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Four Easy Ways to Protect Your Eyes During the Winter

It’s obvious how harsh Michigan winters can take a toll on your body – rough hands and feet, chapped lips and flaky skin are all side effects of the dry, freezing air that takes hold this time of year. But…

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Tackling Overindulgence on Game Day

Tis the season of football and, although the win is never a foregone conclusion, it is safe to say that the food and drinks will be as plentiful as the mutterings about bad calls from officials. So, whether you are…

Food

Do You Know the “ABCs” of Diabetes Prevention?

More than 29 million Americans—or about 9 percent of the U.S. population—have diabetes, and it’s estimated that one in every four people with diabetes does not know they have the disease. In Michigan, it is estimated that 10 percent of…

Shining the Spotlight on Competitive Dance Teams

For many people, dance can be a fun way to relieve stress, boost mood, or just get some chores done around the house on the weekend. But for young athletes, who have committed to developing their knowledge, technique, and passion for…

Healthy Community

Is Your Halloween Face Paint Safe?

If you’re using face paint to add to your look this Halloween, it’s important to make sure you’re choosing the right products to avoid any harmful effects or skin reactions. So how do you know if your face paint is…

Healthy Community

Tips for Helping a Person in Recovery from Drugs or Alcohol

Helping someone who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction achieve recovery is a process that is different for everyone. In most cases, the individual needs to have an internal motivation to obtain his or her own sobriety. Thus, it can…

Mental Health

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Public Steps Up in Support of Capuchin Soup Kitchen at Annual Fundraiser Dinner

Daniel J. Loepp, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, works the hot line at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen earlier this year as Brother Bob Malloy looks on. Our mission at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit…

Positive Michigan

Take Your Kids Foraging and Make Easy Sumac “Lemonade”

There’s no better place on earth in summer than “Pure Michigan”. Summer vacation is a time to load the car and head to the lakeshore – bikes tied to the back and sandals in tow. The great thing about our…

Food

Planning a Staycation? Budget for Better Health

So you’ve identified all the things you want to do in Michigan, but haven’t quite figured out how to avoid a hefty price tag. Traveling to Pictured Rocks, seeing a concert at the Fox and white water rafting the Menominee…

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