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Comedian Headlines Muskegon Diabetes Conference

This blog was originally featured on MIBluesPerspectives.com. There’s always opportunity for laughter, even as you’re learning to cope with a diabetes diagnosis. Humor is a big part of an upcoming Muskegon conference focusing on the disease. The 11th annual African American Beating Diabetes…

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Get Support from Others for Your Breast Cancer Fight

More than 8,000 women get diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year in Michigan. And while Breast Cancer Awareness Month does a great job of raising money for research and celebrating survivors, sometimes those actively fighting the disease can slip…

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5 Tips and Motivation to Help You Rock a 5K in 2015

Think it’s too early to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? Not if a 5K walk or run is on your bucket list. Many couch-to-5K training plans are available to help you prep for your first 3.1-mile race, no…

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13 (Non-Candy) Halloween Treats Your Kids Will Love

With the focus on trick-or-treating and an abundance of candy and sweets, Halloween can be a difficult time for parents to encourage their kids to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain a nutritious diet.   Fortunately, you can achieve a…

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Michigan Day of the Dead Races: Runners Remember Lost Loved Ones

Linda Hall’s voice catches as she remembers her experience at last year’s Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 5K Run in Muskegon. “That experience was physically, emotionally, and mentally, probably one of the biggest runs of my life,”…

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Improve Your Child’s Grades—No Extra Studying Necessary

Think the only way for your kid to do better in school is for him or her to devote hours a day to homework and tutoring? Not necessarily. The key to your child acing more classes could actually be him or her…

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#MIKidsCan: Have a Safe and Health Savvy Halloween

Halloween is coming up quickly so costume, party and activity preparation for your kids is (hopefully!) well under way. But if you’re struggling to find some creative and healthy outlets, fear not. There are tons of ways to keep your Halloween festivities healthy and safe while…

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Musicians Use the Power of Music to Advocate for People with Disabilities

Elizabeth Dunn Kazmierski was born blind, but her vision for the immense power music can have in people’s lives is clear. She started composing songs for the piano and performing at an early age. Now, an 18-year-old college freshman at…

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Wake Up Perky Every Morning—No Sunlight Required

On any given weekday morning, it can feel practically impossible to drag yourself out of bed when the alarm goes off. But throw in the fact that it’s staying dark later and later these days, and waking up bright-eyed and…

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