The tour is 45 miles long. Its objective is to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
The state has filed a lawsuit seeking to collect hundreds of (m) millions of dollars in damages from two water engineering firms that did work in Flint.
The hospital will partner with local businesses to provide healthy activities and daily classes, that are open to the public at little or no cost.
Families and advocates will be speaking at the Children’s Association Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day.
The study shows sixty-one percent of adults experience day to day discrimination.
Acetaminophen is a common ingredient in a variety of medications – many, but not all, are for pain relief.
It’s now safe for body contact with water in Grand Traverse Bay and the Boardman River.
An untreated sewage leak last weekend in a creek, lead to water in the Boardman River and bay being contaminated. Continue reading
Health officials in Traverse City expect to know Tuesday, June 13, whether or not they can lift a public health advisory in the Grand Traverse Bay
Three-thousand gallons of untreated sewage leaked out of a sewer, and into a creek that flows through the Boardman River, and into Grand Traverse Bay on Saturday, June 11. Continue reading
The Michigan Secretary of State’s Office and Michigan Blood this week released the first charity license plate in the nation supporting bone marrow donations.
Michigan Blood is hoping to add more bone marrow donors to the registry. Over 70 percent of marrow matches come from strangers, rather than family members — and the organization says expanding the registry is vitally important. Continue reading
Legislation up for a vote in the state Senate tomorrow (Thu.) would compensate people who are exonerated for the time they were wrongfully imprisoned.
Michigan corrections officers have a greater chance than the general population of having PPTSD or depression. That’s the finding of a new study.
A study conducted for the Michigan Corrections Organization shows that 34% of corrections officers have PTSD symptoms. 36% have symptoms of depression. Continue reading
In a move to address health concerns among Flint residents related to the water crisis, the state is offering to forgive student loans for health care professionals in Genesee County.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human services is offering to forgive up to 50 thousand dollars of student loans for as many as 15 health professionals. Continue reading
The state is investigating an outbreak of E. Coli infections related to baking flour.
20 states have been affected by this outbreak. Three brands of flour are under suspicion – Signature Kitchens, Gold Medal and Wondra. They’re all made by General Mills. Continue reading
Emmet County is looking to help community members who struggle with gambling addictions. Revenue from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians has been earmarked for a gambling addiction treatment program.
Under a state compact with the tribe, two percent of the net revenues from the Odawa Casino are required to be distributed throughout Emmet County. Continue reading
A gated fitness park will be opening Sunday in Saginaw.
The park was created in 2010 by Mission in the City, a nonprofit connected with a Saginaw church, New Life baptist, after homes were demolished on the property.
The church wanted to help people in Saginaw have a safe place to get active.
Yvette Haynes is with Mission in the City. She said the park has a number of features.
“A pavilion, a quarter mile walking track, a toddlers playground, two full size basketball courts that can be converted to playing volleyball and lots of green area.”
Hanyes said the church wanted to help people in Saginaw have a safe place to get active.
“Our church back in 1999 did a community survey based on the needs of the people in the community and recreation was one of those areas, and so that became our mission, which is now a 501 C 3 community development arm of our church, where we get out the walls of the church and become externally focused.
Haynes said the park will be open to the public until October.
Scientists say it’s safe for Flint residents to bathe and shower with city water.
Experts say, about two years ago there was chloroform in Flint’s water. Chloroform can burn the skin and can be deadly if inhaled. Continue reading
May is Asthma Awareness Month.Health officials say more than twelve percent of Michigan residents have asthma. The national average is between five and seven percent.