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Grand Rapids Metro

I-94 crash prompts urgent blood request

I-94 crash prompts urgent blood requestLow seasonal blood supplies and the demand prompted by Friday's massive I-94 wreck prompted Michigan Blood to send out an urgent request Friday for blood donors.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Tips for staying motivated with your resolutions

Tips for staying motivated with your resolutionsThe first three weeks of the New Year can make or break your New Year's resolution.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Health Trend: Comparing medical costs saves you money

Health Trend: Comparing medical costs saves you moneyNew tools help you compare costs of medical procedures at different health care groups throughout West Michigan.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

Health care report card released

Health care report card releasedHealth care report card released
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

January is National Radon Awareness Month

January is National Radon Awareness MonthAn odorless, tasteless, colorless gas could be lurking in your home, putting you at risk for cancer and Michigan homes are especially susceptible.
  • Health
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Flu

Officials: As students go back, take care to avoid flu

Officials: As students go back, take care to avoid fluWith many students returning to school next week, local health officials are concerned the flu could spread even more.
  • Flu
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Health-care-reform

Prescription no longer needed for physical therapy

Prescription no longer needed for physical therapyBeginning Jan. 1, you will no longer need a prescription to get physical therapy in Michigan.
  • Health-care-reform
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Top ten foods and drinks to help hangovers

Top ten foods and drinks to help hangoversIf you wake up with a hangover on New Year's Day, a few foods might help you feel better.
  • Health
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
News

Doctors: Flu season could be the worst in years

Doctors: Flu season could be the worst in yearsCell phones, shared keyboards, maybe even your watch and rings — all could help fuel what could be one of the worst flu seasons in recent years, doctors say.
  • News
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Flu

800+ confirmed cases of flu in Kent County

800+ confirmed cases of flu in Kent CountyNearly 17% of people visiting emergency departments in Kent County last week were suffering from influenza-like illness. This is the highest percentage tracked by KCHD since the H1N1 Influenza season in 2009.
  • Flu
  • 1 month ago
Health

PBB from 1970s still in Michiganders' blood

PBB from 1970s still in Michiganders' bloodFour decades after toxic chemicals ended up on the dinner tables of millions of Michiganders — sent there via contaminated cattle feed — new research suggests lingering health risks.
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
Grand-rapids-north

Flu cases more than triple in Kent County

Flu cases more than triple in Kent CountyWith the number of reported flu cases more than tripling in a week, Kent County Health Department officials are advising people to stay home for the holidays if they're sick.
  • Grand-rapids-north
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Food

How to sneak in superfoods for the holidays

How to sneak in superfoods for the holidaysEating healthy around the holidays seems near impossible, but there are a few ways to sneak in some super foods that will boost your immune system this season.
  • Food
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Grand-rapids-north

Healthy Kent taps into community to identify top health issues

Healthy Kent taps into community to identify top health issuesA research project to identify the most important health needs in Kent County is in its final stages.
  • Grand-rapids-north
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

Senior Wellness: Increasing Longevity

Senior Wellness: Increasing LongevitySenior Wellness: Increasing longevity
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Grand-rapids-central

Dentists donate time for healthier senior smiles

Dentists donate time for healthier senior smilesSome local dentists and hygienists donated their time Friday to provide free dental care to more than 50 low-income seniors.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Michigan among highest vaccination waivers rates in U.S.

Michigan among highest vaccination waivers rates in U.S.Michigan has one of the highest rates of vaccination waivers in the U.S. when it comes to its youngest school kids — a ranking that public health officials noted with frustration this week as they battled at least two vaccine-preventable diseases in two northern...
  • Health
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Illness forces Ionia County school to shut down

Illness forces Ionia County school to shut downStudents of Faith Community Christian School will have a long weekend, as administrators shut down the school because of illness.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Secrets to Healthy Sleep

Secrets to Healthy SleepSecrets to Healthy Sleep
  • Health
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Health

Senior Wellness: Caregivers dealing with holiday stress

Senior Wellness: Caregivers dealing with holiday stressSenior Wellness: Caregivers dealing with holiday stress
  • Health
  • 2 months ago
Health

Cherry Health offers ACA enrollment help

Cherry Health offers ACA enrollment helpCherry Health offers ACA enrollment help
  • Health
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Tonight at 6: Warming tiny hearts: a quilter's story

Tonight at 6: Warming tiny hearts: a quilter's storyTonight at 6: Warming tiny hearts: a quilter's story
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Health

We live way longer than we expect, U-M study says

We live way longer than we expect, U-M study saysHow long do you think you'll live? New research suggests you can tack a few more years on to whatever number you came up with.
  • Health
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: seniors & driving

Senior Wellness: seniors & drivingSenior Wellness: seniors & driving
  • Wellness
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

Spectrum Health kicks off "Movember"

Spectrum Health kicks off "Movember"Spectrum Health kicks off "Movember"
  • Health
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Health

Spectrum Health kicks off Movember

Spectrum Health kicks off MovemberSpectrum Health kicks off Movember
  • Health
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Health

Kids with food allergies find Halloween treats

Kids with food allergies find Halloween treatsKids with food allergies find Halloween treats
  • Health
  • 3 months ago
Health

Overcoming heroin addiction

Overcoming heroin addictionOvercoming heroin addiction
  • Health
  • 3 months ago
Local

9 people in Michigan on Ebola watch

9 people in Michigan on Ebola watchThe move is precautionary, state community health spokeswoman Angela Minicuci said today. Officials said the individuals are not believed to have had any direct contact with the virus.
  • Local
  • 3 months ago
Friends-for-life

Senior Wellness: Dealing with breast cancer

Senior Wellness: Dealing with breast cancerSenior Wellness: dealing with breast cancer
  • Friends-for-life
  • 3 months ago