Health

State Senator Margaret O'Brien - file photo
WMUK

A state Senate committee holds a hearing Tuesday on bills to outlaw female genital mutilation in Michigan. It’s already a federal crime with a penalty of up to five years in prison. The bill’s sponsors say that’s not tough enough. But, a lot of experts say a tougher law may not be enough to deter an entrenched cultural and religious practice.


File photo of Governor Rick Snyder signing criminal justice reform bills into law during event in Kalamazoo
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says he’s against an effort in the Legislature to reverse the requirement that parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids meet with a public health expert. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan is updating what state officials call a useful tool for fighting the opioid epidemic. The problematic state drug monitoring program has gotten a significant facelift. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder says more needs to be done to curb the abuse of opioids and heroin in Michigan. 

Nurses Rally At Capitol For Safe Patient Care Act

Mar 22, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Hundreds of nurses marched from the Lansing Center to the state Capitol Wednesday. They want to urge the legislature to introduce a Safe Patient Care Act. 

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