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What You May Not Know About Your Child’s Health

Most parents know that childhood obesity is a huge issue in Michigan (one out of every three children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese in the state—enough to fill up Ford Field almost seven times). But being aware…

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5 Things You Need to Know Before and After a Flood

If you’re a Metro-Detroiter, you’ve undoubtedly heard about, or experienced, the giant flooding incident that occurred a couple weeks ago. August 11 brought inches of rain to the Motor City, damage to more than 18,000 homes, and led to tons of flooding indoors…

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10 Michigan Labor Day Festivals We Love

It’s not too late to make plans for this Labor Day weekend! Whether you’re looking for family friendly festivals or simple ways to hang out, there are happenings all over Michigan. Exploring the mitten is a great way to spend…

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Your Lifetime Immunization Checklist

Vaccines prevent more than 2 to 3 million deaths each year according to the World Health Organization. They protect not only those receiving the vaccines, but also everyone around them—especially those with weakened immune systems. And although many people think…

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The Ultimate Michigan Road Trip: 6 Days in the U.P.

Last week, a couple of aHealthierMichigan.org team members traveled to the Upper Peninsula for six days. We decided that it was time to explore what the rest of our state has to offer. We discovered that Michigan has a unique variation…

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Ditch the Big Yellow Bus and Take a Walking One Instead!

Yes, it’s true, the wheels on the bus go round and round, but this fall, there’s an even better way to get to and from school. It’s called a walking school bus and it’s a triple threat: getting kids more…

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Back to School Immunizations: The Key to Keeping Your Child Healthy this School Year

Vaccinations are a very important and necessary part of keeping your children healthy. All school-aged children, from preschool to college, need vaccinations to prevent infectious illness. And although it’s rare, communicable disease outbreaks still happen. For example, measles and whopping…

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Give Painful Foot and Leg Cramps the Boot

Foot and leg cramps can seemingly strike at any moment: in the middle of a run, while swimming or even when you’re just relaxing on the couch. And they happen to almost everyone. It’s estimated that these painful muscle spasms…

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Reach Old Age in Good Health with Tips from Michigan Seniors

Stay active. That was the most common advice from seniors who shared their healthy tips at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Senior Day. The event was sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, North…

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