronic obstructive lung diseases.
Maybe you had a New Years resolution to spend less time on social networks like Facebook. But a different kind of social network might just be what the doctor ordered.
One network is called “My Health Teams”. It’s a peer to peer social health network that works to connect people with chronic illnesses.
The My Health Teams network offers specific social networks online for people with chronic illnesses like lupus or multiple sclerosis. Continue reading
Some health professionals do make house calls for at-risk mothers. This under a program that is getting new federal funding.
Seven health departments from around Michigan were selected to receive a planning grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health. This planning grant is a part of the Building Healthy Communities program, which is letting health departments make a three-year plan to combat obesity and other chronic diseases. Continue reading
Controversy surrounding a proposed nuclear waste dump that would be built near the Lake Huron Shoreline in Ontario is heating up.
The main issue surrounding Ontario Power Generation’s, or OPG’s, proposed nuclear dump can be boiled down to three things.