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Val Lego

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

Kinzler Foundation helps grieving families put family first

Kinzler Foundation helps grieving families put family firstThe Jason Kinzler Family First Foundation is a unique organization that helps grieving families with financial support.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Local

Mental health forum helps families make tough decisions

Mental health forum helps families make tough decisionsPamela Robinson and her husband Curtis talk with Health Reporter Valerie Lego about their Emerging Hope.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Grand Rapids Metro

Spectrum Health, Pennock merging

Spectrum Health, Pennock mergingThe new entity in Barry County will be known as Spectrum Health Pennock.
  • Grand Rapids Metro
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Healthy You

Teens' sleep hours continue to decline

Teens' sleep hours continue to declineUnfortunately, 85 percent of our teens are getting fewer than eight hours of sleep a night, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Wellness

Senior wellness: Benefits of volunteering

Senior wellness: Benefits of volunteeringSenior wellness: Benefits of volunteering
  • Wellness
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Friends-for-life

GVSU senior says BRCAn't Stop Me

GVSU senior says BRCAn't Stop MeEvery woman has a 12% chance of getting breast cancer in her lifetime, and some have an even higher risk because of the genetic BRCA gene mutation.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 2 weeks ago
Friends-for-life

Errors in breast biopsies: What you need to know

Errors in breast biopsies: What you need to knowA new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found biopsies might not be as reliable as we thought.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 2 weeks 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
  • 2 weeks, 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
  • 2 weeks, 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
  • 2 weeks, 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
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Wellness

Senior wellness: Advance Care Planning

Senior wellness: Advance Care PlanningSenior wellness: advance care planning
  • Wellness
  • 3 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
  • 4 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
  • 1 month ago
Coopersville

Ottawa Co. ranks healthiest in state

Ottawa Co. ranks healthiest in stateOttawa County ranks as the healthiest county in Michigan.
  • Coopersville
  • 1 month ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Coping with a loss

Senior Wellness: Coping with a lossSenior wellness: Coping with a loss.
  • Wellness
  • 1 month 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, 1 week ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Maintaining a healthy brain

Senior Wellness: Maintaining a healthy brainSenior Wellness: Maintaining a healthy brain
  • Wellness
  • 1 month, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks ago
Wellness

Senior wellness: Sharing life stories

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

Senior Wellness: Living with low vision

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