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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…

Healthy Community

Rhythm Run Finisher Inspired to Go After Next Race

If Tenisa Frye can do it, she wants you to know that you can too. “I am not a runner, let me just tell you,” she said. Still, that didn’t stop her from completing her second Rhythm Run, a 5K…


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Bringing Boards Downtown: Why a Skate Park Could Be In GR’s Future

Mike Dallas has already undergone surgery on his right shoulder. He needs another operation on his left. The owner of Bustin’ Boards, a Brooklyn, New York-based longboard manufacturer, makes his home in Grand Rapids, which is where he grew up….



Nauseated? Upset Stomach? There’s a Smoothie for That!

Whether you’ve got a bun in the oven or your stomach just won’t settle down, the owners of Malamiah Juice Bar in Grand Rapids swear this smoothie recipe helps. Even though it’s no longer officially on their menu, customers still…


Expert Juicing and Smoothie-Making Tips from Malamiah Juice Bar

How many fruits and vegetables do you eat in a day? If you’re like many Americans, the number is dismal. Michiganders report that they consume about one serving of fruit and one and a half servings of vegetables on average…


Michigan Food Writer Releases New Wild Edibles Book

Grand Rapids resident Lisa Rose sees potential in weeds that others might pass by. Oftentimes, they make for a great snack. With Midwest Foraging, Rose’s recently released book, she aims to take the mystery out of foraging with plant descriptions…



Meijer State Games of Michigan Celebrate Opening Ceremonies Tonight

Looking for a way to start the weekend inspired? Head to the opening ceremony of the Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games at Fifth Third Ballpark tonight at 7:30 p.m. The signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission,…



Could Forgiveness Improve Your Health?

Carrying around mental baggage from past slights and grievances could literally be making you sick, according to Reverend Dr. Michael Barry. “A lot of us drag around a lot of stuff,” he said. Barry is an ordained pastor who joined…

Mental Health

Cooking Contest Win Caps Year of Healthy Changes for Grand Rapids Man

When tests revealed high blood sugar levels, Kevin Adams knew he had to make some changes. The 48-year-old Grand Rapids resident had watched diabetes impact his father’s life and he didn’t want to go down the same path. His health…