| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:05 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will get about $1.6 million to develop its State Health Care Innovation Plan.
The state says the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation grant is part of the State Innovation Models Initiative. Funding is to...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Though not set to take effect until Friday, the automatic cuts to defense and domestic spending known as the sequester, negotiated back in 2011 as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling, already are having an effect on the economy and national security,...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has detailed the potential fallout in each state from budget cuts set to take effect at week's end, while congressional Republicans and Democrats keep up the sniping over who's to blame.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit will drop below $1 trillion for the first time in President Barack Obama's tenure in office, a new report said Tuesday.
The Congressional Budget Office analysis said the government will run a $845...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The Student Nurse Association at North Central Michigan College will host a bake sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, in the college administration building.
Community members are welcome to come to the Petoskey campus and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of the existing evidence finds it to be inconclusive about whether omega-3 fatty acids taken by mothers during pregnancy boost their kids' brain development early in life.
"There are so many trials where pregnant...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:07 AM
Child abuse cases in Northern Michigan are growing.
The latest data released for confirmed child abuse cases in Emmet and Charlevoix counties shows steady increases in overall child abuse and neglect cases during the recession.
But, while those...
| Jan 30, 2013
The recommended schedule of vaccines for children is safe and has done much to dramatically lower the incidence of devastating illnesses, according to a new national scientific study that was partly led by a Northwestern University professor....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Dr. Allan Greissman of Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida dispels some common misconceptions parents may have about their children’s health.
1. Kids in day care get sick more often
While it may seem that kids in daycare get sick more often,...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:27 PM
For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense.
Now critics fear the public will get stuck with an even...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Back in 1981, the city of Charlevoix received a notice from the Michigan Department of Public Health: its municipal well system was contaminated.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the well system was connected to a wedge of contaminated...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Are we finally controlling health spending? Few issues loom larger in the economic outlook. For years, spiraling health costs -- mainly for Medicare and Medicaid, which serve the elderly and the poor -- have consumed a growing share of the...