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Cancer Control and Prevention Month

October 9, 2013 Local health departments across the Michigan have designated October as Cancer Prevention and Control Month. more »»

Cut energy, heat bills this winter

October 8, 2013 Have you turned your furnace on yet? If you haven’t, it won’t be long. It’s autumn and this is the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Head, Heart, Hands, Health

October 7, 2013 This week, Oct. more »»

Determining ore dock future

October 5, 2013 The Marquette City Commission took the first steps Monday toward securing the future of one of the city’s premiere landmarks: the Lower Harbor ore dock. more »»

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 4, 2013 According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the U.. more »»

Fall season means more deer crashes

October 3, 2013 The odds that an individual driver in the United States will crash into a deer during the next year have declined by 4.3 percent. more »»

Take steps to prevent rabies

October 2, 2013 Although rabies has been recognized for thousands of years, it is a disease that continues to plague mankind, reports Annette Seibold, Director of the Florence County Health Department. more »»

Deadline Oct. 7 for Nov. 5 vote

October 1, 2013 Michigan residents have until Monday, Oct. 7, to register in order to vote in the Nov. 5 election, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced. This is an important election. more »»

Good time for a fall road trip

September 30, 2013 Fall color continues to spread across the Upper Peninsula, with peak color one to two weeks away. Some color has been evident in the eastern U.P., Pure Michigan travel officials report. more »»

It’s now time to have that ‘other’ discussion

September 28, 2013 With the tragic shooting Monday in Washington, D.C., we can already see the two lines forming to once again take up the debate over stricter gun control. more »»

Gutter cleaning tips from a pro

September 27, 2013 Fall is the time of year to get your house in order before winter sets in. For most homeowners, this means it is once again time for a good, old-fashioned gutter cleaning. more »»

Michigan celebrates Newborn Screening

September 26, 2013 September is the National 50th Anniversary of Newborn Screening and to recognize this significant public health achievement, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) joins national... more »»

Measles cases concern officials

September 25, 2013 Michigan is among 16 states that have reported cases of measles in 2013 through mid-August, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). more »»

Michigan Trails Week

September 24, 2013 Celebrate Michigan Trails Week by getting outside and getting on a trail. Held Sept. more »»

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

September 23, 2013 The Injury and Violence Prevention Program within the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), along with the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA), recognized Falls Prevention... more »»

Last chance to Adopt-A-Highway

September 21, 2013 The last Adopt-A-Highway pickup of the year begins today and runs through Sept. 29. more »»

Hazardous materials safety and alternatives

September 20, 2013 Hazardous materials are defined as solids, liquids, or gases that can harm people, other living organisms, property or the environment, often subject to chemical regulations. more »»

Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

September 19, 2013 Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed September 2013 as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan. more »»

Heart-healthy game day tips

September 18, 2013 With football back in full swing, many people have already welcomed the fall season by indulging in game day favorites, like fried and fatty meats and calorie-laden drinks. more »»

Adopt-A-Highway volunteers appreciated

September 17, 2013 Adopt-A-Highway is a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) program designed to help keep the state’s highway roadsides clean and attractiv. more »»



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