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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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Lansing Community Joins Together to Lose a Million

One million. It’s a big number that’s inspiring some mid-Michigan residents to get active and focus on their health. In his State of the City address at the end of January, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero officially kicked off Lansing Loses…

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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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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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Keeping It Real Since 1973: The 4 Best Things About Oryana Natural Foods Market

The South American goddess of fertility and abundance, Oryana, makes a fitting namesake for a blossoming natural food co-op in Traverse City. Oryana Natural Foods Market is abundant in natural foods and resources and ripe for community growth and awareness…

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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 Scrubs to Ballgown: How One Michigan Anesthesiologist Learned to Love Dancing

When Kathy Schlecht’s family and friends saw her in full hair and makeup, dressed in a resplendent gown, they thought she looked beautiful, if not entirely like herself. “I’m in scrubs most of the time,” she explained. The unusual amount…

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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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