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Preventing the Next Stroke

Jeanette was 46 when she was permanently disabled by a stroke. While blow drying her hair, she suddenly developed weakness in the left side of her face, arm and leg. Six weeks later, Jeanette was still unable to use or…

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Mateen Cleaves and 1 Goal 1 Passion Give Hope for the Holidays in Flint

You may know Mateen Cleaves as a famed basketball player recognized for his athleticism at Michigan State University, the Detroit Pistons and beyond. But did you know that he also leads 1 Goal 1 Passion, a non-profit initiative aimed at bettering…

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The Flu Shot or Nasal Spray: Which is For You?

There is no sure-fire way to avoid getting the flu this winter, but it is possible to lower your risk. The best way to do that is to get the flu vaccine. While the CDC has recently announced that the…

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Listen Up: Why Your Ears Should Never Meet a Cotton Swab

If your first move after a shower is reaching for a cotton swab to clean your ears, you’re going to need to step away from the Q-tips. Ears are actually self-cleaning and inserting anything into the ear canal can cause…

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13 Creative Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

We all know that getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies is not the easiest task. So, in order to get them to eat healthy snacks, sometimes you have to be creative. Here are 13 ways (and recipes) to…

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Grand C.I.T.Y. All-Stars Need Your Help to Get to National Tourney

The story of the Grand C.I.T.Y. All-Stars football team has all the makings of a classic sports movie. This talented group of mostly inner-city middle school players came together in October after their respective teams’ rocket football seasons ended. With…

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The High-Tech Way to Keep Seniors Active

Goals go a long way when trying to stay healthy, which is why one in 10 American adults now use an activity tracker to count steps, monitor their heart rate, measure sleep and even keep tabs on stress levels or…

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3 Natural Remedies for Migraines

Migraines are a pain. They can hurt so bad that sometimes you consider what life would be like without a head. Like millions of other Americans, I suffer from horrible debilitating, day stopping migraines. I remember getting my first one…

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The Holiday Party Danger Every Host Needs to Know About

One of the best things about this time of year is gathering together with friends and family to eat delicious food. But if you’re throwing a party, there’s something else you need to remember besides turning on the music and…

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