Health & Fitness

Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The U.S. suicide rate is at a 50-year high. Most people’s lives have been impacted by mental illness or suicide in some way, and a local event wants to break the stigma surrounding those topics and also unite those in the throes of grief in a positive way.

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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 5, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — For the past 15 years, the Society of Active Retirees has provided seniors with the opportunity to add a vital intellectual component to their lives.

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Published March 29, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In early 2018, Jeritha Brown was in renal failure, and dialysis couldn’t even keep her kidneys cleaned properly.

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Published March 29, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Each pose in yoga activates something in the brain or the body, according to Maria Menozzi, of St. Clair Shores.

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Published March 29, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Health Department has been notified that an individual with a confirmed case of measles visited Bank of America at 45194 Romeo Plank Road in Macomb Township March 19.

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Published March 26, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The 16th annual Macomb County Senior Wellness and Retirement Expo is coming back with a slew of vendors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Macomb Intermediate School District building, 44001 Garfield Road in Clinton Township.

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Published March 26, 2019

ROSEVILLE — Teaching kids to stay healthy isn’t fun and games — except when it literally is fun and games.

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Published March 25, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A young boy from Shelby Township is inviting everyone to join him at his fundraiser for local charities and families with cancer. At 2 1/2 years old, Drew Akash, also known as “Super Drew,” is battling a brain tumor he was diagnosed with at 9 months old.

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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 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 14, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County Health Division confirmed a total of 38 measles cases April 5. The cases follow an announcement made March 13 by the Oakland County Health Division confirming a case of travel-related measles.

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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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