Category Archives: Health

Researchers say obesity is linked to cancer

It’s common knowledge that being overweight isn’t good for your health, but according to researchers weight can also increase your chances of getting cancer.

The Centers For Disease Control says 66 percent of Michigan adults are overweight, and 33 percent are obese. Read more

Terri Lynn Land says she does not support embryonic stem cell research

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The Republican nominee for Michigan’s open US Senate seat says she does not support embryonic stem cell research. Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land appeared Friday (10/3) on the Michigan Public Radio program “Michigan Calling.”

She says she only supports using adult stem cells in medical research.

“I do not support embryonic stem cell research. Adult stem cell research is something that’s shown that they can find some uses for, so I would support that.”

Land declined to say whether she’d push to reverse President Obama’s 2009 decision to open up federal funding for broader research involving embryonic stem cells.

Land’s Democratic opponent in the US Senate race is Congressman Gary Peters. He supports embryonic stem cell research.

LSSU receives first Canadian health accreditation

UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL TEAM – Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger (left), Algoma Public Health Medical Officer of Health Kim Barker, and Sault College President Ron Common seal a partnership that will bolster public health training in Michigan and northern Ontario. The three institutions launched a new International Public and Environmental Health Program on Sept. 24-25, the only of its kind in North America and eight years in the making. (LSSU/John Shibley)

UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL TEAM – Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger (left), Algoma Public Health Medical Officer of Health Kim Barker, and Sault College President Ron Common seal a partnership that will bolster public health training in Michigan and northern Ontario. The three institutions launched a new International Public and Environmental Health Program on Sept. 24-25, the only of its kind in North America and eight years in the making. (LSSU/John Shibley)


Lake Superior State University has been accredited by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) to train students to work in Canada.
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