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Aloe ‘Bout Aloe Vera: 15 Uses for this Miracle Plant

Half of my family is from the deep south. When I say deep south, I’m talking about Carbon Hill, a small rural city in Alabama, where everybody knows each other, and it’s as quiet as a mouse. There’s one grocery…

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Spinach and Feta Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast casseroles are a great make-ahead dish that can be kept refrigerated overnight, making breakfast a breeze the next morning. It can be easy to fall into the same old scramble when it comes to preparing breakfast. This recipe, adapted from Weight…

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An ALS Caregiver’s Story: Husband’s Legacy Lives On at GR Clinic

Before his ALS diagnosis, John “JJ” Bouma was a “perfectly healthy guy.” “He was probably one of the healthiest guys you’ve ever seen,” said Pam Bouma-Miller, his widow. “It was something that took us all by great surprise.” The businessman…

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Back to School: 7 Steps to a Better Bedtime Routine

Your kids are either already back in school or heading there soon, which means that everyone is your family is trying to get back into a proper sleep schedule. It’s easier said than done. Over the summer, kids usually stay…

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Exercise Man is on a Mission to Make His Community Healthier

Editor’s Note: Burrell Solomon (aka “Exercise Man”) is a paid spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. When it comes to starting a new workout regimen, there’s one thing Exercise Man says is key to getting started on the right path: “Don’t be…

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Campus Fresh: College Town Farmers Markets in Michigan

Between the endless intake of hot dogs and burgers during tailgate season and the destructive stress-eating habits of finals season, it really does feel as though it’s impossible to stay healthy during college. Take it from this recent college grad – I know the feeling!…

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Walk for Veggies: Exercise Pays at Neighborhood Center’s Market Walks

With four growing children and a husband to feed, Lansing resident Khadija Ahmed goes through food fast. So when she heard about the Allen Neighborhood Center’s Market Walk program, it didn’t take much to convince her to give it a…

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Family Road Trip Survival Guide: Fun Games Everyone Will Love

Labor Day weekend is coming up, which means you’ve got one more chance to take a vacation before summer ends. And for many Michigan families, that means going on a road trip. While traveling by car means you have to deal…

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Are Hot Workouts Good for You?

While hot yoga isn’t brand new (Bikram Choudhury has been practicing yoga in higher temperatures for more than 30 years), it’s still one of the trendier way to work out in 2015. And lately, the idea of exercising in a hot room…

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