Health & Fitness

Published June 5, 2018

TROY — Citing higher efficiency and increasing need, the Troy City Council took steps to take over Troy Medi-Go Plus, which transports seniors and people with disabilities to doctor’s appointments.

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Published May 29, 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Joining dozens of other communities, the Bloomfield Township is Police Department has adopted the Families Against Narcotics’ popular Hope Not Handcuffs initiative.

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Published May 25, 2018

DETROIT — The Detroit Association of Black Organizations is teaming up with other community partners to host a forum on the topic of suicide and how to reduce the risk of it in a friend, neighbor or loved one.

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Published May 16, 2018

TROY — The Cannabis Legal Group, on behalf of caregiver marijuana grow operations on Austin Drive, has filed suit against the city of Troy, stating that a recent ordinance limiting the number of marijuana growing facility licenses and allowing police inspections violates state law. 

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Published May 15, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Neurofibromatosis, or NF, is a genetic disorder where tumors form on nerve tissues.

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Published May 15, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — For those who want to have a hand in battling the opiate epidemic, local community groups teamed up to host an overdose reversal training session recently. 

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Published May 14, 2018

FRANKLIN — The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition’s Youth Action Board is inviting the public to join it at a 5K walk/run fundraiser to support local programs.

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Published May 14, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Relay for Life of Greater Shelby Township is taking a global approach to the event this year, as organizers hope to raise a record amount during one of the state’s largest Relay for Life events.

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Published May 8, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On May 1, many of the 24 women whose portraits grace a new mural outside the south entrance of Beaumont, Royal Oak, helped to unveil the 8-foot-tall and 16-foot-wide triangular artwork.

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Published May 8, 2018

TROY — The Troy City Council unanimously approved stricter rules for existing marijuana caregiver facilities recently, even though the effects of this November’s statewide recreational marijuana ballot question are unknown. 

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Published May 8, 2018

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DETROIT — Seventy years ago, a group of individuals joined together to assist the Sisters of St. Joseph in establishing and maintaining St. John Hospital in Detroit.

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Published May 8, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — For those looking to make the move into the medical field, Oakland County has made it easier with a free apprenticeship program.

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Published May 1, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — During the heart-rending sadness of a funeral eulogy for his son, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson was struck by a comment from a relative. “He said to live life the Brooksie way,” Patterson said. The annual Brooksie Way half-marathon race, to be held this year on Sept. 23, is named for Patterson’s son, Brooks Stuart Patterson, known as Brooksie, who died in a snowmobile accident. “That’s the genesis of the name,” Patterson said.

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Published April 25, 2018

ROYAL OAK — On April 25, Royal Oak High School Principal Michael Giromini sent out an email to the Royal Oak High School community stating that a student at the high school had been diagnosed with a case of hepatitis A.

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Published April 24, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — After a year of shadowing at the hospital, a group of high school students are set take on the world of medicine.

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Published April 24, 2018

ROYAL OAK — As part of a new community outreach series, the First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak held a community conversation about the opioid epidemic sweeping through the state April 11.

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Published April 24, 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — Last September, 90 folks of all ages took to the safety paths that wrap around the township campus.

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Published April 23, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — In addition to the numerous opportunities for youth to participate in recreational sports activities — or to train — new facilities have descended on Farmington Hills in hopes of encouraging children to kick, shoot or pitch a ball that much better.

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Published April 19, 2018

A skunk was recently discovered with a confirmed case of rabies in the city, said officials with the Oakland County Health Division.

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Published April 18, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — A handful of local and elected officials offered insight into the ongoing opioid crisis wreaking havoc across the nation. 

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