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How Safe Is Your Cell Phone?

It’s no secret that cell phones can be bad for you. Aside from the distraction they provide from everyday tasks, your phone can cause muscular issues, carry bacterial dangers and lead to addiction or other mental health concerns. Perhaps the…

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Michigan Apples: Take a Tour With Us!

When you’re at the grocery store or the farmers market, picking an apple doesn’t really seem like a big deal. A recent tour of West Michigan apple destinations – Sietsema Orchards & Cider Mill, Youngquist Farms, Jack Brown Produce, Inc.,…

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National Dental Hygiene Month: The Ripple Effect of Oral Health

All of that brushing, flossing and mouthwashing you do on a daily basis doesn’t just give you pearly whites and fresh breath (although that’s probably the main reason you do them), it also has far-reaching health effects throughout your body….

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Celebrate Heart Health as a Family with Fall AHA Events

With school back in session, there’s never been a better time to organize heart healthy activities with your kids! Many students’ fondest memories growing up are from Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart events. If you’ve never heard…

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Zoo Goes Boo Gives West Michigan Families a Fun Way to Celebrate Halloween

Looking for a fun and not-spooky way to celebrate Halloween in West Michigan with your kids? John Ball Zoo has you covered with Zoo Goes Boo! Dress up and enjoy trick-or-treating on the kooky (not spooky) Trick-or-Treat trail. Every day…

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Are You Taking Your Medication at the Right Time?

Ever wonder why you take your medication when you do? Maybe you pick the morning because you’re likelier to remember. Or perhaps you pop your pills right before bed because it’s part of your nighttime routine. Well it turns out…

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#HealthyMe: My First Time as a Blood Donor

I always look away when I have blood drawn at the doctor’s office, thankful when it’s over. However, a dismal blood donation statistic was something I couldn’t ignore. Only three to five percent of the general population donates blood on…

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ArtPrize 2014: And the Winner Is …

Art critics and the public agreed on this year’s big winner at ArtPrize 2014. Anila Quayyum Agha’s shadow-and-light installation piece “Intersections” was awarded the Public Grand Prize and tied to share the Juried Grand Prize, netting her a total of…

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#MIKidsCan Monday: 5 Things to Remember When Giving Your Kids a Pep Talk

If you somehow missed the viral pep talk Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still gave his daughter a few weeks ago, watch it now. Not only is it adorable, but also a good reflection of what a kid-friendly pep talk should be: calm,…

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