Northeast Michigan Prescription for Health partners include (left to right) Alcona Health Chief Operating Officer Nancy Spencer and Chief Executive Officer Christine Baumgardner, Thunder Bay Community Health Services Chief Executive Officer Michelle Styma, Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan Executive Director Barbara Frantz, and District Health Department No. 4 Personal Health Supervisor Karen Nowicki-Compeau, R. N. and Medical Director Josh Meyerson, MD, MPH.
A $200,000 grant will fund a so-called “Prescription for Health” program throughout nine counties in northeast Michigan.
For people recovering from addiction the merriment of the holidays can be an unwelcome temptation.
About 600,000 Michiganders will be able to stay on the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
The Healthy Michigan plan got a critical waiver approval from the federal government on Thursday.
A medical group out of Grand Rapids is working to improve a device that has historically been associated with complications.
Courtesy of CMICH News
Instead of searching out medical students, they asked for help from CMU’s schools of Entrepreneurship and Engineering.
The rate of elderly abuse in Michigan is roughly 3 times more than the national average. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issue the Stern Law Group has sponsored a website that lists nursing homes and their violations nationwide. Continue reading
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Young Michiganders will not face drug charges when reporting life-threatening emergencies related to prescription drugs. That’s under a bill Governor Rick Snyder signed into law today (Wed.).
Republican state Representative Al Pscholka introduced the so-called “good Samaritan” law.
The new law takes effect in 90 days.
State health officials say unvaccinated children are contracting the chickenpox virus at school.
A dog and ASPCA member in Mio after being rescued. Photo courtesy of the ASPCA.
More than 50 dogs are being held in a safe location and being treated by medical professionals after being rescued from a puppy mill in Oscoda County on Monday, December 14.
A tip from a neighbor led Oscoda County officials and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to a mill in Mio.
Flint is distributing 28-thousand liters of bottled water — This from a donation made by the federal government.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent the water to Flint after the Michigan State Police learned that FEMA had a surplus of bottled water. The shipment was received on December 14.
Environmentalists say there’s an option to sending oil through an aging pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits: Other pipelines.
A task force appointed by Governor Rick Snyder, says Michigan needs to change its current prescription drug monitoring system. A recent report released by the task force offered a number of recommendations.
The Truck and students.
This Summer Central Michigan University is rolling out a new program aimed at getting children more active.
The program is called ‘Play on the Way’ and through it, CMU will send out a truck and trailer fully equipped with everything kids need to have fun outdoors.
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The War Memorial Hospital in Saulte Ste. Marie will open its new Cancer Care Center on January 4th, 2016. An open house of the facility will take place December 15th.
Oncology patients in the Sault Ste. Marie area will have a better opportunity to receive treatment a little closer to home thanks to a new Cancer Care Center opening next month.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released its first report from blood lead testing in Flint.
Hurley Medical Center in Flint is hosting a talk with Dr. Marc Edwards, the scientist that helped expose the Flint lead crisis.
The Pharmaceutical company Navartis has agreed to payouts to 40 states accross the US totaling $390M.
Michigan will be receiving a total of five-point-four-million dollars from a pharmaceutical company as part of a nationwide settlement resolving allegations of bribery.
MidMichigan Health has received $494,900 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a rural telemedicine program.
While many Americans are getting ready to gorge out and celebrate Thanksgiving — 50 million people are suffering from hunger.
The 2016 World Hunger Report shows the main causes of poor health as well as the main drivers of healthcare costs, are related to diet.
Violinist with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra, and founder of Street Symphony Vijay Gupta lectured at SVSU about humanitarian efforts and the power of music.
Does music have the power to heal an impaired mind? Have you ever wondered why certain passages of music can give you chills?
A world class musician recently traveled to Saginaw Valley State University to answer these questions, and to talk about the power of music.
As we head into the holiday season, November is national adoption month. In this time of giving adoption agencies are hoping families will give children the gift of a chance.
One court was taking the season to heart, and celebrating Michigan Adoption Day.
The Isabella County Trial Court finalized two adoptions in honor of Michigan Adoption Day on Tuesday, November 24.
A five-thousand dollar grant awarded to the Hurley Medical Center in Flint is being used for the finer things in life — like haircuts and massages.
The services are being offered to any senior citizen who stays at the hospital for more than three days.
Health officials say Bay County has seen a recent spike in heroin use. An event December 15 is looking to reach out to those affected by the drug.
A heroin summit is being planned by the Self Sufficiency Task Force and the Bay County Prevention Network. Speakers at the event will include past users, family members, law enforcement, and doctors.
An executive order supporting and providing employment for people with disabilities was signed November 18 in Lansing.
Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed the measure called Employment First. It aims to improve workplace support and services for those who need it.
Calley said the order will encourage businesses to help employees with disabilities grow in their work, and personal lives.
Under the order, state departments that provide services and support to those with disabilities will ensure the policies, procedures, and funding that goes along with Employment First.
Calley is head of the Mental Health and Wellness Commission, who recommended the order.
The State Rehabilitation Council will oversee the implementation of the Employment First.
Patient advocates and hospital-affiliated HMOs say a decision to drop them from the state’s Medicaid program will impose hardships on the people they serve.
They say thousands of low-income patients could be forced to change physicians and treatment programs if the decision stands.
November is National Alzheimer’s Month, and a new study shows the disease takes a heavy toll on family finances.
The study conducted by the National Institute on Aging shows that caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s can become more costly than cancer or heart disease.