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Cut Your Risk of Breast Cancer by Exercising and Staying Active

Apparently it’s quite simple: exercise reduces a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

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It’s Time to Rethink These Breast Cancer Myths — Risks, Causes, Prevention Methods

Too many myths exist about the risk, contraction and treatment of breast cancer. It's time to put five of them to rest.

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It’s Time to Run With the Nuns

It's time, once again, to Run from....errr....wait a minute, With, the Nuns.

Seriously, the second annual, very fun, Franciscan Rhythms 5K Trail Run/Walk is fast approaching on Saturday, October 1st. It will be through the rolling hills of the Franciscan Life Process Center 230-acre property. This unique race will feature seven live music stations along a 3.1 mile loop that winds through meadows and woods near the peak of autumn in West Michigan.

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Another Herd of Cattle With Bovine TB Found in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says a new herd of cattle in Michigan has tested postive for bovine tuberculosis.

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Israel Officially Begins Its Campaign Against Swine Flu
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Cases of Swine Flu Reaches Eight in Michigan, Linked to County Fairs

Confirmed cases of the swine flu are rising across Michigan, including West Michigan.

Currently, there is no vaccine for swine flu and the seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against it.

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$1.2 Million Grant Will Improve Access to Care for Michigan Kids With Epilepsy

DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids is one of four Michigan hospitals which will benefit from a new grant aimed at increasing access to health care for children in Michigan.

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Holland Hospital the Only Area Hospital With Perfect Five-Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released the overall ratings for Michigan hospitals. Holland Hospital was the only West Michigan hospital with a perfect five-star rating.

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WSPA Perform Mass Dog Vaccinations As Part Of 2013 World Rabies Day
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Rabies Confirmed in Kent County as the Disease Peaks in Michigan

Rabies is peaking in Michigan. The viral disease has been found in West Michigan including the counties of Kent, Kalamazoo and Newaygo.

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Michigan’s First Cases of Influenza A H3N2 of 2016 Found in West Michigan

Health officials have Michigan's first two confirmed human cases of influenza A H3N2 this year have been found. Both people with the illness are from West Michigan.

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Ann Arbor Raises Tobacco Age to 21, Should Grand Rapids? [Poll]

On Thursday, the Ann Arbor City Council voted to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21. Ann Arbor is the first city in Michigan to raise the tobacco age to 21.

Should Grand Rapids raise the tobacco age to 21?

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More Details on Grassfields Cheese E. Coli Recall

On August 3, Coopersville's Grassfields Cheese issued a recall of 20,000 pounds of cheese due to E. coli concerns. Today, we know more about how many have gotten sick and where they are from.

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Coopersville’s Grassfields Cheese Recalls 20,000 Pounds of Cheese

Grassfields Cheese is voluntarily recalling approximately 20,000 pounds of cheese due to E. coli concerns.

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