Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

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Some lawmakers want to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from issuing rules restricting access and use of vaping products. Lawmakers debated the bill in front of a House committee Tuesday.

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The state wants to make it easier for people to apply for public assistance.

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Michigan health officials have delayed aerial spraying to combat a rare mosquito-borne virus due to weekend rainfall.

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Pharmacies across Michigan will be giving away the Nasal spray form of Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to anyone on Saturday. No names, insurance or prescription is needed. A Lansing drug rehabilitation manager said it will help those affected by the opioid crisis.


Michigan officials say they don't want new federal rules to discourage immigrants from applying for public assistance.

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State government in Michigan is stepping up efforts to boost environmental sustainability by using energy saving efforts at prisons, converting state parks and fish hatcheries to renewable energy, and taking other steps.

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Health officials are urging people to take precautions to avoid swine flu at county and local fairs across Michigan.

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Michigan's child-welfare agency will gradually dump a multimillion-dollar computer system that went online just five years ago.

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Michigan officials are ordering a Flint hospital to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires' disease at the facility.

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Health officials in a county that includes many of Detroit's suburbs say Michigan's largest local measles outbreak since 1991 has ended.

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Action on the state’s budget is expected to pick up this week.


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A Roman Catholic social services agency that declines to place children with same-sex couples has filed a lawsuit to stop Michigan from penalizing the group if it sticks to its policy on foster care and adoption.

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A recent report says improvements are needed to the state’s system that protects children from abuse and neglect.

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An executive with the nonprofit that owns the SAT will lead the largest department in Michigan government.

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Health officials have identified a flu strain that sickened about 120 people from at least 25 states who attended a convention in Grand Rapids.

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