Michigan Department of Community Health
Officials say an 88-year-old Ingham County woman is the ninth Michigan resident to die in a national meningitis outbreak.
The Michigan Department of Community Health has selected 10 agencies for a pilot program to help improve physical activity and healthy eating for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The Michigan Department of Community Health has received a three-year $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to improve health outcomes for overweight and obese patients in two medically underserved areas in Michigan: Detroit and Grand Rapids.
The money is to help address underage drinking among those ages 12 to 20, and prescription drug misuse and abuse by those ages 12 to 25.
Michigan Department of Community Health officials are reporting eight cases of fungal meningitis, including two deaths, linked to injections of a recalled back-pain medication.
No cases of a rare kind of meningitis linked to an outbreak in six states have been reported in Michigan, even though some tainted steroids have been distributed in the state.
The Michigan Senate has approved legislation designed to protect student athletes from concussions.
State health officials have announced that two more people have died in Michigan from the West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 10.
Two more West Nile Virus brings Michigan to a total of eight deaths and 160 total cases this year.
It’s been over two years since Michigan imposed a ban on smoking in restaurants and bars.