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Michigan Hospitals Are In Trouble for Making Patients Sick

The federal government is cracking down on hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, and they've now added spreading those crazy antibiotic-resistant germs like MRSA to their calculations. So the government has reduced Medicare payments to 769 hospitals, including 27 hospitals right here in Michigan!

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West Michigan Organizations May Have ‘Breakthrough’ in Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

Science Translational Medicine reports that a new drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being prepared for human clinical trials in hope of finding the world's first treatment to slow Parkinson's disease.

The drug was developed by Kalamazoo-based Metabolic Solutions Development Company and supported by research from Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science.

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GVSU Breaks Ground on $46.5 Million Health Campus Expansion

On Tuesday, Grand Valley State University broke ground on a new five-story, 84,000-square-foot expansion of their health campus.

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Kent County Receives $31,300 to Increase Breastfeeding by African American Women

The Kent County Health Department's initiative to increase breastfeeding among African American women is one of 33 health programs in Michigan to receive grant money from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Frozen Strawberries Linked To Hepatitis A Recalled In West Mi

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall on frozen strawberries sold around the US.

The recall comes after the CDC and FDA found that the strawberries tested positive for Hepatitis A...

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Buzz60 via YouTube
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Nationwide Recall of Two Oreo Flavors

Due to a milk allergen not being listed on the list of ingredients, Mondelez Global LLC has issued a nationwide recall of Oreo Fudge Cremes, the original and mint flavors...

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Halloween Can be Special for Children and Adults in Hospitals in Grand Rapids

Halloween is a memory maker for kids. The fun of dressing up in costumes, trick or treating, parties, they're all part of the fun of Halloween. But, what about the children in hospitals? What do they do? West Michigan organizations and parents are making sure that a hospital stay or wheelchair doesn’t get in the way this year.

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Nestlé Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Because of Listeria

Not the ice cream!

Now it's time to check your freezers because Nestlé has issued a national recall on their Drumstick ice cream cones...

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Scott Lewis, ThinkStock
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Another Herd of Cattle With Bovine TB Found in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says a new herd of cattle in Michigan has tested postive for bovine tuberculosis.

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The Red Cross is Looking for Help for the 9/11 National Day of Service

This September 11th will mark the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and is the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the US. Millions of people observe the day with acts to help others. One great way to help is to either volunteer helping the American Red Cross, or donate blood, or both!

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Cases of Swine Flu Reaches Eight in Michigan, Linked to County Fairs

Confirmed cases of the swine flu are rising across Michigan, including West Michigan.

Currently, there is no vaccine for swine flu and the seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against it.

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Holland Hospital the Only Area Hospital With Perfect Five-Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released the overall ratings for Michigan hospitals. Holland Hospital was the only West Michigan hospital with a perfect five-star rating.

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