Mid-Michigan health officials say they’ve issued the most comprehensive study of its kind in this region. The survey takes an extensive look at many social and environmental causes of health outcomes.
The study tracks a number of physical health indicators, including obesity, smoking and stress. The report also probes socioeconomic and environmental factors, and not surprisingly, it finds a direct correlation between poverty and poor health.
Doing business with Ingham County is gummed up for a while after the loss of more than 130,000 electronic records.
In late May--after removing a server thought to contain expired data--techs discovered it included many active files needed by clerk Mike Bryanton. Even worse, they later learned a back-up duplication system failed. WKAR’s Mark Bashore looks into what went wrong and at plans to prevent a repeat.