Health

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Jim Peck / MSU Photography

Interim Michigan State University President John Engler has announced a restructuring of health services on campus in the wake of the crimes committed by former MSU doctor Larry Nassar.


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Michigan officials say a resident of the Upper Peninsula is the first child in the state to die from the flu this season.

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This has been a particularly bad influenza season, starting early especially in the South and West Coast in the U.S. This follows a severe season in Australia during our summer.

 

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

After asking about their course of treatment and how likely it is that it will succeed, many cancer patients have another question: will I lose my hair? Sparrow Hospital has begun using a new process that aims to prevent the hair loss that often accompanies chemotherapy.


Dr. Lisa DeStefano photo
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

With the explosion of opioid addiction in America, doctors and patients are looking for ways to avoid using the painkillers. For some, manipulative therapy could be a way out.


HIV test photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

To mark World AIDS Day, several members of the Lansing city council are publicly being tested for HIV today.

Rob Zondervan and the Clean Case Mobile Device Cover photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Cell phones are dirty things. According to some media reports, they’re dirtier than toilet seats. Not something you want in an operating room, that’s for sure.


Current Sports | November 8, 2017

Nov 8, 2017
Doctor's Office
Flickr - Susan

College Football Rankings; Michigan State Football; College Football Playoffs; Matt Marks; No Shave November; Men's Prostate Cancer Awareness.


Thomas O'Connell photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the medical community hopes to continue to improve early detection, treatments and survival rates.


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The Ingham County Health Department has inoculated staff and clientele of two local homeless shelters for Hepatitis A. That’s following three cases of Hepatitis A, including one death, in the county.

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Steve Barosko / Courtesy Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently released a plan to boost breastfeeding rates in the state. Breastfeeding decreases infant mortality rates and reduces ailments like diabetes, leukemia, allergies, asthma, ear infections and obesity. Mothers who nurse tend to experience less post-partum depression, breast and ovarian cancer, type II diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.


Juliana Powell and Kellie Dean at Alex's Great State Race in 2016.
Stepheni Schlinker / APUE MSU

Alex Powell was a Lansing Catholic High School graduate who was about to fulfill his dream of attending Michigan State University when he was diagnosed with cancer. That diagnosis didn’t stop him from going to MSU, though it was for only a short time before he passed away. Powell is the namesake of Alex’s Great State Race.


Dr. Antonio Nuñez photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

This week, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to three American researchers for their work on internal clocks. The Nobel Foundation announcement praised the trio for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. MSU psychology professor Dr. Antonio Nuñez says that a single cell can be a circadian clock.


Dr. Peter Gulick photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

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.

MSU Grand Rapids Research Center ribbon cutting photo
Patrick Center / WGVU

The new Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center was dedicated today in a ceremony that included U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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