Health

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.
6:24 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Medical marijuana supporters rally at state Capitol

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.

Read more

Pages