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Michigan To Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

The Michigan Department of Community Health plans to lay out a new educational campaign to combat obesity in the nation’s fifth heaviest state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2013

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Michigan Health Department Reports 434 Flu Cases

The health department says there is “widespread” flu activity in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2013

Michigan Reports 239 Infections Linked To Steroids

Authorities say the number of meningitis and other infections linked to contaminated steroids has risen to 239 in Michigan. That includes 14 deaths.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/10/2013

State Audit Flags $2.3M In Medicaid Payments

An audit has found that a Michigan agency made more than $2.3 million in improper payments for wheelchairs, ventilators and other medical equipment as part of the Medicaid program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2013

Michigan Reports 14th Death Linked To Steroid Injection

Another person in Michigan has died as a result of tainted steroid shots that caused everything from meningitis to serious fungal infections.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2013

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2013 Flu Season Begins With A Bang

Michigan is beginning the new year with an unusually high number of flu cases and one flu death.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/02/2013

Michigan Begins Process To Make New Designer Drug Illegal

A chemical used to make a new class of designer drugs is on its way to becoming illegal in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2012

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Continues To Affect Michiganders

The Michigan Department of Community Health says there have been 67 meningitis cases as of Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2012

88-Year-Old Woman Latest Michigan Meningitis Death

Officials say an 88-year-old Ingham County woman is the ninth Michigan resident to die in a national meningitis outbreak.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2012

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Agencies Get Grants To Address Obesity In Kids

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2012