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Want fresh fruits and veggies? Grow it yourself!

Dirty fresh food can hinder your quest to eat healthier and it seems like contamination outbreaks are happening more often, but now that the weather is breaking in Michigan, this is the perfect time to start growing your own food! The…

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New warning: Moderately high blood pressure is dangerous too

It used to be that if you didn’t have high blood pressure, you didn’t have to worry too much. But new research suggests that people in the gray area, between 120/80 and 140/90, are at higher risk for health complications…

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Have you registered to become a donor yet?

According to Gift of Life Michigan, more than 3,200 Michiganders are currently waiting and hoping for a life-saving organ transplant. That number doesn’t include the thousands of others in the state who would find relief from pain or gain the…

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Who says being eco-conscious only benefits the earth?

With Earth Hour 2014 having just passed and Earth Day right around the corner (April 22, to be exact!), there has never been a better time to adopt some new eco-friendly habits. Going green is no new fad so there…

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Got goals? Our new website will help you reach them!

Here at A Healthier Michigan, we feel like we are part of something big. We’re part of a movement where Michigan residents are caring more and more about their health, finding new ways to get in shape and adding healthier…

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Listen up! These everyday actions could harm your ears

You probably only think about your ears when something goes wrong–they don’t pop when you’re flying in an airplane, they start ringing after you see a concert or they begin to ache painfully one day. But they actually deserve a…

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Add to your to-do list: Organize your personal medical records

We’ve already examined how keeping track of your family health history can help you catch and treat common conditions early, but it’s just as important to keep track of your own medical records. That’s because becoming more engaged in your…

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Quitting smoking: The benefits aren’t just physical

There’s a reason why quitting smoking is one of the most commonly recommended preventive health tips: Frequent smoking can increase risk for heart disease and stroke by up to four times and lung cancer by up to 25 times. In…

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Who’s caring for the caregivers?

If you’re someone who is in what’s called the “sandwich generation,” you spend a lot of time caring for others—both your aging parents and your children. As a result, you probably spend very little time caring for yourself. And this, it…

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