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WebMD's Symptom Checker

Need information as you determine what to do about your symptoms? Get help figuring them out by answering a series of questions. To get started, click on male or female, regardless of age, then the part of the body that is troubling you. Note: This tool provides general information and recommendations, and may not address specific individual circumstances. Do not rely on it exclusively to make decisions about your health. Always consult your doctor for personal medical advice.

Articles and Resources


Funding Caring: How to Pay for Home Care in the UK


The Joyful Child Foundation - Samantha Runnion was a beautiful, bright and joyful little girl. She loved to read for fun, write stories, paint, draw, play her guitar, sing and dance. Most of all she loved to play games with her family and friends. She approached each day as a new adventure, eager to learn and play. Samantha looked forward to growing up and being a mommy and a teacher. She was a precious gift to all who knew her. That dream was destroyed.  Samantha was murdered by a sexual predator.


Quick Tips for Reading Your Medical Record (PDF) - The information contained within your medical record belongs to you! Make sure it is complete, up to date, and accurate.  A list of free tools and forms for people who want to manage their health records can be found here.


Daily breaking health news and reports on the latest advances in medicine - television network affiliates have been providing viewers this information every day on local newscasts - now you can get it from the same place they do: Ivanhoe Broadcast News.


Featured Resource: The Care Notebook - The Care Notebook and Care Organizer are tools for families who have children with special health care needs. Families use Care Notebooks to keep track of important information about their child's health and care. This makes it easier to find and share key information with their child's care team.


MI Voluntary Regulations Still an Issue For Large Scale Animal Farms and Their Impact on Neighboring Communities - Exemplifying a new breed of farmers leading agriculture into a future of farm consolidation, Joe Marhofer is the proud owner of a large-scale hog operation in Ionia County that handles 7,000 animals. Despite the large size of the farm, Mr. Marhofer said his relations with nearby non-farming residents are good, and that his neighbors are impressed with the farm and glad to have it nearby.


OH Neighbors of Vast Hog Farms Say Foul Air Endangers Their Health - Around industrial hog farms across the country, people say their sickness rolls in with the wind. It brings headaches that do not go away and trips to the emergency room for children whose lungs suddenly close up. People young and old have become familiar with inhalers, nebulizers and oxygen tanks. They complain of diarrhea, nosebleeds, earaches and lung burns.


The Michigan Department of Community Health's section on the Family Support Subsidy can be found here:,1607,7-132-2941_4868_7145-14670--,00.html


Changes to the Administrative Rules for Special Education and Their Impact on the Family Support Subsidy (FSS) Program - Memo from Jim Haveman, Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health, to Tom Watkins, Superintendent of Public Instruction, July 8, 2002



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