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The High-Tech Way to Become Way Less Stressed

In our fast-paced society, it’s inevitable to feel stressed out every now and then. But if that happens too often, you could be doing your mental and physical health a lot of harm. That’s why it’s so important to cut down…

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The Perils of Pink Eye: 7 Things You Need to Know

Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, is a visual issue both literally and figuratively. Not only does it look peculiar, but it can also seriously affect your eye health. Pink eye most commonly occurs among kids (from preschool age all…

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Meet the #MIKidsCan Contest Finalists

Six Michigan students and one elementary school have been selected as finalists for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s #MIKidsCan Contest.  Winners will be decided by the public through an online vote. View the finalists’ entries and vote here.  You…

 

Warning Signs of Depression You Would Never Expect

Depression is a mental health condition, right? Well, yes and no. Obviously depression has an impact on mental well-being—possibly causing sadness, low moods, lack of interest in activities, feelings of worthlessness and more. But the symptoms don’t stop there. Being…

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Our Kitchen Table Addresses Food Justice in West Michigan

Helping neighbors take control of the food they eat is the central mission of Grand Rapids’ Our Kitchen Table (OKT). “Everybody has a right to good, nutritious food,” said Lisa Oliver-King, OKT Executive Director. The grassroots, non-profit organization works with neighborhoods…

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10 Easy Holiday Crafts to Help You De-Stress and Celebrate in Style

Feeling the pressure to have a Pinterest-worthy holiday this year? If you’re about to get your craft on, you can take heart that engaging in simple, do-it-yourself art projects might be beneficial to your health. Research shows that activities that…

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8 Diabetes Myths and Tips to Manage the Disease

In the United States, 8.3 percent of the population has diabetes. That’s a whopping 25.8 million people. The percentage of people with the disease is even higher in Muskegon County, especially in the African American population. Individuals impacted by diabetes…

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Keep All of Your Goals on Track This Holiday Season

Are you planning on waiting until January 1st to adopt all new healthy habits? Why not get a jumpstart on your goals so that when you flip the calendar to 2015, you’re already on your way. Before you say no,…

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Share Your Holiday Saving Secrets (And Learn Some New Tricks, Too!)

The holiday season will be here before you know it. The decorations and delicious treats make it a cheery time of the year but, it can also be a very stressful.  With a little planning and some creativity, we want…

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