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Lyme Disease Risk In West Michigan – How To Protect Your Family

As the end of summer draws closer, let's take advantage of every opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery and warm temperatures.  Getting outside in summer is a lot of fun, but it's also important to exercise a little caution to stay safe and healthy.

The risk of Lyme disease in West Michigan is on the rise.  Let's review how you can protect yourself and your family.

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Newbirth35, Flickr
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Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster? — Survey of the Day

Tornadoes in the Midwest. Derechos in the Mid-Atlantic. Fires in the Rocky Mountain region. It seems like no matter where you live in the United States the elements have recently wreaked havoc.

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Should Hospitals Stop Giving Away Baby Formula? – Poll Of The Day

Breastfeeding is good for babies.  No, breastfeeding is GREAT for babies.  But, for varying reasons, it is not always an option for every family.

Hospitals have been sending home new Moms with gift

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Can Eating Lunch at Your Desk Actually Hurt Your Productivity?

These days, it’s not uncommon for employees to stay at their desks during their lunch hours and eat their midday meals while they continue to work. But is that really the best use of their time?

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Want Low Blood Pressure? Try Passing Gas

Next time you’re sitting next to someone on the bus and they let one rip, don’t just hold your nose and turn away — congratulate them on their low blood pressure. Seems the same gas that produces farts has been shown to control blood pressure in mice.

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Eli Christman, Flickr
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West Nile Virus Is In Michigan – How To Protect Your Family

West Nile Virus has been found in Michigan.  This is the earliest the virus has been discovered in Michigan in several years.

Learn more about where the virus has been found and how to keep your family safe.

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via flickr user jamieanne
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Yummy Pictures of Food Can Make You Fat?

You've heard people joke, "I just look at bowl of ice cream/ basket of french fries/ slice of pizza (insert whatever delicious food here) and I gain 5 pounds!" Turns out, it's no joke. A recent study done by the Endocrine Society of Houston has found that even just looking at photos of rich, tasty foods could lead to weight gain. What a bummer, right?

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Most Americans Now Work Through Lunch Or Eat At Their Desks

Yup, it's happening everywhere.  Why?  Because if you don't work through lunch with the work load Americans now have they'll still be at work during their family's dinner time.  Plus, lots of companies are so short staffed that they have no one to replace someone when they take a lunch break.

National surveys underscore this change.

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Bullying: It Doesn’t Only Happen To Kids, It Happens At Work, Too

With the increasing frequency of bullying stories in the news about children who are singled out and bullied, sometimes to the extent where they take their own life; we can forget that bullying can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere.  Thus this story...

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Cancer Diagnosis Increases Risk Of Suicide, Heart Attack And Stroke

Researchers have found that when a person is given a cancer diagnosis it can have deadly consequences.  According to a new study a cancer diagnosis can increase the risk of suicide, heart attack and stroke.

The Swedish study followed more than 6 million a

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No Body Contact Advisory Issued For Dunton Park Beach On Lake Macatawa

As summer arrives and the days get hotter, the beach becomes a popular place to spend a sunny afternoon.  Unfortunately, we currently have one less beach to visit in West Michigan.  On Monday, the Ottawa County Health Department issued a No Body Contact Advisory for Dunton Park Beach on Lake Macatawa. 

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By 2050, Robots Could Be The Future Of Prostitution

I was watching a show online yesterday and the host said to a panel of women, "If your boyfriend or husband cheated on you with a robot prostitute would that be considered cheating to you?"  Not surprisingly, the women on the panel, thought it was not only cheating but pretty gross.  By the way, these prostitutes will be available in the male and female form.

Brace yourself, because all the nerds and geeks in the world will be rejoicing in the next couple decades.  Researchers predict that by 2050 that robot women will take the place of real live prostitutes.

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