By Lia Kananipuamaeole Kamana
Ingham County Chronicle Staff Writer
Injuries are nothing new in the sports world. Athletes are no strangers to sprains, strains, contusions, concussions and broken bones. In recent years, injuries amongst female athletes have been going up, especially lower leg injuries. The three most dangerous sports when it comes to these lower leg injuries are soccer, volleyball and basketball. Examples of lower leg injuries are ankle sprains and strains, hip problems, foot problems, shin splints, pulled muscles, and the knee.
By PATRICK LYONS
Capital News Service
LANSING — New research has linked honeybee colony deaths with insecticides used on corn and soybean seeds, but experts said it’s not the only thing wiping out bees that are essential for pollinating other crops. Purdue University researchers said that so-called neonicotinoid insecticides have been found in dead hives. Farmers use the chemicals to treat corn and soybean seeds prior to planting. The insecticides are spread through the release of talc that keeps the seeds from sticking together inside planters. The talc then settles on plants adjacent to the fields, like dandelions.
On Friday, the first Holt Health Fair and Flu and Pneumonia Shot clinic was held at the Holt Senior Care and Rehab Center, 5091 Willoughby Road. The fair was held to promote preventative health care and provide information about various health, wellness and senior care services in the community, said Mary Brier, advertising and marketing director of Holt Senior Care and Rehab Center. “This is the first year we’re doing this here so we aren’t sure what to expect, but we felt this would be something really useful for members of the community,” Brier said. The fair, which had vendors almost exclusively from Holt, was designed to showcase local health services to residents. “We really targeted Holt and most of the vendors are from here, so we really tried to keep it Holt-community based,” Brier said.