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Hudsonville Fire Department and Ottawa County Sheriff Department Hosting Free Hot Dog Cookout

The City of Hudsonville’s Fire Department and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department will host a free hot dog cookout with ice cream at the fire station at 3275 Central Blvd in Hudsonville on September 1 from 4:00PM - 7:00PM.

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H1N1 Flu Tablet May Replace Flu Shot

Vaxart is testing an oral H1N1 influenza tablet which could replace the flu shot.

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Opera Singer Sings During His Own Brain Surgery [Video]

This is the craziest video you'll see all day.

This opera singer, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, is kept awake while undergoing brain surgery and asked to sing as surgeons fiddle with his brain. Don't worry there is no blood or exposed brain, flesh, anything. It's amazing, remarkable, interesting and oh so creepy.

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What Women Need to Know About the Michigan Breast Density Notification Law

Earlier this summer, the Michigan Breast Density Notification Law went into effect.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reminds us that all women who undergo mammography in Michigan will receive a letter from the facility where they received their mammogram describing their breast density and mammogram results in order to raise awareness of breast cancer risks.

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Michigan School-By-School Immunization Rates of Kindergarteners and Seventh Graders

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

Learn when vaccines are due and see the immunization rates of kindergarten and seventh grade students from every school in Michigan.

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Annual Cancer Report Reveals Michigan has 16th Highest Rate of New Cancer

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Cancer Consortium have released their annual report which provides a statewide view of cancer.

The reports says Michigan has the 16th highest rate of new cancer cases.

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GVSU Engineering Students Create 3D-Printed Device for Child’s Arms [Video]

A team of Grand Valley State University engineering students have created a 3D-printed exoskeleton for Lylah Gritter, a child with a weak version of type 2 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), to help her become more independent.

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Baby Sees Parents for First Time After Getting Glasses [Video]

This moment will melt your heart, because thanks to her brand-new glasses, baby Piper can see clearly for the first time, and the joy is infectious!

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Pooping Baby Faces in Slow Motion are way too Cute [Video]

This is way too cute.

Pampers created a commercial with babies. Okay, that's pretty natural, babies and pampers go together. But, this one has a super cute twist. The babies just happen to be going poo-poo in their Pampers, and Pampers caught it all in slow motion. 

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Michigan Battling West Nile Virus, Avian Flu and Chronic Wasting Disease

Michigan's first cases of avian flu and West Nile virus were confirmed in early June. Chronic wasting disease was discovered in free-ranging deer in Michigan at the end of May.

The Michigan DNR and others are working to stop the spread of all three.

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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies in 6–3 Ruling

In a major victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the King v. Burwell case upholding the tax subsidies in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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Spectrum Health Breaks Ground to Expand Rehab and Nursing Center

Health care in Grand Rapids, and West Michigan just keeps getting better.

Spectrum Health is holding a ceremonial groundbreaking event today, Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at its Rehab and Nursing Center at 4118 Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids. The facility, which was originally built in 1964, is being expanded and renovated to better serve patients.

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