Contact Us
Health

Health - Page 14

Young kids playing soccer
Bigandt_Photography, ThinkStock
[

New Rules Ban Headers in Youth Soccer

U.S. Soccer has announced new rules which ban headers for players 10 and under. Players 11 to 13 will face restrictions on headers under the new rules, which are aimed to reduce concussions and will impact many in West Michigan.

Read More

Cloned Sniffer Dogs Begin Training
Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images
[

GVSU Conference to Focus on Cloning and Stem Cells

Cloning, stem cells, and breakthroughs in genetic disease research and therapies will be spotlighted during the 12th annual Genetic Update Conference on November 9 at Grand Valley State University.

Read More

CASA Kent County
CASA Kent County
[

CASA House Party Fundraiser Tuesday, November 10

CASA Is Where The Heart Is.

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates — of Kent County, is the only local volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens to become appointed members of the Kent County court system in order to act on behalf of abused or neglected children as they pass through the family court system. There is such a need for this program with so many children shuffled about, or lost, in the court system.

Read More

Sick man lying on sofa checking his temperature
Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock
[

Michigan Flu Levels Level Off After Brief Spike

The slow start to the flu season continues in Michigan as reports of flu-like symptoms have leveled off after a small rise.

Read More

Category: Health, Michigan News Tags:
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Everlast Boxing Gloves
[

10 Pink Products That Can Actually Help Fight Breast Cancer

When it comes to the fight against breast cancer, not all pinks are equal. As we become more aware of the “pinkwashing” of America, we know that buying something in a shade of pink isn't necessarily doing anything to help the fight against breast cancer -- and some products can actually hinder it. That's why, as we spend our October supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, getting the word out and doing our individual best to fund the cause as we see fit, we need to make sure we're supporting the fight well. (And of course, looking good while doing it -- that's also nice.)

Read More

Doctor examining temperature of ill girl
Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock
[

Reports of Flu-Like Symptoms in Michigan Highest Since Spring

It's been a quiet start to the flu season in West Michigan, but statewide we are seeing the highest rate of report of flu-like symptoms since last spring.

Read More

Category: Health, Michigan News Tags:
breast cancer race runners
Wavebreak
[

Breast Cancer by the Numbers — How Often It Occurs, How Much It Costs & More

Only by knowing the statistics of breast cancer will we be able to better arm ourselves against it.

Read More

136200269
Claro Alindogan, ThinkStock
[

Michigan Launches Nation’s First Cloud-Based Medicaid System

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has launched the nation's first cloud-based Medicaid system by working with a number of departments and developing a partnership with the State of Illinois.

Read More

Courtesy Mel Trotter Ministries
Courtesy Mel Trotter Ministries
[

Feeding 1,000 West Michigan Families is Mel Trotter Ministries Goal

The Food Drive is ON!

Mel Trotter Ministries is collecting non-perishable foods for its annual Brown Bag Food Drive this fall, and it begins today. The goal is to collect 35,000 pounds of food items that will be used for more than 1,000 Thanksgiving and Christmas meal boxes for Grand Rapids area individuals and families in need. Food collected will also supplement Mel Trotter’s community food pantry.

Read More

Allie Allen/Brayden Carpenter/abcnews.go.com
Allie Allen/Brayden Carpenter/abcnews.go.com
[

Selfie Obsessed, Self Centered Teens? Not These Two

There are some great people in this world, and this story is about two of them, Allie and Brayden.

For Allie, being a teenage girl is hard enough, but imagine being a teenage girl fighting brain cancer. That takes a level of strength and bravery most adults don't have. Now imagine being a teenage girl fighting cancer, losing all your hair, and trying to find the courage to go to the homecoming dance without feeling self conscious.

Read More

LittleBee80, ThinkStock
LittleBee80, ThinkStock
[

Michigan Flu Levels Staying Low

Flu shot clinics continue to pop up around West Michigan as we keep a close eye on reported flu levels.

So far, the news is good according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Read More

Category: Health, Michigan News Tags: , ,
Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Matt Cardy/Getty Images
[

Little Girl Sings a Sweet Song for her Mom [Video]

If you're watching this video and start to feel your eyes pooling up with tears, it's not because there's someone chopping onions near you. It's because you're human and this sweet, adorable video is the most touching thing you'll see all day.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for The River's Loyal Listeners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The River's Loyal Listeners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.