Published May 21, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Henry Ford physical therapist Jim Tavrazich said it’s time to take a stand against too much sitting. “It is a problem,” said Tavrazich, the supervisor for Henry Ford Medical Center Rehabilitation Services in Southfield, and Henry Ford Medical Center Rehabilitation Services and Athletic Medicine in Novi.

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Published May 15, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Throughout her life, Warren resident Barbara Young was a saver. She was determined to have enough money to hire help and live out her days in her own home, and Young’s children estimate that she saved somewhere around $100,000. But when she passed away a few years ago, that savings was gone.

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Published May 1, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Guys in ties and girls in pearls. That’s the rule of thumb for office attire, right? Nope. Just like faxes have evolved into emails and legal pads into iPads, the way we dress for a day of work has changed with the times.

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Published April 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — There aren’t many benefits we don’t reap from being outside in nature and enjoying the sights and sounds: stress relief, improved memory and energy, lower risks of cancer — you name it.

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Published April 17, 2019

METRO DETROIT — After the long, dreary days of winter, people may not be the only ones experiencing cabin fever — dogs have been cooped up too. Once the sunshine breaks through and the temperatures start to rise, people may be looking for any excuse to get out and about, taking their four-legged companions along.

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Published April 10, 2019

METRO DETROIT — On any given weekday, it’s not an uncommon sight to look out a window at the C & G Newspapers building and see a tall, slender woman in bright and cheery athletic gear stride by. Brooke England-Wagenknecht is a veteran graphic designer in C & G’s art department who spends her days juggling time in front of the computer with motherhood. Sometimes, she needs to literally and figuratively run away from it all.

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Published April 3, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Bird-watching, local experts say, is not just for the birds. It’s a great excuse to get everyone spending quality time together outside — away from the temptation of screens — and cultivating an interest in science and nature.

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Published March 27, 2019

METRO DETROIT — In just a few months, the summer will stretch out before local youth — weeks of sleeping in, fun, sunshine ... and boredom. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Younger volunteers can make a big difference over the summer instead by helping organizations that feed the hungry and support local children or animals.

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Published March 19, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Have you ever wondered if your trusty family physician gets miffed by that old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? We’ve got it on good authority that she doesn’t. In fact, your doc would be pleased as punch — a very nutrient-rich punch — to hear that you’re getting in daily servings of apples, berries and, especially, green vegetables.

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Published March 13, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It’s an all-natural product that can reportedly treat chronic pain, ease anxiety and bring sleep to those suffering from insomnia — with few to no side effects or drug interactions. But about half of those who hear about this supposed wonder drug won’t even try it because of its association with marijuana. It’s cannabidiol, better known as CBD oil.

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Published March 6, 2019

Cabins, swimming in the lake, crafts and outdoor adventures are summertime traditions for some children.


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Published February 28, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Shelby Township resident Ivy Schwartz’s calling is in her name.

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Published February 20, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Something old, something new, something borrowed — and a good boy, too. That’s not quite how the old adage goes, but it certainly applies to the brides and grooms of 2019. Couples are creating new traditions for their nuptials, and including their furry child in the ceremony is non-negotiable.

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Published February 13, 2019

METRO DETROIT — As we age, many come to realize that what’s truly valuable in life is stored within our hearts, not within our walls.So when the kids fly the coop and the exciting and restful days of retirement approach, who wants to spend that well-deserved free time dusting a big ol’ house full of stuff that’s been acquired over the years?

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Published February 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — When they started out, it was all about advocating for low-income housing during the Great Recession. But as the economy grew, so did the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, said Brian Rakovitis, the manager of financial empowerment initiatives at the Lansing-based CEDAM.

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Published January 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — At the age of 55, Paul Chatlin could not walk more than seven steps without having to stop and take several breaths. He also found out he had three blocked coronary arteries and was a candidate for bypass surgery.

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Published January 23, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Increased problem solving, better listening, mastery of memorization and enhanced coordination. All with a built-in family for the four years of high school. How can students take advantage of a program that gives them all that? Join the band.

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Published January 16, 2019

METRO DETROIT — What does it take to make the perfect chili? Is it the spice? Could be. Even the experts aren’t sure. Michelle Weiss, the marketing and events coordinator for the Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority, organizes the DDA’s annual chili cook-off. Creating “a chili they can be proud of” is the magic ingredient in a cook-off contender, she said.

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Published January 9, 2019

METRO DETROIT — What do you do when the weather outside is not so frightful and there is no snow on the ground to be found? Go outside and frolic in the nothingness of winter’s chill, of course. From local skating rinks to sprawling hiking paths, these activities don’t depend on wintry weather, according to Farmington Hills’ Heritage Park programmer, Carol Fink.

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Published December 28, 2018

METRO DETROIT — William Hill doesn’t just make small talk. What began as a throwaway conversation for the Farmington resident with his neighbor became a transformative idea that has changed the lives of many people in the Farmington area and beyond.

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