Health Care

Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals


Apprenticeship program aims to create health care careers

First class of medical assistants will begin at GRCC in January.

November 27, 2015
A new apprenticeship program that will be offered by a trio of community colleges in West Michigan beginning in January is aimed at creating careers in the health care field. Read More

Health system offers virtual appointments

Spectrum’s on-demand care will link patients with doctors via email and video.

November 27, 2015
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) When you’re sick, the last thing you feel like doing is to go see your doctor, but, until recently, if you called your doctor’s office looking for an over-the-phone diagnosis or prescription, you were met with, “You’ll have to make an appointment to see the doctor.” Read More

Practice will conduct oncology trials

Phase 1 trials will work with cancer patients who are not responding to treatment.

November 27, 2015
Future cancer treatment drugs may have roots in Grand Rapids. Read More

Inside Track: Barcheski understands importance of making, keeping connections

The new Senior Helpers GM can draw from experience in interior design, media sales, radio — and chocolate fountains.

November 27, 2015
Shannon Barcheski has a career that proves true the statement that it’s not always what you know. Sometimes it’s who you know. Read More

Medical marijuana law may receive upgrades

Attorney says bills may ‘shore up’ some issues occurring at the federal level.

November 27, 2015
A series of three bills that passed through the Michigan House and are now expected to be taken up by the Senate would enhance the state’s medical marijuana law, possibly paving the way for lucrative business ventures. Read More

5 tips for avoiding 'tech hunch' during Cyber Week

November 27, 2015
Cyber Week is days away, and an ergonomist at an office furniture maker has five tips to avoid “tech hunch” as you shop from the comfort of your couch. Read More

MSU 'tops off' downtown research center

November 26, 2015
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine recently held a “topping off” ceremony to celebrate a milestone in the construction of its six-story research center downtown and shared data on the project. Read More

Hospitals complete $7.5M unit

November 25, 2015
A hospital has extended its reach in the state by completing a $7.5-million renovation and expansion project with another hospital. Read More

CEO launches health care foundation for veterans

November 25, 2015
The president and CEO of a medical device distributor has launched a new foundation with the mission of helping to improve medical and mental health care for veterans. Read More

Perrigo acquires US rights to drug line for $380M

November 23, 2015
Over-the-counter and prescription drug maker Perrigo is acquiring the U.S. rights to an AstraZeneca drug line for Crohn’s disease for $380 million. Read More