Health

Jennifer Davis on Mount Democrat in Colorado, a 14,000-foot climb
courtesy of Jennifer Davis

A Kalamazoo woman with an incurable blood cancer is hiking to the base of Mount Everest. Even before you get to the mountain, altitudes on the trek can reach more than 18,000 feet. That’s about as high as the summit of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. 


MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Nine cities and counties from across Michigan are taking drug companies to court. From the Upper Peninsula to Detroit, they are trying to recover many millions of dollars in costs related to the opioid crisis. 

WMUK

Kalamazoo County Medical Director Will Nettleton says there’s no change in methodology, or how deaths are counted that explains a sharp rise in deaths last year related to opioids. He says Kalamazoo County is simply following the national trend.


Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The state department that regulates medical marijuana will allow dispensaries to stay open while details get worked out about how licenses will be issued. 

Lt. Governor Brian Calley - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing)   The state is taking a synchronized approach to fighting the hepatitis A outbreak. It’s activated two emergency centers. 

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