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Stateside for Feb. 25, 2016

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  • 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.

  • 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.
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