Health

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Medical experts in Michigan say reducing the stigma of HIV is key to stopping the spread of the disease.


Sewer
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A health advisory has been issued after more than 8,000 gallons (30,283 liters) of raw sewage spilled into northern Michigan wetlands that are connected to Grand Traverse Bay.

Dr. William Klein
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In recent years, an alternative to smoking has spread across America. E-cigarettes are promoted as a way to reduce or eliminate the nicotine intake associated with smoking. The health effects of vaping are being debated, and opponents say e-cigarettes are attracting our youth to smoking.


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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday. The Michigan State Police will work with the Drug Enforcement Administration to accept drugs at 30 posts around Michigan.


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April is Donate Life Month, and today is Donate Life Day, with a push to encourage organ donations. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says that since she began having staff and branch offices ask people to consider signing up for the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, the number of adults on the registry has more than doubled.


Anand Chandrasekhar and Ramakrishna Mukkamala photo with blood pressure cell phone app
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

High blood pressure can be a killer, and millions of people don’t know they have it. Knowing that you have hypertension and treating it with lifestyle changes and-or medication can prevent heart attacks and strokes. Researchers at Michigan State University are developing a device that they hope will one day make it easier to monitor blood pressure.


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The fiscal health of each public school in Michigan now can be viewed on a new website.

Beauchamp, Rasch, Engler and Youatt photo
Jim Peck / MSU Photography

Interim Michigan State University President John Engler has announced a restructuring of health services on campus in the wake of the crimes committed by former MSU doctor Larry Nassar.


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Michigan officials say a resident of the Upper Peninsula is the first child in the state to die from the flu this season.

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This has been a particularly bad influenza season, starting early especially in the South and West Coast in the U.S. This follows a severe season in Australia during our summer.

 

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

After asking about their course of treatment and how likely it is that it will succeed, many cancer patients have another question: will I lose my hair? Sparrow Hospital has begun using a new process that aims to prevent the hair loss that often accompanies chemotherapy.


Dr. Lisa DeStefano photo
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

With the explosion of opioid addiction in America, doctors and patients are looking for ways to avoid using the painkillers. For some, manipulative therapy could be a way out.


HIV test photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

To mark World AIDS Day, several members of the Lansing city council are publicly being tested for HIV today.

Rob Zondervan and the Clean Case Mobile Device Cover photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Cell phones are dirty things. According to some media reports, they’re dirtier than toilet seats. Not something you want in an operating room, that’s for sure.


Current Sports | November 8, 2017

Nov 8, 2017
Doctor's Office
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College Football Rankings; Michigan State Football; College Football Playoffs; Matt Marks; No Shave November; Men's Prostate Cancer Awareness.


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