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Would You Know a Depressed Child if You Saw One?

Every child is going to feel sad from time to time–maybe an older relative gets sick or there is a bully at school. But sometimes a simple bout of sadness can turn into something more serious. Depression affects 2.5 percent of children….

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Statewide Recovery Walk and Rally Takes Place in GR this Saturday

Jose Salinas has a message for drug addicts, alcoholics, and those in treatment or recovery for substance abuse. “We shouldn’t be ashamed. I shouldn’t be ashamed of who I am,” Salinas said. “I’m happy today and that’s all that matters.”…

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#MIKidsCan Monday: 4 “Old School” Games to Share with Your Kids

With the popularity of video games, television and cell phones, it can be difficult to get your child outside to play. Do you remember what it was like to get home from school, rush through home assignments and jet out the…

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The Right Way to Care for Your Reusable Water Bottle

If you’ve made the switch from disposable water bottles to a reusable one, give yourself a pat on the back! U.S. landfills are overflowing with two million tons of discarded water bottles, so getting one you can refill again and…

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Avoid Pumpkin Overload With These 6 Michigan Fall Fruits and Veggies

It’s almost fall and you know what that means…pumpkin flavored everything! If you’re not a pumpkin fan though, fear not, a plentiful variety of fall produce are also in season. Based on traditional Michigan crop harvest calendars, here are some of the…

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Do This One Thing Today: Take a Walk with Your Child

Your typical weekday is already packed with work, making meals, taking care of the house, running errands, and more. But you should still try to squeeze in one more item: taking a walk in the evening with your son or…

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#WAM2014 Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month With Awareness

Every 67 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s and more than 5 million Americans are currently living with the disease. September is World Alzheimer’s Month and it is the perfect time to raise awareness for this disease that affects so…

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Iron Deficiency: Five Surprising Things It Can Cause

A lack of iron can lead to something called anemia, which is a condition that can only be confirmed with a blood test from your doctor. Why should you care if your iron levels are getting low? Because it can have far-reaching repercussions on…

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4 Reasons To Go Nuts For Coconuts

Coconut seems to be a hot nutrition trend that isn’t going away. That’s probably because it is such a versatile fruit, or is it a nut…or a seed? Whatever it is, the coconut rocks! In the past the coconut has…

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