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Are You Suffering for ‘Sitting Disease’?

What are you doing while you're reading this story?  Chances are you're sitting down.

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Celiac Disease Is On The Rise, In Staggering Numbers. Why?

I know more people who have celiac disease. I know of some who are managing the symptoms with food changes, while others are medicating, to treat and relieve the symptoms.  So think about it.  That icky feeling you have, might just be celiac disease; but, the good news is there is relief.

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Mayor Heartwell Chooses Grand Rapids – Not Mackinac Bridge for Labor Day Walk

Labor Day morning (September 5) at 8AM Mayor George Heartwell will lead the way across the Mackinac Bridge - right here in Grand Rapids.

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Bar Owners Who Oppose Smoking Ban May Turn Tables On Michigan Lawmakers

Bar and restaurant owners in Michigan are so upset about the workplace smoking ban that they have a ban of their own planned.  500 bars statewide have planned to ban state lawmakers from their establishments

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Latest Census Shows More People In Michigan Living To 100 Years Or More

We are learning a lot from the recent census that was conducted.  It's good news for those of us that live in Michigan!  Life expectancy is on the rise for people who live to 100 plus years.

Back in 2010, Michigan had 1,568 people in Michigan who were aged 100 to 104

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5 Ways To Help Your Kids Transition Back To School After A Long Grand Rapids Summer Break

I always enjoy watching Dr. Matthew Clark on Take Five & Company.  He's a local psychologist with The Clark Institute right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  His practice is primarily with young people and families.  I invited him on today's show to talk about the stresses for the kids going back to school.  Routines change, sleeping times will change, video computer time will change once they have to start doing homework and hitting the books.  So how can you make the transition easy for you and the kids?

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Grand Rapids Has A New GREEN Hotel On Monroe Center. Welcome City Flats![video]

Have you heard?  It's called the City Flats Hotel, it's on Monroe Center, and in the old Fox Jewelers Building.   It's considered a boutique hotel.  It has cork floors, linens made from bamboo and mattresses are made right here in Michigan.  There are 28 different rooms with different themes. Take a look inside after the jump!

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New Leukemia Treatment Could Be Found In A Single Shot

Only three patients have been tested thus far but research published Wednesday indicated that this '"Single Shot" treatment made the most common type of leukemia completely disappear in two of the patients and reduced it by 70 percent in the third. In each

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More Help For Your Diet

Have you seen the latest gadget to help us keep our diet in check? I haven't seen it as an infomercial yet, but it is only a matter of time.

A new diet device called the ‘Bite Counter’ is designed to help you record calorie consumption

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Deaths Plague Even Top Hospitals In The Country[video]

You usually check in to get well and feel better.  Hospitals, that's what I'm talking about!  But in hospitals, as in other walks of life, unplanned and unexpected things can and do happen.  Deaths plague even the best of hospitals, most likely occuring from, heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia

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People Passing Their Pets Off As “Service Dogs”[video]

I can tell you I personally know of someone who is and has been doing this.  he has a little laminated card that he carries.  he takes the dog to church, to restaurants, to the grocery store etc.  When asked about it he whips out the card and it doesn't go any further

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1 Week Left For Yummy Michigan Blueberries. Here’s A Recipe!

I am a HUGE supporter of buying local.  The fruits and veggies taste better, you pay less for them, you support your neighbors and local farmers and if you freeze them you have have fresh, tasty Michigan blueberries all winter long, kind of like I had during "BlizzardPalooza 2011"  Here's a simple tasty recipe for you to enjoy! Better hurry though this is most likely the last week for those sweet Michigan blueberries

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