What, when and why to watch: TheHUB’s exclusive series on mental health and well-being

What, when and why to watch: TheHUB’s exclusive series on mental health and well-being

With this issue, TheHUB will begin reporting on the research, symptoms, resources and treatment of mental and behavioral health issues associated with lead exposure in children. Many experts note a collaborative approach between parents, educators and licensed health providers as the most effective way to address lead-related health concerns. Today we begin a dialogue we […]

A Smooth Approach: Meet Healthy Dollar Store Owner Kathy Jackson

A Smooth Approach: Meet Healthy Dollar Store Owner Kathy Jackson

It’s a community hub and an oasis for many Flint residents, who appreciate its owner’s refreshing commitment to create a friendly, welcoming environment for all. While the Healthy Dollar store offers the typical range of dollar store merchandise, it also embodies the warm, open spirit that has characterized Flint for decades. You may enter its […]

An Outpouring of Support: Michigan dairy farmers help fuel Flint family nutrition one glass at a time

An Outpouring of Support: Michigan dairy farmers help fuel Flint family nutrition one glass at a time

Flintmilk.org, an ongoing campaign driven by the generosity of family-operated Michigan dairy farms, is making sure the people who need milk the most have it right now. The effort has already poured an additional 400,000 glasses into Flint households since the discovery of high levels of lead in the city’s municipal water supply. That’s nearly […]

Let Go: CrimFit Mindfulness program provides youth a relaxing sense of peace and purpose

Let Go: CrimFit Mindfulness program provides youth a relaxing sense of peace and purpose

He sits cross-legged, eyes closed, the picture of concentration. An upturned hand with thumb and index finger pressed together rests on each knee as he chants, “I am happy. I am grateful. I am happy. I am grateful.” Eight-year-old Taquarius Hampton could be enjoying video games, watching television, or playing outside. While he definitely makes […]

A Better Weigh: MDHHS Dir. Nick Lyon promots efforts to build healthy communities

A Better Weigh: MDHHS Dir. Nick Lyon promots efforts to build healthy communities

Improving Michigan’s health is a top priority for Governor Rick Snyder, which is why he created the Michigan Health and Wellness 4 x 4 plan. The plan lays out strategies for reducing obesity and improving health and wellness. As director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, I am proud to partner with […]

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