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"I'm Sorry" Law Signed

Updated: 07/19/2011 - Gov. Snyder signs into a law a bill that protects medical providers who say 'I'm sorry,' or express another form a sympathy to their patients from lawsuits. Such statements can not be used as evidence of wrong-doing in malpractice suits.

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AIDS Prevention Pill Study Halted

Posted: 04/18/2011 - Partial results show that women taking Truvada are just as likely to get HIV as other women who take dummy pills.

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Facebook Depression

Posted: 03/28/2011 - Docs warn about Facebook use and teen depression

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Who's Heavier? Americans or Canadians

Posted: 03/02/2011 - A study by the Centers for Disease control and Statistics Canada show that 1/3 of Americans are obese compared to just 1/4 of Canadians.

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Synthetic Marijuana Banned Tuesday

Posted: 02/28/2011 - The Drug Enforcement Admin. will enforce the ban on the sale of synthetic marijuana products beginning Tuesday. Products include K-2, Spice, Blaze and Red X Dawn.

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Breast Cancer Drug Maker Fights for Avastin

Posted: 02/24/2011 - The maker of the popular cancer fighting drug Avastin will get a hearing in June to defend Avastin's use in breast cancer cases. In December, the FDA ruled that studies failed to show Avastin was an effective treatment for breast cancer.

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Investing In The State's Children

Updated: 02/08/2011 - Kids Count data reveal increase in abuse and poverty. Experts say the way to cut the statistics is to properly invest resources.

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Fighting Medicare Fraud

Medicare Fraud

Posted: 01/24/2011 - Feds announce new security measures to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations.

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CDC: Asthma On The Rise

Posted: 01/12/2011 - Nearly one in 12 Americans now say they have the disease.

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