heart problems http://michiganradio.org en Michigan's Upper Peninsula has high heart attack rates, CDC says http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-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 http://michiganradio.org Michigan's Upper Peninsula has high heart attack rates, CDC says Spectrum Hospital completes first heart transplant in west Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/spectrum-hospital-completes-first-heart-transplant-west-michigan <p>Doctors are <a href="http://www.spectrum-health.org/body.cfm?id=677&amp;action=detail&amp;ref=561">celebrating the first successful heart transplant</a> done in west Michigan. In <a href="http://www.spectrum-health.org/body.cfm?id=677&amp;action=detail&amp;ref=442">February Spectrum Health was approved</a> to perform heart transplants. Three other hospitals in Michigan are allowed to do the complicated procedure, but they’re all located in southeast Michigan.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:38:24 +0000 Lindsey Smith 594 at http://michiganradio.org Spectrum Hospital completes first heart transplant in west Michigan