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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 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 week, 4 days 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 week, 5 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 3 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 4 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Grand-rapids-central

Spectrum updates Ebola preparations

Spectrum updates Ebola preparationsSpectrum Health Wednesday announced updates to their Ebola preparations and plans.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Healthy You

State's first private, women-only substance abuse home opens in Grand Rapids

State's first private, women-only substance abuse home opens in Grand RapidsFour million women in American struggle with drug or alcohol dependency.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Healthy You

CDC changes guidelines for Ebola monitoring in the U.S.

CDC changes guidelines for Ebola monitoring in the U.S.The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new guidelines today for treating health workers who come from Ebola stricken areas.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Healthy You

Candy vs household cleaners: Can you tell the difference?

Candy vs household cleaners: Can you tell the difference?Each year nearly 14 thousand calls are made to poison control centers in reference to children mistaking laundry pods for candy.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 4 days ago
Healthy You

Daylight Saving Time affects babies' sleep-wake cycle

Daylight Saving Time affects babies' sleep-wake cycleWhile it might seem silly that one hour can do much to alter our routines, research continues to show that it does.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Grand-rapids-central

Promoting safe sleep for babies

Promoting safe sleep for babiesHelen DeVos Children's Hospital promotes safe sleeping habits for infants
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Healthy You

Forensic toxicologists gather in Grand Rapids

Forensic toxicologists gather in Grand RapidsWith all of the crime shows on television, the world of forensic toxicology has gotten a lot of attention. How does what we see on TV compare to the real world?
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Healthy-heart

Test your cholesterol IQ

Test your cholesterol IQSo how's your cholesterol IQ? Take this short quiz and find out.
  • Healthy-heart
  • 1 month ago
Friends-for-life

Making Strides spotlights breast cancer awareness

Making Strides spotlights breast cancer awarenessMaking Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walk through downtown Grand Rapids, open to anyone who wants to walk.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Suicide prevention begins with friends and family

Suicide prevention begins with friends and familyThe recent teen suicides in the news prompted WZZM 13 to want to have a conversation about the signs of suicide in our teens.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Video therapy possible cure for ADHD

Video therapy possible cure for ADHDIt may look like all fun and games but doctors are hoping to have a serious impact on patients but using the power of their own mind.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Health

Stress and Obesity top health concerns in Kent County

Stress and Obesity top health concerns in Kent CountyIf you got a call from the Kent County Health Department in the last few months then you were one of the 2700 who took part in the Community Health Needs Assessment survey meant to improve the health of the county.
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Naturopathic doctor describes sprouts' benefits

Naturopathic doctor describes sprouts' benefitsSprouts are among the most nutrient-dense foods.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Wellness

Down Syndrome Association of West Mich. holds 5k, 10k races

Down Syndrome Association of West Mich. holds 5k, 10k racesDown Syndrome Association of West Mich. holds 5k, 10k races
  • Wellness
  • 1 month ago
News

Law allows patients to try experimental treatments

Law allows patients to try experimental treatmentsSnyder said Friday the Right to Try Act lets patients with "extremely difficult" medical situations potentially try alternative treatments that could extend or save their lives.
  • News
  • 1 month ago
Local

Going the distance: Man with Down syndrome motivates others to run

Going the distance: Man with Down syndrome motivates others to runAdam Zimdar's determination gives Melissa hope for her own son. "It's a great lesson that people with Down syndrome see the world a little bit differently, and I think we can learn a lot from that," Melissa said, because everyone has a special gift...
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Researchers announce diabetes breakthrough

Researchers announce diabetes breakthroughA new study out of Harvard is claiming to have a cure for type 1 diabetes in the near future, through stem cell therapy.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy-heart

Silent heart condition increases stroke chances by 50%

Silent heart condition increases stroke chances by 50%It's a condition that can increase your chances of having a stroke, and you may not even know you have it.
  • Healthy-heart
  • 1 month, 1 week 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 month, 1 week 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.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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.
  • Recipes
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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