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Michigan’s Best Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

‘Tis the season for apple picking and pumpkin carving! And here in Michigan, we’re in luck because we’re surrounded by amazing orchards and pumpkin patches. There are too many to list, but below are a few of our favorite go-to…

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The Budget-Friendly Guide to Healthy Tailgating

What’s not to love about tailgating—you and friends eating delicious food and cheering your team on to victory. But too much pizza, chicken wings, and brats may not only add to your waistline, it can also add up in your…


Wearable Sleep Trackers: Do They Actually Work?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Four in 10 Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep each night and 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Not only does…

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National Dental Hygiene Month: The Ripple Effect of Oral Health

All of that brushing, flossing and mouthwashing you do on a daily basis doesn’t just give you pearly whites and fresh breath (although that’s probably the main reason you do them), it also has far-reaching health effects throughout your body….

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Celebrate Heart Health as a Family with Fall AHA Events

With school back in session, there’s never been a better time to organize heart healthy activities with your kids! Many students’ fondest memories growing up are from Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart events. If you’ve never heard…

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Zoo Goes Boo Gives West Michigan Families a Fun Way to Celebrate Halloween

Looking for a fun and not-spooky way to celebrate Halloween in West Michigan with your kids? John Ball Zoo has you covered with Zoo Goes Boo! Dress up and enjoy trick-or-treating on the kooky (not spooky) Trick-or-Treat trail. Every day…

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Are You Taking Your Medication at the Right Time?

Ever wonder why you take your medication when you do? Maybe you pick the morning because you’re likelier to remember. Or perhaps you pop your pills right before bed because it’s part of your nighttime routine. Well it turns out…

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#HealthyMe: My First Time as a Blood Donor

I always look away when I have blood drawn at the doctor’s office, thankful when it’s over. However, a dismal blood donation statistic was something I couldn’t ignore. Only three to five percent of the general population donates blood on…

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ArtPrize 2014: And the Winner Is …

Art critics and the public agreed on this year’s big winner at ArtPrize 2014. Anila Quayyum Agha’s shadow-and-light installation piece “Intersections” was awarded the Public Grand Prize and tied to share the Juried Grand Prize, netting her a total of…

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