Gerber Memorial Promotes Lung Health Event
Fremont-Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial will share tips and information about lung health and respiratory illnesses with the community on Thursday, March 9, as part of its Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies community series. James Hoekwater, DO, pulmonary medicine at Gerber Memorial, will discuss lung diseases, screenings, how your hobbies and habits affect your lungs and how to help keep your lungs healthy from 6:30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. at Tamarac, 1401 West Main Street, Fremont.
“Respiratory diseases can arise from a number of causes, including inhalation of toxic agents, accidents, and harmful lifestyles, such as smoking. Infections, genetic factors, and anything else that affects...
DNR Needs Frog And Toad Counters
Volunteers needed for the annual DNR frog and toad survey
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers throughout the state to assist with its annual frog and toad survey.
Declining populations of frogs, toads and other amphibians have been documented worldwide since the 1980s. Studies suggest amphibians are disappearing due to habitat loss, pollution, disease and collection.
Michigan’s annual survey efforts help biologists monitor frog and toad abundance and distribution in the state.
“Fowler’s toads and mink frogs have a limited...
‘Your Heart Matters’ Draws Crowd To Tamarac
More than 140 show love for their hearts at Gerber Memorial’s health event
FREMONT – We heart our hearts.
That was the message from more than 140 people who attended Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial’s “Your Heart Matters” event Saturday, February 18, at Tamarac. Coming from across Newaygo County, attendees received a wide range of free health screenings, learned information about staying heart healthy and enjoyed nutritious snacks and beverages.
Attendee Judy Hoezee of Fremont said she’s always been mindful of her health. She comes to Tamarac three times a week to exercise and take part in classes such as pilates and PiYo.
“I want to make sure I know about my heart health and learn about managing diseases like diabetes,” Hoezee said after she took a three-minute step test that gauges a person’s cardiovascular endurance. More than 25 people took the step test.
Josh Gustafson, director of Gerber Memorial’s community health services, said...
WC Teachers Celebrated For CATCH Efforts
Story and photos by Ken DeLaat
The Community Health folks from Spectrum Gerber chose Valentine’s Day to show a little love to the staff at White Cloud Elementary.
On Tuesday when teachers filed into the library for what they thought was to be a staff meeting they were treated to a surprise. A decorative setting, some well chosen words of praise and a catered dinner from the culinary kitchen of Camp Newaygo.
This celebration of appreciation was the result of...
District Health Department #10 receives $30,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to help reduce tobacco use
FREMONT – District Health Department #10 in Newaygo County has received a $30,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Michigan to provide programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use among youth and adults.
This grant project is a partnership with members of LiveWell Newaygo County and includes the BreatheWell Coalition, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, Child and Adolescent Health Centers of Family Healthcare, Newaygo County schools, Newaygo County Great Start Collaborative, and the Headway Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. These community coalitions and agencies are...
Flu Symptoms? Postpone That Hospital Visit
FREMONT – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is screening visitors to the hospital for contagious illnesses and discouraging visits to patient care areas as cases of the flu are now being diagnosed locally.
The hospital will be screening visitors who have the following symptoms:
Visitors who have none of the symptoms will...
The View From Here- Quest For Fitness Continues
By Ken DeLaat
“If you knew you were going to live this long don’t you think you would have taken better care of yourself?”- Annual birthday message from my friend Tim who says he’s not really my friend even though he is.
No, not through my life unless there’s a chance I live to be 130 but halfway through my 8 session personal training experience aimed at jump starting a late life physical renaissance leading to a buffed and rock hard physique along with the endurance of a marathoner and the stamina of …..
Well, realistically perhaps more like maintaining the ability to remain in the same size pants and make it up...
Because ‘Your Heart Matters’
Gerber Memorial to host free screenings, check-ups Feb. 18 as part of heart health month
FREMONT – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is inviting women throughout the Newaygo County community to get free screenings for a wide range of services as part of its effort to promote better health and prevention during heart health month in February.
Gerber Memorial’s inaugural “Your Heart Matters” event features free screenings that will take place at...