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Kalamazoo River
12:19 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State assessment finds no "long term impact" on public health from contact on Kalamazoo River

Portions of the Kalamazoo River reopened in 2012 (file photo)
Credit WMUK

The Michigan Department of Community Health says it has evaluated surface water in the area of the 2010 oil spill on the Kalamazoo River. 

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9:37 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Program shows promise in reducing infant deaths in Kalamazoo County

But work remains to be done to reduce infant mortality and close racial gap
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Statistics from the Michigan Department of Community Health show that from 2006 to 2010, black infants in Kalamazoo were more than five times less likely than white babies to make it to their first birthday. From 2008 to 2010, that rate was 6.4, the highest of any city in the state.
12:32 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Racial disparity grows in infant mortality

From 2006 to 2010 infant mortality rate was five times higher for blacks in Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo is literally the land of The Promise, where a child who calls this city home can attend a Michigan college for free.
12:46 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Kalamazoo company says drug shows potential for treating Alzheimer's Disease

Results of clinical trial being presented Monday in New jersey
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A drug developed to treat diabetes also shows potential for treating Alzheimer's disease, a Kalamazoo company announced Monday, Sept. 9. Metabolic Solutions Development Co. tested the insulin sensitizer on Alzheimer's patients and found it maintained glucose metabolism in key regions of the brain affected by cognitive decline.
6:53 am
Fri September 6, 2013

New panel hears pleas to expand medical marijuana use

Medical Marijuana Review Panel will make decision at a later date
LANSING - A new state panel heard pleas from the public Thursday to add insomnia and post traumatic stress disorder as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use in Michigan. Twenty people took turns touting medical marijuana as an effective, less harmful treatment for the disorders than pharmaceutical medications at a hearing held by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panelin downtown Lansing.

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