Health

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Some newly graduated doctors have an opportunity to decrease their medical school loans if they work where they are most needed in Michigan.

Johnny Lewis
Johnny Lewis

What can a pick-up basketball game do for your health? 

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Wednesday delayed construction of a new $115 million state psychiatric hospital in Michigan's Thumb region, citing staffing shortages and other concerns months after the groundbreaking.

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Michigan State / University of Michigan men's basketball game; Antonio Brown to the Buffalo Bills trade fall-through; Fit Fridays with Blessed Body Training founder Johnny Lewis 


Michigan’s Harsh Winters Cannot Stop Mid-Michigan Runners

Feb 7, 2019
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Mid-Michigan Running Club

Lansing’s Mid-Michigan Running Club knows how to beat winter: layers and good shoes.

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On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the impact of eating red meat on the human diet and the environment, in relation to the EAT-Lancet Commission report.


Crowded Gyms In East Lansing Won’t Last As Resolutions Fail

Feb 5, 2019
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Hannah Holliday

Many Resolve to be fitter, thinner and better eaters in the New Year. Guess where we are a month into 2019?

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Michigan health officials say a child from Osceola County is the first in the state to die from the flu this season.

MSU McLaren hospital groundbreaking
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Plans are moving forward on a $450 million health care campus adjacent to Michigan State University.

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Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. The National Cancer Institute says about 165-thousand cases have been diagnosed this year.

With early detection, treatment is often successful.

New diagnostic technology is helping patients in the Lansing area avoid prostate surgery, or undergo surgery earlier when needed.


Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded nearly $3 million to an Eastern Michigan University educator to lead an effort to improve the health of under-served Asian-American populations in Wayne and Kent counties.

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The deadline to apply in this year’s health insurance marketplace open enrollment is December 15th.

WKAR health reporter Scott Pohl reports that help is available from the Ingham County Health Department.


On the heels of a recent report that smoking rates in the U.S. have hit a record low, health officials and the American Cancer Society are hoping today’s Great American Smokeout will drive the numbers even lower.


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Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board met Thursday to consider another batch of applications.


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The Ingham County Health Department is gearing up for another flu season.


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