Coercing someone to have an abortion would carry tougher penalties under bills approved by the state Senate on Thursday. Continue reading
December 5 is World Soil Day, and pockets of supporters around the world are using the day to raise awareness of the importance of healthy soil. Continue reading
Wednesday night, Dec. 3, EPA officials proposed four possible clean-up plans for the Velsicol Burn Pit in St. Louis. The contaminated pit is a remnant of the former Velsicol Chemical Company plant. Continue reading
Health officials said a pair of young adults contracted the disease in the Philippines where there is currently a measles outbreak.
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is monitoring three confirmed cases of Pertussis in Antrim and Otsego Counties.
People will tell you, homemade gifts can be the most meaningful. A workshop in December in Midland aims to help people create flavorful homemade gifts.
Lisa Treiber is a Food Safety Educator with Michigan State University Extension. Continue reading
The holidays can be an exciting time, but for our pets some festive celebrations can be dangerous.
City officials in Mid Michigan said they will be contacting local residents for feedback on a popular farmers market.
The Midland Farmers Market could be moving, or getting a new design . Continue reading
Health advocates say a problem that has been on the decline in recent years, now only affects one out of every nine babies instead of one out of eight . That problem: preterm or “premature” birth. Continue reading
Officials with CMU’s College of Medicine are reacting to an influx of grant money that was awarded to their program, this week.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced $10 million in grants for healthcare in rural areas.
Health officials say 10.4% of Michigan adults age 18 and above have been diagnosed with diabetes. Continue reading
Michigan foodies said there’s more to local foods than cherries and wine.
And they said lesser known specialties like venison, hummus and beer are now available at stores thanks to what they call, a food hub.
Grand Traverse Academy has reopened today following an outbreak of Whooping Cough.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Epilepsy is a group of related disorders characterized by a tendency for recurrent seizures. Around 1% of the population worldwide, or around 65 million people, have epilepsy.
Jeff Popovich sat down with Amanda Smith, a Central Michigan University senior who has epilepsy, to learn more about this neurological disorder. Continue reading
Grand Traverse County is responding to an outbreak of Pertussis or Whooping cough.
Flu activity commonly peaks between December and February. But health officials say it can begin as early as October and last until May. Continue reading
Researchers looking into biofuel alternatives have made a discovery that may help further cancer research.
Michigan State University researchers say they have found what they call a cellular snooze button in algae cells. Continue reading
Mental Health Awareness training is coming to the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD).
It’s well known that smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol are each associated with health risks.
Now researchers say tobacco usage and drinking together increases the risk of cancer in the esophagus synergistically. Continue reading
Candy, kids, and spooks are the theme Friday. And it’s no trick that 30 million children and adults have diabetes in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The American Diabetes Association is offering a month of healthy lifestyle activities to help stop diabetes.
Robyn Webb is a nutritionist, Food Editor and author of “The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook”.
She said one way to avoid the Halloween sugar coma is to get kids involved in making healthy foods.
“Kids can get involved. They’re going to participate with their family in making delicious foods,” Webb said, “And they’re going to get to see how healthy food can taste great, that they don’t need all the Halloween candy, and all of the other things that happen during the holidays.”
Webb said it’s important for family members to support each other especially when a loved one has diabetes or prediabetes.
She said holidays don’t have to be difficult for people with diabetes and she says, sticking to a health diet doesn’t mean you have to skip tasty treats.
“People who have diabetes in their family, it’s really important that everyone gets on board and supports the person that does have diabetes.,” Webb said, “And make sure if you are in a family of people that do have diabetes get yourself checked as well.”
Webb said for foods that aren’t healthy, she recommends eating smaller portions.
“It’s never about depriving people of what they want to have it’s about intelligently rearranging their food so that it is healthy and it certainly will meet all of their needs to manage their diabetes,” Webb said.
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Kids will be out in droves on Halloween collecting candy house to house.
State and local health officials are keeping watch over 10 people who very recently visited western Africa.
Chances are you don’t remember details about your dreams last night, or the night before, but many experts say “Dream Sleep” is important for good functioning during the day.
Holidays can be a stressful time for families who have lost a loved one.
One Mid Michigan Hospice program is offering a grief support class specifically to help people through the holidays, starting with Halloween. Continue reading