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
Groups advocating for the elderly are organizing an effort to lobby Michigan lawmakers for new protections for caregivers.
The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to take another case that deals with who is immune from prosecution under the state’s medical marijuana law.
Munson Healthcare has reached a final agreement to purchase Mercy Hospital Cadillac, Mercy Hospital Grayling, Mercy Home Care and Hospice, and Mercy Manor from CHE Trinity Health.
The chance of an outbreak of Ebola in the United States is incredibly small but hospitals are preparing just in case.
A new report says Michigan lacks enough autism specialists to handle the number of children being diagnosed and treated with the disorder.
Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill to allow terminally patients to try experimental therapies when other options have failed.
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.
She toured CMU’s College of Medicine and Health Professions Building.
The next stop , and the only northern Michigan meeting remaining, is October 14 in Traverse City. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Thousands of Michigan students, parents, teachers and community leaders are expected to participate. Continue reading
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.