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 […]

Cheesy selfies can win year’s pizza supply

Cheesy selfies can win year’s pizza supply

It’s time to say “cheese” – and not just for the camera. Maybe you’re a fan of the stretchy pull of mozzarella on top of a hot pizza or you may prefer the melty queso on your nachos.  However you like it, it’s the flavorful, savory, delicious cheese made from calcium and protein filled milk […]

Pantry makes healthy food a neighborhood movement

Pantry makes healthy food a neighborhood movement

  Healthy groceries are still on the move. Neighborhoods will welcome the mobile food pantry for a new round of stops in August as the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services distribute more foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. Every scheduled month the […]

Stars shine brightly for young Flint filmmakers

Stars shine brightly for young Flint filmmakers

The stars twinkled Thursday evening at the but these weren’t the same old leading men and women in Hollywood. No, the local movie-makers celebrated July 27 were participants in the second annual Flint Youth Film Festival Awards Ceremony, featuring aspiring artists from ages 13 to 25.  The program recognizes short-film directors, honoring their work in […]

Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

There’s more to farm life than meets the eye. What appear, to some, as long days that amble along at a leisurely pace are often bustling, up-at-sunrise routines that help create nutritional products that get shipped to local supermarkets and, ultimately, land on breakfast and dinner tables around America. Children who live in urban communities […]

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

For some Michigan youth summer is the hungriest time of year. While the season ushers in cookouts and picnics, a daily challenge for low-income households is stretching the meal budget to feed youth who’d normally enjoy one or more meals at school. With the annual closing of student lunchrooms comes the annual opening of Meet […]