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Paul Swansen, Flickr
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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
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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flickr/ roger_mommaerts
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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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flickr/Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)
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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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usace europe district, flickr
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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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flickr/ sdelliott5
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Spectrum Health Approved to Perform Lung Transplants

The health care system in West Michigan continues to offer wonderful, quality care, and it never stops growing.

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Tisha UnArmed Demonstrates How To Go Through The Drive-Thru With No Arms

We've previously shown you Tisha getting dressed and making a sandwich. Now she demonstrates how she goes through the drive-thru at McDonald's. Probably the most amusing part of the video is the fact that Tisha does

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Category: Health, Videos
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10 Food Myths You Probably Believe

All too often we get carried away believing (or worse, repeating) everything we are told and don't spend enough time questioning what's actually been said. We've picked 10 very common health mantras you hear everyday and weeded out the worst of the lies, because we want you to eat all the avocados. All of them.

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usace europe district, flickr
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Are You Going To Get A Flu Shot? [Poll]

The changing seasons and approaching holidays bring a lot of anticipation.

Food!  Fun!  Family!  Flu shots?!

Are you going to get a flu shot this year?

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Breast Cancer Suvivor Celebration is November 8th

Steve Ford will be in Grand Rapids, Thursday, November 8th for the "On The Wings of Hope Survivor and Grantee Celebration" for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation celebration dinner.

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Letting Your Dog Lick Your Face Can Make You And Your Dog Sick

Non-dog owners will often cringe when they see a canine take a big lick of human face.

And there may be something to their revulsion. According to a new study published in the Archives of Oral Biology dog owners have high rates of a type of dangerous mouth bacteria.

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Category: AC, Animals, Health, News, TSM
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flickr/Joint Base Lewis McChord
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Spectrum, Saint Mary’s Honored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health care in Grand Rapids has never been better.  Congratulations to the three major hospitals, in addition to the Michigan State College of Medicine, the VanAndel Research Institute, the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, and more, for making West Michigan such a quality area.

The quality and growth certainly hasn't gone unnoticed.   MLive.com reported this week, the organ transplant programs at Spectrum Health and Saint Mary’s Health Care are among the 174 transplant programs in the country honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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