Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted her shelter-in-place order for the state of Michigan.
A Grand Rapids-based drug company signed an agreement to be acquired by a Japanese pharmaceutical company, including the rights to a drug in development for treating Alzheimer’s disease.
Metro Health delivered on a tall order after COVID-19 laid bare inefficiencies in the state and national health care systems, but with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order set to lift June 12, the local health care system warns Michigan is not out of the woods yet.
While most locally owned businesses have an established presence in Grand Rapids and are known among residents, Casey Kornoelje has not been so fortunate.
GRAND HAVEN — Leaders in a West Michigan county are urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to end her stay-home order on June 12, saying a recent extension because of the coronavirus was "deflating" and "demoralizing" after much planning.
Multiple community organizations are teaming up to get masks to Muskegon County residents and emphasize the continued need for the public to take protective measures to help limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
CVS Health announced it opened a new COVID-19 test site in Grand Rapids on Friday at the CVS Pharmacy drive-thru location at 1550 Lake Drive SE.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and physician organizations representing thousands of Michigan doctors worked collaboratively to launch and expand telehealth services in a compressed timeframe.
Spectrum Health aims to provide mammograms in the era of COVID-19 in the safest way possible.
Race, gender, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation are common factors that determine risk in a health crisis, according to Metro Health, and COVID-19 is no exception.
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Psychiatric Urgent Care Center is now offering telehealth assessments as an option.
DETROIT — A barbershop that refused to remain closed in compliance with Michigan's coronavirus restrictions poses an "imminent threat" to public health, the state's chief medical officer testified Wednesday.
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Therapy LP announced plans to open its newest clinic Monday.
A West Michigan technology manufacturer is launching a new line of UV-C treatment lights for disinfecting emergency service vehicles.
DETROIT — A Detroit-area hospital network has less than 100 COVID-19 patients for the first time in more than two months.
Packaging Compliance Labs is expanding its current operations in Kentwood.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday further relaxed stay-at-home restrictions, saying a ban on nonessential health procedures would be lifted next week and that groups of up to 10 people can gather immediately ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.
Spectrum Health is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing to the general public.
Holland-based Big Lake Brewing released Healthcare Heroes, a beer brewed in tribute to those working in the medical field during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold up coronavirus relief money for Michigan after he said — erroneously — the state had sent absentee ballots to millions of voters. It's not clear that he can do so.
A study led by Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Russell Jones recently identified a new biomarker that could help scientists pinpoint which cancers are vulnerable to treatment with biguanides.
The staffing division of a local human resources firm is providing screenings for COVID-19 in the workplace.
DETROIT — Summer school remains up in the air for kindergarten through 12th graders across Michigan, but some districts are making tentative plans for sessions that take into account protections against the COVID-19 virus.