Emergency rules extended to ensure Michiganders have access to naloxone to combat opioid addiction

Emergency rules extended to ensure Michiganders have access to naloxone to combat opioid addiction

There is an opioid crisis in Michigan and emergency rules have been extended to get the medication naloxone to help save the lives of those addicted. From 1999 to 2016, the total number of overdose deaths involving any type of opioid increased more than 17 times in Michigan, from 99 to 1,689, according to the […]

Champs worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A

Champs worker diagnosed with Hepatitis A

The Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness (HVCW) confirmed a case of Hepatitis A in a local restaurant worker, according to an announcement released by the department tonight. The individual, employed at Champs Rotisserie and Spirits located at 20515 Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods, is not currently working and is receiving medical […]

MDHHS activates Community Health Emergency Coordination Center in response to hepatitis A outbreak

MDHHS activates Community Health Emergency Coordination Center in response to hepatitis A outbreak

As cases continue to rise, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has activated the Community Health Emergency Coordination Center (CHECC) to coordinate the response of the multiple jurisdictions involved in the hepatitis A outbreak. “To help coordinate Michigan’s response to the hepatitis A outbreak, we are opening the Community Health Emergency Coordination […]

Hepatitis A Investigation: Detroit’s Firewater Bar and Grill and Little Caesars Pizza

Hepatitis A Investigation: Detroit’s Firewater Bar and Grill and Little Caesars Pizza

The Detroit Health Department’s announcement that it is investigating two separate cases of Hepatitis A should serve as a reminder to Detroiters that the Hepatitis A warnings are real and should be heeded. The first case is in connection with a Detroit resident who works at Firewater Bar and Grill located at 107 E. Milwaukee. The […]

Hepatitis A cases increase, particularly among men

Hepatitis A cases increase, particularly among men

The risks of contracting hepatitis A are still high, and possibly getting higher. That according to an announcement released today by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Those with the highest risk factor:  men having sexual contact with other men, or MSM. But they are not the only individuals at risk. Women […]

DDOT helps its drivers stand up for fitness

DDOT helps its drivers stand up for fitness

  DDOT bus drivers have to sit down on the job. That’s not the healthiest position to hold for all those hours driving Detroiters around the city.  To help those drivers deal with the issue, DDOT has teamed up with the Detroit Medical Center for its 61 Day Challenge, a health education campaign focusing on […]

One program makes a difference in many lives: Building Healthy Communities impacts 16,000 students

One program makes a difference in many lives: Building Healthy Communities impacts 16,000 students

We called him “Mr. Fin.” I don’t remember too much else about my eighth grade health class teacher Don Finlayson, except his lanky, lean physique and wavy, silver hair. In his younger years, I think he’d been an athlete or a coach, maybe both. What struck me most about Mr. Fin was his vitality, though […]