Image by Shutterstock
Mental Health Hotline for Moms Launched Nationwide to Support New and Expecting Mothers

anxiety or other mental health concerns to have confidential conversations and get the support they need," HHS Administrator Carole Johnson said in a statement. 

Image by Shutterstock
‘Wyatt’s Law’ Will Create a Statewide Child Abuse Registry to Protect Michigan’s Kids

"Had there been a searchable registry for convicted child abusers, I know this would have never happened to Wyatt," his mother, Erica Hammel said.

An abortion rights rally at Michigan Capitol in Lansing, 2019. Photo by Rachel Goodhew/ Shutterstock
A Michigan Nurse Gives an Inside Look at What Losing ‘Roe’ Could Mean for Patients

"I know for a fact that when you make abortion illegal, it does not stop abortion from happening," Labor, delivery and abortion-care nurse Ashia George said. "I worry about the people who will try to do it themselves and maybe are not doing it in a safe manner— they could get injured or die."

FILE–Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Explainer: Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Trial Updates

A month has passed since one of the country’s highest-profile domestic terrorism cases ended with no conviction by the jury. If you haven’t been paying attention to this historic domestic terrorism case, here’s a summary of key developments you may have missed.

Foraging Tips to Help Michiganders Find True Morel Mushrooms

While May is Michigan’s “Morel Month,” the actual fruiting period begins in late April and goes until mid-June. Before heading out to hunt, it’s important to know how to identify any wild mushroom before eating it.

Photo by Oksana Kuzmina/Shutterstock
The Best Protection Against Serious Childhood Diseases Is Vaccination, Michigan Health Experts Say

With a new Omicron subvariant causing an increase in COVID-19 cases, it is important now more than ever to make sure Michiganders, especially children, are caught up on all recommended immunizations. Southeast Michigan is already seeing an increase in cases. 

Branches of red oak with red leaves hanging from the top on blurred green background of the forest by iStock / Getty Images
Keep Your Pruning Shears Away From Oak Trees This Spring, Warns Michigan’s Natural Resources Dept.

“Once oak wilt gets started, it is expensive to successfully manage and will kill all nearby red oaks over time, if untreated,” said James Wieferich, forest health specialist in the DNR’s Forest Resources Division.