Health & Fitness

Published March 21, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS  — North Farmington High School senior Alyssa Abrou was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia — a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that impacts white blood cells — two days before her 12th birthday on Sept. 28, 2011.

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Published March 16, 2018

HARPER WOODS — The Harper Woods Public Library is inviting members of the community to join health professional Dr. Asha Shajahan for a presentation to improve their quality of life.

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Published March 14, 2018

METRO DETROIT — As the weather starts to warm in metro Detroit and the sun sticks around a little longer each day, residents may be ready to throw open their doors and spend some time outside.

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Published March 13, 2018

ROYAL OAK — In response to gun violence in the U.S., the White House rolled out the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security in 2015.

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Published March 1, 2018

KEEGO HARBOR — The opioid epidemic affects hundreds of thousands of people each year — people with addiction, their families and the communities are struggling to find a way to curb opioid use. 

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Published February 13, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Hope Not Handcuffs program — which utilizes local, county and state police resources, as well as substance abuse centers near and far — was created Jan. 31, 2017, to allow addicts and substance abusers a safe haven to receive the help and assistance required to gain a new lease on life.

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Published January 30, 2018

TROY — The City Council, by consensus, chose not to opt in or out of allowing and regulating medical marijuana growing facilities, waiting instead to see what issues opt-in municipalities face later.

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Published January 30, 2018

TROY — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Muscular dystrophies are a group of diseases caused by defects in a person’s genes. Over time, this muscle weakness decreases mobility and makes the tasks of daily living difficult.”

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Published January 30, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Not all heroes wear capes. That’s the message Clinton Township Treasurer Paul Gieleghem and sponsors of the 19th annual Clinton Township Community Blood Drive want possible blood donors to know.

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Published January 26, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — As part of a week of community-based events, a couple of Detroit Pistons players visited Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital to do some yoga and to promote wellness. 

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Published January 23, 2018

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LANSING — The state of Michigan could potentially be seeing a lot of green in the not-too-distant future.

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Published January 22, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — On Jan. 17, Henry Ford Health System announced it was implementing temporary visitor restrictions at its hospitals as a means of protecting patients, employees and visitors from the spread of the flu.

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Published January 12, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — More than 9 million adults in the United States consider suicide each year. In order to lessen that number, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit is teaching people how to intervene and potentially save a life. 

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Published December 15, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Integrative medicine is a type of medical practice where patients are encouraged to take their health into their own hands.

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Published December 13, 2017

FARMINGTON — Sheri Hicks has the autoimmune disease scleroderma, which is a chronic connective tissue disease that is typically classified as an autoimmune rheumatic disease.

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Published December 8, 2017

HARPER WOODS — The town hall meeting to discuss the opioid crisis that was canceled Sept. 27 has been rescheduled.

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Published December 6, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township took a step toward opting in to new medical marijuana laws approved by the Michigan Legislature.

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Published November 16, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Alana Yaksich, a West Bloomfield resident, was an average 5-year-old on Feb. 1, 2003. She spent the day with her family, watching movies and eating ice cream alongside her brothers. 

That evening, Alana developed a high fever and was rushed to the hospital. Within hours, Alana died from swelling and injury to her brain due to flu complications. 

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