Although many of us in cool and rainy Michigan might be surprised to hear it, warm weather is creeping into the forecast. And along with increasing temps, there is a greater risk for heat-related injuries. Generally speaking, these ailments are lumped under the heading of “hyperthemia.” Hyperthermia occurs when the body overheats and can no [...]
The increasing affordability and availability of GPS-enabled devices has helped countless travelers reach their destinations in recent years. But the story of a Canadian couple who went missing in Nevada for 48 days has shown that GPS has its limits and can even put you in harm’s way. The couple had plotted their course on [...]
A rare form of kidney cancer known as Wilm's tumor has been found in five children in the last four years in the small town of Marine City, Michigan. The most recent victim is a six-month old girl who was diagnosed with the disease in March. The cancer, also called nephroblastoma, is the most common [...]
By a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee of the Michigan Senate passed a bill that would require all public schools in the state to implement anti-bullying policies. Although this action clears the way for SB-137 to be considered by the entire Senate, many are worried that the measure doesn't go far enough to [...]
Wireless networks have become increasingly commonplace in the last ten years or so. As laptops, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices free us from our desks, Wi-Fi routers allow us to work and surf from anywhere in the house. The downside is that these networks are far less secure than wired connections. Wireless routers are [...]
Three separate house fires have made for a tragic week in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On Monday, a 62-year-old man was injured in a blaze on the Northwest Side and later died at an area hospital. Last night, two more fires tore through two other areas of the city. A fire on the Northeast Side [...]
Sold under the names "Blue Silk" or "Cloud Nine", a new line of bath salts isn't meant to simply help you "relax"--at least, not in the traditional sense.
Around noon today, Lansing Board of Water and Light employees were drilling a foundation for a new electric pole when they evidently struck a gas line at the 800 block of Cleveland Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. The Lansing Fire Department and a hazardous materials team responded to the site, and about 10 homes were evacuated. [...]
It's true that old habits die hard, but this one seems pretty hard to break. While most people think that they're protecting their vehicles from some kind of unknown hazard by letting them idle before driving, the habit actually doesn't accomplish anything.
This is the time of the year when everyone starts a New Year's resolution, and sticks to it--at least for a while.