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Walk and Talk with a Doctor: Educating and Inspiring Lansing Area Residents to Move

Stop “shoulding” yourself Dr. Maude Guerin wants people to stop “shoulding” themselves, as in, ‘I should eat better,’ or ‘I should exercise more’. While everyone knows those two lifestyle changes can improve health, Guerin explained that wanting to do something,…

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MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium Focuses on Healthcare Transformation

The MHA will host its annual patient safety and quality symposium, Leading in the Age of Transformation, March 10 and 11 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The registration deadline for the symposium is Feb. 27. Hotel reservations…

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Traverse City Canstruction Event Builds Food Supply for Pantry

A magical castle will be erected this weekend inside the Grand Traverse Mall. It’s not enchanted or home to a fire-breathing dragon, but what it will do for many Traverse City-area residents is powerful: it will feed them. The castle…

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WMCAT Celebrates a Decade of Empowerment at Upcoming iBall

When Melinda DeVries was widowed, she was left with no way to provide for her three children. “It was difficult to find jobs to support my family,” she said. “It was very discouraging. I knew I needed to make a…

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Watch and Vote for the #MIKidsCanDance Finalists

Over the past few weeks, youth dance teams from across Michigan broke out their best moves for a chance to perform with the Detroit Pistons Mob Squad. Now it’s your turn to help us select our five finalists by watching…

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Powerful Ways Technology is Influencing Classrooms

“Technology is not a silver bullet. It’s only as good as the teachers…using it as one more tool to help inspire, and teach, and work through problems.” -President Barack Obama                   Every day…

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A Michigan-Born Dancer’s Secrets to Success

As a professional dancer with Rioult Dance New York, Michael Spencer Phillips knows the importance of keeping your body conditioned and healthy. He also knows about hard work. Originally from Brighton, Michigan, Phillips’ physically grueling schedule includes an average of…

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Pistons’ Mob Squad: Q&A with Coach Oscar Hernandez

Two things are immediately clear when you go backstage with the Detroit Pistons’ Mob Squad youth hip-hop dance team. One, these kids are professionals. They are here to do a job. Two, they’re also still kids, with loads of energy…

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Dog Sled Racing: The Thrilling Event Taking Over the U.P. This Weekend

When Mike Bestgen describes running his Alaskan huskies on a dark, still night, you can almost picture a bright full moon silhouetting the running dogs, eager to go farther and farther. The dogs quiet down when they take off, intensely focused on…

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