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Obesity and diabetes are among the top health care concerns of northern Michigan residents

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Obesity and diabetes are a couple of the top health care concerns of northern Michigan residents. This according to the new study released this week by Munson Healthcare.

This year, the Community Health Needs Assessment showed community concerns include prenatal health, substance abuse, and access to health care. Continue reading

Bay City is looking to both encourage voting and protect people from the flu on election day

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Voters in Bay City will have a chance to kill two birds with one stone on election day.

The Monitor Township Hall will have pharmacists on hand to give out flu shots before or after residents vote.

Vote and Vax is a national campaign geared toward making flu shots more available to people. Continue reading

Two Traverse City special education schools are in their second year of an activity based program

Photo from TBAISD

Photo from TBAISD.

Students with special needs or disabilities in Traverse City are benefiting from a program that was implemented last year.

It’s called Mobile Opportunities Via Education, or MOVE.

The model in Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District focuses on each individual student, and how they can ultimately stand, walk, sit and use a toilet by themselves. Continue reading

A Grand Traverse County medical marijuana clinic is looking to educate healthcare professionals on the benefits of cannabis

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A Grand Traverse County medical marijuana clinic is looking to educate physicians about how to recommend cannabis to patients.

The Center for Compassion says not many doctors and nurses know how to recommend medical marijuana to patients.

The organization is working to educate healthcare professionals on the benefits of cannabis. Continue reading

Michigan schools participating in “Apple Crunch Day” on October 13

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Isabella, Arenac, and Wexford county schools – among others – are planning on crunching on an apple next week for “Apple Crunch Day”.

Michigan Apple Crunch is a statewide campaign aimed at increasing access to healthy, Michigan grown food – specifically apples. Continue reading

Experts say they expect a new downtown Saginaw farmers market to boost the city’s economy

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State officials say an indoor-outdoor farmers market in Saginaw boosts prospects for the city’s economy.

The state this week awarded three-million dollars to the renovation project.

The money will be used to renovate a former newspaper office building into a year-round farmers market in downtown Saginaw. Continue reading

A Central Michigan University researcher uses a new method to target diseased cells

Dr. Neeraj Vij lab with Dr. Maish Bodas (back) a postdoctoral fellow in the medical research facility. Central Michigan University photos by Steve Jessmore

Dr. Neeraj Vij lab with Dr. Maish Bodas (back) a postdoctoral fellow in the medical research facility. Central Michigan University photos by Steve Jessmore

The method is called nano-delivery. It sends drugs directly to diseased cells in the lungs, without harming surrounding cells.
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A northern Michigan organization is educating people on why AA doesn’t work for everyone

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September is Celebrate Recovery Month — celebrating those who have found sobriety, after conquering an addiction to alcohol or drugs.

One of the most well-known recovery options is Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA. But the 12-step program doesn’t work for everyone.

CMU Public Radio’s Devon Rademacher has been looking into this issue, and she spoke with Mike Horace on Morning Edition.

Northern Michigan organization educating people on alternative recovery treatment

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September is Celebrate Recovery Month — celebrating those who have found sobriety, after conquering an addiction to alcohol or drugs.

A northern Michigan organization is working to educate people on some lesser known, alternative, recovery options.

Most people associate recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA. The program has been helping people address alcohol addiction for more than 80-years. Continue reading

A health department in Cadillac is looking to get more information on how young adults view drugs and alcohol

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District Health Department number 10 in Cadillac is looking to get more information on drug and alcohol habits of 18-25 year olds.

They’ve released a survey that asks a variety of questions on alcohol, marijuana and opioid use. Continue reading