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Val Lego

Val LegoGrand Rapids is a place that immediately felt like home to me.
  • News
  • 6 months ago
Grand-rapids-central

DisArt brings awareness to disabled community through art

DisArt brings awareness to disabled community through artGrand Rapids is hosting yet another first for the Art World.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Healthy You

Skin can use some spring cleaning, too

Skin can use some spring cleaning, tooForefront Dermatology's Dr. Diana Castanon joined the WZZM 13 News at 5 to share some tips on how to slough away dull winter skin and get ready for spring.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Healthy You

Gazelle Girl runner loses 78 pounds training

Gazelle Girl runner loses 78 pounds trainingJamie Peltier is running the Gazelle Girl 5K on April 19. There's also a half marathon.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Healthy You

Some common signs of depression go overlooked

Some common signs of depression go overlookedSigns of depression aren't just sadness and a desire to give up on life. They can often be signs completely overlooked.
  • Healthy You
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Wellness

Senior wellness: Advance Care Planning

Senior wellness: Advance Care PlanningSenior wellness: advance care planning
  • Wellness
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
News

Spectrum welcomes new transplant surgeon

Spectrum welcomes new transplant surgeon"One day you could have the ability to grow your own heart from stem cells in your blood." That's the kind of research Spectrum Health's new transplant surgeon, Dr. Martin Strueber is working on.
  • News
  • 3 weeks ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Red Project warns of HIV risks

Red Project warns of HIV risksThe Red Project's executive director told WZZM 13 about the growing problem of heroin use, which involves needles.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Coopersville

Ottawa Co. ranks healthiest in state

Ottawa Co. ranks healthiest in stateOttawa County ranks as the healthiest county in Michigan.
  • Coopersville
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Coping with a loss

Senior Wellness: Coping with a lossSenior wellness: Coping with a loss.
  • Wellness
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Jessica Stone, subject of Healthy You series, dies

Jessica Stone, subject of Healthy You series, diesShe had to make one of the hardest decisions a person can face - choosing to go deaf in order to save her life.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Maintaining a healthy brain

Senior Wellness: Maintaining a healthy brainSenior Wellness: Maintaining a healthy brain
  • Wellness
  • 1 month ago
Grand-rapids-south

Kids get started on running for fitness

Kids get started on running for fitnessThe Feelin' Good Mileage Club will involve more than 40,000 children at 120 elementary schools in West Michigan.
  • Grand-rapids-south
  • 1 month ago
Friends-for-life

Salon pampers women who have cancer

Salon pampers women who have cancerProfile Salon Owners Kim Sheets and Pam Westers came up with the idea to provide free salon services for women with cancer.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Friends-for-life

Grand Girlfriends provides funding for mammograms

Grand Girlfriends provides funding for mammogramsUnfortunately though, there are many women who can't afford a mammogram.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

What's behind red-shirting kindergarteners?

What's behind red-shirting kindergarteners?Some parents are deciding to hold boys back a year from entering kindergarten.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Wellness

Senior wellness: Sharing life stories

Senior wellness: Sharing life storiesSenior wellness: Sharing life stories
  • Wellness
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 4 weeks 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Living with low vision

Senior Wellness: Living with low visionSenior Wellness: Living with low vision
  • Wellness
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 1 week 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
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Long term care

Senior Wellness: Long term careSenior Wellness: Long term care
  • Wellness
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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