St. Joseph Mercy http://michiganradio.org en 17th death reported in Michigan linked to steroid injections http://michiganradio.org/post/17th-death-reported-michigan-linked-steroid-injections <p>TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Michigan health officials say an 80-year-old Traverse City-area man is 17th person from the state to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.<br><br>The Michigan Department of Community Health says at least 258 people have contracted illnesses including fungal meningitis that are part of a national disease outbreak. That's up from 256 March 4.<br><br>The department said Monday that it's now confirmed a Grand Traverse County man's death.<br> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:40:28 +0000 The Associated Press 11634 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan doctors saving lives in fungal meningitis outbreak (Part 1) http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-doctors-saving-lives-fungal-meningitis-outbreak-part-1 <p><em>This is the first in a two-part series. Click <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/these-people-are-murderers-drug-network-behind-deadly-outbreak-part-2">here </a>to hear part two.</em></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 17.5pt; ">Fifteen people from Michigan have died from fungal meningitis, more than in any other state.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:06:15 +0000 Kate Wells 10919 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan doctors saving lives in fungal meningitis outbreak (Part 1) More hospitals require flu shots as condition of employment http://michiganradio.org/post/more-hospitals-require-flu-shots-condition-employment <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; font-size: 14pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">More hospitals in Michigan are requiring all their employees to get flu shots this year.</span></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:27:37 +0000 Tracy Samilton 3983 at http://michiganradio.org More hospitals require flu shots as condition of employment