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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How to Identify Zika and West Nile Virus Mosquitoes

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Win a Kayaking Day Trip at The Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library invites residents to the Kayaking Michigan’s Rivers and Lakes lecture on Thursday, September 8, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Prepare for a night filled with tips from author Doc Fletcher on the best rivers and lakes for canoeing and kayaking. Fletcher will also share photos and inside information on routes in the country as well as the local area and raffle off a free canoeing or kayaking trip. "As patrons arrive we’ll be handing out raffle tickets for a … [Read more...]

Residents Urged to Protect themselves from West Nile Virus

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the Oakland County Health Division are urging residents to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites and West Nile Virus (WNV) during upcoming summer events, such as Arts, Beats & Eats, and other outdoor activities. WNV continues to be detected in Oakland County and residents should take necessary precautions to reduce their risk. “This is an important reminder that West Nile Virus is present in our community,” said Kathy Forzley, … [Read more...]

Oakland County Blood Donor Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Oakland County Health Division was notified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of a blood donor testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Oakland County. The American Red Cross consistently tests blood donations for a wide variety of infectious diseases, including West Nile Virus. This is the first blood donation in 2016 that has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Michigan. “We know that West Nile Virus is in our community, so it is important that everyone … [Read more...]

Prevent Heat Related Illness

Oakland County Health Division cautions residents to protect themselves from heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke, especially when temperatures are high, in the 90’s and during ozone action days. Those at greatest risk include individuals 65 years of age or older, those who exert themselves during work or exercise, infants and children up to age four, overweight people, and those who are ill or on certain medications. If you have asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema, high … [Read more...]