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My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

LANSING, Mich. – Making fruits and vegetables more readily available, cancer screenings by mail, health coaches and exercise programs are just several of the local initiatives getting funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health.

The MDCH recently announced 44 projects are getting approximately $1.34 million, including a dozen projects in West Michigan.  The grants include:

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

LANSING, Mich. – Making fruits and vegetables more readily available, cancer screenings by mail, health coaches and exercise programs are just several of the local initiatives getting funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health.

The MDCH recently announced 44 projects are getting approximately $1.34 million, including a dozen projects in West Michigan.  The grants include:

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division are sharing their top tips to stay safe in this extreme cold.

"As we saw last winter, these arctic blasts can create hazardous situations," said Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. "Citizens are encouraged to monitor local weather reports and follow the appropriate steps to stay safe during these extremely cold and potentially life-threatening temperatures."

Exposure to these subzero temperatures could potentially cause frostbite and hypothermia, as well as create hazardous driving conditions.

To stay safe during cold weather:

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division are sharing their top tips to stay safe in this extreme cold.

"As we saw last winter, these arctic blasts can create hazardous situations," said Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. "Citizens are encouraged to monitor local weather reports and follow the appropriate steps to stay safe during these extremely cold and potentially life-threatening temperatures."

Exposure to these subzero temperatures could potentially cause frostbite and hypothermia, as well as create hazardous driving conditions.

To stay safe during cold weather:

Local Expers to Discuss Ebola

Local Expers to Discuss Ebola

Local Experts to Discuss Ebola on Nov. 19 at MCC

 

The MCC Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, Nov. 19, with a panel discussion on “Ebola: What You Should Know.” The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in Stevenson Center Room 1100.

 

Dr. Andy Wible, instructor of philosophy and Director of the Ethics Institute at Muskegon Community College, will serve as the moderator.

 

Panelists include:

 

  • Dr. Bruce Olson
    Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director at Mercy Health in Muskegon
  • Rachel McDermott, RN
    Health System Educator at North Ottawa Community Health System
  • Papa N'Jai
    Instructor of Anthropology and Cultural Geography at Muskegon Community College
  • David Ogren
    Paramedic and MCC student

For more information, contact Andy Wible at (231) 777-0626.

 

3rd Annual Turkey Trail Run

3rd Annual Turkey Trail Run

The Gillette Nature Association invites the community to take part in this fun 5K run!

This fun 5K begins at 9:00am at the beach parking lot. The little Turkey Mile Trot starts at 10:30am in the Visitor Center.

“The Gillette Nature Association is a non-profit organization that promotes & sponsors interpretive activities & educational opportunities for the Muskegon & Ottawa county community surrounding the Gillette Visitor Center at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.” All proceeds from this event will benefit the Gillette Nature Association at Hoffmaster State Park.

Visit: www.gillettenature.org to register.

Ryke’s Campaigns for Cancer Awareness

Ryke’s Campaigns for Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month – at Ryke’s it’s CANCER awareness month and to honor that, Ryke’s Bakery . Catering . Café is encouraging everyone to “Eat Something Pink”! Ryke’s will then donate a portion of each PINK product sold to the Mercy Health Muskegon Johnson Family Cancer Center.

 

http://mercyhealthcancercare.com/jfcc