Karly Hurley

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Prevention

Male Life Expectancy: How Men Can Add Years to Their Lives

There are many social, behavioral, and biological factors that impact life expectancy. For men, a few of those factors are particularly key.

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Fitness

Why a Growing Number of People Are Getting Active with Pickleball

Pickleball is one of the fast growing sports in Michigan, especially in Grand Rapids where tennis courts are being converted to Pickleball courts.

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Mind

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?  

Learn more about the benefits of laughter to your overall wellbeing.

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Prevention

Know the Basics of Colorectal Cancer-and How to Prevent It

Nearly 150,000 people will be diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer in the U.S. this year. Look at ways to lower your risk.

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Home and Family

COVID-19: Things to Consider for Your Back-to-School Checklist

Back-to-school shopping will look and feel different this year. Here are a few items to add to your list for in-person and distance learning.

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