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Reports of Flu-Like Symptoms in Michigan Highest Since Spring

It's been a quiet start to the flu season in West Michigan, but statewide we are seeing the highest rate of report of flu-like symptoms since last spring.

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Breast Cancer by the Numbers — How Often It Occurs, How Much It Costs & More

Only by knowing the statistics of breast cancer will we be able to better arm ourselves against it.

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Michigan Launches Nation’s First Cloud-Based Medicaid System

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has launched the nation's first cloud-based Medicaid system by working with a number of departments and developing a partnership with the State of Illinois.

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Feeding 1,000 West Michigan Families is Mel Trotter Ministries Goal

The Food Drive is ON!

Mel Trotter Ministries is collecting non-perishable foods for its annual Brown Bag Food Drive this fall, and it begins today. The goal is to collect 35,000 pounds of food items that will be used for more than 1,000 Thanksgiving and Christmas meal boxes for Grand Rapids area individuals and families in need. Food collected will also supplement Mel Trotter’s community food pantry.

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Selfie Obsessed, Self Centered Teens? Not These Two

There are some great people in this world, and this story is about two of them, Allie and Brayden.

For Allie, being a teenage girl is hard enough, but imagine being a teenage girl fighting brain cancer. That takes a level of strength and bravery most adults don't have. Now imagine being a teenage girl fighting cancer, losing all your hair, and trying to find the courage to go to the homecoming dance without feeling self conscious.

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Michigan Flu Levels Staying Low

Flu shot clinics continue to pop up around West Michigan as we keep a close eye on reported flu levels.

So far, the news is good according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Little Girl Sings a Sweet Song for her Mom [Video]

If you're watching this video and start to feel your eyes pooling up with tears, it's not because there's someone chopping onions near you. It's because you're human and this sweet, adorable video is the most touching thing you'll see all day.

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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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Bluegrass Concert Coming to Grand Rapids Downtown Market

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host a bluegrass concert featuring the Chapel Hill, N.C. band Mipso on October 22 at 7 p.m. to benefit the Education Foundation’s individual scholarship program.

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8 Tips for Talking to Someone With Breast Cancer

These eight tips could help you talk to a relative, friend or co-worker who’s dealing with some tough news.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The 7 Best Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.

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