"The number of Michigan schoolchildren waiving vaccines has dropped by more than a third under a state rule change making it more difficult for parents to obtain a waiver, state officials announced Thursday." (MLive)

"U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, plans to use his House Energy and Commerce Committee chairmanship to launch a congressional review of concussions in 2016, his office said Tuesday." (Detroit News)

(MPRN-Lansing) State health officials say a recent wave of chickenpox cases has been caused primarily by unvaccinated children contracting the illness at school.


(MPRN-Lansing) A state task force says it should be more important to get medical care for people who overdose on illegal drugs than it is to prosecute them. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A task force will release recommendations Monday on how to address the growing problem of addiction to prescription narcotics and heroin.