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When Kathryn Surprenant died in 2012, her death certificate initially listed cancer as the cause of death. But her husband Ken says there was more to the story. Kathryn Surprenant passed away after receiving the drug Fluorouracil of 5-FU. Now Ken Surprenant wants people to know more about the drug and ask more questions about treatment. 


Vaccination rates for Michigan schoolchildren are inching up, according to new state data, but the numbers remain worrisome for public-health officials. In all, 92 percent of all Michigan kindergartners were fully vaccinated in fall 2014, compared to 91.9 percent in fall 2013. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Healthy food remains scarce in Detroit despite the opening of two new grocery stores in as many years, according to a report released Thursday on food access in the state. About 1.8 million Michiganians, including 300,000 children, live in areas with limited access to healthy food, according the Healthy Food Access Campaign Report, which found that many of Michigan’s rural and urban areas lack of enough grocery stores, farmers markets and other fresh food sources. (Detroit News)

One case of measles has been reported in Michigan, but others have been found in suburban Chicago

95% rate for students at public and private schools

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