Health

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The CEO of Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services says they currently serve about 5,000 people a year. He says a federal grant should help them serve another 1,000. But Jeff Patton says that won’t meet all of the mental health needs in Kalamazoo County.


Kalamazoo County To Join Opioid Lawsuit

Aug 22, 2018
Greyson Steele / WMUK

Kalamazoo County has agreed to join a class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. The lawsuit seeks recovery of money local governments have spent dealing with an epidemic of opioid overdoses. 

DEQ Testing Wells In Otsego

Aug 9, 2018
Greyson Steele / WMUK

Environmental officials held an open house Wednesday evening to respond to health concerns within the Otsego community. 

Dogs In Cars Bill Passes Senate Committee

May 30, 2018
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) As temperatures rise, lawmakers in Lansing want to make sure people aren’t leaving their animals in their cars. Legislation passed a state Senate committee Thursday. 

Kalamazoo Woman With Cancer To Hike To Mount Everest

Feb 22, 2018
Jennifer Davis on Mount Democrat in Colorado, a 14,000-foot climb
courtesy of Jennifer Davis

A Kalamazoo woman with an incurable blood cancer is hiking to the base of Mount Everest. Even before you get to the mountain, altitudes on the trek can reach more than 18,000 feet. That’s about as high as the summit of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. 


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