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Michigan’s Infant Mortality Rate is Down, Racial Disparities Remain

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the state's overall infant mortality rate fell in 2014, but there are still significant racial disparities.

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Ionia and Allegan County Ratio of Population to Primary Care Physicians Among the Highest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are taking a closer look at what the report has revealed about West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to primary care physicians in Ionia County and Allegan County are among the highest in Michigan.

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Kent and Kalamazoo County’s Population/Mental Health Provider Ratio Among Lowest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are looking at some of the highest and lowest rated health measures found in West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to mental health providers in Kent County and Kalamazoo County are among the lowest in Michigan.

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How Good Do You Think Your Hearing Is? – Test Your Hearing!

How well do you hear?  A very simple test can determine whether your hearing is good, bad or average.  Are you willing to take a try?  Listen to each tone below and if you can hear it, move on to the next...

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University of Michigan Device Keeps Transplant Hearts Beating While in Transit [Video]

Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech: stored on ice and carried in a store-bought cooler.

The University of Michigan Health System is testing a new high-tech heart box that circulates blood from the donor to the heart so that it continues throbbing while in transit.

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Muskegon and Ionia Counties Among the Most Obese in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are examining the results to see what they teach us about West Michigan.

The report says Muskegon and Ionia counties are among the most obese in Michigan.

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Allegan County Residents Among the Best Sleepers in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are looking at what we learned about West Michigan from the report.

The report says Allegan County residents are some of the best sleepers in Michigan.

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Kent County’s Rate of Binge Drinking Adults Among the Worst in Michigan

County Health Rankings has released their annual report which ranks counties in Michigan. This week, we are looking at what we learned about West Michigan from the report.

First, binge drinking in Michigan. Kent County has one of the highest rates in Michigan.

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Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
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Canine Influenza Outbreak in Chicago, No Immediate Threat in Michigan

An outbreak of canine influenza requiring the treatment of 100 dogs has closed a Chicago animal shelter. Last spring, more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area became sick, according to NBC Chicago.

However, there have been no widespread reports of canine influenza in Michigan.

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Flint Continues To Struggle With Water Contamination Crisis
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Genesee County Legionnaires’ Disease Update: 88 Cases, 10 Deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services today issued an updated report for 2015 into the increase of Legionnaires’ disease in Genesee County.

The report identifies an additional case and provides updated data and further analysis regarding the investigation.

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Why You Should Go to Bed Without Underwear

When it comes to bedtime are you someone who likes to snuggle up in your coziest pajamas or do you prefer to sleep in the nude?

Believe it or not, nude is the way to go...

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Michigan Flu Levels Down for First Time Since January

This week's report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows that statewide reports of flu-like symptoms are down for the first time since January.

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