MarkReed
About the Author

Mark Reed

Mark writes award-winning digital content. He's written a lot about health care over his 25 years of communications experience.  

Mark enjoys several outdoor sports including running, biking, hiking, kayaking and golf. You'll never see him on the PGA tour, but it’s always a nice walk. He’s also an avid racquetball player, competing in local, regional and national indoor and outdoor tournaments. He loves to travel, read and volunteer for several local area charities.

Contributor since May 16, 2016

17 posts

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Boots for Kids: Help Us Give Cold Feet the Boot

Thousands of local children are in need of proper winter clothing. You can help by donating to Boots For Kids.Read More

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Kill the Silence: Can We Reduce Suicide?

Every 40 seconds, someone takes their own life, and almost three times as many Americans die from suicide as from homicide. And those numbers are going up. This is a true story about suicide – through my daughter’s eyes – and what can be done to reduce the suicide rate.Read More

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Wellness Forum Recap, A Healthy Return for Everyone

For the first time in history, children are more likely to grow up sicker and less healthy than the current generation. At the 2016 HAP Wellness Forum, Michigan business, health and non-profit leaders brainstormed innovative ways to improve the health of the community, for this generation, as well as those to come.Read More

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This Holiday, Cut the Calories and Add Some Color to Your Plate

Add some color and cut the calories! This holiday season, make your plate colorful.Read More

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Giving Tuesday: Good Deeds Instead of Good Deals

Giving Tuesday isn’t about deals like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s all about giving back and helping others. Find out why it’s good for your health, and good for the community.Read More

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What Are the Most Breastfeeding-Friendly Places in Oakland County?

Recipients of the 2nd Annual Breastfeeding-Friendly Place Awards were honored recently by the Oakland County Breastfeeding Coalition in partnership with the Oakland County Health Division’s Women, Infants and Children program, also known as WIC. Breastfeeding-friendly businesses and employers are helping to develop healthy children and a stronger mother-child bond.Read More

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Chew on This: Good Oral Health Can Help Fight Major Diseases

Your teeth can be a sign of potential health issues, such as a stroke and heart disease, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. Be sure to make regular appointments with your dentist, and check out this handy infographic about how to keep your teeth healthy in between visits.Read More

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Sitting is the New Smoking: Take a Stand - Sit 60, Move 3

Sitting for long periods of time can lead to several major health issues, including obesity, heart disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, according to a recent Mayo Clinic report.  Here’s what you can do to offset its affects.

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Flint Ride to Groceries: A Driving Force for Healthy Food

Three major Flint grocery stores recently closed their doors, leaving many residents scrambling to find a local place to buy food. HAP is proud to partner with the Flint Ride to Groceries program to make it easier for people to access healthy, affordable food.Read More

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The 40th HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races: 60,000 Winners!

We’ve crossed the finish line, and we want to thank the 60,000 + participants, volunteers, sponsors and spectators who joined forces in Flint to foster the health and wellness of the communities we serve.Read More

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