Potential Hepatitis A Exposure in Frozen Strawberries

The Oakland County Health Division is working cooperatively on the nationwide frozen strawberry recall and continues to focus on providing the most current information received from its federal and state partners to ensure the health of our residents. Hepatitis A was detected in frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and distributed to restaurants and other food service establishments nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Health Division contacted commercial … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Arms Residents with Free Flu Shots

Flu Shot Clinic hosted at City Hall Auditorium The City of Rochester Hills has partnered with the Visiting Nurse Association to bring a community flu shot clinic to City Hall on Thursday, October 20 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This community flu shot clinic is held each year to provide a convenient way for residents to get vaccinated. The shots will be provided by the Visiting Nurse Association, which accepts Blue Care Network, HAP (except Cigna plans), Priority Health, Health Plus of … [Read more...]

Health Division Kicks Off Flu Season

The Oakland County Health Division has launched their annual flu vaccination program, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced. The flu vaccine guards against as many as four flu viruses which are most likely to occur this season. “Our goal is to keep our residents healthy this flu season,” Patterson said. “We urge them to take the necessary precautions against the flu including getting vaccinated.” Flu shots are available for $25 at both Health Division clinics in Pontiac and … [Read more...]

Get Rid of Mosquito Breeding Sites

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Cider Mill Hike

Next Tuesday, Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media, will join The Midweek Meanders walking group to lead a hike in Oakland Township and the Village of Goodison to visit two of the area's cider mills. Free and open to all. Meet at 10:30 a.m. under the large covered porch at the Paint Creek Cider Mill building at 4480 Orion Road, Oakland Twp. (about 2 1/2 miles north from Rochester Road). Paint Creek Cider Mill (lots of free parking) is a large cedar building. From there we'll explore the new … [Read more...]

Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses

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Live Clean Nutrition Opens in Rochester Hills, Grand Opening set for September 24

Rochester Hills may one day claim rights as the healthiest city in metro Detroit, at least that's the goal of the owner of Live Clean Nutrition, a new Rochester Hills based retailer that just recently opened its doors. Opened by a young man who, like many, healed a personal health issue that conventional medicine simply couldn’t help him resolve. Doug Ferner, a health advocate who wants to apply what he’s learned to help others. A doctor told Ferner, who suffered from Ulcerative Colitis while in … [Read more...]

Oakland County Wellness Program Racks Up Awards

Corp! Magazine has named OakFit, Oakland County’s employee wellness program, as one of its Best & Brightest in Wellness® winners for a third year in a row, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. "Winning this award for a third year in a row is a testament to how innovative Oakland County’s employee wellness program continues to be," Patterson said. "Not only are we finding new ways to help employees improve their overall health, we continue to save taxpayers money on our … [Read more...]

Half Marathon will Close Roads to Showcase Rochester Hills to Runners

The Ninth Running of The Brooksie Way On September 25, runners and walkers with lace up their shoes and head to Rochester Hills for the 9th Annual HAP Brooksie Way. The HAP Brooksie Way, now in its ninth year has become one of the most popular regional fall half marathons. The course begins and ends at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (formerly known as the Meadow Brook Music Festival) on the campus of Oakland University and highlights some the great beauty of Rochester Hills including the … [Read more...]

How to Reduce the Risk of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

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