Tag Archives: Health Care

Teaming Up with Connect Michigan to Increase Broadband

Connect Michigan has teamed up with local leaders to launch the Southwest Regional Broadband Initiative to help meet the Internet needs of area families and businesses. Continue reading

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Keeping Dangerous Drugs Out of Southwest Michigan Stores

Synthetic marijuana products are sold as harmless bath salts or incense, but are actually dangerous drugs that are harming Southwest Michigan residents, especially young people. Continue reading

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Proos Talks MI Kids Dental Plan

WSJM – Radio State Senator John Proos is praising a program included in the newest Department of Community Health budget that provides dental care to children in rural areas. He says that the spending plan includes expanded funding for the … Continue reading

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State Legislature Bans Synthetic Marijuana

Governor Snyder is expected to sign legislation now headed to his desk to outlaw synthetic marijuana. The state Senate approved the bills today, and Senator John Proos applauded the move. Continue reading

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Empowering Students With Information About Health, Concussions

The number of students suffering concussions during an extracurricular athletic activity is rising at an alarming rate and is impacting many students right here in Southwest Michigan.

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Michigan Gets Fit

The rising cost of health care is a significant challenge facing Southwest Michigan families and job providers today. Two-thirds of Michigan adults are currently overweight or obese, which ends up costing us billions of dollars in annual medical expenses. We … Continue reading

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Women are diagnosed with breast cancer more than any other type of cancer in the United States aside from skin cancer. October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encourages women to schedule an annual mammogram. Annual mammograms will help detect breast cancer early, ultimately increasing a diagnosed patient’s chance of survival. Continue reading

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