Stateside for Feb. 25, 2016
- The Detroit Medical Center has developed a Zika virus hotline in Michigan for pregnant women. The hotline, 1-888-DNC-3370, is designed to help expectant mothers who have traveled to an affected country and their health care providers to determine the best testing and follow-up care procedures.
Zika virus is a risk if you travel but it’s also a risk to you if your significant other travels. Dr. Robert Welch of the Detroit Medical Center explains.
- Elizabeth Jungman, Pew Director of Public Health Programs, revisits the fungal meningitis outbreak that affected Michigan and discusses a pair of reports on "best practice" quality standards for compounding sterile drugs.
Elizabeth Jungman offers a snapshot of where states are today with the oversight of pharmacies that mix their own drugs.
- Rick Joseph, a Birmingham Covington School teacher, has been named the Michigan Teacher of the Year for 2016.
- Our latest contributor to The Next Idea looks at ways of clearing abandoned buildings in cities and creating a new industry for recycling in Michigan.
- The population is aging but retiring Baby Boomers are bringing a new twist to senior citizen voting.
William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a population studies professor at the University of Michigan, spells out why the GOP shouldn't count on the Baby Boom generation.
- Was Hillary Clinton's visit to Flint part of a calculated campaign tactic? Michigan Republican Party Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel believes so.