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Michigan Raises Awareness of Connection Between Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancers

LANSING, Mich. ­­­– The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is joining state and national partners to raise awareness of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers (HBOC) this week, September 25-October 1, 2016, proclaimed Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week by Governor Rick Snyder. Occurring between national awareness months for ovarian cancer in September […]

State Confirms Case Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Residents Reminded To Protect Against All Tick-Borne Illness

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed a case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) in a child in Cass County. This is the first confirmed case of RMSF contracted in Michigan since 2009. RMSF is a tick-borne disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii, and can be […]

Health information available for residents about Legionella in warmer months

LANSING, Mich. – As Legionnaires’ disease is more common during the warmer months when temperatures are ideal for growth of the bacteria that cause the disease (Legionella), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Genesee County Health Department, and Wayne State University are releasing information for Flint residents about what they can do to […]

MDHHS, GCHD Issue CDC Best Practices on Water Management to Reduce Legionella Growth and Spread

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) together with the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) issued a new draft toolkit to aid building managers in identifying areas in their buildings where Legionella might grow or spread and how to reduce that risk. The toolkit, developed by the Centers for Disease […]

Flint Water Quality Showing Improvement, More Progress Needed, Say Government And Independent Water Quality Experts

Filters are working for drinking water; residents need to help by flushing home plumbing FLINT, MI – A recent review of test results by state, federal and independent water quality experts shows the water quality in Flint is improving. In addition, the protective coating is being restored to Flint’s pipes, which is an important measure […]

Flint Families Can Get Nutritious Food; Dates Announced for April, May Mobile Food Bank Stops

LANSING, Mich. – Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effect of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for April and May at locations throughout Flint. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the April and May schedule […]

MDHHS to Host Two Forums to Develop New Statewide Breastfeeding Plan

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is hosting two forums on March 15 and April 19 to help equip Michigan mothers with needed education, support and resources for breastfeeding. Michigan employers, healthcare professionals and organizations, community organizations, community members and public health professionals are being invited to the forums to […]

Michigan Calls in Federal ACE Team to Study Rashes

Flint, Mich. – As a follow-up to the investigation of rashes possibly associated with Flint water, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has requested an Assessment of Chemical Exposure (ACE) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Throughout February, MDHHS has been working to follow up with members of the […]

MDHHS Statement on Chief Medical Executive Dr. Eden Wells

LANSING – Effective February 1, 2016, Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was appointed to a full-time position. This is an unclassified position reporting to MDHHS Director Nick Lyon. While previously Dr. Wells was technically a part-time employee, she was a full-time resource for the department. […]

MDHHS Recognizes TV, Furniture and Appliance Tip-Over Prevention Awareness Day

LANSING, Mich. – Every 45 minutes a child in the United States ends up in an emergency department because of a TV tipping over. That’s why this last Saturday, February 6, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraged residents to keep their loved ones safe by observing TV, Furniture and Appliance […]

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