Health

6:24 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Medical marijuana supporters rally at state Capitol

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Law enforcement officials say there is fog around enforcing medical pot laws.
LANSING - A few dozen medical marijuana supporters rallied in front of the Michigan Capitol Wednesday to raise awareness of rights they claim are being violated by law enforcement officers who, the demonstrators say, punish people who lawfully use cannabis for medicinal reasons.
WestSouthwest
9:58 am
Tue August 27, 2013

WestSouthwest: Where you live affects your health

Dr. Adewale Troutman explains the health impacts of class, race and neighborhood for the first episode of the PBS series "Unnatural Causes"
Credit Unnatural Causes

Did you know that your zip code says a lot about your health? In fact, it is “the most important risk factor” in determining our wellness, according to Dr. Adewale Troutman, president of the American Public Health Association in Washington. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on health inequities.

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WMUK News
1:41 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Hitting the road to improve rural health

The mobile Professional Hearing Services clinic stops in Niles
Credit Maggie Kane / WMUK

It’s not easy for rural Michigan residents to access specialized health services. Clinics are often located in bigger cities, which can be a miles away, or even in a neighboring state. However, a mobile hearing aid clinic in southwest Michigan is experimenting with a way to solve the problem.

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WMUK News
12:46 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Kalamazoo County holds first Health Equity Summit

Dr. Adewale Troutman, President of the American Public Health Association, speaking in Tampa, Florida, in 2012.
Credit Brian Blanco / AP Photo

The creator of the nation's first Center for Health Equity in a local health department believes that good health care is a "basic human right" that communities everywhere need to make sure their citizens have. That’s the message Dr. Adewale Troutman, President of the American Association of Public Health in Washington, D.C., says he will deliver on Friday, July 19th, at Kalamazoo County’s first Health Equity Summit in Kalamazoo.

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Community Healing Centers
7:16 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Community Healing Centers of Kalamazoo seeking $1.5-million through capital campaign

Elizabeth Upjohn Community Healing Center
Credit Community Healing Centers of Kalamazoo

Interview with Sally Reames

    

Community Healing Centers CEO Sally Reames says there's "a lot of things that duct tape can no longer hold together." 

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