Health

WMUK

One in three adults over the age of 65 fall every year. It’s one of the leading causes of injury for older people. But balance can be improved and the risk of falling can be reduced. 


"GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Kent County Health Department officials have detected West Nile virus in a sampling of mosquitoes. It is not a human case." (MLive)

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) A new report says many kids and seniors in Michigan are going without dental care. 

Graham Hickling

As you spread out on the lawn to watch fireworks this Fourth of July, you might pick up a tick or two. Tick-borne illnesses have been on the rise across the country and the tick that is most likely to transmit Lyme disease in our area—the black-legged tick—has seen a population boom in the past few years.

Lyme disease isn't easy to live with, just ask Donna Ross of Kalamazoo.


"A baby with whooping cough struggles for life while attached to a heart-lung bypass machine. A child on a ventilator suffers intractable seizures because of meningitis. Drs. Ryan and Andrea Hadley, both physicians for University of Michigan Health System, know first-hand the devastation caused by vaccine-preventable diseases. They also know contagious diseases such as measles and whooping cough are making a comeback." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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