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Flu Reaches Lowest Statewide Level Since Before Christmas

The flu is still widespread in Michigan, however, reports of flu-like symptoms have reached their lowest levels since before Christmas.

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Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Michigan Blood Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Program is Growing

Most of us are aware of the Robin Roberts story.  Robin, co-host of ABC TV's Good Morning America, found out, several months ago, that she was suffering from a serious illness and would need a bone marrow transplant to save her life.  That is tough news to get.  But Robin attacked it, and she and her doctors searched for a donor.  It needed to be a perfect match and they found one...her sister.  How lucky she was.  And now, all these months later, she has returned to Good Morning America.  She's not totally out of the woods yet, but as she recovers, her prognosis is excellent.  All thanks to the National Marrow Donor Program’s international registry.

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Flu Down Slightly In Michigan, But Remains Active

We've been tracking the flu in Michigan since the beginning of flu season.

The latest report shows the flu is still active across Michigan, especial in the north.

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Do You Let Your Kids Play With The Toys At The Doctor’s Office? [Poll]

It's STILL flu season.

If your kids have a routine visit to the doctor's office coming up, there is reason to be cautious.  The waiting room can be full of germs.

Do you let your kids play with the toys at the doctor's office?

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Seniors to be Surprised Today at Kentwood Big Boy

Our most treasured citizens, Senior citizens, are in for a special surprise today at the Kentwood Big Boy on 28th street, SE.

Okay, now it's not a surprise, but it will be very special for all Seniors dining out at the Big Boy in Kentwood at 9:30 this morning.

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stevendepolo, flickr
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Reports Of Flu In Michigan Remain Near Seasonal High

The flu has not been getting as much attention lately, but little has changed.

Reports of flu-like symptoms remain near the seasonal high in Michigan.

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Category: Health, Michigan News Tags:
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flickr/ Mash Down Babylon
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Shoveling Snow and Heart Attacks may be Related

What a storm we had Thursday.   We got pounded with a ton of snow.  It was real tough driving, with driveways snowed in, and that meant you had to move a lot of snow.  So, my question is, have you dug out yet?

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Mollybob, Flickr
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5 Exercises That Will Improve Your Heart Health

You listen to weather updates so you know how to dress. You wash your hands so you don't get the flu. You wear your seatbelt to keep you safe in the car. You are a prevention machine. But are you working to prevent the number one cause of death for both men and women, heart disease? For American Heart Month, we're focusing on ways to avoid this preventable disease. If you want to keep your heart healthy, one of the best things you can do is weekly aerobic activity.  Here are five exercises to keep your heart strong:

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Category: Health, News, TSM
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Spectrum Health Opens New Maternity Entrance

 

Have you had a baby at Spectrum Health in the past or visited someone who has?

Big changes have come to Spectrum's maternity area. The rooms are bigger and the entrance is in a different place. 

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usace europe district, flickr
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Reports Of Flu Steady Across Lower Michigan, Spreading ‘Drastically’ In Northern Michigan

The latest report of flu-like illness from the Michigan Department of Community Health is good news for most.

Reports are leveling across most of the state, but Northern Michigan is reporting a season-high level.

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Brian Reid, Flickr
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Flu Continues Slow, Steady Decline Across Entire State

The latest report on the flu across Michigan is out. There is reason to be cautiously optimistic.

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Where To Get Flu Shots In Grand Rapids

Flu season is especially rampant this year in West Michigan.  With more and more people falling ill at work, school, and at home, now is the perfect time to get immunized against the flu virus.

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