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West Michigan Race for the Cure Returns to Downtown Grand Rapids this Saturday

A sea of pink fighters and survivors will return to downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday for the 17th annual Susan G. Komen West Michigan Race for the Cure. Part of the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world,…

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The one thing you aren’t doing to protect your skin from the sun

With the summer upon us, we can’t help but get out and soak up the wonderful sunshine, reaping the benefits of a good mood, positive state of mind and high Vitamin D levels. We all know the warning, “Too much…

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Don’t forget to eat your vegetables: Four ways to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies

Remember when you were a child and your parents told you to eat your vegetables, then immediately explained that they were good for you? Well when it comes to veggies, parents know best, though most of us didn’t listen. In…

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Are you in control of your health? Take charge during Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month which includes the 20th anniversary of Men’s Health Week. That means it’s time to make sure that the guys in your life are well, and committed to healthy habits. From diet and exercise, to general…

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Brooke’s Blossoms

Brooke was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma in November of 2010 at the age of three and a half. This type of cancer is in the nervous system and had spread to Brooke’s bone marrow and lymph nodes, in addition…

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Don’t get hookah’d, the very real dangers of hookah smoking

With names like passion fruit, guava, bubble gum, and red gummy bear, it’s no wonder that some people think that smoking tobacco from a hookah is safer than smoking cigarettes. The mass appeal to smoking hookah markets plush lounges and…

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Do you know your risk for colorectal cancer?

This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme   March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and although our backsides may not be something we like talking about, it’s extremely important…

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The ins and outs of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This blog post is part of #HealthyMe, a personalized web experience based on your health and wellness goals. To sign up today, visit http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/healthyme   March is colorectal cancer awareness month and it’s as important as ever to keep your bowels healthy. Colorectal cancer is the…

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LaughFest clean comedians chuckle for good health

LaughFest 2014 is here. The 10-day festival kicks off this Thursday, March 6th in Grand Rapids. This year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is sponsoring the Clean Comedy Showcase series. A two-day comedic set, the Clean Comedy Showcase offers…

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