The U.P.'s Political Press and News http://broadcasteverywhere.com Yooper News & Michigan Press Releases Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:33:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Statements on Jim Bridenstine’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Administrator http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921875/statements-on-jim-bridenstines-senate-confirmation-as-nasa-administrator/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:33:00 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921875/statements-on-jim-bridenstines-senate-confirmation-as-nasa-administrator/

The following are statements from Rep. Jim Bridenstine and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Bridenstine as the 13th Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

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NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921658/nasa-planet-hunter-on-its-way-to-orbit/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:09:00 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921658/nasa-planet-hunter-on-its-way-to-orbit/

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.

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NASA to Discuss Demonstration of New Space Exploration Power System http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921540/nasa-to-discuss-demonstration-of-new-space-exploration-power-system/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:38:00 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921540/nasa-to-discuss-demonstration-of-new-space-exploration-power-system/

Media are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a new nuclear reactor power system designed for space.

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NASA TV Updates Launch Coverage for Planet-Hunting Mission TESS http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921542/nasa-tv-updates-launch-coverage-for-planet-hunting-mission-tess/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:07:00 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921542/nasa-tv-updates-launch-coverage-for-planet-hunting-mission-tess/

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch today at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Public Health and Public Safety Address Opioid Epidemic at Statewide Conference Hosted by MDHHS http://broadcasteverywhere.com/press-releases-michigan/human-services/921617/public-health-and-public-safety-address-opioid-epidemic-at-statewide-conference-hosted-by-mdhhs/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:45:01 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/?p=921617 Marquette, Mich.04/17/2018 – To help address the opioid epidemic affecting the state, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) hosted a statewide conference for 150 public safety and public health professionals today, April 17.

The Public Safety and Public Health Opioid Conference in Lansing featured state and national experts discussing the issues of addiction, law enforcement practices, naloxone use and first responder precautions. Best practices were shared, including presentations from Monroe and Macomb counties. Participants also had opportunities to collaborate with stakeholders from across the state.

“This conference is a strong step towards helping our communities work together to fight the opioid epidemic,” said Nick Lyon, MDHHS director. “By sharing lessons learned and best practices, we will continue to address this public health threat with a united front in the most effective ways possible.”

Sessions and speakers included:

  • Opioid Addiction: What it is and How to Treat it – Dr. Debra Pinals, medical director, Behavioral Health and Forensic Programs, MDHHS
  • The Evolving Epidemiology of HIV-Infected Persons Who Inject Drugs: Lessons Learned from Indiana 2015 – Dr. John Brooks, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Role of Medicaid and Other MDHHS Programs in Addressing the Opioid Crisis – Lynda Zeller, senior deputy director, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration, MDHHS
  • Michigan Response to the Opioid Epidemic: The Naloxone Standing Order – Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive, MDHHS
  • Law Enforcement: Fighting the Opioid Crisis Through a Harm Reduction Model – Det. Sgt. Ron Martin, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
  • First Responder Precautions for Unknown Opioids – Dr. William Fales, Division of EMS and Trauma, MDHHS

Similar to the rest of the nation, Michigan has seen a dramatic increase in opioid-related deaths. From 1999 to 2016, 7,300 people have died from an opioid overdose with more than 60 percent of those deaths occurring since 2010.

For more information about opioids and the steps residents can take to protect themselves and loved ones, visit Michigan.gov/stopoverdoses. For information about available drug treatment services, visit Michigan.gov/bhrecovery.

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New Health Resource Available for Early Childhood Educators http://broadcasteverywhere.com/press-releases-michigan/health-medicine/921616/new-health-resource-available-for-early-childhood-educators/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:39:57 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/?p=921616 Marquette, Mich.04/17/2018– The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, announces the release of a valuable new tool to support student health.

The Michigan Model for Early Childhood Health™ provides early childhood educators with age-appropriate health-promoting activities. The early childhood module complements the K-12 modules of the nationally recognized Michigan Model for Health™ curriculum and provides an emphasis on family involvement.

The Michigan Model for Early Childhood Health™ consists of 21 activities within four units: Social and Emotional Health; Nutrition and Physical Activity; Safety; and Personal Health and Wellness. Family Resource Sheets are included with every activity to extend the learning at home.

“Engaging our youngest students in health-promoting activities starts them on the road to adopting lifelong healthy habits,” said Nick Lyon, MDHHS director. “The home activities offer an opportunity to extend those lessons to the entire family.”

The activities were designed to be adaptable to any early childhood learning environment. They are aligned to Michigan’s Early Learning Expectations and the National Health Education Standards. Early childhood educators will be provided training and technical assistance on the Michigan Model for Early Childhood Health™ through the school health coordinator in their region. For a list of coordinators, visit Mishca.org/where.

For more information about the Michigan Model for Early Childhood Health™, including ordering information, visit the Michigan Model for Health Clearinghouse website at Mmhclearinghouse.org.

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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NASA4Earth Tools, Events http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921158/nasa-celebrates-earth-day-with-nasa4earth-tools-events/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:30:00 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/921158/nasa-celebrates-earth-day-with-nasa4earth-tools-events/

This Earth Day, NASA invites you to create your own shareable views of our home planet, help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, and watch our fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft as they circle the globe.

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Delta Dental Foundation Grant Helping MDHHS Assess Oral Cancer Screening Procedures http://broadcasteverywhere.com/press-releases-michigan/health-medicine/921615/delta-dental-foundation-grant-helping-mdhhs-assess-oral-cancer-screening-procedures/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:29:17 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/?p=921615  

Marquette, Mich.04/17/2018 — April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and to help raise awareness the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Oral Health Unit is using a nearly $27,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation to assess screening procedures for oral cancer and determine knowledge of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) among oral health professionals.

Dr. Jeff Johnston, Chief Science Officer and Vice President at Delta Dental, represents the organization on the MDHHS advisory committee for this project.

“Although April is cancer awareness month, the need for early diagnosis and treatment is year round,” Johnston said. “Promotion of HPV awareness and vaccination will pay off in less people having to go through this terrible disease.”

The Oral Health Unit is using the funding to conduct a survey of 5,000 Michigan dental providers. Responses will help:

Assess screening procedures for oral cancer by oral health professionals. Assess the knowledge of oral health professionals of oral cancer screening, HPV and HPV vaccine. Determine if oral health professionals perform any follow up after identifying patients with suspected oral cancers. Determine if oral health professionals are willing to discuss HPV, its connection to oral cancer and/or promote the HPV vaccine. In addition, survey results may be used to develop interventions and pilots and share best practices among Michigan dental providers.

“The goal is to increase the number of Michigan residents screened for oral cancer and referred to specialists if needed and to increase the number of individuals vaccinated with the HPV vaccine,” said Nick Lyon, MDHHS director. “We appreciate Delta Dental’s support in researching this important issue. Oral cancer is the eighth most common cancer diagnosis in men, causing more than 8,000 deaths among men and women each year.”

Each year more than 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the United States, and it is estimated more than 50 percent of all oral cancers are associated with HPV lesions. HPV is a virus that causes infection on the skin or mucous membranes of various areas of the body, including the mouth.

For more information about oral health, visit Michigan.gov/oralhealth.

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Maryland, Michigan, Texas Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/920730/maryland-michigan-texas-students-to-link-up-with-nasa-astronauts-on-space-station/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:34:00 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/othernews/920730/maryland-michigan-texas-students-to-link-up-with-nasa-astronauts-on-space-station/

Students from Maryland, Michigan and Texas will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.

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Michiganders Warned Not to Consume Products Containing Kratom Due to Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Substance http://broadcasteverywhere.com/press-releases-michigan/health-medicine/920170/michiganders-warned-not-to-consume-products-containing-kratom-due-to-salmonella-outbreak-linked-to-substance/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:20:58 +0000 http://broadcasteverywhere.com/?p=920170 Marquette, Mi.04/13/2018 – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and local health departments to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to the consumption of products containing the plant substance kratom.

More than 130 people from 38 states, including three individuals in Michigan in Kent, Livingston and Monroe counties, have been infected with Salmonella linked to kratom. No deaths have been reported; however, 38 individuals have been hospitalized.

Kratom is a plant consumed for its stimulant effects and is also used as an opioid substitute. Kratom is known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak. Ill individuals have reported consuming kratom as pills, powder and in tea.

“We are advising Michigan residents not to consume any products containing kratom,” said Dr. Eden Wells, MDHHS chief medical executive. “If you have used kratom and subsequently develop symptoms, please consult your medical provider. In addition, we urge people to consult their healthcare provider before taking any supplement, especially if they have weakened immune systems, are pregnant, younger than 5 years old or are an older adult.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a mandatory recall for all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC. Other kratom products have been recalled voluntarily by suppliers or manufacturers as several other brands and products containing kratom have tested positive for Salmonella. As part of the Michigan investigation, the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories has detected Salmonella in the following four kratom-containing product samples purchased online from Herbal-Salvation/Viable Solutions, LLC, in Nampa, ID: Red Vein Bali (Indonesia), Green Horn (Indonesia), Red Vein Sumatra (Indonesia) and Thai Maeng Da, (Thailand). For a list of recalled kratom products, visit the FDA website.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. In some cases severe diarrhea or infection may occur and require hospitalization.

For more information about the outbreak investigation involving kratom, visit the CDC website.

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