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Community updates: Friday, June 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-04-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids expands micromobility pilot with electric assist bikes The City of Grand Rapids is expanding mobility options for area residents and visitors with the addition of electric assist bicycles throughout the city, it announced...

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To end the pandemic, we need to make trust contagious

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 01-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

Developing safe and highly effective vaccines for COVID-19 was a monumental scientific achievement. Now comes the hard part: convincing enough people to be vaccinated to bring the pandemic to an end. Dr. Rakesh Pai, president of the Metro Health...

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Guiding Light Restarts Recovery Program Intake Process with Enhanced Safety Protocols

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 07-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

While some organizations halted operations during the onset of COVID-19 in West Michigan, Guiding Light has adapted in order to continue its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming in light of rising needs. The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit...

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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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