But officials with the state health department say an ongoing probe into McLaren’s Flint hospital response to the disease outbreak will continue.
If you or someone you know has experienced the flu this year, you’re not alone.
Health officials say in peak flu season, and cases aren’t likely to slow down for another month. Continue reading
People with gambling addictions often use the holidays as an excuse to gamble.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says people who are feeling lonely often turn to gambling. Continue reading
The effort is part of a program that offers free high-nutrient foods available to residents to offset lead exposure.
The Council will award $650,000 in grants through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for programming increasing support for persons with disability. Continue reading
The state’s health director says an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Genesee County did not get the attention it deserved from his agency. He says it was partially due to the department’s focus on a different health threat that never materialized.
Even though there has been an overall decrease in vaccination waivers statewide, some counties still have high rates of children not receiving vaccinations.
Michigan’s immunization waiver rate has decreased by 39% as a result of a rule change last year. That rule makes it so parents who wish to not vaccinate their children are required to meet with health officials before a waiver will be granted. Continue reading
The Healthy Michigan plan got a critical waiver approval from the federal government on Thursday.
The Centers for Disease Control has awarded Michigan a five year grant to increase the number of colorectal cancer screenings.
State officials say currently, 72% of adults receive the screening. They’d like to see that number increase to 80% by 2018. Continue reading
Michigan Child and Adult Protective Services workers are eligible for more overtime pay after a recent arbitration decision. There are now more situations that qualify on-call employees working at home for overtime.
Three human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed this month, according to state health officials.
Michigan is falling short when it comes to helping smokers quit, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.
The report takes issue with Michigan’s failure to pass a tobacco tax increase in over a decade, said Andrew Schepers, a spokesman for the A-C-S. Continue reading
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a new law tying welfare benefits to school attendance.
For more than two years, a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services policy has ended cash assistance for families with children who persistently miss school. House Bill 4041 cements that policy in state law. Continue reading