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6 Myths that Hurt Your Health Rather Than Help It

We love a good health tip, but there are many popular ideas that aren’t actually true. Instead of making you better, these misconceptions could actually be hurting your health. Here are a few of the major ones you might be…



#MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP: Conner Smith

  Instead of tuning in to watch America’s Thanksgiving Parade floats make their way down Woodward Avenue this Thanksgiving, 10-year-old Conner Smith will get to ride on one. The Commerce Township resident will also deliver the commemorative game ball to Ford Field, participate…

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This Year, Start Some New, Healthy Holiday Traditions

The next six weeks are all about traditions—the special food, decorations and activities that have been a part of your family for years and that have been passed down from generation to generation. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room…

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Healthy Thanksgiving Substitutions (No One Will Notice)

  If you’re like most people, the stretch of time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is a free-for-all where you can guiltlessly indulge. But you don’t have to sabotage your waistline for the sake of delicious holiday food. In…


The Flu Shot: Still Your Best Bet

If the flu knocked you out during the holidays last year, you weren’t alone. The 2014 flu season peaked in the final week of last December. In that week alone, almost six percent of all doctor visits were due to…

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7 Ways to Celebrate the Season in Downtown Grand Rapids

Feeling a little bah-humbug this year? Holiday lights are scheduled to be turned on this Friday, Nov. 20 in Grand Rapids and there are plenty of other fun, family-friendly reasons to head downtown. Here’s a look at seven Grand Rapids…

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Detroit ShwarmaFest Champ Shares Healthy Chicken Shawarma Recipe

Are you ready for some delicious pre-Thanksgiving food? Come check out the 2015 Greater Detroit ShawarmaFest where local Middle Eastern restaurants will offer up some of their best flavors. 2014 Detroit ShawarmaFest winner and Halal-certified Byblos Café and Grill is…

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Flaunt Your Holiday Spirit at Lansing’s Silver Bells 5K Run

Santa Claus is coming to Lansing this week, but don’t let that jolly old gift-giver outshine your holiday festiveness. The 31st annual Silver Bells in the City arrives in downtown Lansing on Friday, Nov. 20. The entire city glows during the…


Soul Food Dinner: Blackened Catfish with Collard Greens

At the LINC Up Soul Food Café on Grand Rapids’ southeast side, traditional dishes are made with love and a desire to make them as healthy as possible for restaurant patrons. Restaurant Manager Lewis Williams said many of the patrons…