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Val Lego

Val LegoGrand Rapids is a place that immediately felt like home to me.
  • News
  • 4 months, 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks, 1 day ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Living with low vision

Senior Wellness: Living with low visionSenior Wellness: Living with low vision
  • Wellness
  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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 weeks, 2 days 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 weeks, 5 days 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 weeks, 5 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Wellness

Senior Wellness: Long term care

Senior Wellness: Long term careSenior Wellness: Long term care
  • Wellness
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Healthy You

Double-Ds in a day: Benefit and risks of new procedure

Double-Ds in a day: Benefit and risks of new procedureDr. Francine Vagotis is a certified plastic surgeon in Grand Rapids and offers the Breast Boost.
  • Healthy You
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Grand-rapids-south

Seniors stay strong with exercise

Seniors stay strong with exerciseClark Retirement Community offers seniors fitness options to stay healthy
  • Grand-rapids-south
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Life

Virtual Reality therapy now available in Grand Rapids

Virtual Reality therapy now available in Grand RapidsVR Therapy and Counseling is the first center in the Midwest to offer the therapy.
  • Life
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Life

Lasting memories: Can organ donations transplant personal qualities?

Lasting memories: Can organ donations transplant personal qualities?It's been a long-debated topic ever since organ transplants became possible: Can organ-donation recipients really inherit memories, talents, and qualities of the donor? Can a person really inherit the memories and talents of someone because they have their heart?
  • Life
  • 4 weeks ago
Life

Kids learn dentists aren't scary at Tooth Time

Kids learn dentists aren't scary at Tooth TimeKids learn it can be fun to go to the dentist at a Grand Rapids Children's Museum event.
  • Life
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Life

Make your own baby food

Make your own baby foodGrand Rapids Downtown Market offers baby food classes
  • Life
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Get Fit in 2015: MVP offers four options to exercise

Get Fit in 2015: MVP offers four options to exerciseFor the next 12 weeks, WZZM 13's Valerie Lego, Alana Nehring, and Jennifer Pascua are making a commitment to get fit in 2015.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Low-dose CT scans identify early-stage cancer

Low-dose CT scans identify early-stage cancerPre-testing at Mercy Health Saint Mary's has caught early-stage lung cancer in several patients, making successful treatment more likely.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month ago
Healthy You

Seasonal affective disorder affects adults and kids

Seasonal affective disorder affects adults and kidsJanuary, February, and March average only about 10 sunny days.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Health

Measles case in Michigan likely related to Disneyland outbreak

Measles case in Michigan likely related to Disneyland outbreakThe measles are here in Michigan. An adult in Oakland County has been diagnosed with the state's first case of 2015, possibly stemming from an outbreak that began at Disneyland before Christmas.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

GVSU researcher studies ACA impact on area employers

GVSU researcher studies ACA impact on area employersGrand Valley State economics professor Leslie Muller surveyed local employers with fewer than 50 full-time workers, asking those employers about plans for offering health care coverage in the near future.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Health

Vaccine waivers now require educational meeting

Vaccine waivers now require educational meetingParents who refuse vaccinations for their children because of philosophical or religious reasons now have to take another step now under a new policy by the Michigan Department of Community Health.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Healthy You

Senior Wellness: Managing Medications

Senior Wellness: Managing MedicationsSenior Wellness: managing medications
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Life

Your recipes needed to help fight juvenile arthritis

Your recipes needed to help fight juvenile arthritisThere are almost a half a million children in the U.S. with juvenile arthritis.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Life

Little Hats Big Hearts campaign a BIG success

Little Hats Big Hearts campaign a BIG successIn December they reached out asking for 1,000 knitted hats by January 21st. They have over 3,000 and counting.
  • Life
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy You

New cancer resource center focuses on mind, body and spirit

New cancer resource center focuses on mind, body and spiritWerner Absenger former chef at the Amway Grand's Cygnus talks with Health Reporter Valerie Lego about the Absenger Cancer Education Fund.
  • Healthy You
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Friends-for-life

Komen Foundation announces changes

Komen Foundation announces changesOne organization here in West Michigan has been a champion for fighting breast cancer.
  • Friends-for-life
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Tips for staying motivated with your resolutions

Tips for staying motivated with your resolutionsThe first three weeks of the New Year can make or break your New Year's resolution.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Healthy-heart

Controlling blood sugar levels can reduce heart disease

Controlling blood sugar levels can reduce heart diseaseA new study examined whether maintaining tighter control of blood sugar levels over time can help lower the long-term risks of heart disease in Type I diabetes patients.
  • Healthy-heart
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months ago
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