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Whitecaps School Days Games Promise Learning and Fun

Peanuts, crackerjacks, and a biology lesson? With the end of the school year fast approaching, some West Michigan students will be treated to an extra-special day at the ballpark with some fun and educational off-field attractions. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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Understanding UTIs in Women (and How To Prevent Them)

Many women don’t think about it, but bladder infections (otherwise known as urinary tract infections) are one of the most common reason for doctor visits. In fact, the National Kidney Foundation reports that one in five women will have at…

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What You Should Know About Getting a Mammogram

Many women are apprehensive when it comes to getting a mammogram. Whether it’s a fear of what the result may be or a hesitation after hearing the process is uncomfortable, we’re here to remind you that the benefits outweigh the…

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Listen up ladies! It’s time to make your health a priority!

Are you a well-woman? If not, then it’s time to take charge of your health and become one! Each May we celebrate National Women’s Health Week, and during this week women are reminded to schedule a well-woman visit with their doctor….

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Youth Summit Encourages Teens to Rise Above the Influence

“No dream is too crazy.” “Keep your head up high.” “Never be afraid to follow your dreams.” The messages of encouragement were scrawled on bobbing, swaying balloons corralled into a giant net. Teens in attendance at the fourth annual Above…

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Should You Be Raising Little Meditators? 

  A lot has been said about the benefits of meditating for grown-ups—it reduces anxiety, stress and your risk for heart attack or stroke. But adults aren’t the only ones who can be helped through meditation, so can kids. Schools…

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The Strawberry: Nature’s Heart-Shaped Superfood

It’s almost here…Of course I’m talking about Michigan’s strawberry season! The early season starts in late-May, but the picking is ripe through the month of June and into the beginning of July. There are many u-pick farms throughout Michigan. Click…

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Uh Oh, You Might Be Cooking Your Veggies All Wrong

Ask any nutritionist whether you should eat more vegetables and the answer will be yes. But then you have to decide how to cook those veggies. You probably know that deep-frying isn’t encouraged (as delicious as French fries are, they…

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After Weight Loss, Riverbank Run is Next Challenge to Conquer

For endurance runners, race day is the final chapter to a long story of training runs and hard work. This Saturday, 24-year-old Ashley Fredricks will join thousands of other participants to run her first Riverbank Run 25K. Her race story…

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