Every year, influenza becomes a large illness that overtakes many people’s health. According the the American Hospital Association, on average, 25 million people get infected with influenza every year. Five to 50,000 people die every year from this illness. The best way to prevent this: getting your flu shot. Every year, the flu changes and so does the vaccination. The AHA says it takes about two weeks for the vaccination to work in your body. Getting it done early is recommended. The University Physician on campus offers free flu clinics for faculty and staff. The first one was located in the MSU Main Library. Kate Comby is a retired librarian from MSU and she still drives to campus to get her flu shot every year. “It’s been a routine for me for years,” said Comby. She’s been getting her flu shot every year since she was in college. She worked at MSU and came into contact with the illness because she was surrounded by students who were sick.
An old building on Grand River and Abbot was demolished. A humbling story on a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor. Plus a recap of the Michigan-Michigan State football game. Those stories and more on Focal Point.
A new $88 million MSU research facility opens in Grand Rapids. Students must follow new moped parking rules next year. Plus construction updates in our on-campus report. Those stories and more on Focal Point.
It’s a dream that has been five years in the making – the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center is finally open for business.
Thirty-three research teams will move into the 162,800 square foot space this fall to research neurological disorders, cancers, women’s health issues and more. The six story building has room to grow and will eventually accommodate 44 teams.