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9:09 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Canine flu comes to MI

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Officials say three cases of canine flu that hit the Midwest earlier this year have been confirmed in Michigan. 

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said one case was reported in Macomb County and two cases in Kent County. Department spokeswoman Jennifer Holton says the notification from a lab was made to the state last week.

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6:08 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

UPHSM CEO resigning

Ed Banos

MARQUETTE, MI--   The head of U.P. Health System Marquette is leaving his job. 

Ed Banos, who has served as CEO since 2013, is taking a position at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. 

UPHSM Market President Jim Bogan will assume the leadership post on an interim basis beginning June 11.  The hospital is launching a national search for a permanent replacement. 

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10:25 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Eric Hipple discusses suicide prevention

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LANSING, MI (AP)--   Former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple is working to raise awareness of suicide prevention at a conference this week.

Hipple shared on Thursday the story of his teenage son's suicide and spoke about his own battle with depression at the Michigan Suicide Prevention Conference. He's now an outreach coordinator for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center.

Hipple said behavior that warns of suicide risk includes prolonged sadness, recurrent thoughts of death and irritability and restless sleep.

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10:02 am
Wed April 29, 2015

MI officials trying to ban "Palcohol"

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan may join at least six other states and ban a powder product that makes vodka, rum and cocktail drinks when mixed with water.

Police chiefs, physicians and liquor lobbyists are working with lawmakers in an effort to prohibit powdered alcohol in the state. They will hold a news conference in the Capitol Tuesday calling on the Legislature to act on bipartisan bills without delay.

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9:50 am
Wed April 29, 2015

More bird flu discovered in WI

BARRON COUNTY, WI (AP)--   A seventh case of the deadly bird flu virus has been detected in Wisconsin.

The latest case as reported Tuesday by the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is in a 108,000 turkey flock in Barron County. That is the third reported case in Barron County.

All seven cases have been reported over a 15-day period beginning on April 13. About 1.3 million birds are affected.

There are two outbreaks in Jefferson County, and one each in Chippewa and Juneau counties.

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