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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital recieves 2013 NewsMakers honor

The Grand Rapids Business Journal Newsmakers 2013 Awards occurred early this year, and honored a number of different individuals from various industries that have worked countlessly to highlight Grand Rapids and the talent within the community. Within the healthcare industry, the GRBJ…

Healthy Community

Tour of Shinola factory, Detroit

On December 11th, 2013 a few member of the Corporate Communications team here at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan were invited to go on a tour of the Shinola factory located at 485 W Milwaukee Street in Detroit. For those…

The Children’s Center – Treating the Whole Child in One Place

The Children’s Center is one of those places I’d always seen as I drove through Midtown Detroit, but never registered.  I wasn’t made aware of it until a friend told me about the opportunity to go and visit and take…

Healthy Community


A healthy way to allow wishes to come true for those who need them

If I approached you with an idea that assisted in granting a terminally ill child their biggest wish, most likely you’d want to hear more about it.  Once I informed you that the idea involved being taken to Traverse City,…



Dequindre Cut Greenway

Detroit has a hidden jewel that starts at the Riverwalk just East of downtown near Atwater Street just North of the Milliken State Park.  The 1.38 mile long walkway way used to be a Grand Trunk Rail line and is…



Non-profit Healthy Detroit encourages city to “join the movement”

A newly established non-profit company is up and running in Detroit and is making a strong push to create a “happier and healthier city.” Built from the ground up by Midtown homeowners Nicholas Mukhtar and Eric Holka, Healthy Detroit aims…

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You don’t need a stethoscope to be a lifesaver

Did you ever wake up and think, “I am going to save a life today”? Surely paramedics, nurses and doctors believe this is a real possibility on any given day. But did you know that when it comes to sudden…

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Where to find the perfect Christmas gifts in Detroit

One of the oft-heard knocks on the city of Detroit is the lack of retail shopping options, especially when Christmas rolls around. And it is true there are only two big-box retail stores that have a presence in the Motor…

Positive Michigan

How to find free or low cost mammograms in Michigan

“Awareness without action is worthless.” Phil McGraw While Dr. Phil certainly isn’t the first person to espouse such simple yet profound platitudes about the importance of awareness, the essence of the message is timeless: awareness and action must go hand in hand….

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