Bacterial Meningitis Update on Kristy Malter

Conflicting reports have indicated that Kristy Malter has been placed on life support. Multiple sources had earlier reported she had died. Malter was a Lifetime Fitness employee who contracted bacterial meningitis. George Miller, director of Oakland County Health and Human Services, would confirm only that Malter was on life support. Rochester Media released Bacterial Meningitis Found in Fitness Camp Employee on July 14. Oakland County Health officials are trying to contact over 200 … [Read more...]

Bacterial Meningitis Found in Fitness Camp Employee

Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) was notified today of a Lifetime Fitness day camp employee in Rochester Hills with bacterial meningitis who is a Macomb County resident. We are currently notifying parents of campers and employees. The individual cannot be identified because of laws protecting personal health information. "The disease is not spread through casual contact or by simply being in the same room as an infected person," said Kathy Forzley, manager/health officer of the Health … [Read more...]

Tackling your treadmill

I'm finally an owner of a treadmill for the first time in my life. I'm actually writing this article as the belt zips under my feet. The cold reality that my extra post-pregnancy pounds won't simply vanish has finally sunk in. Harsh temperatures that brought my long stroller walks with my toddler to a halt. The bank account notes that I can't afford a Lifetime Fitness membership. So, thanks to finding the cheapest treadmill around, I'm done with excuses. This new feeling is kind of scary. … [Read more...]

Three Tips to Fall Resolutions

The leaves in our neighborhood are on the verge of changing while some have already begun to hit amazing shades of red, yellow and orange. This is a signal that kids are now lugging backpacks and full lunch boxes to school. We all find ourselves returning to a level of normality that we haven’t seen for months; and for this very reason, I see it as a perfect time to set the course that you want to be on for the next year. Here is my take: Skip New Year's resolutions - this is the time to … [Read more...]