Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

Michigan’s pantries and small farms sow seeds of health equity

Within Michigan’s income-challenged neighborhoods, especially those where people of color live, researchers have found that a lack of access to nutrient-rich foods has caused an epidemic of obesity, diabetes, amputations, heart disease, behavioral issues, and death. This shared experience of food insecurity is not about people making bad diet choices — it’s the result of an industrialized food system that profits on junk ...

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Michigan Officials Warn Of Norovirus « Detroit News Watch

LANSING (PATCH) – Norovirus illness often peaks in winter and state officials are warning residents of its dangers. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has identified increases in norovirus activity recently and is urging Michigan residents to take precautions to stay healthy. Although several viruses can cause vomiting and diarrhea, norovirus is the most common. These viruses ...

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Advocating For Mental Health Earns Phelps Award « Detroit News Watch

BOSTON (AP) — Olympian going beyond the pool to make a difference.   (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Kennedy Forum)   Michael Phelps is picking up more hardware — this time for what he’s been doing outside the pool. The Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading voice in calling for more opportunities for the disabled, said Tuesday the Olympic ...

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7 of the most exciting developments to watch in Detroit for 2019

2018 set the table for some massive, transformational developments this year in Detroit. We’ll certainly be following Quicken Loans’ nearly $2 billion Hudson Tower and Monroe Block projects, The Gordie Howe International Bridge, and Ford’s Michigan Central Station. But we’re more excited about a slew of other projects that, we feel, will more directly affect the welfare of Detroiters. Here ...

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Nancy O’Dell Recaps Her Night At The 2019 Golden Globes « Detroit News Watch

The 2019 Golden Globes aired last night and Entertainment Tonight‘s Nancy O’Dell was right in the thick of things covering everything from the red carpet to the post-show. CBS Local’s Matt Weiss spoke to O’Dell earlier today to get her favorite looks, biggest surprises and most memorable moments from the night that was. MW- Good morning Nancy! NO- Good morning! MW- Thank you ...

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Why these 3 neighborhoods are attracting homebuyers

Million dollar condos. More than 1,000 mortgages granted to Detroit homebuyers this year. Construction crews filling the roads and skyline of greater downtown.  For years now, Detroit has been that big American city where someone could buy a home on the cheap — or relatively so. And while that is still the case in many neighborhoods throughout the city, there ...

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Road Teams Roll « Detroit News Watch

By Steve Silverman (CBSLA/CBS Local) — The playoffs are simply about executing and coming through in the clutch. Four winning teams did that, and four losing teams saw their season end, left to wonder what went wrong. All losses hurt, but Chicago suffered the most painful defeat, when a double-doink of a field goal attempt kept the Bears from surviving ...

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