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Val Lego

Val LegoGrand Rapids is a place that immediately felt like home to me.
  • News
  • 5 months, 1 week ago
Wellness

Senior wellness: Sharing life stories

Senior wellness: Sharing life storiesSenior wellness: Sharing life stories
  • Wellness
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Grand-haven

NOCH innovating ER care

NOCH innovating ER careAbout 20% of all patients treated in the Emergency Room are repeat patients.
  • Grand-haven
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Healthy You

'Spring-forward' linked to heart attacks

'Spring-forward' linked to heart attacksMichigan study found 25% jump in heart attacks on Mondays after spring time change.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Healthy You

Local narcolepsy advocates raise awareness of condition

Local narcolepsy advocates raise awareness of conditionIt's a condition that is more common than you may think: narcolepsy affects one in 2,000 Americans.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Tool allows patients to price compare medical procedures

Tool allows patients to price compare medical proceduresMany health insurers are offering a new tool called a cost estimator. It lets you shop around for the best price for medical needs and its way to encourage consumers to take a more proactive approach to how your health care dollars are spent.
  • News
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Answering your questions about vaccinations

Answering your questions about vaccinationsThere have been a lot of questions about vaccinations lately, so on Wednesday, we asked our WZZM Facebook fans if they had any questions they wanted answered.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Kent County child tests negative for measles

Kent County child tests negative for measlesThe Michigan Department of Community Health says preliminary test results show an 11-month-old girl has tested negative for measles. Further diagnosis information was not available to the Kent County Health Department.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

West Michigan hospitals rank high for maternity care

West Michigan hospitals rank high for maternity careLocal hospitals rank high when it comes to maternity care according to latest watchdog report.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Little-known condition makes the cold even more brutal

Little-known condition makes the cold even more brutalIn this deep freeze, fingers and toes are going dead-white for some
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Healthy-heart

Hospital shows how testing newborns' hearts saves lives

Hospital shows how testing newborns' hearts saves livesMercy Health's Hackley Hospital started performing this test two years before it was required, and it has saved the lives of several West Michigan babies.
  • Healthy-heart
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Watchdog

Fighting narcotic overdosing

Fighting narcotic overdosingMichigan became the 26th state to pass laws expanding Narcan usage to emergency responders and family members of known addicts.
  • Watchdog
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

Nestle to remove dye and artificial flavors from candy products

Nestle to remove dye and artificial flavors from candy productsTuesday the Nestle candy company announced it's going to remove all dyes and artificial colors from their candy by the end of 2015.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Living with low vision

Senior Wellness: Living with low visionSenior Wellness: Living with low vision
  • Wellness
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

Drinking breast milk for body building

Drinking breast milk for body buildingWhen it comes to weightlifting there are all kinds of trends to try and get stronger.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Friends-for-life

New treatment helps breast cancer patients keep immunity

New treatment helps breast cancer patients keep immunityWZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego talks with Lisa DeVries an oncology clinical pharmacists at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center about a new medication to help with that side effect.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Life

VAI's Parkinson's research gives patients hope

VAI's Parkinson's research gives patients hopeBrent talks with WZZM 13 Health Reporter Val Lego along with Dr. Darren Moore who leads the Facing Off Against Parkinson's Panel at the Van Andel Research Institute, about the advancements made in Parkinson's research right here in West Michigan.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy-heart

Little Hats, Big Hearts brings awareness to CHD

Little Hats, Big Hearts brings awareness to CHDIt started with a small request and grew to an international outpouring of support.
  • Healthy-heart
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Top 10 dangers for kids

Top 10 dangers for kidsFrom toxins to head injuries, children today face serious threats to their health and it's important for parents to be aware of potential childhood dangers.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

How to know if you've had the measles

How to know if you've had the measlesIf you are one of those people who don't know if you're immune to the measles there's a simple test you can take to find out.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Long term care

Senior Wellness: Long term careSenior Wellness: Long term care
  • Wellness
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Double-Ds in a day: Benefit and risks of new procedure

Double-Ds in a day: Benefit and risks of new procedureDr. Francine Vagotis is a certified plastic surgeon in Grand Rapids and offers the Breast Boost.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Grand-rapids-south

Seniors stay strong with exercise

Seniors stay strong with exerciseClark Retirement Community offers seniors fitness options to stay healthy
  • Grand-rapids-south
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Life

Virtual Reality therapy now available in Grand Rapids

Virtual Reality therapy now available in Grand RapidsVR Therapy and Counseling is the first center in the Midwest to offer the therapy.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Life

Lasting memories: Can organ donations transplant personal qualities?

Lasting memories: Can organ donations transplant personal qualities?It's been a long-debated topic ever since organ transplants became possible: Can organ-donation recipients really inherit memories, talents, and qualities of the donor? Can a person really inherit the memories and talents of someone because they have their heart?
  • Life
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Life

Kids learn dentists aren't scary at Tooth Time

Kids learn dentists aren't scary at Tooth TimeKids learn it can be fun to go to the dentist at a Grand Rapids Children's Museum event.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Life

Make your own baby food

Make your own baby foodGrand Rapids Downtown Market offers baby food classes
  • Life
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Healthy You

Get Fit in 2015: MVP offers four options to exercise

Get Fit in 2015: MVP offers four options to exerciseFor the next 12 weeks, WZZM 13's Valerie Lego, Alana Nehring, and Jennifer Pascua are making a commitment to get fit in 2015.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Healthy You

Low-dose CT scans identify early-stage cancer

Low-dose CT scans identify early-stage cancerPre-testing at Mercy Health Saint Mary's has caught early-stage lung cancer in several patients, making successful treatment more likely.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Healthy You

Seasonal affective disorder affects adults and kids

Seasonal affective disorder affects adults and kidsJanuary, February, and March average only about 10 sunny days.
  • Healthy You
  • 2 months ago
Health

Measles case in Michigan likely related to Disneyland outbreak

Measles case in Michigan likely related to Disneyland outbreakThe measles are here in Michigan. An adult in Oakland County has been diagnosed with the state's first case of 2015, possibly stemming from an outbreak that began at Disneyland before Christmas.
  • Health
  • 2 months ago
Healthy You

GVSU researcher studies ACA impact on area employers

GVSU researcher studies ACA impact on area employersGrand Valley State economics professor Leslie Muller surveyed local employers with fewer than 50 full-time workers, asking those employers about plans for offering health care coverage in the near future.
  • Healthy You
  • 2 months ago
Health

Vaccine waivers now require educational meeting

Vaccine waivers now require educational meetingParents who refuse vaccinations for their children because of philosophical or religious reasons now have to take another step now under a new policy by the Michigan Department of Community Health.
  • Health
  • 2 months ago
Healthy You

Senior Wellness: Managing Medications

Senior Wellness: Managing MedicationsSenior Wellness: managing medications
  • Healthy You
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Life

Your recipes needed to help fight juvenile arthritis

Your recipes needed to help fight juvenile arthritisThere are almost a half a million children in the U.S. with juvenile arthritis.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Life

Little Hats Big Hearts campaign a BIG success

Little Hats Big Hearts campaign a BIG successIn December they reached out asking for 1,000 knitted hats by January 21st. They have over 3,000 and counting.
  • Life
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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