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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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Difficulty Sleeping Through the Night? Don’t Brush It Off: It Could Be Sleep Apnea

Going to sleep at the end of the day should be like taking a deep breath of fresh air; immensely rejuvenating. I know that after a long work day, I’m ready to shut off the lights and get right to…

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The Ride: Muskegon Stationary Bike Race Raises Money for Mercy Health Heart Programs

Fred Reichert may have been dressed up like a clown, but the fact that the 56-year-old Rothbury man was happily pedaling away on a stationary bike was no joke. About five years earlier – December 27, 2009 to be exact…

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4 Changes Women Should Make for Their Heart’s Sake

Although deaths from cardiovascular disease have declined since the mid 90s, it’s still a sad fact that one in three women will die of the disease. Cardiologist Joni Summitt recently gave a heart health talk at Al!ve in Charlotte, as…

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West Michigan Goes Red: Tears and Laughter Spread Heart Health Message at Lunch

May 25, 2011 is the day Holly and Bill Hollstein’s lives were forever changed. Holly Hollstein started experiencing chest and back discomfort, dizziness and lightheadedness, eventually slipping in and out of consciousness. Luckily, the couple was just leaving Spectrum Health…

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West Michigan’s Go Red Luncheon Features Laughter and “Purse-inality”

Break out your best red dress or duds and plan to attend this year’s West Michigan Go Red For Women Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the downtown J.W. Marriott. Blue Cross Blue…

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The Red List: 10 Red Hot Pop Culture Moments

Are you going red this Friday, Feb. 6? It’s National Wear Red Day and donning the eye-catching color helps raise awareness of the number one killer of women, heart disease. Get in the mood to break out your red best…

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From the Heart: Michigan Women Share Personal Heart Health Stories at Go Red Rally

Janine Krolikowski worked as a cardiac ultrasound technician for 18 years. Despite her intimate knowledge of the heart, on the day of her heart attack, she initially thought she was having an issue with her gallbladder. She then started to…

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Michigan: It’s Time To #GoRedForWomen

With heart disease being the leading cause of death for women, the American Heart Association wants you to “go red” this February to show your support for the cause. The entire month of February is set aside for American Heart…

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