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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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Aneurysm survivor shares story of faith and recovery

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 05-29-2019 under NONPROFITS

Saundra gently clutches a cherished photo of her beautiful family. With dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she has much to be thankful for. “They mean the world to me,” she says. “In fact, my world is all about taking...

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Life after stroke: Tips for survivors and caregivers

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 05-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

“I don’t know that I’ve ever in my life depended on somebody else that much. You can’t get through something like this alone.” On the morning of March 17, 2018—St. Patrick’s Day—life took an abrupt...

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Local 10-year-old transforms flowers into meals for families in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

For many children, summer vacation is filled with bike rides, beach visits and a whole lot of “nothing.” Helping out in grandma’s garden might be included on this list of to-dos, but for 10-year-old Olivia, her grandma’s...

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Everyone in Grand Rapids should have access to a quality park

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

We are proud of our parks and open spaces in Grand Rapids and we know well the many benefits they offer. That’s why I’m supporting the 10-minute walk to a park campaign launched a year ago and working to make it a reality. The campaign,...

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