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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is asking local officials in nine counties to consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur after dusk, especially those involving children, as cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis increase.

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Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Michigan, including the number of cases state offices report and other updates affecting West Michigan.

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and organized sports can resume, lifting some coronavirus restrictions that lasted longer in Michigan than in many other states.

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PHILADELPHIA — Only about half of the physicians licensed to prescribe buprenorphine – an opioid-based medication to treat addiction – actually prescribe it to patients, a national study from the Pew Charitable Trust has found.

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LOS ANGELES — Under a large canopy in the parking lot of the Continental Funeral Home in East Los Angeles, more than two dozen folding chairs carefully placed several feet apart faced the cherry wood casket of 59-year-old Felipe Juarez.

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Linda Lewis is about as invested in raising awareness for kidney disease as it gets.

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A long-standing nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve people in crisis opened offices in Ottawa County and started serving residents with its Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program in mid-July.

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has declared Wednesday to be an Action Day for elevated levels of ozone in Ottawa, Muskegon, Kent, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

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Here is the latest information on the coronavirus in Michigan, including the number of cases state offices report and other updates affecting West Michigan.

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Concerns over a sharp increase expected in testing needs due to school starting and the upcoming flu season have led Ottawa County officials to negotiate an additional COVID-19 test site.

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While I was on the “inside” recently during my mom’s stay at North Ottawa Community Hospital, I took the opportunity to speak with and photograph some of those who have devoted their lives to keeping our community members healthy.

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ALLENDALE — Amid a change in plans for the fall semester from universities like Michigan State and Notre Dame, Grand Valley State University announced Thursday that it would plan on having its Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses open beginning later this month.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — COVID-19 has infected some of Dr. Sonder Crane’s youngest patients – the newborn who tested positive because its mother had the coronavirus, the 14-month old who caught it at day care.

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Michigan State University will conduct classes online only for undergraduates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Samuel Stanley announced Tuesday, two weeks before fall classes are to start.

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While I was on the “inside” recently during my mom's nine-day intensive care unit stay at North Ottawa Community Hospital, I took the opportunity to speak with and photograph some of those who have devoted their lives to keeping our community members healthy.

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While I was on the “inside” recently during my mom’s nine-day intensive care unit stay at North Ottawa Community Hospital, I took the opportunity to speak with some of those who have devoted their lives to keeping our community members healthy.