Annual fundraiser supports families of incarcerated parents

Annual fundraiser supports families of incarcerated parents

She might not be a fortune-teller, but Shirley Cochran has a knack for influencing the future. As founder of Motherly Intercessions, a non-profit devoted to supporting Flint and Genesee County families of incarcerated parents, Cochran works to help increase successful outcomes for children. Through after-school programs, a summer day camp, life skills training and other […]

Happy Trails: Michigan families can enter a whole new world without ever leaving their home state

Happy Trails:  Michigan families can enter a whole new world without ever leaving their home state

Flying. That’s how 12-year-old Tonya Harris describes the freedom she feels when she’s on her bike. “It’s a liberating experience that is ageless and more important now than ever as our constantly connected lifestyles scream for an opportunity to relax and unwind,” says Mary McGuire Slevin, a cycling enthusiast and assistant director of the Michigan […]

US Hispanic Chamber calls ending DACA inhumane and economically harmful

US Hispanic Chamber calls ending DACA inhumane and economically harmful

President Trump’s decision to move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could impact about 15,000 Michigan residents. That’s how many people the Immigration Policy Institute says are eligible for that program in our state. Of those the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has accepted the applications of little more than 7,300. The […]

Growing Hope: Community gardens will benefit by solar-powered watering system

Growing Hope: Community gardens will benefit by solar-powered watering system

Eastside neighborhoods in Flint will soon have year-around access to healthy food options when Kettering University and the Asbury Community Development Center open in hoop house community garden. The project is made possible by a $25,000 award from the Ford Motor Company Fund to Kettering and the Asbury Community Development center to integrate productive solar […]

Dangerous levels of lead discovered in infant remedy Baguti Kesaria

Dangerous levels of lead discovered in infant remedy Baguti Kesaria

Parents eager to ensure their infants’ well-being are advised by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to avoid an ayurvedic remedy called Balguti Kesaria. Ayurvedic medicine is an eastern practice often studied by holistic health practitioners. Recent testing has found Balguti Kesaria samples contaminated with lead. The remedy is ground up and given […]

Risk of contracting Hepatitis A through casual contact is rising, vaccines available

Risk of contracting Hepatitis A through casual contact is rising, vaccines available

More Michigan residents are at risk of contracting hepatitis, particularly Hepatitis A, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services which just released its annual Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report on Hepatitis B and C.   Vaccines are available and residents are urged to get them to help protect against Hepatitis A and B. The infection […]

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