Health


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This New Bill Would Let Michiganders Get 4-Year Nursing Degrees at Community Colleges

Michigan has a nursing shortage, and burnout is higher than ever. This creative approach could attract more people to the profession.

Michigan’s New Top Doctor: Meet Natasha Bagdasarian

Michigan has a new top doctor. Here’s who she is and what she has done to get here. 

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1 in 4 Rural Michigan Hospitals Is in Danger of Closing, Even During a Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Overburdened and underfunded, Michigan’s rural hospitals are in need of life support to continue serving a large swath of the state’s families. 

Doulas, Prisons, and Paid Sick Leave: The Wide View State Sen. Erika Geiss Has on Family

State Sen. Erika Geiss wants to address the inequities that lead to too many preventable, tragic outcomes for Michigan parents welcoming new children.

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How You Can Help and Remain Safe When a Family Member Has COVID

With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, chances are you might know someone who’s sick with the virus. Protect yourself while offering those close to you some much-needed care and comfort.

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Michigan Community Organizations Get $650,000 for Suicide Prevention

The new program will help develop evidence-based approaches to reducing the rate of suicide attempts among young, underserved Michiganders.

Michigan winters often bring sub-zero temperatures, making for dangerous conditions for Michiganders without heat. These warming centers across the state can help.
Michigan Warming Centers: 22 Places Helping Families Through Winter in a Pandemic

With winter temperatures regularly dropping below freezing—and often below zero—these centers can help Michiganders without access to heat stay warm.