Category Archives: Health

Health officials issue E. Coli advisory for two Suttons Bay beaches

Photo Credit: Jennifer Weingart

Photo Credit: Jennifer Weingart


Health officials in Leelanau County are urging beach-goers to avoid full-body contact with the water at two beaches in Suttons Bay, because of E. Coli concerns.
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West Nile Virus found in Saginaw mosquitoes

Health care officials say a mosquito sampling in Saginaw this week tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Officials are urging residents to cover up and use repellent this holiday weekend. Read more

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Two Northwest Michigan schools have a new healthcare model


The state Departments of Community Health and Education are partnering to support a new approach to healthcare in northwest Michigan.

Health officials say more than half a million dollars in grant money is being used for a program in Pellston and Mancelona. It aims to integrate physical and mental health care for youth. Read more

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Snyder: Prison food contract troubles are “unacceptable”

prison 11-26-13Governor Rick Snyder says a deal with a private contractor to provide food for state prisons could be terminated if there are future problems with the company. Aramark Food Services was awarded the $145 million, three-year contract last December. But the arrangement has been beset by problems since then.
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Drive to collect devices containing mercury in Bay County

thermometerBay County Health officials are working this summer to keep mercury out of the environment. Read more

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Children’s advocates take message to Washington D.C.

HealthcareOur nation’s capital this week will host hospital administrators and families from Michigan and around the country for what’s called the Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Read more

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CMU begins search to replace Founding Dean for College of Medicine

9f482c5139e70ca22f1d104684466925Central Michigan University is searching for a new Dean of its College of Medicine. Read more

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Babies born in some large Michigan cities may be disadvantaged from birth

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A report from the Michigan League for Public Policy compares maternal and infant well-being in the state’s former industrial centers to out-county areas.
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CMU’s Health Professions ready to roll out mobile health care

Mobile-Health-CentralEarlier this year we told you about Central Michigan University’s plan to provide mobile health care to Michigan. Read more

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McLaren Central Michigan is offering health care seminars

stethascopeSince the rollout of the Federal Affordable Care Act, Michigan residents have new health options to explore. Read more

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