Michigan department of community health

SW Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

State Says Oil in Kalamazoo River Not a Health Threat

The banks of the Kalamazoo River.
Credit WMUK

People who encounter oil chemicals in the surface waters of the Kalamazoo River need not worry about their long-term health. That’s the conclusion of the Michigan Department of Community Health, which released its findings Wednesday.

An Enbridge Energy pipeline dumped a massive amount of oil into the river following a rupture in July 2010. Nearly four years later, the MDCH says people might still come in contact with oil sheen and globules if they swim, wade or boat on the river.

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6:43 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

State fees go up for birth, death, marriage records and copies

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The standard fee to search for a record would increase by $8. Copies would rise from $29 to $42.
LANSING, MI -- Searching birth, death, marriage or divorce records and requesting copies is about to get more expensive in Michigan. The state Senate on Tuesday narrowly approved a bill expected to help the Department of Community Health generate $1.5 million a year in new revenue through increased vital records fees.
5:11 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Young black men in Michigan dying at high rate

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The three leading causes of death for that demographic were homicide, accidents, and suicide.
By Kurt Metzger/Data Driven Detroit While Michigan may be aging faster than any other state, our overall death numbers are not growing. Provisional death totals for 2011, just released by Michigan's Department of Community Health, show that the total number of deaths in Michigan fell by 313 between 2010 and 2011.
7:30 am
Fri May 31, 2013

State health department issues alert for ticks, Lyme Disease cases reported in Allegan and Cass Counties

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98 cases of Lyme Disease were reported in Michigan last year, most of them along the western shoreline and in the Upper Peninsula
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Reports of Lyme disease are popping up across the state, with new cases noted in Allegan and Cass counties last week, and the Michigan Department of Community Health issued an alert Thursday warning people to avoid bites from ticks that carry the disease.