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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Snyder Signs ‘Right To Try’ Act, Allowing Patients To Use Experimental Treatments

Snyder signed the “Right to Try” Act to give those suffering from difficult medical situations the choice to try the drugs that haven’t been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2014

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Snyder: State Is Coordinating Ebola Preparedness

The state health department is urging health care facilities across Michigan to continue to assess their readiness to respond to patients with potential Ebola virus infection.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

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Traveler From Liberia Monitored For Ebola As Precaution While He Visits Michigan

The man from Liberia is visiting family in Oak Park and while he has shown no signs of illness, the C.D.C. has asked the man to self-monitor himself.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2014

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21-Month-Old Child Is First Person To Die From Enterovirus D68 In Michigan

Madeline Reid died Friday afternoon from enterovirus D68, after the virus caused most of her organs to fail and caused congestive heart failure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2014

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Detroit Metro Airport Will Not Conduct Extra Ebola Screenings

The screening program will expand to include airports in New Jersey, Washington D.C., Chicago and Atlanta, which handle nearly 95 percent of travelers from the stricken region — but Detroit Metro Airport will not take part.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/11/2014

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Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital Admissions On Hold

The chief of clinical affairs resigned after acting hospital director Cynthia Kelly filed a complaint that said a treatment plan he designed may violate patients’ rights.

CBS Detroit–10/10/2014

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Targeting Children, First Three Cases Of ‘EV-68′ Respiratory Illness Reported In Michigan

CDC officials said that 160 lab-confirmed cases of enterovirus-68 were reported in 22 states across the country, with three cases announced in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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