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LunaFest Film Festival Hits Grand Rapids Art Museum in April

LunaFest is a traveling film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities.

LunaFest gets hosted locally in Grand Rapids by Kent County Girls on the Run at Grand Rapids Art Museum on April 23, with special guest Molly Barker, Girls on the Run founder.

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Love on Valentine’s Day Will Never Beat This Man’s Love for his Wife

I sincerely hope Valentines's Day was special for you. It was for us. Even though I waited too long to get a reservation at any of our favorite restaurants...my bad...I was able to make it special. We spent time together, of course there were flowers involved, and a card, and I cooked. It was a lovely, loving evening. However, no matter what I did on Valentine’s Day it still pales in comparison to what this man does.

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Sisters Create Deodorant to Help Pregnant Women Stink Less [Video]

Necessity is the mother of invention.

And in this case, the necessity was for this woman to stop stinking so badly.

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Governor Snyder Released From Hospital

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was hospitalized with a blood clot in his leg on Thursday.

This morning, Snyder was released from the hospital.

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Whooping Cough in West Michigan

Kent County saw six cases of whooping cough in January.

That's almost half as many as in all of 2014.

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Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University

The first woman to have four books on the New York Times best-seller list will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University. The theme of the February 13 conference is “Life Balance: Keep Moving Forward in the Third Age.”

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They are Best Friends Through the Good Times and the Bad [Video]

You've never seen a better pair of best friends than six-year-old buddies Zac and Vincent. The two first-graders in Union, Missouri, are inseparable, and play together nearly every day.

When Zac Gossage became ill, and was diagnosed with leukemia, Vincent vowed to not let him go through it alone. This is such an inspiring story.

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A Drink a Day Keeps the Doctor Away (If You Are 40 – 70 Years Old)

A new study from the European Heart Journal says a drink a day lowers the risk of heart failure for men and women ages 40 -70.

You're welcome.

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Michigan Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate Children Will Now Have to Take Extra Steps

Parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated due to philosophical or religious reasons will now have to take more steps spelled out in a  new policy by the Michigan Department of Community Health.

As of Jan. 1, parents will have to have their vaccination waivers certified by their local health department, WZZM-13 reported.

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Grand Rapids Metro Area Has Bed Bugs [Infographic]

Orkin has released its annual list which ranks cities by the number of bed bug treatments they have performed.

The Grand Rapids metropolitan area moved up to No. 20 in 2014, after being ranked 33rd in 2013.

Chicago is No. 1. Detroit is No. 2.

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Flu Shots Are Only 23 Percent Effective This Season, CDC Reports

On Thursday, health officials announced that flu shots are only 23 percent effective against this season's strain. This is not a good sign in a season where it seems more and more people are being stricken down with the flu. 

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Furnace and Utility Safety Tips for Winter

The cold weather has West Michigan furnaces working hard. With a long winter ahead of us, it's a good time to review safety tips to ensure a safe and warm winter season.

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