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Val Lego

Val LegoGrand Rapids is a place that immediately felt like home to me.
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  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Healthy You

GMA's Amy Robach discusses her breast cancer journey

GMA's Amy Robach discusses her breast cancer journeyShe anchors the morning news on Good Morning America, and last year when the producers asked Amy Robach to participate in a breast cancer awareness segment, she agreed.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Healthy You

Gov. Snyder emphasizes state's preparation for Ebola

Gov. Snyder emphasizes state's preparation for EbolaGovernor Snyder on Thursday released more details about Michigan's efforts to keep you safe from Ebola, should the virus arrive here.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Recipes

Add a little pumpkin to your dinner tonight

Add a little pumpkin to your dinner tonightWZZM Health Reporter Valerie Lego stops by the Grand Rapids Downtown Market for some pumpkin chili with a roasted pumpkin salad.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Watchdog

Study looking for those affected by 1973 PBB disaster

Study looking for those affected by 1973 PBB disasterThere is currently a study being conducted by Emory University in Georgia to track those affected by the 1973 PBB contamination.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Healthy You

Gov. Snyder: Mich. prepared if Ebola arrives

Gov. Snyder: Mich. prepared if Ebola arrivesGovernor Snyder says Michigan is in "good shape" in terms of Ebola preparedness.
  • Healthy You
  • 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Walking ArtPrize: Burn off those calories with the Top 20

Walking ArtPrize: Burn off those calories with the Top 20How many calories you would burn if you walked to look at every single one of them.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Benefits of volunteering as an older adult

Benefits of volunteering as an older adultBenefits of volunteering as an older adult
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  • 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

New limits on refills for certain medications

New limits on refills for certain medicationsAll prescription medications containing hydrocodone, like Vicodin and Norco, will no longer be available for automatic refills.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Healthy You

Experts dispel Ebola myths

Experts dispel Ebola mythsHealth officials say they want to clarify some facts about Ebola.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Healthy You

The 12-minute morning workout

The 12-minute morning workout12 minute morning workout
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Friends-for-life

Breast cancer awareness: Know your normal

Breast cancer awareness: Know your normalDr. Jessica Keto, a breast surgeon at Mercy Health Saint Mary's Comprehensive Breast Center, talks with WZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Healthy You

Getting back in the game: Minnesota coach credits Spectrum Health neurologist for saving his career

Getting back in the game: Minnesota coach credits Spectrum Health neurologist for saving his careerMinnesota coach Jerry Kill, who has epilepsy, went through intensive treatment over the past year at Spectrum Health to control his seizures.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Healthy You

Exercise and osteoporosis

Exercise and osteoporosisExercise and osteoporosis
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Healthy You

Can concussions cause permanent damage?

Can concussions cause permanent damage?With renewed focus on sports-related head injuries, including concussions, we're sharing more information about them with you.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Healthy You

Acne starting earlier in children

Acne starting earlier in childrenAcne pops up at different times in your life and for many different reasons. And it is true that some of us are more genetically prone to getting it.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Grand-rapids-central

CDC grant gives $2.1M to Kent Co. Health Dept.

CDC grant gives $2.1M to Kent Co. Health Dept.The Kent County Health Department is about to make an even bigger impact on the people of Kent County, with help from a new $2.1 million grant.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Healthy You

5 tips for Picky Eaters

5 tips for Picky EatersIf you've got a picky eater in your home there are a few tips that might help them eat those veggies.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Healthy You

Lack of sleep or lack or hormones? How to tell the difference

Lack of sleep or lack or hormones? How to tell the differenceAre you tired? Noticing a few extra pimples? It could be just a coincidence that these things are happening all at once or it could be a sign that your hormones are out of whack.
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  • 4 weeks ago
Health

New federal regulation on prescription pain meds limits refills

New federal regulation on prescription pain meds limits refillsThe new regulation takes effect October 6 and allows for only one 30 day prescription. Patients needing a refill must return for a doctor visit for any additional refills.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Healthy You

Lakeshore hospital eliminates nurse midwives

Lakeshore hospital eliminates nurse midwivesA lakeshore Hospital is eliminating nurse midwives from its birthing center and it has some mothers like LeeAnn Lawie upset enough to picket the hospital.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Healthy You

Exercise for older adults

Exercise for older adultsExercise for older adults
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Michigan ranks low for childcare

Michigan ranks low for childcareMichigan's child care program falls far short in ensuring high-quality child care a new report concludes.
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  • 1 month ago
Health

Three cases of enterovirus D68 confirmed in Mich.

Three cases of enterovirus D68 confirmed in Mich.The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) today received testing results by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratory that three specimens submitted by the MDCH have tested positive for enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) to date.
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  • 1 month ago
Rockford

Preview: Wolverine Worldwide YMCA's Game Day 5K

Preview: Wolverine Worldwide YMCA's Game Day 5KThe Game Day 5K starts at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, but there will also be a free fall festival from 9-1 p.m.
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  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Ways to slim down: Eat this, not that

Ways to slim down: Eat this, not thatWZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego talks with Grand Valley Health Plan Dietitian Brook DeBeck about how you should "eat this, not that."
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  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Some kinds of toothpaste contain plastic microbeads

Some kinds of toothpaste contain plastic microbeadsIt may seem surprising, but some kinds of toothpaste contain tiny pieces of plastic.
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  • 1 month ago
Wellness

Caring for the caregiver

Caring for the caregiverCaring for the caregiver
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  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

33% of Americans have prediabetes and don't know it

33% of Americans have prediabetes and don't know itA new study just released this week found having prediabetes can increase your risk of getting cancer by 15 percent.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Recipes

Quick healthy snacks for your kids

Quick healthy snacks for your kidsWZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego has some quick and easy snacks that are a healthy way to keep them going throughout the day.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Wellness

Managing chronic conditions

Managing chronic conditionsManaging chronic conditions
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Friends-for-life

Race for the Cure kicks off in downtown Grand Rapids

Race for the Cure kicks off in downtown Grand RapidsRace for the Cure kicks off in downtown Grand Rapids
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Health

World's second youngest premie heart patient goes home

World's second youngest premie heart patient goes homeShe became the second smallest premie in the world and gained national attention when she underwent her surgery in July. Now two month old Sasha VanKirk is coming home.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Thousands could lose health coverage Friday

Thousands could lose health coverage FridayThousands of Michiganders stand to lose their health coverage at the end of the month unless they provide the proper documentation by Friday showing that they are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Hormones and your bladder health

Hormones and your bladder healthDr. Jannah Thompson with Urologic Consultants and Mary PreFontaine a pharmacists with Keystone Pharmacy talk about how a woman's hormones affect the bladder as you age.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Senior Wellness: Understanding dementia with Porter Hills

Senior Wellness: Understanding dementia with Porter HillsUnderstanding dementia with Porter Hills
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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