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Flu Continues Slow, Steady Decline Across Entire State

The latest report on the flu across Michigan is out. There is reason to be cautiously optimistic.

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Where To Get Flu Shots In Grand Rapids

Flu season is especially rampant this year in West Michigan.  With more and more people falling ill at work, school, and at home, now is the perfect time to get immunized against the flu virus.

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Who Should Be Required To Have Flu Shots? [Poll]

Last week, Holland Hospital announced that they will require all employees, students, and volunteers to get flu shots beginning this fall.

Most other West Michigan hospitals already have a similar policy.

Is it OK for an employer to require a flu shot?  Who should be required to get one?

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5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Catching the Flu

Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.

What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?

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reg natarajan, flickr
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Reports Of Flu-like Illness Up Over 500% In Southwest Michigan

The latest report of flu activity across Michigan shows that statewide activity has remained close to steady.  It has gone down slightly in some regions.

Southwest Michigan is not so lucky.

Reports of flu-like symptoms are up over 500% in Southwest Michigan. 

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The Flu is Here and Grand Rapids Hospitals are Responding

Grand Rapids hospitals are working to meet the challenge of caring for our community during this highly active flu season. One of the most important tools in fighting the transmission of flu is limiting exposure.

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The 10 Least Stressful Jobs

Stress in our life seems to grow and grow.  Stress at home, with the kids, with our obligations, and, with our jobs.

This economy of ours has been tough and the pressures at work seem to keep growing.

So, how about something LESS stressful.

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The Flu Becoming Rampant Across West Michigan, Doctors Say

Flu activity continues to increase across the United States and in Michigan.

The eastern half of the country has been particularly hard hit.  A couple of Michigan's neighbors are the most active states in the country, Illinois and Ohio.

Let's take a closer look at current flu activity across West Michigan.

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Peter Stanik, Flickr
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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

Counting down to the New Year is fun!  Usually.

The countdown to midnight is fun.  The countdown to eating better and exercising is a drag.

Why not make a fun New Year's resolution?  What's yours?

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Mary Free Bed Adds Employee Number 1,000

It's a fun day at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital today, as they welcome employee number 1,000!

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How Healthy Are We

How healthy do you think you are?  Good?  Pretty good?  Not so good?

Here in the US, we're.....not so good, but, not so bad, at least compared to other countries.

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Flu Season Hits West Michigan Early

We have good news and bad news about the flu season so far.

The flu is hitting earlier than average, but this year's vaccine is proving to be very effective.

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