Rock climbing might be a new tool for conserving the public land that bolsters Michigan’s annual $20 billion tourism industry. The sport is gaining traction as outdoor enthusiasts look to experience nature differently, especially after indoor climbing gyms closed during the pandemic.
Dark skin can throw off oxygen level readings on a ubiquitous medical tool. Landmark research by a U-M team found that low oxygen levels are more likely to go undetected in Black patients, with dangerous consequences.
C.S. Mott Children’s in Ann Arbor became the latest hospital to announce it was running short on pediatric beds. Doctors say Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings could make RSV, flu and COVID spread much worse for the most vulnerable.
After two years of low influenza rates, doctors fear Michigan may be in line for a severe flu season. There is already a rise in RSV cases, and COVID hospitalizations are rising. Bottom line, doctors say: Get your shot and wash your hands.
More than 10 percent of students opted out of at least one vaccine in five Michigan counties, leaving areas open to potentially deadly outbreaks. Said one ‘vaccine choice’ leader: Parents know what’s best for their children.
The pandemic made people appreciate the comforts of home. For the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill, a 128-year-old business that still uses bathtubs to soak bales of wool, that meant an urgent shift in how it’s always done business.
The latest national testing underscores the pandemic’s toll on math and reading scores. Michigan’s fourth-graders had the lowest reading scores in 30 years. Black and low-income students fell further behind white, more affluent students.
The Detroit school district’s poor performance on NAEP, better known as “the nation’s report card,” adds new urgency to its long-term reform efforts, which seek to bolster student achievement, test scores and attendance rates
‘Little Bavaria’ draws 3 million visitors a year, fueling a robust rebound from pandemic restrictions. Its iconic restaurants and shops suffered financial disruptions similar to other towns. But leaders set aside politics and focused on winning back tourists.
Local school boards across Michigan are seeing more candidates running on LGBTQ books, transgender rights and history curricula than on the more prosaic concerns of school leaders, including budgets and boosting student achievement.