Category Archives: Health

Michigan county health rankings released

mi_county_map_18492_7 Maintaining 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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Excessive alcohol consumption report

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA new report confirms what some people may have suspected; excessive alcohol consumption is a leading cause of preventable death. Read more

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Isabella group to host drug abuse symposium

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Popping pills and shooting up; experts say drugs are becoming more of a problem in central Michigan, especially prescription drugs and heroin.
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Great Start programs working to battle childhood obesity

Together We CanLong term efforts to improve the health of several mid Michigan counties are now including a focus on developing better health habits in the very young.
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PTSD patients now able to get medical marijuana card in Michigan

maijuana plantsMichiganders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can now get a card to use medical marijuana.
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CMU to hold Brain Awareness Week

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Central Michigan University spends a lot of time working to expand students’ minds. Now the school is dedicating this week to the brain.
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Deal reached on emergency road money, but no solution for Medicaid shortfall

file5201336372254State lawmakers will probably double the amount of money they had planned to spend on fixing roads torn apart by nasty weather this winter.
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Governor meets with legislative leaders to hammer out road fix, Medicaid deal

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAState lawmakers are about to dive into the process of crafting a budget for next fiscal year. But they have to fix some problems with the current year’s budget first.
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Support for marijuana dispensaries, “edibles” bills appears to be growing in MI Senate

maijuana plantsPot0310-AM-1The debate over reviving medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan starts up again in Lansing this week.
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Consistent assignment can make nursing homes more comforting

nursing homeThe saying is that “familiarity breeds contempt”, but people who work with vulnerable populations say familiarity can lead to reassurance.
Experts say often nursing home residents prefer working with the same staff members consistently, and a conference Thursday in Mt Pleasant discussed a move to improve staffing consistency. Read more

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