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Functional Medicine Practice Expands into Prepared Meal Service

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 07-02-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market welcomed Root Functional Medicine, a functional medicine and nutrition practice, as an Incubator Kitchen tenant in April. The Incubator Kitchen will serve as the hub for the practice to produce and package meals as a...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, April 3 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-03-2020 under NEWS

As of 3pm today, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kent County has risen to 136. The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county remains at two. Statewide, there has been an increase of 1953 cases to a grand total of 12,744, with 479...

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American Heart Month: Why the Hispanic population is at risk

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 02-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health cardiologist, Dr. Larry Diaz, a native of Venezuela, says Hispanics are at a higher risk of health conditions that could lead to heart disease, and he’s committed to spreading awareness....

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From Self-Destruction to Self-Awareness

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 11-18-2019 under NONPROFITS

The story isn’t an uncommon one. Andy was attending high school in Novi, and was a member of the lacrosse team, participating in bowling, and golf. His family belonged to a country club and life was, arguably, good. It started with a bit...

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Hospital system is first in West Michigan to offer lifestyle-focused cardio rehab

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 09-16-2019 under NONPROFITS

Metro Health – University of Michigan Health is the first hospital in West Michigan, and second in the state of Michigan, to offer patients intensive cardiac rehab using the Pritikin ICR™ program. The program helps patients who have had...

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New therapies are bringing hope to sleep apnea patients

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 09-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

If you are one of 22 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea, you understand how debilitating, frustrating and life-altering the condition can be. Symptoms can include fatigue, sleepiness, lack of focus and poor memory. If you have a spouse...

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Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy Builds in Heartside

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-27-2019 under NONPROFITS

“ Learn. Learn, learn, the symptoms, learn how to help the person to work through their recovery,” advises Doreen Timmers, a Heartside resident and mental health advocate. Timmers sees a healthy community as one where residents are...

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What to expect during your child's wellness visit and how to prepare

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 07-26-2019 under NONPROFITS

Caitlin Mlynarek, DO, a pediatrician at Metro Health’s Hudsonville primary care office, explains what parents can expect during well-child visits and offers ways to ease children’s anxiety before appointments. Children grow quickly!...

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West Michigan man proves positivity is key to recovery

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 06-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

Ed still remembers the moment he took hold of the cockpit controls and flew the small, open-air 1974 Breezy for the first time. He was just 15-years-old, and now, 40 years later, he still recalls his excitement. “People are surprised to hear...

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Grand Rapids native inspired to bring health equity to her hometown

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 06-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

Rhae-Ann Booker remembers the day her mother sat down to tell her she would be attending a new elementary school. “She said, ‘They are making some changes in the city. So now you are going to be riding a bus.’” This didn...

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