centers for disease control en Michigan's Upper Peninsula has high heart attack rates, CDC says <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's some pretty unsettling data that has come out about the health of the people who call the Upper Peninsula home.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Centers for Disease Control numbers say heart attack rates for the entire western and eastern UP for 2008-2010 are right up there at the highest level for the top five categories the CDC tracks.</p><p>What does the high rate of heart attack and heart disease say about health care and health habits in the UP? And what can bring those high rates down?</p><p>Dr. Teresa Frankovich, medical director for the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, joined us.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:01:48 +0000 Stateside Staff 17495 at Michigan's Upper Peninsula has high heart attack rates, CDC says One Michigan family's journey with autism <p>What can a parent do to reach an autistic child, to forge some path through the barrier of autism spectrum disorder – a path that might somehow lead to greater understanding of that child’s mind, heart and soul?</p><p>That challenge is facing more and more families in America.</p><p>In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control found that one in 150 school-age children had been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. By 2008, that figure was one in 88 – an increase of 78%.</p><p>Consider more recent figures from a different government agency: the National Center for Health Statistics estimates that today, one out of every 50 school-age kids has the condition.</p><p>The experts tell us these higher numbers may not be so much a matter of more kids having ASD, but rather that health officials are getting better at counting those who do.</p><p>But behind all the statistics are the day-to-day stories of families coping with the often crushing challenge of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:26:27 +0000 Stateside Staff 16136 at One Michigan family's journey with autism 3 new infections, 1 death in Michigan from tainted steroid injections <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan health officials have reported three more infections and one more death linked to contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.<br><br>The Michigan Department of Community Health says at least 249 people have been infected with illnesses including fungal meningitis that are part of a national disease outbreak. The steroids are used in injections to treat neck and back pain.<br><br>The department reports that at least 16 people have died in the outbreak.<br> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:33:19 +0000 The Associated Press 11396 at Michigan reports 4 more abscesses linked to steroids <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The number of abscesses linked to contaminated steroids is continuing to rise in Michigan, with four fresh cases reported in recent days.<br><br>The infections are linked to a national outbreak of disease blamed for 67 fungal meningitis cases and 13 deaths in Michigan.<br><br>The meningitis cases have remained stable in recent weeks, but the number of related non-meningitis infections has continued to grow in the state.<br> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 22:58:00 +0000 The Associated Press & the 10508 at Congressional probe of meningitis outbreak begins tomorrow <p>A congressional hearing tomorrow will look into a fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people in 19 states, including Michigan.</p><p></p><p>Tainted steroid injections used to relieve back pain are blamed for the outbreak.</p><p></p><p>Nationally, more than 400 people have fallen ill.&nbsp; 32 have died.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Michigan has the highest number of cases at 128. &nbsp;&nbsp;Nine people from Michigan have died.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:30:24 +0000 Steve Carmody 9901 at Congressional probe of meningitis outbreak begins tomorrow Meningitis outbreak claims 9th Michigan life <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Officials say an 88-year-old Ingham County woman is the ninth Michigan resident to die in a national meningitis outbreak.<br><br>The woman was added to the meningitis update Wednesday by the state Department of Community Health. No other details about her were released.<br><br>There have been 64 Michigan cases of meningitis, including the nine deaths. In addition, there have been 54 epidural abscesses, one stroke and six joint infections.<br> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:08:25 +0000 The Associated Press 9829 at Meningitis outbreak claims two more lives in Michigan <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Officials say two more Michigan residents have died as a result of the national meningitis outbreak.<br><br>The victims are an 81-year-old woman from Charlevoix County and a 64-year-old woman from Wayne County. The Department of Community Health said Tuesday that there have been 62 Michigan meningitis cases, including eight deaths.<br><br>The illness has been linked to contaminated steroids made by a Massachusetts pharmacy and shipped to at least four Michigan clinics.<br> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 02:02:49 +0000 The Associated Press 9705 at Meningitis outbreak cases continue to grow in Michigan <p>The number of Michiganders affected by the national meningitis outbreak continues to rise.</p><p></p><p>The Centers for Disease Control now lists 82 patients in Michigan infected by tainted steroid injections intended to relieve back pain.&nbsp;&nbsp; Six people from Michigan have died.</p><p></p><p>Angela Minicuci is with the Michigan Department of Community Health. She expects the number will continue to rise, as some patients are still waiting to see symptoms develop.</p><p></p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:12:11 +0000 Steve Carmody 9653 at Meningitis outbreak cases continue to grow in Michigan Another death in Michigan linked to the national meningitis outbreak <p>Another death has been linked to a tainted steroid injection in Michigan.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="">Centers for Disease Control </a>says five people in Michigan have now died as part of a fungal meningitis outbreak tied to the tainted injections. A sixth person from Michigan died in Indiana.</p><p></p><p>Angela Minicuci is with the Michigan Department of Community Health. She says state health officials have made contact with almost all the 1927 people who received the injections at four Michigan clinics.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:36:44 +0000 Steve Carmody 9542 at Another death in Michigan linked to the national meningitis outbreak Number of confirmed fungal meningitis cases in Michigan jumps <p>There’s been a big jump in the number of people <a href=",4579,7-186--287628--,00.html">in Michigan</a> affected by that national fungal meningitis outbreak.</p><p>The<a href=""> Centers for Disease Control</a> says 39 people in Michigan have contracted fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections.&nbsp; Just Wednesday, the CDC listed only 28 confirmed cases in Michigan.</p><p>Three Michigan women have died since receiving the injections, which were intended to treat back pain.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:36:07 +0000 Steve Carmody 9460 at Number of confirmed fungal meningitis cases in Michigan jumps CDC: Meningitis outbreak claims third life in Michigan <p>The <a href="">Centers for Disease Control</a> reports a third fatality in Michigan tied to a nationwide meningitis outbreak.</p><p></p><p>A 78 year old <span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125);">Washtenaw County woman is the latest fatality.&nbsp;&nbsp; Previously,&nbsp; a 56 year old woman from Genesee County and a 67 year old woman from Livingston County were the only known fatalities in Michigan.</span></p><p></p><p>The CDC now says 25 patients in Michigan are linked to the outbreak tied to tainted steroid injections.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:19:07 +0000 Steve Carmody 9433 at CDC: Meningitis outbreak claims third life in Michigan