Health & Fitness

Published June 21, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — An outdoor exercise facility is now open at Huffman Park, with more than 30 pieces of equipment, free for all to use, and community classes led by trained ambassadors planned for the future.

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Published June 12, 2021

ROYAL OAK — After a one-year absence, on May 22 Beaumont Health and its partners brought back the popular Bike Day program, which provides specially adapted bikes to children with special needs at no cost to their families.

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Published June 9, 2021

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP/BIRMINGHAM — In partnership with the Oakland County Health Network, the police departments of Bloomfield Township, Birmingham and Auburn Hills will soon launch a mental health embed that will employ a clinician to respond to mental health crises.

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Published May 27, 2021

METRO DETROIT — After being one of the first children to receive her first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine at the Beaumont Service Center, in Southfield, Megan Sims, 13, now wants to advocate for other children her age to get vaccinated as well.

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Published May 26, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — Each fall, Birmingham urologist Michael Lutz hosts a huge expo with free disease screenings for metro Detroit men in need.

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Published May 23, 2021

ROSEVILLE — A new nonprofit recently opened its doors in Roseville, hoping to help those taking care of loved ones.

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Published May 14, 2021

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It is easy to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in Macomb County.

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Published May 10, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Around 83% of older adults live with at least one form of sensory loss.

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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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