Saint Joseph County, INSouth Bend Tribune

Editorial: Falling down on the job when it comes to food safety in St. Joseph County

The past year has seen plenty of discussion about the role that the St. Joseph County Health Department plays in ensuring public health during a pandemic. But there's been little talk about restaurant inspections, another of its responsibilities — and one where the department has fallen well short. The Board of Public Health, which oversees the department, has also neglected to take forceful steps.
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Elkhart County, IN22 WSBT

Local courts dealing with huge pandemic backlog

It's a race to catch up for many judges across our area. That's because the pandemic created a major backlog, as many courts were unable to hold jury trials. We took a look at the impact this is having on the entire judicial system. In Elkhart, officials have been able...
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Michigan StateHerald-Palladium

Southwest Michigan's need for child care amplified by pandemic

Businesses across the nation are struggling to find workers as they reopen a year into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But finding affordable child care, which has long been difficult for many American families, has gotten even harder during the pandemic, said Zechariah Hoyt, executive director of youth programs for the YMCA of Greater Michiana.

Amid pandemic, historic Indiana grain mill saw record year

BRISTOL, Ind. (AP) — A grain mill that opened more than 180 years ago in northern Indiana saw a sales boom during the pandemic after it opened a drive-through for customers eager to buy freshly milled grains. The historic Bonneyville Mill was closed to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, like...
Berrien County, MIHerald-Palladium

Berrien County COVID rates drop to levels seen last June

Berrien County dropped to COVID-19 case levels this week it hasn’t seen since last June when the curve was flattened the first time. The county had recorded 13 new cases as of Thursday. Berrien County had not updated its COVID data dashboard as of press time Friday. The county had...
South Bend, INWNDU

South Bend toddler recovering after swallowing 19 magnets

Ind. (WNDU) - A South Bend toddler is recovering from emergency surgery after swallowing 19 magnetic balls that came from his sibling’s toy. It’s the second story of its kind in the past week after a Florida toddler swallowed the same toy pieces. Tonight, Daniel Diaz and his wife Kymberlee of South Bend are sharing their story to prevent this terrifying situation for another family.
Berrien County, MIWSJM

172 New COVID-19 Cases For Thursday

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Michigan for Thursday continued to be fewer than 200 with 172. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there has been a statewide pandemic total of 893,002 cases. There were 20 deaths to report for the day, bringing that total to 19,598.
South Bend, INWNDU

Medical Moment: Early detection for lymphedema

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - One in five breast cancer patients develops lymphedema, a buildup of fluid in the arms after doctors remove lymph nodes during surgery. If not detected and treated early, it could become a life-long struggle. As Martie Salt reports, there’s a new device that can give...
South Bend,

Common virus cases go up as COVID cases go down in children

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- COVID-19 cases are way down due to vaccinations, but as we return to normal other viruses are coming back into play. Over the last year pediatricians say parents mainly came in for wellness and mental health checks, but now as more kids become exposed to people without masks on their immune systems are catching other viruses not related to COVID-19.
South Bend, INInside Indiana Business

DuPage Medical Partners With The South Bend Clinic

SOUTH BEND - Illinois-based DuPage Medical Group and The South Bend Clinic are partnering to further develop and expand on their multi-specialty clinical care. The groups say they will create a hub for regional expansion that will increase access to affordable care, while deepening investment in local services and programs in Indiana and Illinois.