Skype and other forms of video conferencing is the norm in social media. Now local healthcare professionals are also planning to make use of video technology.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $298,000 grant to Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine.
The grant provides funding for third year healthcare students to work in rural communities, and at the same time, video conference with mentors in other locations. Continue reading
If you’re healthy, signing up for health insurance may not be at the top of your “to-do” list.
However, it may be helpful to know if you want coverage that begins January first, the deadline under the Affordable Care Act is Monday. Continue reading
Gardeners and farmers aren’t the only ones who should care about dirt. That’s the word from soil scientists.
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
State Health officials are reminding people that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month just in time for the holidays.
Health officials say 10.4% of Michigan adults age 18 and above have been diagnosed with diabetes. Continue reading
With the temperatures starting to drop, it’s time to bundle up…and get your flu shot. The flu season is underway.
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
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
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. Continue reading
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Mark your calendars if you want an afternoon filled with wine, chocolate and bras.
MidMichigan Health is teaming up with businesses in Clare County to host “Bras for a Cause”. It’s an event raising money for women’s health care services.
Millie Jezior is with Mid Michigan Health. She said people can decorate bras for auction and the money goes towards breast cancer prevention. Continue reading
The Central Michigan University College of Medicine has been given the green light to proceed with a second building project in Saginaw. Continue reading
If you think you’ve been seeing more people with tattoos and piercings lately, you’re right.
State health officials are reminding residents of the safety risks associated with body art modification. Continue reading