Stories tagged: "health"


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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. 

Social media accounts can give Michiganders insight about what's going on around the state, and inspiration to get involved.
24 Social Media Pages Michiganders Should Follow Right Now to Stay in the Know

From family to food, to discovering hidden Michigan gems, these sites will keep you informed.

A jogger is shown running with a handkerchief mask on in Detroit, Michigan as the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic and statewide stay at home orders continue. (Shutterstock)
Hit the Ground Running: Races Are Coming Back to Metro Detroit

Michiganders! It’s time to shake off the ‘Quarantine 15’ with these local running events. Get ready to dust off your shoes.

Michigan State Senators Erika Geiss (L) and Marshall Bullock
Michigan Lawmakers Want to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis. Here’s What That Means.

If passed, the resolution would be the first step of many to address racism in Michigan.

In this Friday, June 5, 2020 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer said Friday that barbershops and other personal-care businesses can reopen across Michigan on June 15, while those businesses and places like gyms and movie theaters that were shut down for months to curb the coronavirus can restart in northern Michigan next week. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)
Michigan Is Going to Test All of the State’s Nursing Homes for COVID

Nursing homes are tied to a third of all COVID-19 deaths across the state. Michigan’s health department is making moves to control the virus among home residents and staff.

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Photos of People Fighting Against Coronavirus Around the World

Politicians wear protective gear in Belgium. Canadians leave notes at their windows. Volunteers in Spain sew masks for nurses and doctors. Citizens disinfect streets and cars in India and Afghanistan. Pope Francis prays solo to an empty Piazza San Pietro.

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An 87-Year-Old Veteran Fully Recovered From COVID-19

Frank Eller, an 87-year-old California resident filled Puerto Rican doctors and citizens with hope, by defeating the disease amid an array of pre-existing conditions.