In brief

Hurley adds treadmill to radiology department

FLINT — Today, physicians in Hurley’s Radiology Department have a new addition—a 2-week old treadmill. Doctors at Hurley Medical Center are reading x-rays (films) and changing lives, while they work out. “This is a win-win situation,” says AppaRao Mukkamala, MD, Chief of Radiology at Hurley Medical Center. “This is not only burning calories, but it increases work productivity because of the blood flow to your brain, and doctors are finding 10 percent more findings while reading films this way. Because of this new technology here, we are able to reduce stress, improve mood, reduce back problems, improve sleep and reverse and/or delay aging,” adds Dr. Mukkamala. The revolutionary concept was first created in 1996 by a psychology professor at the University of California, Berkeley. But the idea began to catch on only after a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, James Levine, MD, devised and tested a treadmill desk in 2005 and calculated that walking while you work at a slow, steady pace (less than two miles per hour) can burn 100 to 130 calories per hour, 3 pounds a month, and a yearly loss of close to 40 pounds. — G.G.

No boys allowed — except Old Newsboys

FLINT — Women2Women Michigan is about women connecting with women for good, for fun, for encouragement, and for support. W2W is an event-driven business that produces weekend getaways, expos, shopping trips, network nites, seminars, workshops, road trips, retreats, and other event marketing which also publishes a quarterly magazine filled with great information for Michigan women. The event will be held Nov. 4 from noon-8 p.m. and Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the IINN Conference Center (Hemphill & S. Saginaw Road: South end of the Great Lakes Tech Center). There will be: educational speakers, how to workshops, author’s corner, fashion show, photo booth, pampering, shopping prizes and more. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit Old Newsboys of Flint. — G.G.

United Way holds Corvette giveaway

GENESEE COUNTY — Win a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe in a raffle drawing for United Way of Genesee County. An anonymous donor has provided a Crystal Red Metallic/Cashmere Corvette demo car with approximately 3,800 miles on it. It has a Leather interior, 6.2 Liter 430 HP Engine, Automatictransmission,2LTpackage,Forged Chrome Aluminum Wheels. The donor will pay the sales tax. The winner need not be present to win but will be responsible for all other applicable fees and taxes pursuant to State of Michigan Law. For a complete list of rules visit The cost of a ticket is $50 and only 1,500 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn Nov. 1. Proceeds benefit United Way of Genesee County. Tickets: Call 810-762-5827 or 810-232-8121 — G.G.

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