- Thursday, October 7, 2010
Nurses help Goodwill Inn residents avoid ER
Volunteer nurses are conducting health screenings for Goodwill Inn residents as a way to reduce the number of emergency room visits by residents of the homeless shelter.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Restauranteurs pay back
Every year businesses extend their generosity into their communities through charitable giving. But what's behind this giving? For the Drossart family, putting on a dinner to raise funds for a new Traverse City Senior Center was a way to repay their senior clientele for their patronage.Continued ...
Well-Being in Brief: 10/07/2010
Free depression screening available; Five weeks to a healthier brain; Gluten-free dinner outing and meeting; MS support group plans meeting; Compassionate Friends will meet; plus moreContinued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 10/07/2010
- Thursday, September 30, 2010
Healing Wounds: New chamber uses pure oxygen
Munson Medical Center's new hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat slow-to-heal diabetic wounds, injuries and compromised grafts and flaps, among other conditions.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Online dating for all ages
Single seniors face unique challenges when it comes to dating. As a result, looking for a relationship or having a desire for companionship may end up motivating some to pursue potential partners online.Continued ...
Well-Being in Brief: 09/30/2010
Open house features free Zumba classes; Breast Health Fair, Remembrance Run; Oktoberfest dinner for Camp Quality; Neurologist will discuss Alzheimer's; Free program on healthy aging; 'Tickled Pink' event fights breast cancer; Breast cancer awareness events; Fair touts health, wellness and fitness; 'Blast from the Past' for Andre's Place; 'Freedom From Smoking' classes; HUD Notice of Funding Availability; Discussion series on Family Life; Leelanau Free Health Days.Continued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 09/30/2010
- Thursday, September 23, 2010
Shop hosts event to help uninsured women
One day. Forty women. Fifteen quilts. That's the goal of a Sept. 25 "quilt-a-thon" hosted by Interlochen quilt shop InterQuilten.Continued ...
Unused, expired drugs can be taken back
In an effort to keep drugs from falling into the wrong hands, the Department of Justice is holding an anonymous "Take-Back Day."Continued ...
Senior Focus: Karaoke at senior center
The Traverse City Senior Center has stepped in to encourage closet singers to come out and display their talent in front of a supportive audience.Continued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 09/23/2010
- Well-Being In Brief: 09/23/2010
- Thursday, September 16, 2010
Smile: Program offering dental care needs help
A local program offers dental care to needy patients but could use more resources to help more people.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Group takes shorter rides
The Traverse City Senior Center is in the first stage of organizing a cycling group that will ride through the fall. The group got its beginning at the end of August, but will be more active in the coming spring.Continued ...
Well-Being In Brief: 09/16/2010
Studio on Main hosts open house; Class includes CPR and use of AED; Child safety seat inspections offered; Local Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser; Pavilions has tickets for Apple iPad raffle; Harp classes help relaxation, healing; Quilt-A-Thon will help fight cancer; Church holds health and wellness clinic; Golf outing benefits Cancer Society; Mental health Q & A will follow free film; One-on-one women's heart screenings; Lymphedema support group.Continued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 09/16/2010
- Thursday, September 9, 2010
Fundraiser helps Wings of Mercy with mission
When Kathy Kerby needs to go to Minnesota's Mayo Clinic for medical care, she turns to Wings of Mercy. The nonprofit organization uses volunteer pilots to fly eligible patients back and forth to long-distance medical appointments at no charge.Continued ...
Adapted in TC: Find the root of panic
As a seasoned university instructor and therapist, early in the semester I make a mental note of the students I think may be dealing with mental health issues, including anxiety. I want to make sure they're getting the help they need.Continued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 09/09/2010
Well-Being In Brief: 09/09/2010
Screening looks for stroke warnings; Walk to Remember set for Sept. 18; Registration open for training course. (Plus more)Continued ...
- Thursday, September 2, 2010
Doctor invents device after suffering his own pain
A local doctor is marketing a solution to stop shoulder pain. Dr. Michael Carroll fashioned a makeshift traction device for his own shoulder problems, and within days of using the system, Carroll said his pain practically vanished.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Network aimed at seniors
Because the Traverse City Senior Center is continuously looking for ways to meet the needs of its senior community, the idea of a countywide network was greeted with enthusiasm.Continued ...
Well-Being In Brief: 09/02/2010
Northport Highlands celebrates one year; Medical Marijuana Academy classes; Compassionate Friends' campfire; Discussion series on family life continues; Meeting for nurses, nursing students; and more.Continued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 09/02/2010