DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings and city officials have announced a $650 million plan for a new arena for the NHL team in the city's downtown entertainment and sports district. The project was announcedget more >>
Red Wings and Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has long said that he wants a replacement for the 32-year-old Joe Louis Arenaget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- A fire broke out early Wednesday morning on the 300 block of Francis Avenue in Lansing. That is near U.S. 127 between Saginaw Street and Michigan Avenue. The fire started shortlyget more >>
After a fire broke out in Lansing, residents were evacuated and a part of Francis Avenue was blocked off.get more >>
Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan are asking for the public's help in identifying two separate cases. On Monday night and Tuesday morning, police responded to two robberies in the 1900 block of E. Kalamazoo.get more >>
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOPget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - One person is injured and another is in custody after an assault Monday. Officials were called to the 1300 block of Knollwood around 5:30a.m., but the incident has continued intoget more >>
Lansing police say a woman in her early 20s was assaulted at a home in the 1300 block of Knollwood on Monday.get more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- Hundreds of people are expected to rally at the state capitol Wednesday all in the name of education. K-12 students, parents, educators and legislators plan to be there as wellget more >>
Hundreds of people came to the state capitol Wednesday all in the name of education.get more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Here's some ugly news: a new study done by Michigan State University shows that getting picked on and bullied doesn't just end in high school. The study showed that peopleget more >>
The study showed that people who are considered unattractive are more likely to be bullied at workget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The man killed over the weekend at a strip club has been identified as Christopher Michael Goins, 21, of Lansing. Goins was found at Centerfolds Strip Club with a gunshot woundget more >>
Officials say they have a few leads, but no one in custodyget more >>
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WLNS) - The family practice doctor out of Charlotte charged with sexual misconduct is expected to take the stand for his own trial. Several alleged victims and expert witnesses for bothget more >>
Hallak is charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual conductget more >>
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS)- A Jackson man is in the hospital after being stabbed multiple times Tuesday night. It happened just after 8 P.M. on the 300 block of Wilkins Street in Jackson. Where officialsget more >>
A 31-year-old female is in custody after allegedly stabbing a 50-year-old man multiple timesget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is proposing to charge juniors and seniors more than other undergraduate students. Trustees on Friday will consider raising tuition by 3.6 percentget more >>
Michigan State University is proposing to charge juniors and seniors more than other undergraduate studentsget more >>
Many people use body art as a form of personal expression, but a new trend is emerging that could save lives.
A small number of Americans are relying on tattoos to identify themselves in case of a medical emergency.
Melissa Boyer has been visiting Dr. Saleh Aldasouqi's office for years. When she came in for her most recent checkup, the first thing her doctor realized was that her wrist was bare.
"I've been a diabetic for about 29 years, so I ended up wearing the bracelets, the necklaces, and they get really expensive," said Boyer, diabetes patient.
The bracelets are so expensive and fragile that once Melissa broke another one she searched for a more permanent solution. She decided to get a tattoo.
"It was just a spur of the moment thing, my boyfriend kept complaining at the table because everyday he had to fix mine or my kid's," said Boyer.
For years people have been getting medical tattoos without consultation and that concerns doctors.
"It's almost like a small surgical procedure...so the body actually undergoes significant trauma and injury," said Saleh Aldasouqi, diabetes specialist, Sparrow Hospital.
Even more worrisome, there are no guidelines for getting these types of tattoos in medical literature.
"The location is important and has to be standardized, left hand, right hand so the EMS personnel can be familiar with that, another thing is regulation and licensing of the procedure," said Aldasouqi.
But doctors say they are working on developing procedures and that in the future medical tattoos may be a permanent tool, thanks to the ingenuity of patients like Melissa.
Dr. Aldasouqi says patients typically use medical tattoos to indicate chronic illness such as diabetes, but some are also using it to list allergies to medication.
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