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Today’s the Deadline to Enroll In Obamacare

You've heard it talked about non-stop for months (if not years, it seems).

Today is the deadline for all Americans to enroll in what many (if not most) refer to as "Obamacare".

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Chicago White Sox Selling 3-Pound Sundaes

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack...and a three-pound ice cream sundae.

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Irresistibly Delicious Appetizers: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

One thing my husband, Dan, has a knack for is creating appetizers that are irresistibly delicious.

I’m talking finger-licking good.

I can’t label everything he makes as healthy, but these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms make the cut! They're loaded with veggies, fresh herbs, parmesan and plenty of lump crab.

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Flu levels rise, but still remain low in Michigan

Hundreds have been hospitalized and some have died because of the flu this season in Michigan, but overall reports of the flu remain low in Michigan.

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5 Post-St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Remedies to Help you get Through Today

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, and while you probably got your pub crawl on, you don’t have a plan for this morning, better know as 'the morning after'. Oh, my, today could be a painful, tough day.

Your head may be pounding and your eyes can’t seem to handle this “light” thing, you may be tempted to follow some bad advice. First off: step away from the bloody Mary. The hair of the dog may go down easy, but it won’t cure your hangover. Instead, try my remedies, some familiar and some you might want to try for the first time:

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Best Ways to Get More Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for staying healthy, and there are several ways for you to get more of it.

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This salted dark chocolate energy bark is from a recipe by Dan and Laurenda Marie Bennett. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett)
This salted dark chocolate energy bark is from a recipe by Dan and Laurenda Marie Bennett. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett)
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Serving Up Some Sweet Treats

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

Hello everyone! I’m Laurenda Marie Bennett, or Ren for short. I like to make mouth-watering recipes made from real, clean and nutrient-dense food. I share recipes and healthy living advice via my blog, Laurenda Marie.

Good health is extremely important to me, but yummy food is, too! So, why not have them both?

My food philosophy is quite simple: Just eat real food! It’s naturally healing, energizing, satisfying and extremely nourishing. I'm thriving, not surviving!

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Degage Event for Women at Celebration Cinema North Thursday

 

Dégagé Ministries invites women in the community to join them at their event, Open Door Open Hearts, on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Celebration! Cinema Wave Room, 2121 Celebration Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. This event is for women, to benefit women. The event will provide attendees with a fun and relaxing evening, including a strolling dinner, speakers and activities, along with concrete ways for how to support women in crisis in their community.

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Grand Rapids Named Top 10 City for Affordable Health Care

Here is more good news for us in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Grand Rapids has been named a Top 10 City for Affordable Health Care, 2014 by Livability.

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Reports of Flu-Like Illness in Michigan at Lowest Level Since Mid-December

Serious cases of the flu, including H1N1, continue to be a problem in West Michigan and across the state.

However, overall reports of flu-like illness are declining.

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Reports of Flu-like Illness Trending Down in Michigan as H1N1 Deaths Increase

Reports of flu-like illness declined in Michigan for the second straight week while deaths from H1N1 have increased.

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Weather Leads To Blood Shortage In West Michigan – Donors Needed

This winter's tough conditions have closed schools and businesses.

It has also caused a blood shortage in West Michigan, creating an immediate need for blood donors.

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