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.
Ontario Power Generation, or OPG, has talked themselves hoarse defending their proposal for a nuclear waste storage facility near Lake Huron.
Physician assistant is the up and coming job according to Forbes magazine.
The state is ramping up efforts to increase vaccination rates after Michigan ranked fourth-highest in the nation last year for vaccination waiver requests. Continue reading
Bay City-based Michigan Brand Inc. is recalling approximately 4,300 lbs. of pork because of an incomplete ingredient description on the product’s packaging.
One-point-two million dollars in grant money is being awarded to organizations to implement new parenting programs. Experts say violence against children can be caused by parenting issues.
Parents, millennials and people with low incomes are the most stressed out people in America according to a study by the American Psychological Association.
A group of state lawmakers will try again to make major changes to Michigan’s medical marijuana system. Continue reading
Stem cell research for Huntington’s disease started at Central Michigan University is on its way to a clinical trial in California.
Low vaccination rates are giving vaccine preventable diseases a chance to make a comeback in the United States.
Governor Rick Snyder is still in the hospital being treated for a blood clot in his leg. But he is getting some work done. Continue reading
Governor Rick Snyder’s public schedule has been cleared after he was suddenly admitted to a hospital in Ann Arbor with a blood clot in his leg. Continue reading
A shortage of psychiatrists in the state has some hospitals turning to technology as a solution.
Some hospitals in Wexford County are planning to use a $35,000 state grant to make psychiatry more available in rural Michigan.
The funding will be used to develop telepsychiatry services. That’s basically specialized video teleconferencing between a patient and a psychiatrist. Continue reading
A new study by the Centers for Disease Control shows how hospitals are doing in the battle against infection.
In the CDC’s Healthcare Associated Infections Progress Report, Michigan hospitals saw a 25-percent increase in the rate of catheter-related infections, however bloodstream infections, and infections following colon surgery were lower than the national average. Continue reading
Cancer researchers said more effective drugs, better screening and smarter lifestyle choices have paved the way for higher cancer survival rates in recent years.
In fact, officials say more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Continue reading
A check by state health officials over the past year found an uptick in the number of retailers illegally selling tobacco to minors. The Department of Community Health Survey found 18 percent of retailers sold tobacco to minors. That’s a seven percentage point jump from two years ago.
Skype and other forms of video conferencing is the norm in social media. Now local healthcare professionals are also planning to make use of video technology.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $298,000 grant to Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine.
The grant provides funding for third year healthcare students to work in rural communities, and at the same time, video conference with mentors in other locations. Continue reading
Four years ago, Michigan was lacking when it came to the percentage of residents registered as some sort of organ donor.
Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed three bills that would have prohibited the sale of e-cigarettes and nicotine vapor products to minors. Continue reading
Heading into 2015, Emmet County has new team to help serve the community in times of emergency.