Health

1:44 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Bill Would Lift Restrictions on Donating Bodies to Medical Schools

Change would allow donations to future medical schools, such as one to open at Western Michigan University in the fall
LANSING -- Medical schools abound with fresh-faced young doctors in lab coats, learning the basics of caring for patients in hospitals. But learning to practice medicine also involves working with people who won't recover: the dead.
11:16 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Grassroots Movement Launched to Increase Healthy Behavior in Allegan County

2014 rankings show 34% of adults in Allegan County are obese
If it takes a village to raise a child, it likely takes a county to raise a healthy child.That's the idea behind Allegan County's Bringing Healthy Back initiative.The county-wide grassroots movement, which has been in development for the past few years, has been actively working to address the issue of childhood obesity and encourage healthier lifestyles among Allegan County residents.
7:23 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Nearly 27,000 Enrolled in Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program

States hope to enroll 320,000 people in first year
LANSING - Michigan has received more than 46,000 applications for the state's expanded Medicaid program in less than a week. As of midnight on Monday, the state had received 46,091 applications and enrolled 26,906 people in the Healthy Michigan plan since it launched April 1, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health.
7:28 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Mental Health Legislation Sponsored by Stabenow Signed Into Law

Program will start with eight state, two year pilot project
President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday legislation sponsored by Sen. Debbie Stabenow that would expand access to community mental health services.
9:15 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Kalamazoo County Appoints Acting Health Officer

Linda Vail is leaving to become Health Officer in Ingham County
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - With current Kalamazoo County Health Officer Linda Vail moving on to serve in same role for Ingham County, the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners Tuesday appointed Josh Jacobs as acting health officer until a permanent replacement is hired. Jacobs, hired in 2010, currently serves as Deputy Director of Kalamazoo County Health and Human Services.

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