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The Dangers of Sharing Medicine

Medicine plays an important role in our health, from managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, to treating health problems like infections. But sharing medicine with family or friends, even when you intend to help them, is a dangerous misuse that…

Smart ER

Dance Your Way to a Happier, Less-Stressed Life

It only takes a few minutes of dancing to understand that it can be quite the workout. It boosts your heart rate, works leg muscles and forces you to work on coordination and balance. But the benefits of dancing go…

Mental Health

Mob Squad Special Appearance at GR Drive Game

If you can watch the Detroit Pistons Mob Squad perform one of their high-energy, hip-hop dance numbers and not want to move, you may have no rhythm. This talented group of young athletes is headed to Grand Rapids for a…

Healthy Community

 

Not So Fast: The Science Behind Skipping Meals

Many diets focus on what you should eat for your meals, but there’s actually a diet that’s all about skipping meals entirely. It’s called intermittent fasting (IF) and it’s one of the hottest new trends in weight-loss eating plans. In…

Food

21 Days of Inspiration: How Did We Do?

Still sticking to that ambitious New Year’s resolution? Around this time of year, the New Year’s resolution graveyard starts to pile up. So if you are one of the few who stuck it out for more than 21 days and…

Wellness at Work

Tigers Offer Advice to Young Fans at Northern Michigan Stop

It’s pretty tough to upstage a room full of professional baseball players, but six-year-old Blake Helsel found a way. During an appearance by Tigers players and staff at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, attendees were invited to ask…

Positive Michigan

 

Think Tanning Booths Have Gotten Safer? Here’s the Scary Truth

For Michiganders, the winter typically means your sun-kissed skin of summer is a distant memory. Unfortunately, turning to tanning beds is not a smart alternative. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that people who do indoor tanning have a 74 percent…

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10 Places to Walk Indoors During Michigan Winters

Young or old, most walkers just don’t want to be cold! Finding ways to get your daily 10,000 steps in indoors may seem challenging, but is actually doable. Especially when coupled with friendly motivation and regularly scheduled walks. Whether you’re…

Fitness

Charity Ball to Benefit Two Grand Rapids Non-Profits Devoted to Kids

Baxter Community Center and Ele’s Place will be the recipients of proceeds raised at this year’s Kent County Medical Society Alliance (KCMSA) Charity Ball for Children. This is the 25th year for the event, which will be held on Saturday,…

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