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Science behind vaccination is strong

March 31, 2015
Controversy around the safety of vaccination is nothing new. Even as society has experienced irrefutable success in controlling and eradicating many diseases and with the now exhaustive scientific data that proves vaccines are safe, many parents are still choosing to opt out of immunization. Read More

Ophthalmology practice builds office

March 31, 2015
An ophthalmology practice with a presence across the region has built a new main office. Read More

Health system hires surgical director

March 31, 2015
A health care system has hired a surgeon from Germany to lead its heart and lung transplant program. Read More

Health care fraud proves troublesome locally

Effective enforcement recovers $3.3B in fraud nationwide.

March 27, 2015
National, regional and local efforts to combat fraudulent activity in the health industry have returned more than $27.8 billion in taxpayers’ dollars to the system since 1997. Read More

Inside Track: An advocate for change

Marywood Health Center’s Lisa McMichael sees many changes ahead in the realm of rehabilitation therapy.

March 27, 2015
Lisa McMichael has seen a lot of changes in the field of occupational therapy since she started her career two decades ago, and she expects to see more thanks to the baby boomer generation. Read More

Ottawa tops state’s health rankings

It’s the second consecutive year at the head of the list for lakeshore region.

March 27, 2015
For the second consecutive year, Ottawa County was ranked the healthiest community in the state of Michigan according to the sixth annual county-by-county assessment program. Read More

County ranks No. 1 in state for overall health

March 25, 2015
A county in the area ranks No. 1 in an annual report measuring health factors to provide a comparison of 82 counties across the state. Read More

Federal and local money work to stop lead poisoning in city

March 20, 2015
For the city of Grand Rapids, “getting the lead out” is more than an idiom with a figurative meaning. It is, to use another idiom, an economic line in the sand. Read More

Health workers to spot human trafficking

LANSING — Criminals who sell victims for sex or labor leave marks that are rarely noticeable to the average person, but doctors and nurses have a unique advantage to spot these red flags and intervene — if they are properly trained. Read More

D.A. Blodgett-St. John's names CEO

March 18, 2015
A nonprofit health and human services leader with more than 25 years of experience is the new president and CEO at D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s. Read More