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Spectrum Health Offering Free Skin Cancer Screenings Today

Looking forward to getting a summer tan? Aren't we all, but, be careful, and remember to take precautions first.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the most common kind of cancer in the United States.

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Nursing a Highlight at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) opens their new mini exhibit Nursing: A Dynamic Profession, today, Wednesday, April 27. In recognition of the nursing profession, this exhibit celebrates the contributions of nurses throughout West Michigan and around the globe during the month of May, coinciding with National Nurses Week.

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Nine West Michigan Hospitals Get Top Rating For Safety

The Hospital Safety Score is a twice annual review of hospitals by Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit group dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.

Nine hospitals in West Michigan have received an "A" for safety, WZZM-13 reports.

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Meijer Brand Frozen Veggies Recalled Due to Listeria

It's time to check those freezers again because Meijer has recalled their frozen veggies due to a possible contamination of listeria.

The Detroit Free Press says the recall affects 10 ounce sizes of "organic petite green peas" (use by date November 26, 2017) and "organic sweet corn" (use by date November 21, 2017) Both are the Meijer brand, True Goodness...

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Criminal Charges Announced Over Flint Water Contamination Crisis
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Three Charged with Multiple Felonies in First Stage of Flint Water Crisis Investigation

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced a total of 13 felony charges and 5 misdemeanor charges against two state officials and one city official as a result of their actions in the Flint water crisis.

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Calvin College Wins Flu Vaccination Challenge

Calvin College is the winner of Michigan's second annual Flu Vaccination Challenge. The challenge divides schools into three categories by size. Calvin College won in the small school category. Hope College was a close second.

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Baby Boy Sees Mother for First Time [Video]

This is the sweetest, adorable story of a four-month old baby boy seeing his mother, sort of, for the first time.

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Flint Continues To Struggle With Water Contamination Crisis
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New Genesee County Legionnaires’ Disease Report Includes Two Additional Deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today issued an update into their investigation of the increase of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) in Genesee County.

The update includes three additional LD cases (two deaths) identified since the last report.

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Michigan’s Infant Mortality Rate is Down, Racial Disparities Remain

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the state's overall infant mortality rate fell in 2014, but there are still significant racial disparities.

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Meijer to Source Only Cage-Free Eggs

Meijer is setting a goal to sell only eggs sourced from cage-free farms by the year 2025.

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Ionia and Allegan County Ratio of Population to Primary Care Physicians Among the Highest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are taking a closer look at what the report has revealed about West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to primary care physicians in Ionia County and Allegan County are among the highest in Michigan.

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Get Heart Healthy and Join in on National Walking Day

National Walking Day from The American Heart Association, is encouraging all of us to lace up and get moving this coming Wednesday, April 6. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, playing sports or joining a class, the goal is getting more active.

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