Health

SW Michigan
12:22 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Beef-Related Bacteria Outbreak Investigated

Credit WMUK

State officials say they're investigating an outbreak of illness that may be related to under-cooked ground beef. The departments of Agriculture and Community Health say five people have become sick and three have wound up in the hospital because of infections by E. coli bacteria. Some of the cases were reported in Ottawa and Kent counties in April and early May. The Department of Community Health says the infections appear to have a "common source,"  based on laboratory tests.

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6:49 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Kellogg to Stop Claiming that Kashi is "All Natural"

The Food and Drug Administration has still not developed a definition of the term natural
The days of touting "All Natural" and "Nothing Artificial" on certain Kashi and Bear Naked products are over. Kellogg has agreed to stop the practice and pay $5 million, as part of an agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit, the company confirmed Thursday.
6:14 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Kalamazoo County Board Appoints Another Acting Health Officer

Josh Jacobs was appointed acting health officer after Linda Vail's departure. But he is moving to California
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners appointed its second acting health officer in as many months at its meeting Tuesday night. Lynne Norman, the clinical services division manager for Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services who has been with the department since 1999, was appointed by the board to fill the vacancy left by the departure of former acting health officer Josh Jacobs.
6:33 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Kalamazoo Mayor Takes Job With Lansing Based Medical Company

Bobby Hopewell says new company is supportive of his role as Kalamazoo Mayor
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo's mayor has accepted a job leading a Lansing-based medical organization. Bobby Hopewell, 50, will start as president and CEO of Mobile Health Resources on Monday, May 12. Mobile Health Resources provides specialty support services such as patient billing, employee engagement surveying, customer satisfaction surveying and group purchasing to health care organizations.
Sustainable Food
1:07 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

WSW: Food's Impact on Health, Environment and the Economy

File photo
Credit National Cancer Institute/Wikicommons

Food sustainability expert Arlin Wasserman says it's a good time to work in the food industry. 

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