The Rapidian

Healthcare

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

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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

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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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Volunteer nurses offer health screenings for the community at Dégagé Ministries

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Twice a month, a group of volunteer nurses faithfully hold Health Depot. These nurses perform general health screenings on our patrons to assess appropriate care. “Many patrons believe the ‘best’ healthcare is through the emergency...

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Exalta Health provides health, dental care to low-income residents

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Bill Paxton, President of Exalta Health discusses some of the services the low-income healthcare providor offers. Established in 1996, Exalta Health, formerly called Health Intervention...

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Oklahoman veteran finds wheelchair in West Michigan

by (jtl6)

Submitted 06-10-2016 under NEWS

When 74-year-old veteran Tony’s power wheelchair wore down and hindered his freedom, he searched everywhere for help covering the $10,000 price of a new one. After exhausting all options from insurance to local services, he discovered...

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Healtcare Marketplace Enrollment Event

by (Kent-Ionia Labo...)

Submitted 01-14-2016 under

Time is running out for individuals and families to sign up for health insurance for 2016. The open enrollment period for the Healthcare Marketplace ends on January 31, and anyone not covered by an employer plan, Medicare or Medicaid, or a plan...

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