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Public News Service - MI: Health Issues

Doctors say medical school graduates don't currently have enough options for community-based training in Michigan. (clarita/morguefile)

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – They see patients from birth to death, and some family physicians say getting more medical students to choose the primary care field could play a big part in creating a healthier Michigan. Michigan has long been a leader in medical education, but many graduates either lea

Mental health advocates have applauded Parker for explicitly stating her mental-health needs. (via Twitter)

LANSING, Mich. – When Ann Arbor resident Madalyn Parker emailed her team she'd be taking time off work to focus on her mental health, she never imagined the head of her company would thank her or that it would spark a much larger discussion about mental health in the workplace. Parker's emai

Research shows having more family physicians in a community leads to better health outcomes and lower health-care costs. (clarita/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – When it comes to being as healthy as you can possibly be, there are many uncontrollable factors, but doctors say one decision could help achieve greater health equity. Dr. Kim Yu is chair of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians practicing in Frankenmuth, and she says he

People living near Evart fear a potash mining operation could destroy the sensitive wetlands around the area. (K. Ford)

EVART TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- After battling bottled water giant Nestle, residents and concerned citizens near Evart now are trying to keep another company from drawing down and potentially contaminating their water supply. Just six miles from Nestle's wells, Michigan Potash, a Colorado-based company,

Volunteers wearing red hope to cut some of the red tape for Flint residents to have water pipes replaced. (M. Hornbeck/AARP MI)

FLINT, Mich. – Thousands of Flint homes still need to have their water lines replaced, an effort that will have volunteers fanning out across the city this weekend. Before crews can begin to work on the pipes, homeowners must sign consent forms, and on Saturday, volunteers led by AARP Michiga

Patients need to be their own advocates to maximize their health care. (click/morguefile)

MIDLAND, Mich. – With spring in the air and debate for now halted on the future of health insurance, many people in Michigan are scheduling health-care visits. Doctors say a little planning can help put you on the path to better health. Whether you're seeing a doctor for the first time, for

The fate of healthcare for millions of Michiganders could come down to a vote in Congress on Thursday. (Architect of the Capitol)

LANSING, Mich. – As President Donald Trump makes a last push to Congress to get his healthcare proposal across the finish line in the U.S. House, policy experts in Michigan are raising red flags. More than 650,000 people are enrolled in the state's Healthy Michigan expanded Medicaid plan, with

Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow concealed carry of firearms in public places without a permit. (mconnors/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Today is International Women's Day, and one group of Michigan women is marking the occasion by taking aim at what they believe would be a dangerous change to the state's gun laws. Two bills in the House would make Michigan the seventh state in the nation to allow people to ca

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