Gonorrhea, chlamydia raging in Ingham County as Health Department rolls out education effort
April 26 2017
The “clap” and “clam” — street names for gonorrhea and chlamydia — are occurring well above the national rate in Ingham County, particularly among African Americans
April 19 2017
The new attorney general of the United States, Jeff Sessions, recently declared that marijuana was “only slightly less awful” than heroin
Government-supported programs offer important services for women
Feb. 1 2017
The impact of access to appropriate women’s reproductive health care, for me, is on one hand a professional story and on the other a very real and personal story. The journey to the birth of my JIM...
New maps show where overdose crisis is worse
Jan. 18 2017
“Scanner — 30-year-old male overdose victim, not breathing, needles on floor nearby, 3600 block of Lathrop.”
Signals mixed on health insurance in the coming Trump era
Nov. 30 2016
Since Donald Trump’s election, patients have been asking me about the fate of the Affordable Care Act. The announcement Tuesday that the president-elect has selected an ardent foe of Obamacare to...
County tracks intestinal infection, cautions residents to wash hands
Oct. 19 2016
Ingham County health officials are warning residents to be “vigilant” about hand washing to prevent the spread of the bacterial disease shigellosis. The warning comes after the county has confirmed...
Zika scare health warning used for a department Facebook ‘joke’
Sept. 14 2016
The Bath Charter Township Police Department is using its official Facebook page to issue a false warning to the public to be wary of meth because it might be contaminated with the debilitating Zika virus
Aug. 24 2016
After suffering through a Baptist upbringing, McClurken, 62, didn’t have much use for any church. But his then-partner, pianist and recording engineer, Sergei Kvitko, has been deeply involved at...
Move could close facility on Pennsylvania Avenue
June 29 2016
Michigan State University and McLaren Greater Lansing officials are in negotiations about building a new hospital on MSU property in the area of Forest Road and Collins Road, southwest of campus, according...
Health tips for people over 50
May 18 2016
Staying healthy and active is important at any age, but it’s especially important as we get older. People over the age of 50 face increased physical and mental health challenges, and staying active...
April 6 2016
Linda Vail, the Ingham County health officer, has warned county employees in Mason that using tap water from the Mason municipal water system may pose a health hazard because of elevated copper levels
Experts balance anger and hope over Flint water crisis
March 23 2016
"The water was brown. It tasted gross, it smelled gross, it looked gross," she said. "People were complaining. They went to town hall meetings with these jugs of water and they were arrested. Nobody listened...
Local health food shops focus on customer service, education and community investment in the face of growing competition
Feb. 24 2016
When Anne Woiwode joined the East Lansing Food Co-op in the early ‘80s, finding healthy food was difficult
State’s medical chief holds post in violation of health code
Feb. 10 2016
The state’s top official overseeing the medical response to the Flint water crisis is violating state law by only serving in a part-time capacity
Introducing Walter Crockett, City Pulse fitness columnist
Jan. 20 2016
The new year is upon us, and many people are motivated to improve their health and their lives. How many of you resolved that this would be the year that you would improve your personal wellbeing? The...
City officials recognize concerns, looking for solutions
Jan. 13 2016
First, the bad news. Lansing tops communities in the state in municipal pension and other retiree benefits obligations, an estimated $600 million in short and long-term debt obligations
Dec. 9 2015
Cathy Huddy of Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the inaugural Eye for Design — in this case a relief from the entrance to the Olin Memorial Health Center at Michigan State University,...
Dec. 2 2015
In the 34 years since scientists first identified HIV, much has changed. What was once an almost certain death sentence is now considered a chronic but manageable health condition and, in fact, preventable....
The HIV epidemic is changing
Dec. 2 2015
Alex Saenz is a gregarious 27-year-old gay man. but his bubbly exterior hides a rough and tumble life
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