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Val Lego

Val LegoGrand Rapids is a place that immediately felt like home to me.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Flu

Flu season could be rough this year

Flu season could be rough this yearAmericans could be in for a rough flu season this year, health officials say.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Healthy You

Bone broths are back; here's how to make some

Bone broths are back; here's how to make someBroths: they may seem like the newest food trend, but herbal and bone broths have been in simmering on the stoves of healing kitchens around the world for thousands of years.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Healthy You

Sugar overload: Some drinks have as much sugar as 3 cookies

Sugar overload: Some drinks have as much sugar as 3 cookiesWe have some tips for controlling sugar and alcohol intake during the holidays.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Healthy You

Surprising medications help premature babies

Surprising medications help premature babiesYou may think caffeine is a great way to wake you up, but that's not all this liquid gold can do.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Healthy-heart

Worldwide study for new stent conducted in Grand Rapids

Worldwide study for new stent conducted in Grand RapidsIt's a silent condition that can be fatal and about 3% of Americans have it: aortic aneurysms.
  • Healthy-heart
  • 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

FDA: Device to treat fibroid tumors might spread undetected cancer

FDA: Device to treat fibroid tumors might spread undetected cancerThe FDA has issued a warning for one of the common medical devices used to remove fibroid tumors.
  • Healthy You
  • 2 weeks ago
Watchdog

Medicare house calls - and fraud - on rise in Michigan

Medicare house calls - and fraud - on rise in MichiganAdvocates say demand for home-visit services has skyrocketed nationally as a generation of seniors ages in place.
  • Watchdog
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Grand-rapids-north

Free HIV screenings in recognition of World AIDS Day

Free HIV screenings in recognition of World AIDS DayGroups around town are offering support and free testing for HIV Monday in recognition of the 26th annual World AIDS Day.
  • Grand-rapids-north
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Recipes

Give traditional Thanksgiving side dishes a healthy twist

Give traditional Thanksgiving side dishes a healthy twistThere are yummy ways to make your Thanksgiving dinner healthy!
  • Recipes
  • 3 weeks ago
Healthy You

Curing your kids of the "I wants"

Curing your kids of the "I wants"You've no doubt braced yourself for the onslaught of "I want" that you'll likely hear from your kids over the next several weeks.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Healthy You

Easy ways to burn 200 calories

Easy ways to burn 200 caloriesWhile it will be tempting to sit back and relax after that meal, you should probably find a way to work some of it off.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Healthy You

Michigan Blood holding "Thanks for Giving" blood drive

Michigan Blood holding "Thanks for Giving" blood driveMichigan Blood's Kristen Nauss joined WZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego Monday on the WZZM 13 News at 5.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Healthy You

International Wine, Beer & Food Festival being held in GR

International Wine, Beer & Food Festival being held in GRThe International Wine, Beer & Food Festival is underway this weekend at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Healthy You

GVSU gets simulated lung donated

GVSU gets simulated lung donatedStudents at Grand Valley State University are getting a new piece of equipment to help them become better nurses and respiratory therapists.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Healthy You

Wine isn't just for drinking: JW Marriott offers Vino Spa Therapy

Wine isn't just for drinking: JW Marriott offers Vino Spa TherapyWine iused in pedicures and massages helps improve fine lines and wrinkles
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Healthy You

Getting the flu is hard on you -- and your wallet

Getting the flu is hard on you -- and your walletIf you haven't gotten your flu shot you may want to rethink that decision.
  • Healthy You
  • 4 weeks ago
Healthy You

Cold causes cholesterol to crystalize

Cold causes cholesterol to crystalizeIt's a fact that the number of heart attacks go up in winter, and now recent research has found a reason why.
  • Healthy You
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Get-fit

Get Fit: Val and Jen weigh in

Get Fit: Val and Jen weigh inGet Fit: Val and Jen weigh in
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  • 1 month ago
Health

Cherry Health offers ACA enrollment help

Cherry Health offers ACA enrollment helpCherry Health offers ACA enrollment help
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  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Wellness Code Expo this weekend

Wellness Code Expo this weekendThe Wellness Code Expo is Saturday, November 15 at the Masonic Temple in downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Friends-for-life

Consider a second opinion when diagnosed with breast cancer

Consider a second opinion when diagnosed with breast cancerWhen you get a diagnosis of breast cancer it's important to get a second opinion. It's an important step that many women overlook and one that can give you a better idea of how to approach your cancer therapy.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 1 month ago
Friends-for-life

Sue Snyder to speak at Komen Powerfully Pink Event

Sue Snyder to speak at Komen Powerfully Pink EventSusan G. Komen West Michigan will host its annual Powerfully Pink event at Watermark Country Club on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 1 month ago
Healthy-heart

Fitbit fitness trend: is it right for you?

Fitbit fitness trend: is it right for you?The research firm Canalys estimates the shipments of wearable fitness bands will more than double from seven million in 2014 to 15 million in 2015. And your choices will too.
  • Healthy-heart
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Kick the Ick: Homemade cold & flu remedies

Kick the Ick: Homemade cold & flu remediesThe cold and flu season is here and chances are you will at least get a case of the sniffles before the end of it. But there are ways to boost your immune system so that you don't have to suffer so much.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

CDC: Teaching kids to cook helps them eat healthy

CDC: Teaching kids to cook helps them eat healthySometimes, getting your kids interested in healthy eating means getting them into the kitchen -- and now, even the CDC says it's the best way to fight childhood obesity.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

Milk "does a body good" -- or does it?

Milk "does a body good" -- or does it?The famous milk slogan "does a body good" is being refuted by a team of Swedish researchers. The results of a 23-year study apparently show heavy milk drinking may not only be bad, but deadly.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

National Eating Healthy Day promotes fruits, veggies

National Eating Healthy Day promotes fruits, veggiesThe American Heart Association recommends eating eight or more fruit and vegetable servings every day.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

Some childhood illnesses hit adults harder

Some childhood illnesses hit adults harderChildren are cute, and for much of the year, they're sick -- sniffling, sneezing, and spreading germs all around the house.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Kids with food allergies look for teal pumpkins

Kids with food allergies look for teal pumpkinsHalloween is supposed to be a fun time for parents and kids, but for those children who suffer from food allergies it can be very scary.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

With time change, insulin pumps need to be checked

With time change, insulin pumps need to be checkedWZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego talks with Dr. Gregory Deines, chief for diabetes at Spectrum Health, about why being off even an hour can cause health concerns for diabetics.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Buenos Aires-based rehab center has different approach to drug addiction

Buenos Aires-based rehab center has different approach to drug addictionKim Advent from CMI Abasto talks with WZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego about a new approach to drug rehabilitation in Buenos Aries.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Helping girls have healthy body image

Helping girls have healthy body imageWZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego talks with Dr. Adele Cadieux with Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Healthy Weight Center about making sure young girls and women accept their body just the way it is.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Community acupuncture provides added benefits

Community acupuncture provides added benefitsAcupuncture is becoming more common for treating pain but it's the way that Jamie will be getting her treatment that makes it unique. In a room with other acupuncture patients. It's called Community Acupuncture.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Friends-for-life

Mastectomy rates rise in women attempting to prevent cancer

Mastectomy rates rise in women attempting to prevent cancerWith October coming to a close, we are talking about a troubling statistic called the Angelina Jolie effect.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Half of Americans have at least one risk factor for stroke

Half of Americans have at least one risk factor for strokeOne in 19 deaths in the U.S. in 2013 was from a stroke, and 34% of them were people younger than 65.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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