Health & Fitness

Published May 7, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Utica High School junior had a chance to be on live television with other local students during a Detroit Public TV program called “Please Listen: Students Talk About Mental Health and Suicide Awareness” April 28.

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Published May 5, 2021

TROY — A new partnership initiative between the Troy Police Department and Families Against Narcotics was announced April 27 to help compassionately combat the opioid epidemic and those dealing with substance use disorder or opioid use disorder.

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Published April 28, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — The Oakland County-based nonprofit organization Common Ground has been working for decades in conjunction with local governments, law enforcement, medical professionals and community groups to help residents find treatment and resources to support their mental welfare or to intervene before an untreated mental illness becomes a crisis.

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Published April 25, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights plans to install an outdoor exercise facility this summer at Huffman Park, with more than 30 pieces of equipment for residents and guests to use, and community classes to be led by trained ambassadors.

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Published April 23, 2021

FARMINGTON HILLS — Residents can soon drop off unwanted and unused prescription medication in a safe, no-questions-asked manner.

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Published April 20, 2021

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In 2012, West Bloomfield resident Betsy Pilon’s son, Max, was diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy after she gave birth to him at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

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Published April 20, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY— For older residents or those who speak English as a second language, securing a slot to get the COVID-19 vaccine can be quite the ordeal.

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Published April 15, 2021

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METRO DETROIT — Recovering from COVID-19 can be a long process, and health care officials are seeing a new need to support people through it.

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Published April 10, 2021

ROYAL OAK — Using a technique called precision medicine, researchers at Beaumont Health recently discovered a simple blood test that might provide an early prediction of Alzheimer’s disease in patients.

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Published April 10, 2021

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Terita McKenzie said her mother deserved a fighting chance. Now, she’s giving her one.

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Published April 9, 2021

ROYAL OAK — For the fifth year in a row, the Judson Center glows blue after dark in observance that April is Autism Awareness Month.

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Published April 7, 2021

WEST BLOOMFIELD — For more than two decades, the Friendship Circle has been a source of support for metro Detroit residents.

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Published April 7, 2021

METRO DETROIT — A year ago, when metro Detroit was just getting used to the COVID-19 virus being an everyday risk, we had just a small amount of information and a lot of worries.

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Published April 6, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — In February of 2020, shortly before COVID-19 nearly brought the world to its knees, the Sterling Heights Police Department partnered with a local nonprofit to tackle an existing epidemic that was sweeping the country.

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Published April 4, 2021

METRO DETROIT — April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Michigan State Police is joining with other law enforcement agencies to not only raise awareness about autism, but also include new calming bags in their patrol vehicles.

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Published March 26, 2021

FARMINGTON HILLS — While members of the community anxiously await the opening of The Hawk, the Farmington Hills Special Services Department is working on putting together a staff, including the newly hired Tim Suchan, who will serve as the city’s fitness coordinator.

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Published March 26, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities is taking the fight against opioid overdoses to the streets with free curbside Narcan training.

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Published March 26, 2021

DETROIT/GROSSE POINTE WOODS/MEMPHIS — Kayla Saelens always leads with her heart. The 12-year-old Memphis resident, a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 75062, likes to help other people — especially children.

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Published March 25, 2021

SOUTHFIELD — Local seniors are invited to take place in a monthly virtual lecture administered by Mind University.

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Published March 23, 2021

TROY — A story shared on social media and a calling from a higher power are what led to a successful kidney transplant for Troy Athens High School graduate and Rochester Hills resident Leigh Leader, 31, who had been searching for a kidney donor.

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