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Wildlife experts will place tracking collars on some whitetail deer in south-central Michigan for a study of chronic wasting disease and other illnesses.

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Some places hit hard by the opioid epidemic are also seeing an increase in sexually transmitted diseases. The New York Times recently reported on the rise of syphilis in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where officials say the trading of sex for drugs has caused a spike in syphilis cases.

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State officials are working with health departments in Detroit and Macomb, Wayne and Oakland counties to investigate an increase in Legionnaires' disease cases.

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Officials say they've confirmed the first West Nile virus activity for Michigan in 2017 in three birds.

Project aims to break the stigma surrounding STDs

Sep 23, 2013

Jenelle Marie says the subject of sexual health remains  shrouded in stigmatized myths.