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As the temperature rises in the summer, so does the risk of heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Over the past 30 years, extreme heat has claimed more lives in America than any other weather-related hazard, including flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes or lightning, accor…

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The Ottawa County Department of Public Health says it will begin providing the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to children under the age of 5, beginning today.

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BERLIN (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organization warned Sunday, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave. He told governments that “we lower our guard at our peril.”

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MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College, working in collaboration with West Michigan Works! and several Michigan community colleges and hospitals, had a “soft launch” for its surgical tech program on May 16, becoming the first health care associate’s degree registered apprenticeship in the Uni…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 cases are increasing in the United States – and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned Wednesday in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking.

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WASHINGTON — At the center of the nationwide baby formula shortage is a single factory: Abbott Nutrition’s plant that has been closed for more than three months because of contamination problems.

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At a psychiatric hospital in Michigan, Dr. Cara Poland’s patients were handed a sheet of paper to find follow-up care. The hospital had entered local ZIP codes on a website — run by the nation’s top substance use and mental health agency — and printed the resulting list of providers for pati…

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law a measure expanding access to a Michigan child abuse registry, after seven years of pushing by the mother of a victim of abuse at the hands of a caregiver with previous convictions.

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Temperatures are getting warmer, cherry blossoms are blooming – in short, spring is here, and with it, so is allergy season.

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LANSING — Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that all Michiganders ages 50 and older, as well as moderately or severely immunocomp…

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BALTIMORE — In a high-tech lab on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus in Baltimore, engineers have been building a robot that may be able to stitch back together the broken vessels in your belly and at some point maybe your brain, no doctor needed.

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U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized another COVID-19 booster for people age 50 and older, a step to offer extra protection for the most vulnerable in case the coronavirus rebounds.

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The North Ottawa Community Health System has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to discuss the feasibility of becoming part of Trinity Health Michigan.

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Under pressure from short-staffed hospitals and burned-out nurses, lawmakers in several states recently passed bills designed to expand nursing schools.

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The loss or change in a person’s sense of taste and smell is something that can happen to people who have had COVID-19. It’s a common symptom with other viruses, including influenza, but it’s happening at a much larger magnitude due to the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

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BEND, Ore. — Monica Melkonian wanted the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. It was only one shot and then she would be protected against the virus. So she was thrilled when the vaccination clinic at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center on April 7 had her first choice.

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GRAND RAPIDS — A wise philosopher once said, “Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.” That’s especially applicable to understanding all the options offered by a hospice organization, according to Jennifer Radaz, education manager at Emmanuel Hospice.

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According to the state health department's COVID-19 response cycle, Michigan is currently in the Post-Surge Recovery phase.

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DELTA TOWNSHIP — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed bipartisan bills into law that are designed to reduce prescription drug costs by regulating pharmacy benefit managers that oversee coverage for employers, insurers and others.