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Redford Commissioners sign proclamation August 25 to 31 is Black Breastfeeding Week

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, - On Tuesday, August 23, Redford Township's Board of Trustees signed a proclamation to name August 25 to 31, 2022 as Black Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrating its 10-year...

 

Virtual breastfeeding support group offers a safe space for Black families

When Alicia, a Black mom in southeast Michigan, had her daughter, she already knew she would breastfeed. Breastfeeding started out well but when she moved to a different hospital room, her baby...

 

NKFM receives grant to develop Inkster water trail design

ANN ARBOR - The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) recently received a $45,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The... Full story

 

No-cost virtual PATH workshop helps you live your best life with kidney disease

DETROIT - If you are living with chronic kidney disease or you care for someone with kidney disease, consider taking an upcoming Kidney Personal Action Toward Health (KPATH) virtual workshop...

 

2022 Black History Month highlights Black health and wellness

DETROIT - During Black History Month in February, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is raising awareness about staying well to avoid chronic disease such as diabetes, kidney disease an...

 

Ignoring your health? Your sex life may pay the price

One common but rarely talked about health problem that affects men is erectile dysfunction (ED), meaning that you are unable to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. It's not something you...

 

Joyce Phillips shares her love of gardening with the community

Joyce Phillips, who very proudly calls herself an octogenarian, is a retired RN by profession, a farmer at heart, and a community champion. She volunteers in Westland at the Hope Clinic and with the...

 

Women find regular walking helps to lose weight, build confidence ― even complete 5Ks!

In 2019, a group of eight women, ages 56 to 77 years old, from southeast Michigan met through the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). The group, including their lifestyle coach, bonded with each other...

 

COVID vaccine clinic coming to Ideal Group in Southwest Detroit on Thursday, May 13!

DETROIT – Looking to get a COVID shot? On Thursday, May 13, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM), Henry Ford Health System, and the Ideal Group are hosting a COVID vaccination clinic...

 

2021 Diabetes Prevention Program Information Session Dates released

DETROIT – The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is offering no-cost information sessions on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) live online in May 2021. If you have prediabetes or conc...

 

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