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Val Lego

Val LegoGrand Rapids is a place that immediately felt like home to me.
  • News
  • 3 months ago
Friends-for-life

Michigan passes breast density bill

Michigan passes breast density billThe good news is, after months of debate, the state of Michigan finally passed the Breast Density Bill
  • Friends-for-life
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Healthy You

Time for snowshoes and fatbikes in the Michigan Adventure Race winter edition

Time for snowshoes and fatbikes in the Michigan Adventure Race winter editionNow in it's fourth year, he race is made up of teams that race to the finish by snowshoeing, biking and completing tests of skill.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 week, 5 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, 1 day ago
Flu

Flu may have contributed to 9 local deaths

Flu may have contributed to 9 local deathsSix of the deaths were in Kent County, three were from neighboring counties. The health department says there have been over 1,600 reported flu cases in Kent County so far this season.
  • Flu
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Grand-rapids-north

Preventative measures encouraged for limiting flu

Preventative measures encouraged for limiting fluThings like washing hands, avoiding touching your nose or eyes, and eating healthy can help.
  • Grand-rapids-north
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Healthy You

Kitchen gadgets help make healthy eating fun

Kitchen gadgets help make healthy eating funIf you're not already you may want to get reacquainted with your kitchen. It's the best first step towards living a healthy lifestyle. Of course it's always easier when you have fun gadgets to play with .
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Grand-rapids-central

Hospitals ask unhealthy visitors to stay away

Hospitals ask unhealthy visitors to stay awayMercy Health Saint Mary's, Metro Health, and Spectrum Health are asking any visitors who think they are sick to stay home.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital gets $1.1M anonymous donation

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital gets $1.1M anonymous donationThe money will help some of the youngest cancer patients.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Healthy baking for the holidays

Healthy baking for the holidaysIf you haven't started already, you'll likely have lots of baking and cooking to do over the next several days.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Blood-drive

Lifesaving umbilical cord blood helps fight cancer

Lifesaving umbilical cord blood helps fight cancerThere are precious stem cells in the umbilical cord that, when extracted immediately after birth, can save the life of someone with certain kinds of cancer.
  • Blood-drive
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Warm hands, chafed skin: How warming up affects skin

Warm hands, chafed skin: How warming up affects skinThe things we're doing to keep cozy can also make us itchy in the way of dry skin.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

What you need to know about the flu

What you need to know about the fluGuide to what you need to know about the flu
  • News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

Senior Wellness: Increasing Longevity

Senior Wellness: Increasing LongevitySenior Wellness: Increasing longevity
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Flu

Kent County sees increase in flu cases

Kent County sees increase in flu casesThe Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting an increase in the number of suspected flu cases in comparison to this same time last year.
  • Flu
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
Healthy You

Sign-up deadline approaching for coverage starting Jan. 1

Sign-up deadline approaching for coverage starting Jan. 1Priority Health's Director of Product Development and Health Care Reform Marti Lolli joined WZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego to talk about next week's deadline.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Rockford

Rockford student diagnosed with whooping cough

Rockford student diagnosed with whooping coughMike Ramm, principal of East Rockford Middle School, sent a health advisory letter to parents Wednesday and said the Kent County Health Department has been notified of the case.
  • Rockford
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy-heart

Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign needs help knitting 1,000 hats

Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign needs help knitting 1,000 hatsEach year, thousands of babies spend time in area hospitals -- and keeping them warm and cozy is all part of the healing process.
  • Healthy-heart
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Dying with dignity: Local discussion on push for new laws

Dying with dignity: Local discussion on push for new lawsIt's a topic that's gotten a lot of people talking lately.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

Senior Wellness: Caring for the caregiver part 2

Senior Wellness: Caring for the caregiver part 2Senior Wellness: Caring for the caregiver part 2
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 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.
  • Flu
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 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
  • 1 month, 3 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 4 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months ago
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