Dark skin can throw off oxygen level readings on a ubiquitous medical tool. Landmark research by a U-M team found that low oxygen levels are more likely to go undetected in Black patients, with dangerous consequences.
With nearly 85 percent of the statewide vote in, support for Proposal 3, which would enshrine abortion rights in the Michigan Constitution, led 55.5 percent to 44.5 percent.
The spread of monkeypox cases has slowed dramatically in Michigan. Health experts say — tentatively — that a ‘win’ is within reach.
After two years of quiet, the flu is expected to make a comeback this season. The Biden administration suggests people get a flu shot at the same time as the new COVID booster.
More than 200,000 newly designed boosters bound for Michigan specifically target omicron subvariants. Will the new booster hold ground against the virus’ continuing evolution?
COVID exposed generations-deep health inequities. It also may have mapped out a way to address them.
The vaccine is being updated to target newer strains that dominate U.S. COVID-19 infections, with approval sought as school year begins. Experts say COVID is moving closer to a flu-like virus with SOME seasonal predictability.
The Biden administration bowed to the reality that COVID-19 is here to stay and most Americans are better equipped to fend off serious illness. The new rules place more emphasis on individual responsibility.
If you are suicidal or otherwise in a mental health crisis, you can now call or text 988 to connect with a trained counselor at a nearby crisis center. It’s an alternative to 911, which often involves police and can sometimes escalate a crisis.
The newest subvariant appears to duck vaccine immunity that, by now, is waning among many residents. And many doctors say they are seeing patients who keep getting reinfected.