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Smoking: It Just Keeps Getting More Dangerous

As if the long list of health issues related to smoking hasn’t been scary enough, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows there’s even more of a reason to give up the habit. The American…

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The Ride: Muskegon Stationary Bike Race Raises Money for Mercy Health Heart Programs

Fred Reichert may have been dressed up like a clown, but the fact that the 56-year-old Rothbury man was happily pedaling away on a stationary bike was no joke. About five years earlier – December 27, 2009 to be exact…

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#MIKidsCanDance Winners Rock the Palace

Earlier this year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan called upon youth dance teams to show off their best moves on Instagram for a chance to perform with the Detroit Pistons Mob Squad. We Are STARZ dance team of Oak Park-based STAR…

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ArtPrize 2015: New Nightlife Events and Investments in Curation and Venues Planned

ArtPrize leaders recently announced new and exciting updates for this year’s “radically open international art competition,” which will take place from September 23 to October 11 in Grand Rapids. Good News for Night Owls The biggest news is the addition…

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7 Tips For a Healthier School

We all love to see kids being active and making healthy choices at school, but sometimes those options just don’t seem available. That’s where Blue Cross’s Building Healthy Communities program comes in. Building Healthy Communities was founded in 2009 to fight…

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The All-Natural (and Cheap!) Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally in the air. Even if it isn’t in the 70s every day, windows are creaking open and heavy blankets are getting pulled off beds. And there’s another sign of the changing seasons: People are starting to get their…

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Do Your Kids Taste the Rainbow?

As any parent will tell you, kids can have picky palates. Unfortunately, that means the most colorful items they consume in a day might be red licorice, blue raspberry gummies and purple energy drinks. Beige foods like breads, pasta, cereal, potatoes…

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4 Changes Women Should Make for Their Heart’s Sake

Although deaths from cardiovascular disease have declined since the mid 90s, it’s still a sad fact that one in three women will die of the disease. Cardiologist Joni Summitt recently gave a heart health talk at Al!ve in Charlotte, as…

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#MIKidsCan Train Like an All-Star Challenge Week 3

Earlier this month, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan called on kids to lace up their cleats and “Train like an All-Star” with its latest #MIKidsCan challenge, in alignment with the Detroit Tigers spring training. Now through March 31, kids across the…

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