Category Archives: Health

Generic drug users may be giving up legal rights

file000192652027When people take generic drugs, they may be unwittingly surrendering some of their legal rights, according to Allison Zieve, an attorney with the watchdog group Public Citizen, who explained that that’s because of a 2011 Supreme Court ruling.
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New Nutritional Guidelines for Michigan Public Schools.

045When classes begin this fall, Michigan public schools will be operating under new nutritional guidelines. The new guidelines focus on beverage standards and a la carte food items, such as foods from vending machines.
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Health officials reflect on deadly flu season


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With the flu season coming to an end, doctors and health department officials are saying they saw an increase in influenza H1N1 hospitalizations. Read more

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Michigan to ‘light it up blue’ for autism

gr-38416-1-1Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

One in 68 U.S. kids now has autism, a 30 percent increase from just two years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

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Report says minority groups face ‘profound barriers’ to success

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A new report says that minority children, including African and Native-Americans, and Latinos, are losing ground to their non-minority counterparts.
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Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program starts today

file000192652027Michigan’s Medicaid expansion is officially up and running. That means hundreds of thousands of low-income Michiganders are now eligible for government-sponsored health care.
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Michigan recognizes schools for having cardiac emergency preparedness.

Heart Safe In November, Michigan schools across the state started adding cardiac emergency drills to the classrooms. Schools with drills in place will now have a chance to receive a special designation.
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VA: Vets won’t risk losing benefits for treating PTSD with medical pot



The US Department of Veterans Affairs says Michigan vets will not lose their federal benefits if they legally use medical marijuana. The VA’s statement is a response to the state’s decision to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana program.
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MidMichigan Medical Center receives level 2 trauma verification


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MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland will now be better suited to handle trauma cases with its recently announced trauma center verification. Read more

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Michigan county health rankings released

mi_county_map_18492_7Maintaining a healthy lifestyle seems to be a top priority for many individuals, however, what many people may not realize is where they’re living has it’s own health ranking.
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