The school nurse program run by Charlevoix area Hospital has won an award for their work on community health.
A former elementary school in Manistee County has been purchased with the intent to turn it into an assisted living home for seniors.
The former Kennedy Elementary School has been closed since 2011. The Manistee Area Public School District cites declining enrollment as a big reason for the closure. Since then the school and property has been empty. Continue reading
The organization has donated 22,700 gallons of milk to Feeding America food banks. Continue reading
About 230,000 Michiganders receive the federal healthcare subsidies upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.
A number of state officials cheered the ruling. They say losing the subsidies would likely have meant higher premiums for everyone shopping on the health exchange in Michigan. Continue reading
Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the state Capitol say it’s time for prison kitchens to be inspected by local health agencies. That’s after the most recent instance of maggots found in a corrections food service facility.
Prison kitchens are currently exempt from local health inspections. Continue reading
Babies born at home are now more likely to receive a hearing screening thanks to a program out of Central Michigan University.
56% support legalization efforts, while 36% are opposed. The poll, conducted for the Detroit Free Press and WDIV television, surveyed 600 Michigan voters, and had a four percent margin of error. Continue reading
Help is now available for groceries and other vendors wanting to offer more fresh, healthy food to their customers.
The Michigan Good Food Fund is a public private partnership, offering loans and grants to businesses in communities where fresh food is not widely available. Continue reading
A new Michigan law requires notification of women with dense breast tissue following a mammogram.
West Nile virus has been found in crows in Ingham county. The birds are the first to be confirmed with the disease this year.
A five and a half million dollar grant will provide students from around Michigan with money for food.
The grant from the US Department of Agriculture will allow several school districts around the state to provide summer meals to students. Continue reading
Animal abusers would receive harsher punishments under legislation being considered by the State Senate.
Lawmakers are looking at two bills that would increase the punishment for the killing and torturing of animals. Continue reading
Pools and spray parks are great, but there are ways you can help keep them safe for all visitors.
A Michigan Representative has introduced legislation that would make smoking with someone under 18 in the car a civil infraction. Much like a speeding ticket. Continue reading
$4,875 has been raised by Saginaw Valley State University to help with disaster relief efforts in Nepal.
The country was hit by a deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake in May. As many as 9,000 people are feared dead. Continue reading
Two campaigns to legalize marijuana in Michigan have the green light to move forward.
A state elections board signed off on their petition language on Thursday. The groups will now begin collecting signatures. Continue reading
According to data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in 2013, Michigan had $108 million in Medicare overpayments — a dramatic increase over previous years. Continue reading
Nurses at Alpena Regional Medical Center are picketed Wednesday, June 10.
A Flint doctor has been charged in connection with the deaths of three patients.
Prosecutors say the patients were all prescribed methadone in a manner inconsistent with legitimate medical practices. Continue reading
A group of state House Democrats hopes to prevent the state’s largest water utility from ending service to one of the cities it serves. Continue reading
A bill in the state senate, the Michigan CARE act, would allow caregivers more information about their loved one’s condition..
A state board is considering adding autism to the conditions that can legally be treated with medical marijuana in Michigan.
It would be a $50 fine to sell electronic cigarettes to minors under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday.
Critics say the misdemeanor and fine imposed under Senate Bill 231 won’t go far enough to limit e-cigarettes sales. Continue reading
State lawmakers have approved a bill allowing student groups to sell sweets in school to raise money. Senate Bill 139 now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk.
Nursing students from Lake Superior State University presented information on the value of perinatal vaccinations to hundreds of expectant mothers and their families. It was part of a community wide baby shower. Continue reading