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West Michigan Organizations May Have ‘Breakthrough’ in Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

Science Translational Medicine reports that a new drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being prepared for human clinical trials in hope of finding the world's first treatment to slow Parkinson's disease.

The drug was developed by Kalamazoo-based Metabolic Solutions Development Company and supported by research from Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science.

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GVSU Breaks Ground on $46.5 Million Health Campus Expansion

On Tuesday, Grand Valley State University broke ground on a new five-story, 84,000-square-foot expansion of their health campus.

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Kent County Receives $31,300 to Increase Breastfeeding by African American Women

The Kent County Health Department's initiative to increase breastfeeding among African American women is one of 33 health programs in Michigan to receive grant money from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Michigan Hospitals in Urgent Need of Type O Negative Blood Donations

Type O negative blood is extremely important. Only 9 percent of people have it, but 100 percent of the population can receive it.

Michigan Blood says the 60 Michigan hospitals they serve are currently experiencing a shortage of Type O negative blood.

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Frozen Strawberries Linked To Hepatitis A Recalled In West Mi

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall on frozen strawberries sold around the US.

The recall comes after the CDC and FDA found that the strawberries tested positive for Hepatitis A...

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Nationwide Recall of Two Oreo Flavors

Due to a milk allergen not being listed on the list of ingredients, Mondelez Global LLC has issued a nationwide recall of Oreo Fudge Cremes, the original and mint flavors...

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Halloween Can be Special for Children and Adults in Hospitals in Grand Rapids

Halloween is a memory maker for kids. The fun of dressing up in costumes, trick or treating, parties, they're all part of the fun of Halloween. But, what about the children in hospitals? What do they do? West Michigan organizations and parents are making sure that a hospital stay or wheelchair doesn’t get in the way this year.

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Nestlé Recalls Drumstick Ice Cream Because of Listeria

Not the ice cream!

Now it's time to check your freezers because Nestlé has issued a national recall on their Drumstick ice cream cones...

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How Long Would You Like to Live? How Long are we Able to Live?

Have you ever thought about how long you would like to live? I'm sure we all have, and the older we get, the more we probably think about it. How about 80? 90? 100?

What about forever? Okay, that's not possible, but I know I'd like to hang out for quite awhile longer.

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Olivia Newton John Opens Cancer & Wellness Centre At Austin Hosptial
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Olivia Newton-John in Grand Rapids Next Week

She won't be singing in Grand Rapids next week, but Olivia Newton-John will be here, on Monday, October 10 to be exact, and she'll be selling wine!

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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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