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 […]

Opioid abuse explosion brings new opportunity for solutions

Opioid abuse explosion brings new opportunity for solutions

Opioid use disorder exploded by 493 percent in Americans diagnosed from 2010 to 2016, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS) study released this week. The nationwide epidemic of addiction that has particularly devastated the South and Midwest reflects an ongoing challenge for the healthcare, law enforcement and neighborhoods, including those in Michigan, […]

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 […]

True Champions: Affordable housing champions deserve our applause

True Champions: Affordable housing champions deserve our applause

Applauding advocates of affordable housing Champions are more than competitors we celebrate after sports victories. They are everyday people, our friends and neighbors, who devote themselves to causes that benefit us all. One of those champions in the realm of affordable housing and community development is James L. Logue III, CEO of Develop Michigan and […]

The Diplomat Difference: Hometown company makes the community a priority

The Diplomat Difference: Hometown company makes the community a priority

“Manager of corporate social responsibility” seems more like a foundation official’s title than a medical supplier employee’s position. But, at Diplomat, philanthropic and neighborhood investment are part of a broader mission beyond filling prescriptions. As Diplomat’s manager of corporate social responsibility, Adrian Walker and his colleagues regard community wellness as a mandate, and they take […]

Christopher Paul Curtis and other authors with ties to Flint come home to woo us with words

Christopher Paul Curtis and other authors with ties to Flint come home to woo us with words

His writing is a reflection of us. That’s how Flint native and celebrated author Christopher Paul Curtis describes his personal style. “My effort, and the efforts of many other writers of fiction for young people, is, to paraphrase Jacqueline Woodson and Rudine Sims Bishop, to simply hold a mirror so that I can reflect the […]

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