Michigan Department of Community Health
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.
Angela Minicuci with the Michigan Department of Community Health said a 75-year-old man died in Kent County, near Grand Rapids.
A fifth death associated with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus has been reported in Michigan.