Health & Fitness

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 19, 2019

ROYAL OAK — While Royal Oak resident Sherry Boston had a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, she called her lymph node transplant surgery, which cut the swelling in her right arm due to lymphedema in half, her “happiest” surgery.

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Published March 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is urging Michiganders to make informed diet choices during March, which is National Nutrition Month.

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Published March 14, 2019

EASTPOINTE — In Eastpointe March 14, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced a $10 million investment in Michigan from Bloomberg’s Bloomberg Philanthropies foundation to combat the opioid crisis.

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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 8, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — After five years on a waiting list, Hiller Elementary in the Lamphere Schools district has received a grant to host a popular program that seeks to promote healthy sleep habits among students and their families.

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Published March 5, 2019

TROY — A cannabis health consultant will share information at the Troy Public Library on how cannabis (marijuana) products can be used to alleviate pain.

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Published March 5, 2019

BERKLEY — The United States has been going through an opioid epidemic for quite some time, with thousands dying every year from prescribed or illegal narcotics.

Starting in November 2017, the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities and the Tri-Community Coalition have been holding training seminars for civilians to learn to look for symptoms of an opioid overdose and use a Narcan nasal spray to save people’s lives.

One of these seminars was held at the Berkley Public Library Feb. 28. 

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Published March 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — For a decade, the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Michigan Chapter has been holding a special event to help raise funds toward finding a cure.

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Published February 27, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Detroit Red Wings announcer Ken Daniels lost his son Jamie to an opioid-related overdose in 2016.

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Published February 21, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — With stressors on the rise in the lives of today’s youths, what better way to combat them in school than with a little mindfulness? That is the goal of a partnership between LaFontaine Automotive Group, the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition and a mobile meditation clinic called Meditation Works.

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Published February 15, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — An ongoing opioid epidemic, smothered by stories of addiction and distorted views in the court of public opinion, gave people like Linda Davis some hesitation when the Hope Not Handcuffs program commenced in February 2017.

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Published February 5, 2019

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Sallie Hudspeth and her family are described as kind, strong, hard-working people who never ask for help.

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Published February 5, 2019

Male and female skaters from North Farmington, Farmington and Harrison high schools are welcome to join. The club sport offers members the potential to earn a club varsity letter and welcomes skaters of all levels. 

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Published February 4, 2019

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FRASER/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — On Jan. 19, at Fraser High School, health science students from Macomb and St. Clair counties took part in the Michigan Health Occupations Students of America Future Health Professionals Region 4 Leadership Conference.

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Published February 4, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Henry Ford Macomb Hospital is officially on the national radar when it comes to diabetes prevention.

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Published January 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Cold, wet weather and icy streets can kill one’s motivation to stay physically active.

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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 29, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After their oldest son, Kevin, died from suicide in March 2013, Gail and John Urso, of Grosse Pointe Park, knew they needed help dealing with the overwhelming grief.

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Published January 29, 2019

TROY — Eleven nurses helping mothers, brand-new babies and families in the Family Birth Center at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, are in the family way themselves.

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