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Health Insurance Rebates On The Way, Your Check Is In The Mail!

It's not often that an insurance company gives you money back but this time it's true.  Apparently there was a bit of a snafu.  But thanks to a provision in the health care reform law, millions of people will be receiving rebates from their insurance companies this summer

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Join Me, Kim Carson, For The Autism Support Of Kent County Walkathon, Sunday, Kuiper College

Sunday, April 29th, I will be hosting the Autism Support of Kent County Walkathon at Kuiper College noon-3pm!  It's a fun time and there are always some pretty amazing auction items that you can bid on.  In the past they have included getaways to Chicago, the John Ball Zoo, spa visits, massages, gift cards to local restaurants and salons, Whitecaps tickets, Tigers tickets, plus lots of office and business items, too. 

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Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews And Land The Jobs

Do you like yourself?  No I mean do you REALLY like yourself?  Well, really, really liking  yourself may give you an edge in your next job interview.  That's what a new study is suggesting.

Why and how does it work?  Narciss

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FREE West Michigan Youth Summit! Kids Invited To “Live Above The Influence”

Grand Rapids is hosting the first ever youth summit and West Michigan youth are being invited to "Live Above The Influence."

Registration is already underway for this FREE April 27-28 Event

WHAT IS IT: It's a two-day, jam-packed teen-driven “Above the Influence" Kent County conference, presented by the Kent County Prevention Coalition.  It is designed to foster positive attitudes and behaviors
regarding life

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Good News! Snacking On Chocolate And Wine Is Good For Your Heart

Chocolate and wine, researchers now say, are good for the heart!  First of all I'd like to thank whoever is doing these studies.  Chocolate and wine?  It's sounds like a party to me. 

Now this is good news for most people but for people like me, food addicts, this sort of thing just doesn't work!  But a new study suggests that snacking on chocolate could help fight weight gain too

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Too Much Sitting Can Kill You, New Study Suggests

I didn't need a study to know this; my 83 year old mom has been telling me it for years.  She never sits down, walks 3 miles a day, climbs 3-4 flights of stairs, and doesn't need any medications.  A new study suggests that this may be one of the reasons for her good health.  The

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Time To Start Gearing Up For The Grand Rapids 5th/3rd River Bank Run

Each Wednesday I co-host the Take Five & Company chat segment with Catherine Behrendt & Stephanie Webb on WZZM13.  Doing that now for almost 3 years, I've had the opportunity to get to know some of the behind the scenes staff at WZZM.

Edd

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Chocolate Will Help Me Be Thin? Bring It On!

Trying to stay thin, something I was in 1992, is, absolutely, the hardest thing for me to do.  Thin is not in my psyche.  So, when I read that Chocolate could help, I immediately reached for a Hershey's bar.

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Warm Michigan Weather Brings An Early Allergy Season, AhChoo!

Sneezy, itchy, runny nose?  Those symptoms are happening earlier this year and if you are an allergy sufferer like me, you're getting hit harder and earlier than usual.

Tree pollen counts have exploded recently, because of the consecutive days of record temperatures

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Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Poor Heart Health

All of us "Morning Radio" personalities are sleep deprived.  Having to get up so early in the morning, 3:30 to 4 am every morning, Monday through Friday, makes it very difficult to really get the 'so called' required amount of sleep you're supposed to need.  I mean, hey, who wants to go to bed at 7 or 8 at night?  Not I.

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Michigan Can Now Print 4,000 Medical Marijuana Cards A Day

Reading this story sounds an awful lot like the State of Michigan has legally allowed the use of medical marijuana.  Am I the only one that is reading this story that way?  It's almost like. "We need to get more cards printed, more quickly, so people can legally be using the stuff without getting in trouble for it"

The State of Michigan purchased a machine, a printer, that will allow it to produce 4,000 medical marijuana cards a day

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Supporters Scream Free Speech For “Go To Hell Barack” Mass Transit Advertisement

Love him or hate him, Democrat or Republican, for him or against him, it's still downright disrespectful to the President of the United States of America!

Every time I see or read something that is this outrageous, it's supporters are always screaming, "Free Speech." Is i

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