Tag Archives: Health and wellness

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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What’s a Deductible? A Quick Guide to Common Health Insurance Lingo

A healthy lifestyle ideally includes health insurance to protect your bank account from expenses related to an unexpected illness or hospital stay. While having it is half the battle, understanding it is the next step in making sure it’s working…

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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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Trend Alert: Bone Broth—4 Tips From a Broth Master

There’s nothing better to warm your soul on a cold Michigan day than a cup of … bone broth? Foodies, Paleo diet adherents, and local food advocates are latching on to – and ladling up – this hot new healthy…

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This made in West Michigan app makes health tracking “Abriiz”

Constant conversation occurs over the benefits of tracking your health, especially in the form of diet and exercise. On top of those two key components of a healthy lifestyle, tracking chronic conditions is essential in providing a well-rounded picture of…

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LaughFest clean comedians chuckle for good health

LaughFest 2014 is here. The 10-day festival kicks off this Thursday, March 6th in Grand Rapids. This year, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is sponsoring the Clean Comedy Showcase series. A two-day comedic set, the Clean Comedy Showcase offers…

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Grand Rapids bids on dates for cystic fibrosis awareness

Cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder, affects over 30,000 children and adults in the United States alone. The chronic disorder causes thick, sticky mucus to clog the lungs and cause lung infections, obstructs the pancreas, and prevents the body from…

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Doorganics expands service to West Michigan lakeshore

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Organic food. It sounds like the beginning of a lame joke, but it’s a reality for an ever-growing number of West Michigan residents. Doorganics, an organic food delivery service that brings local, sustainable products to your doorstep…

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