Stories tagged: "health"


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Conservative Organizers Haven’t Collected Enough Signatures for Petitions. That Won’t Stop Them, Yet.

A group of conservative organizers is still hoping to bypass voters on key issues after a missed deadline. They’re not giving up.

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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. 

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A Still-Active 1931 Statute Could Soon Ban Abortions in Michigan. This Lawsuit Aims to Fix That.

“We believe that women in Michigan … have an affirmative right to make their own healthcare decisions, including whether or not they choose to have an abortion,” Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist told The ‘Gander.

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This Tuition-Free Initiative Has Helped More Than 100,000 Michiganders in Less Than Two Years

Many Michiganders have used the pandemic to go back to school, with the help of two state programs promising free tuition. 

From left, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., Rep. Lucy McBath, Ga., talk about their legislation aimed at capping the price of insulin, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 31, 2022. The bill would keep consumers' out-of-pocket costs at no more than $35 per month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
This Bill From a Michigan Congressman Would Cut the Cost of Insulin

Rep. Dan Kildee’s daughter needs insulin to stay alive. But not everyone is in favor of making the pricey medication more affordable. 

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Michigan to Receive ‘Crucial’ Funds to Fight Opioids

Every year, more Michigan residents die from opioids than car crashes. Now, a historic court settlement could help communities save lives.

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Help for the Holidays: A Michigan Family’s Guide to Pandemic Assistance

The holidays aren't always easy. If you're in need of a helping hand, these resources can provide assistance with food, utilities, and even toys.