health care

South Haven woman fights for cancer survivors

May 31, 2013
Women Survivors Alliance

June 2nd is National Cancer Survivor’s Day. Judy Pearson of South Haven is a breast cancer survivor and the co-founder of the Women Survivors Alliance. She and another cancer survivor, Karen Shayne, say want to support millions of other women survivors as they move through and beyond treatment. They began working on the issue four years ago. 

Mark Bugnaski

Can you have it all? Anne Marie Hamming of Middleville thought she did: she had a fulfilling career in journalism as well as a husband and two kids. But then it all fell apart.

The case involves injection steroids sent to four facilities in Michigan from a Massachusetts company.

Brian Gibbs / Johns Hopkins University

The federal government says black babies are up to three times more likely to die than white infants. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more African-Americans suffer from high blood pressure than whites do. Those and other disparities in health and health care are the subject of the annual Burian Lecture on Wednesday, February 20th, at Western Michigan University.

The Associated Press

Governor Rick Snyder says he wants state lawmakers to approve expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The request is included in the budget Snyder will deliver to the legislature Thursday. The Detroit Free Press reports that about 470-thousand more low-income people would get coverage if lawmakers approve the plan. However the governor is expected to face resistance from some fellow Republicans opposed to “Obamacare”.

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