State officials say too many infants experience psychological trauma when they are removed from their homes and put into foster care. The Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) hopes to change that with a new set of policies.
Nearly $100 million is being allocated to support what officials are calling an important, but unglamorous issue.
US Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan visited Central Michigan University’s campus Monday.
She toured CMU’s College of Medicine and Health Professions Building.
Listen up! The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is conducting a listening tour throughout the state and they want to hear from you.
The next stop , and the only northern Michigan meeting remaining, is October 14 in Traverse City. Read more
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has awarded six healthy living grants to communities across Michigan.
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
You may notice more students out on the walk to school Wednesday, as more than 200 schools in Michigan participate in the 17th annual Walk to School Day.
Thousands of Michigan students, parents, teachers and community leaders are expected to participate. Read more
Gov. Rick Snyder says one of his budget priorities in his second term would be to expand a program that helps low-income kids get dental care.
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.
A state House panel has approved bills meant to crack down on doctors who intentionally diagnose and treat patients with diseases they don’t have.