Jump for heart a healthy success

On February 9th Rockford elementary schools gathered together to celebrate Jump Rope for Heart, where they raised over $14,000. Rebecca Loker, a 4th grader at Rougewood Elementary, raised the most money this year with a total of $1,165. She has been participating in Jump Rope for Heart for two years and said, “I enjoy raising […]

Northern Physical Therapy to Host Third Annual Women’s Health Event

Northern Physical Therapy will be hosting their third annual Women’s Health Educational Event at their Sparta clinic (31 Ida Red) on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30-7pm. The open house-style event, which coincides with Women’s Health Week, will feature wine and desserts, and guests are encouraged to bring a friend. Physical Therapists and Women’s Health Specialists […]

Kent County ranks in top 20 in Michigan in annual health rankings

County health rankings also indicate some troubling statistics in Kent County   Kent County ranks 16th out of 82 counties measured in Michigan in the national County Health Rankings.  The report was released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Kent County is the most populous county […]

Rockford couple call in-home dialysis a ‘lifeline’

John and Debbie in their Rockford home while John’s blood is being treated through their in-home dialysis unit. At under 100 pounds, it is possible to ship the machine to a vacation destination and do dialysis from anywhere.

Machines allow users mobility, ability to take trips and enjoy life By BETH ALTENA She said “I feel like someday when I pass on, I’ll be able to know I did something with my life. I helped somebody. I helped someone live. I can’t be a movie star.” He said, “She is pretty enough to […]

Wolverine Worldwide resources help employees keep New Year’s resolutions, get active and stay healthy

Rockford, Michigan, January 2, 2013 – Ringing in the New Year is traditionally associated with a variety of health- and wellness-related resolutions. Wolverine Worldwide, one of West Michigan’s largest employers, provides numerous opportunities that can help its employees keep those resolutions, and stay active, healthy and motivated throughout the year. Whether corporate-sponsored, organized by individuals, […]