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Virginia looks to raise age limit on tobacco products

Virginia looks to raise age limit on tobaccoCiting the rapid growth of teenage vaping, GOP leaders announced Thursday they are backing legislation to raise the age limit on buying tobacco products from 18 to 21
  • Nation
  • 17 hours, 44 minutes ago
Michigan

State warns of third medical pot products recall

State warns of third medical pot products recallAffected products sold at Indica LLC in Ypsilanti between Dec. 14 and Jan. 3
  • Michigan
  • 23 hours, 33 minutes ago
Health

DMC's Sinai-Grace averts Medicare loss after failed inspections

DMC’s Sinai-Grace averts Medicare lossMultiple inspections found violations of nursing, building standards
  • Health
  • 23 hours, 3 minutes ago
Health

Trump administration proposes higher ‘Obamacare’ premiums

Higher ‘Obamacare’ premiums proposedThe Trump administration on Thursday announced proposed rule changes that would lead to a modest premium increase next year under the Affordable Care Act
  • Health
  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
Business

Beaumont, DMC announce major leadership changes

Beaumont, DMC announce major leadership changesLeadership changes planned for February at Metro Detroit's two largest health systems
  • Business
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Health

UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

UN health chief orders probe into misconductWorld Health Organization orders internal probe into allegations it is rife with racism, sexism and corruption
  • Health
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Health

Americans drank less alcohol in ’18 for 3rd year in row

Americans drank less alcohol in ’18 for 3rd year in rowTotal cases of beer, wine and spirits consumed in the U.S. dropped 0.8 percent to nearly 3.35 billion in 2018
  • Health
  • 2 days ago
Health

Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couplesTens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts
  • Health
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Nation

Medical tech in Hep C outbreak challenges sentence

Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentenceDavid Kwiatkowski was sentenced for stealing painkiller syringes and replacing them with syringes tainted with his blood
  • Nation
  • 2 days, 18 hours ago
Health

No-cost birth control faces court challenges

No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challengesHere’s a look at some of the issues behind the confrontation over birth control, politics and religious beliefs
  • Health
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Nation

Judge blocks birth control coverage rules nationwide

Judge blocks birth control coverage rules nationwideThe rules, scheduled to take effect Monday, would change a mandate under 2010’s Affordable Care Act.
  • Nation
  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
Health

Prenatal yoga classes ease path to delivery day

Prenatal yoga classes ease path to delivery dayCourse in Traverse City helps women seeking to build strength, reduce stress and improve both body and baby awareness
  • Health
  • 5 days, 11 hours ago
Nation

Inmates battling addiction get an ally: A puppy

Inmates battling addiction get an ally: A puppyThe New Hampshire program mirrors similar programs in which inmates raise and care for animals, typically dogs.
  • Nation
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Michigan

Detroit, Kalamazoo, Lansing medical pot products recalled

State warns of second medical marijuana recallMedical marijuana products sold in Detroit, Kalamazoo and Lansing have been recalled due to failed laboratory testing.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week ago
Health

US flu season poised to be milder than last year’s harsh one

Flu season poised to be milder than last yearIn most parts of the country right now, the flu strain causing the most illness is a somewhat milder virus
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
Business

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labelsStarting next month, Bud Light will have prominent labels showing its ingredients, calories, amount of fat and protein
  • Business
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Pain drug Gabapentin listed as controlled substance
Michigan is listing a drug commonly used to treat nerve pain and seizures as a controlled substance

Pain drug Gabapentin listed as controlled substanceMichigan is listing a drug commonly used to treat nerve pain and seizures as a controlled substance
  • Health
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Macomb County

Breach exposes some patients’ personal info
Breach at provider of HIV/AIDS care services and substance abuse treatment has compromised some patients’ info

Breach exposes some patients’ personal infoBreach at provider of HIV/AIDS care services and substance abuse treatment has compromised some patients’ info
  • Macomb County
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Michigan

Whitmer picks former Obama official to lead Michigan health department

Whitmer taps ex-Obama official to lead health dept.Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has gone out of state to fill a key position, naming Robert Gordon to lead the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Detroit

Officials: Water main break at Detroit Medical Center repaired

Officials: Water main break at DMC repairedBreak happened Tuesday, service continued while repairs completed Wednesday
  • Detroit
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Science

Scientists seek ways to take a real measure of pain

Scientists seek ways to take a real measure of painScientists have begun studies of possible markers of pain in hopes of “seeing” the ouch so they can better treat it
  • Science
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Nation

Mayor: NYC to expand health care to 600K
Plan involves expanding existing public insurance program and providing uninsured people with access to affordable care.

Mayor: NYC to expand health care to 600KPlan involves expanding existing public insurance program and providing uninsured people with access to affordable care.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Health

US cancer death rate hits 25 years of decline

US cancer death rate hits 25 years of declineLower smoking rates and advances in early detection and treatment are having a positive impact
  • Health
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

Growing opioid crisis adds to Puerto Rico’s problems

Growing opioid crisis adds to Puerto Rico’s problemsMore than 600 fentanyl-related overdoses and 60 deaths were reported in Puerto Rico in 2017, largely before Maria
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Michigan

Nessel joins legal challenge to Obamacare birth control mandate exemptions

Nessel joins challenge to birth control exemptionsAG Dana Nessel will support two federal lawsuits challenging 2017 rules exempting religious groups from following an Obamacare mandate.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Michigan

Health officials warn of increasing norovirus activity

Health officials warn of increasing norovirus activityMichigan’s Health and Human Services department has identified increases in norovirus activity
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Detroit

Power outage at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital may have resulted in patient death, family believes

Power outage at hospital may have led to deathLack of power at DMC Sinai Grace in cardiac cath lab, elevators, kept woman from life-saving treatment during heart attack
  • Detroit
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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