HealthPlus Brooksie Way kickoff coming to OU

The HealthPlus Brooksie Way kicks off 2014 by unveiling a new logo, showing the newly-modified half marathon course and presenting nearly $9,000 in Brooksie Way Minigrants to various community organizations. This all happens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the OU Recreation Center on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, and the public is encouraged to attend. “Each year The HealthPlus Brooksie Way gets more robust,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I … [Read more...]

Local surgeon first in world to perform latest knee replacement design: Crittenton to broadcast live surgery globally Thursday

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This week, Crittenton Hospital’s Chief of Orthopedics and Surgery will replace a patient’s knee. But it’s certainly not the first time Jeffrey DeClaire, M.D., of DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute has done this procedure. In fact, DeClaire was the first surgeon in the world to perform a bicruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty with a Vanguard XP-Total Knee System. And according to the press release, DeClaire currently holds the record when it comes to these surgeries—with … [Read more...]

Oakland County among Top 10 for Health Behaviors/Health Factors

Oakland County ranks second for health behaviors and eighth for health factors among Michigan’s 83 counties, according to the County Health Rankings Report released Wednesday. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson credited the county’s Health Division and his administration’s quality of life initiatives for the impressive scores. “Our public health programs and quality of life initiatives promote active and healthy lifestyles,” Patterson said. “The Brooksie Way Half … [Read more...]

Beaumont Hospital to merge with others


In a recent article found a we learned that Beaumont Hospital has signed a letter of intent to merge with two other health systems. "Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare have signed a letter of intent and begun exclusive negotiations about combining their operations into a new health care system. The boards of the three not-for-profit organizations have approved a letter of intent calling for formation of a new, $3.8 billion health system that would … [Read more...]

Flexible pregnancy: Prenatal yoga comes to Yoga Planet Studio in Rochester Hills

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Breathing and stretching have been shown to alleviate haywire moods, i.e. from stress, so it’s no surprise that yoga during pregnancy can have its not-so-hidden benefits. For the first time, Yoga Planet Studio in Rochester Hills will expand its schedule exclusively for expecting women in the area this week. The program combines succinct breathing with gentle poses and offers a sense of community to elevate the pregnancy experience for mothers-to-be. And the woman in charge is a bit of … [Read more...]

Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace climbs to 4.2 million in February: 27 percent of February Federal Marketplace enrollees are young adults

Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continued to rise in February to a five-month total of 4.2 million. As in January, the percent of young adults who selected a Marketplace plan was 3 percentage points higher than it was from October through December (27 percent versus 24 percent). Based on enrollment patterns in other health care programs, it is expected that more people will sign up as we get closer to the March 31st deadline. Key findings from today’s report … [Read more...]

Govenor Snyder honors OakFit

Oakland County’s employee wellness program, OakFit, is among the recipients of Michigan’s 2014 Governor’s Fitness Awards. “The Governor’s Fitness Awards are a platform for recognizing individuals and organizations in Michigan that have made outstanding contributions to health and physical fitness during the last year,” a Governor’s office press release said. “Our innovative OakFit program continues to garner recognition for the genius of its simplicity and its outstanding … [Read more...]

Red Lotus Yoga will host a special course on yogic sleep this month


Join Brian Granader and the Red Lotus Yoga family on Friday, March 21 for a special course on meditation and sleep. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes a 30-minute class, followed by a one-hour meditation special. The event is called Yoga Nidra and costs $20 in advance and $25 day-of. All levels of yoga students are welcomed. Red Lotus Yoga is located at 1900 South Livernois Road in Rochester Hills. For more information, please visit or call 248-601-9642. … [Read more...]

Is Obamacare Optional?


Friends, Here's something that many people don't know about - The President, Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats knew that millions of people would loose their insurance. Actually the Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) bill that was passed says that people who like their insurance can keep it. (Photo attached from However, when Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the HHS staff wrote the rules, they made keeping your insurance almost impossible on … [Read more...]

Crittenton Home Care Happenings

Seniors are invited to visit a Crittenton Home Care nurse at one of the following facilities listed below. The nurse will answer basic medical questions and offer free blood pressure screenings. For information, call the Community Relations Coordinator at 248-656-6757. Auburn Hills Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Orion Center at 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Shelby Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday … [Read more...]