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Today is World Blood Donor Day

They are co-workers, family members, classmates and neighbors … everyday people that save lives of strangers. And, today, Friday, June 14th, millions of blood donors are being recognized as part of World Blood Donor Day.

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Ruben Holthuijsen, Flickr
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Prevent Lyme Disease – How To Avoid, Identify, And Remove Ticks In West Michigan

Summer in West Michigan mean more time outdoors. Time to bike.  Time to camp.  And time to protect your family against ticks and Lyme disease.

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Are you Sneezing? You’re not Alone

If you have allergies, and boy, do I have allergies, and you swear they've never been this bad, as I've been saying for weeks, we can now make a case for lots of sneezing.

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$99 for a CT Scan? Yes, at St. Mary’s Hospital

Are you a smoker?  Worried about lung cancer?  You should be, because the odds are against you.

Lung Cancer is a tough disease and the survival rate is poor...poor, that is if it's not caught early.

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Slip! Slop! Slap! and, Wrap! May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  And, Melanoma cases are growing at an alarming rate.  We all should be aware of the dangers of too much sun without protection.

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24-Hour Movie Marathon Benefits Children’s Leukemia Foundation

Are you a movie fan?  Most of us are.  We love to go to the movies, munch on popcorn and get lost in a wonderful movie.

Your chance to really lose yourself for 24-hours is coming in June, and you'll be able to help children with Leukemia at the same time.

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West Michigan Mosquito Population Expected To Be ‘At Least Triple’ Of Last Year’s

West Michigan summer traditions include:  sitting by a campfire, heading to Lake Michigan...and swatting mosquitoes.

Get your swatting hand ready.  It looks like a big year for the mosquito population in West Michigan.

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Flu Season Is Over In Michigan

We've had to wait a long time to say this, but it looks like flu season is finally over in Michigan!

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FDA Says Pregnant Women Who Use Migraine Medicine Could Have Children With Lower IQ Scores

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of the risk of taking certain migraine medicines while pregnant.

The medicines can lead to children with lower IQ scores.

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Letter Carrier Food Drive is This Saturday, May 11

There are a lot of people to feed here in West Michigan.  There is a big need to make sure folks in need have access to the food they deserve

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Michigan Flu Level Near Normal

It's been a long flu season, but it may finally be nearing the end in Michigan.

Last week, flu levels in Michigan reached the lowest statewide level since November.

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American Heart Association “Heart Ball” to be June 4 With Susan Ford Bales

Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford and Mrs. Betty Ford, will be the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 2013 Grand Rapids Heart Ball on Tuesday, June 4.

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