McLaren Flint Offers Free Seminar on 3D Mammography and Breast Health

McLaren Flint invites area women to attend a free seminar, “Be A Genius When it Comes to Your Breast Health”, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Hospitality House at McLaren, G-3170 Beecher Road, Flint. Linda Lawrence, MD, Medical Director of the McLaren Imaging Center, and a fellowship trained radiologist in breast diagnostics, will discuss the latest recommendations regarding breast health and how 3D mammography can benefit all women. The McLaren Imaging Center now offers the Genius 3D mammography exam, the only exam that is FDA approved as superior for…

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Nestle Agrees to Provide Bottled Water to Three Flint Locations

Mayor Karen Weaver recently announced that Nestle Waters has agreed to provide bottled water to Flint residents. “We have been in conversation with representatives at Nestle Waters and they have generously agreed to provide the three Help Centers in Flint with bottled water for the next several months,” said Weaver. “I want to thank Nestle for their willingness to help the people of Flint. I also want to thank everyone who had a hand in helping to make this a reality, Senator Jim Ananich and Jamie Gaskin and his team…

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May is American Stroke Month: What to Know Now

(StatePoint) — For patients experiencing ischemic stroke — the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — the time it takes to receive treatment is critically important for avoiding irreversible brain damage. While getting evaluated by a specialist used to take up to several hours, new in-ambulance technology being tested by hospitals nationwide is helping patients get evaluated within minutes. May is American Stroke Month, and a good opportunity to learn how a new technology known as In-Transit Telestroke (ITTS) may…

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MCC to Name Family Life Center in Honor of Lenore Croudy

The Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees voted Monday, April 23, to name the College’s new Family Life Center in memory of former Board Chair Lenore Croudy. MCC is repurposing and revitalizing the former Woodside Church building, located adjacent to the main campus in Flint, into a Family Life Center to ensure student success and completion of their educational goals, while providing much-need high quality learning opportunities for the children of Flint and Genesee County. Lenore Croudy passed away January 19, 2017. “The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center will…

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Ruth Mott Foundation awards $3M in grants for north Flint programs in March

FLINT, Michigan – The Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees awarded 19 grants totaling $3,036,174 in March for projects and programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents in north Flint. From a new grocery store to neighborhood hubs to jobs for youth, the most recent grants support a range of initiatives that align with the Foundation’s strategy to strengthen north Flint neighborhoods and create opportunities for residents to contribute and thrive. Six of the grants were awarded to programs that are new to the Foundation, and 13 were…

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Urgent Public Health Advisory: Hepatitis A Case in Genesee County Jail

The Genesee County Health Department has confirmed a case of hepatitis A associated with the Genesee County Jail. Individuals who were in the Genesee County Jail between March 25 to April 15, 2018 may have been exposed to hepatitis A. The Genesee County Health Department and the Genesee County Jail are working closely together to identify individuals eligible for the vaccine. Vaccination can prevent the disease if given within 14 days after exposure. Anyone who was in the Genesee County Jail during these dates and has not been vaccinated for…

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City Officials to Explore Legal Options Following PODS Shutdown  

 Governor’s Office Responds to Mayor’s Remarks   FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver said city officials feel they have no other choice but to exercise legal options to get the support still needed in Flint since Gov. Rick Snyder is no longer interested in discussing the water situation.  Mayor Weaver made the remarks following a meeting with the governor in Lansing on Monday, April 16.  Earlier this month, Gov. Synder announced Flint’s drinking water is safe to drink again and that the state-funded bottled water supply would end when current supplies…

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Public Invited to View ‘Art in Motion’ During 2018 ArtQuest Exhibition

From April 24-26, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy’s 11,000-square-foot atrium will be temporarily transformed into an art gallery celebrating the students in YouthQuest’s afterschool program. The three-day ArtQuest exhibition will be open to the public and centers around the theme of “Art in Motion.” Visitors will find that the more than 1,500 pieces on display either depict motion or were created through movement. Japanese Koinobori kites will hang from the ceiling, and a selection of abstract art will show what students can accomplish by blowing paint through plastic straws. “Every year, we…

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Flint Community Schools and the Flint Registry Announce Expanded Student Screening Program

   Flint Community Schools, the Michigan Department of Education and Genesee Intermediate School District have outlined a path forward for student screenings in the wake of the Flint Water Crisis. Under the proposal, Flint Community Schools, the Genesee Intermediate School District and the Michigan Department of Education would expand their existing partnership with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s Flint Registry and the Genesee Health System’s Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence to utilize their existing infrastructure to provide screening and medical treatment for children in Flint. The expanded partnership goes before the federal court…

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Local Activists to Take Water Fight to Lansing

Bus Caravan and Demonstration Planned for April 25th By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – A group of local activists said they plan to commemorate the four years since the start of Flint’s water crisis by taking their demands to Lansing.  Organizers with the group FlintH20Justice said they believe the city’s infrastructure was ruined by the decision to place money over the protection of human life when an emergency manager was appointed to oversee the affairs of the city.  In response, the group is coordinating a chartered bus…

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