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

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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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Metro Health Farmers Market: A treasure hunt every week

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Submitted 08-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

What started with four local vendors selling fresh food out of their tailgates 13 years ago has expanded to one of the largest farm markets in West Michigan. Beginning the second week of May, and continuing every week into October, the Metro Health...

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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

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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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Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition ditches cars to walk, ride or roll during sixth annual Active Commute Week

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 06-06-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to not start your engines. The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s (GGRBC) Active Commute Week takes place Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16. Whether it’s cruising on a bicycle or hopping on...

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Poverty simulation asks, "What could we do differently?"

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Reading a news article about someone living in poverty is one thing. Actually experiencing it is another. Thursday afternoon on February 9, Metro Health Hospital Services hosted a poverty simulation workshop with Access of West Michigan. The goal...

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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

United Church Outreach Ministry is doing more than just fighting hunger in their Wyoming community. They’re on a mission to help their neighbors build healthy lifestyles, starting with the food they eat. Program director Shawn Keener has been...

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