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8:03 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Michigan health officials investigate rare dog infection

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So far no humans have shown symptoms from canine brucellosis
LANSING - State officials are warning dog owners, especially those who breed dogs, to be aware that their animals could have brucellosis. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has investigated three cases of canine brucellosis in the past four months.
6:12 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

Bill would allow medical marijuana in edible form

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Michigan Court of Appeals ruling said smoking is only legal way to use medicinal pot
The old joke about marijuana brownies was no laughing matter to Michigan's medical-marijuana users after the state Court of Appeals ruled as illegal virtually any medical means of using the drug other than smoking it. A new bill in the state Legislature would address the problem.
Health Care
1:35 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Upton says website problems raise other concerns about "Obamacare

Fred Upton - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Fred Upton - air version

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says the website "should have been the easy part" of launching the new health care law. 

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10:30 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Pertussis cases confirmed in Kalamazoo County, flu in Michigan

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Three of the four cases have no linking connection according to health department officials
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- While folks are out getting flu shots, they may want to get a pertussis booster as well. Pertussis-- whooping cough-- is not a disease of the past, health officials remind. There have been five lab confirmed pertussis cases in Kalamazoo County residents in October, said Lynne Norman, RN, Clinical Services Division manager for Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services.
8:24 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

State exempts some meningitis outbreak records from Freedom of Information Act

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Newspaper attorney says state could protect patient information by redacting names
Some state records involving the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak remain under wraps as the Michigan Department of Community Health has declared the crisis a "medical research project." The designation makes the records exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, the state argues.

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