Health & Fitness

Published May 15, 2017

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MACOMB COUNTY — On the afternoon of May 9, two Richmond men, one driving and the other a passenger, lost consciousness while their car traveled along eastbound Interstate 94 in Harrison Township.

According to witnesses, the vehicle was seen swerving at the Metropolitan Parkway exit before it struck a guardrail and a roadside sign and landed in a ditch near Joy Road.

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Published May 13, 2017

MOUNT CLEMENS — Get your sneakers ready, because Mount Clemens City Sneakers is about to get warmed up for its spring season of outdoor fun and fitness.

While the group — organized and planned by members of the Downtown Development Authority, the business community, the Macomb Family YMCA and Macomb County — is a year-round activity, City Sneakers is kicking off its spring season on May 23 at the Rec Bowl, 40 Crocker Blvd in Mount Clemens. Participation is expected to grow considerably during the warm months, according to founder and organizer Linda Busch.

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Published May 10, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — With more than 200 people committing to take their first steps, the Walk St. Clair Shores 28-Day Challenge began on a windy, gray day.

Rick Mathias, of St. Clair Shores, committed to the challenge with his wife “just to get some exercise.”

He said they would be putting in their steps together. 

Twenty-three group walk locations have been scheduled for each week of the challenge, which runs May 1-28, with walkers having the option to join four or five groups most days of the week. 

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Published May 3, 2017

BIRMINGHAM — On Sunday, May 21, Birmingham Covington School will host the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Youth Mental Health Conference and Resource Expo, an event that will focus on improving the mental health of children by teaching parents and professionals how to address a variety of topics.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will focus on issues that are geared toward parents, caregivers and community members in the morning, and toward educators and mental health professionals in the afternoon.

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Published April 24, 2017

NOVI — What began as a humble event with a community of like-minded folks has morphed into a star-studded happening that includes thousands who embrace a vegan lifestyle.

“Eighteen years ago, we had a small hall in Ferndale and 300 people showed up, and throughout the years, it’s just evolved, and now we’re anticipating 5,000 attendees,” said VegMichigan President Paul Krause. “It’s really become our premier event and one of the major one-day events at the facility.”

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Published April 19, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — Are you a busy parent looking for a safe space to drop your children off during the workweek? Or do you prefer to pump some iron while your children are playing sports a few doors away? Interested in letting your kids frolic in the sun during summer camp?

People can learn about all of the above and more at the Farmington Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 22 at the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit Farmington Hills Branch, 28100 Farmington Road.

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Published April 11, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Casting their lines into the water at the Blossom Heath pier, local fishermen are divided.

“I just like catching them. I don’t eat very much of it,” said Chet Muraszewski, of St. Clair Shores.

His wife, he joked, won’t cook what he catches, so he mostly practices catch-and-release fishing off the pier. When the weather warms, however, he fishes for walleye in the Detroit River. 

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Published April 5, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — A new nonsurgical  tumor procedure is available at  Crittenton Hospital. 

The procedure, called ablation, is similar to a needle biopsy, but it is performed via computerized tomography — commonly known as a CT scan — or with an ultrasound.

“Image-guided tumor ablation can treat many cancerous tumors as thoroughly as other treatment options, with less pain, less risk, faster recovery time and lower recurrence rates,” Dr. Peter Littrup, Crittenton interventional radiologist, said in a statement.

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Published April 5, 2017

FARMINGTON — When you’re getting your car fixed, you’re usually hoping that the mechanics don’t find more problems with your vehicle. 

But if you are Farmington Hills resident Tanya Nordhaus, you’re thinking of ways to end multiple sclerosis.

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Published April 5, 2017

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Grosse Pointe Shores has a large number of leading medical professionals living in its boundaries, but officials deemed two in particular as especially worthy of singling out for recognition.

Dr. Thomas LaLonde and Dr. Edward W. Schervish, both of whom are on the staff of St. John Hospital and Medical Center, were saluted for their accomplishments with proclamations from the mayor and City Council during a March 21 council meeting.

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Published April 5, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ready to give your fitness tracker a workout, or just looking for a way to get moving after winter?

No matter your motivation, the Healthy St. Clair Shores Alliance is looking for you.

A partnership between the St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center, the Beaumont Health and Fitness Center, The Lake House, South Lake Schools, the Woods Church and other volunteers, the alliance is kicking off the Walk St. Clair Shores 28-Day Walking Challenge May 1, but it is looking for volunteers to help now. 

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Published March 29, 2017

PONTIAC — When drug addicts or alcoholics finally get to the point where they’re willing to ask for help fighting their disease, it’s a huge step.

But that major milestone can sometimes fall apart if help for that patient isn’t available for days, weeks or longer.

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Published March 29, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Dr. Simon Dixon, chairman of the department of cardiovascular medicine at Beaumont Health System, would be in for a world of hurt if patients were able to heal or even prevent heart disease themselves.

But even so, that’s his goal with “The Heart-Healthy Handbook.”

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Published March 29, 2017

TROY — Carol Waarala has firsthand experience with a loved one experiencing dementia.

Waarala was a caregiver for her father, who had Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia for 20 years.

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Published March 28, 2017

ROYAL OAK — Mayor Michael Fournier is lacing up his walking shoes and inviting the entire community to reach their step goals while enjoying the city and maybe winning a few prizes along the way.

“Royal Oak is an amazing, walkable community,” he said. “We have so many treasures and assets, as we all are aware. Within walking distance, we compact a lot into 11 square miles.”

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Published March 28, 2017

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PONTIAC — When drug addicts or alcoholics finally get to the point where they’re willing to ask for help fighting their disease, it’s a huge step.

But that major milestone can sometimes fall apart if help for that patient isn’t available for days, weeks or longer.

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Published March 22, 2017

DETROIT — More than 100 people attended an event at the Bayview Yacht Club Feb. 25 and raised more than $50,000 to benefit efforts to fight pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer survivor Sheila Sky Kasselman founded the Sky Foundation, the nonprofit that organized the fundraiser.

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Published March 22, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Detroit Lions mascot Roary, with his oversized mane and paws, held large cardboard cutouts of a piece of pizza and a head of lettuce over his head March 13 at Sheiko Elementary School as students cheered him on. 

The furry mascot, decked out in Lions gear, encouraged students to pick out which item is the healthiest. The sea of students on the school’s gymnasium floor pointed and screamed, some telling Roary to take a bite out of the pizza, some the lettuce.

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Published March 10, 2017

WARREN  — In the world of health care and medical research, finding effective treatments and cures is expensive. But local advocates long dedicated to raising awareness about dystonia are hoping to get the money needed to fight it, $5 at a time.

Mike Delise said he came up with the idea after 12 years of working alongside his friend, Warren resident Jason Dunn, who was diagnosed with the serious neurological condition at age 6.

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Published March 1, 2017

METRO DETROIT — The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is spreading awareness about the perils of diabetes and kidney disease in African-American communities by offering preventative tips and health management advice.

Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and strokes, and is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. There are two major types of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes refers to an individual who is dependent on insulin therapy to stay alive because the pancreas — the organ that makes insulin — is unable to do so.

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