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Michigan Among First States To Get Child Health Report Card

Dec 22, 2019
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Cancer, autism, asthma and attention deficit disorder afflict Michigan children at a greater rate than the nationwide average, according to a recent report.

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McLaren Greater Lansing has a new Chief Operating Officer. Jay de los Reyes comes to Lansing from Port Huron, Michigan, where he had been CEO of Lake Huron Medical Center. He will helm the hospital system as they close two South-side hospitals and build a new one in partnership with Michigan State University.


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she wants to cut the number of Michigan’s opioid-related overdose deaths in half within five years, joining with other top state officials to outline several initiatives to combat the epidemic.

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Fed-up doctors and health advocates want Michigan lawmakers to curb insurers’ cost-control methods they say are delaying care, frustrating patients, and creating unnecessary red tape and expense for providers.

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A deer found dead in the Charlotte area tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. This was the first time the deadly virus has appeared in Eaton County.


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In June, James Dover became President and CEO of Sparrow Health System in Lansing. Previously, Dover led a health system in Springfield, Illinois.


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Marijuana sold in stores would have to have labels warning pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers about the health risks for their fetuses and children under legislation passed Tuesday by the Michigan House.

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Last week, the Quality Dairy chain of convenience stores began carrying some new products at a few locations: hemp oils, vape oils, drink additives and edibles containing CBD. That’s a compound extracted from the hemp plant.


Earlier this year, police dispatchers in Evansville, Indiana, received a chilling call. A man said he was holding his wife at knifepoint, and he warned police that he was heavily armed.

Deepa Halaharvi is a morning person.

"Eat, read, pray, and get ready to go to work," she says, laughing. "And usually I’m out the door around 6:15 or 6:30."

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed laws letting Michigan release seriously ill and incapacitated prisoners early by having them treated at nursing homes or hospitals instead.

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The list of who can administer emergency opioid overdose medication in Michigan could grow.


vaping products
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Schools across the state say Michigan lawmakers need to regulate e-cigarettes and help keep them out of the hands of minors. But there’s a dispute over how to do that.


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The University of Michigan is informing students and staff that an international visitor who has returned home has been diagnosed with measles.

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The number of measles cases in Michigan has reached 41, including the first reported in Washtenaw County.

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