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How Much Sleep Do You Get a Night?

There are 24 hours in a day and not enough of them are dedicated to recharging our battery.

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Seven Foods You Should Be Eating for a Healthy Heart

Heart Health can be as simple as making some changes to your diet. Consider adding more of these seven foods to your plate for their heart-health benefits.

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Five Exercises to Improve Your Heart Health

Experts will tell you that being active and getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week will improve your health. Active people tend to be fitter and generally enjoy better health. But if you're concerned about your risk of heart disease due to past issues or a family history, there are ways that exercise can help reduce that risk.

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Six Common Heart Disease Myths

Heart disease is often referred to as a "silent killer" because so many people don't realize they're at risk or have cardiovascular health issues. The malady kills about 2,200 Americans every day, making heart disease deadlier than all forms of cancer combined. And yet, there are still so many myths about heart disease floating around.

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Kent County Health Department Investigating Possible Case of Measles [Video]

An 11-month-old girl from Gaines Township is being tested for measles, WZZM-13 reports.

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LaughFest, MI Blood & Blue Care Network Team up for Blood Drive

It's often said that laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the third year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held on Feb.24, March 2, 3, 4 and 9, 2015.

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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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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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