Health Care

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Village selling land to medical marijuana industry

April 22, 2019
| By AP
KALKASKA — A village whose president wants the community to be a pioneer in the medical marijuana industry is planning to sell a portion of its taxpayer-owned land, possibly for the cultivation of cannabis. Read More

Health system hires oncologists

April 19, 2019
A health system in the area has hired three new physicians for its oncology department. Read More

Corporate foundation gives hospital $100K

April 18, 2019
A drug maker’s foundation has donated $100,000 to a hospital in the region. Read More

Judge sentences doctor to prison

April 18, 2019
| By AP
DETROIT — A suburban doctor who admitted to running an $18-million prescription drug scheme has been sentenced to prison. Read More

County evicting health clinic

April 17, 2019
| By AP
A county board in the region has voted to evict a health clinic from a building. Read More

Feds drop appeal in genital mutilation case

April 15, 2019
DETROIT — The U.S. Justice Department said a federal ban on genital mutilation should be re-written to protect it from constitutional challenges after a judge in Detroit threw out charges against members of a Muslim sect. Read More

Fire chiefs seek rules for disposal of risky firefighting foam

Fire retardant containing PFAS still could be used in case of emergencies.

Fifteen years ago, “way before anyone knew” about the dangers of the PFAS chemicals within, the Walker Fire Department purchased a stash of firefighting foam from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids to be used during training. Read More

Pediatric practice and mental health providers move into new space

April 10, 2019
A new 12,350-square-foot medical office building in the area is now home to a pediatric practice and several mental health providers. Read More

Health system names hospital president

April 10, 2019
A local hospital has a new president. Read More

Hospital hires director of mission integration

April 8, 2019
There's a new director of mission integration at a local hospital. Read More