It’s Not Too Late to Get The Flu Vaccine, and This Year It’s More Important Than Ever

February 3, 2018

MARQUETTE, Mich. – With a particularly dangerous flu season in full swing, state and local healthcare experts and the I Vaccinate campaign are encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot as soon as possible.

“It’s not too late to get vaccinated and gain the protection that the flu vaccine offers,” said Dr. Teresa Frankovich, local public health medical director for 10 Upper Peninsula counties. “Getting the flu vaccine reduces your chances of getting the flu, and if you do catch the flu, it can help make your case less severe.”

Flu activity has increased sharply in the United States in recent weeks, with almost all states, including Michigan, reporting widespread activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently warned clinicians that flu activity has increased significantly in recent weeks, much of it from the H3N2 flu virus, which poses a greater threat to seniors and young children and elevates the importance of prompt antiviral treatment.… Read the rest

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit: Centennials

February 3, 2018

Exhibit up from: January 15—May 12, 2018
Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center celebrates our organization’s 100th year in 2018. This exhibit explores our museum’s history and what was going on in our county and nation in 1918. It celebrates the many businesses, people and organizations that are 100 or more years old. From centennial farms, cherished family camps, banks, service organizations and more! Learn about the first Lions group to form in Michigan in 1919. Opening Reception: January 24, 5:00-7:00 pm, light refreshments will be served. Free to the public; donations always appreciated.
Please visit or call 906.226.3571 for more info.… Read the rest

Michigan Residents Encouraged to Secure TVs, Furniture and Appliances to Prevent Tip-Over Related Accidents

February 3, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Every 24 minutes a child in the United States ends up in an emergency department because of a TV or piece of furniture tipping over. That’s why in advance of Super Bowl Sunday, Gov. Rick Snyder has declared Feb. 4 as TV, Furniture and Appliance Tip-Over Prevention Awareness Day.

In support of the awareness day, the Injury and Violence Prevention Unit of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michiganders to keep their loved ones safe by taking simple preventative steps to eliminate dangers posed by heavy furniture and appliances in their homes.

Between 2014 and 2016, there were an estimated 30,700 emergency department-treated injuries annually in the United States, and 52 percent of these were children age 17 and under due to TV, furniture and appliance tip-overs. There were 514 reported fatalities between 2000 and 2016 associated with tip-overs in the U.S, and 84 percent of these were children age 14 and younger.… Read the rest

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