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How Much Does it Cost to Cook Your Thanksgiving Dinner

How are your plans for Thanksgiving coming? Getting all of the plans together?

We know it's going to cost more than in the past. The average cost has hit a new all-time high, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, to over $50 for a family of 10.

I was talking with our friends at Consumers Energy, about how much it actually costs to cook all of the goodies we have on Thanksgiving, and I was stunned. It's low!

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Reports of Flu-Like Symptoms in Michigan Remain Low and Steady

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says reports of flu-like symptoms across Michigan continue to remain low and steady, but current rates are slightly higher than at this same point one year ago.

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Medicare/Medicaid Open Enrollment is Open Through December 7

Health care is on everybody's mind these days. It's especially so if you're on Medicare or Medicaid. Even more so now that it's open enrollment time.

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Midwest United FC Reacts to US Soccer’s Ban on Headers

US Soccer has announced new rules which ban headers for players 10 and under. Headers for players 11 to 13 will be limited. The changes come after a lawsuit dealing with concussions.

Local soccer club Midwest United FC shares their reaction to the changes.

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New Rules Ban Headers in Youth Soccer

U.S. Soccer has announced new rules which ban headers for players 10 and under. Players 11 to 13 will face restrictions on headers under the new rules, which are aimed to reduce concussions and will impact many in West Michigan.

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GVSU Conference to Focus on Cloning and Stem Cells

Cloning, stem cells, and breakthroughs in genetic disease research and therapies will be spotlighted during the 12th annual Genetic Update Conference on November 9 at Grand Valley State University.

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CASA House Party Fundraiser Tuesday, November 10

CASA Is Where The Heart Is.

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates — of Kent County, is the only local volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens to become appointed members of the Kent County court system in order to act on behalf of abused or neglected children as they pass through the family court system. There is such a need for this program with so many children shuffled about, or lost, in the court system.

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Michigan Flu Levels Level Off After Brief Spike

The slow start to the flu season continues in Michigan as reports of flu-like symptoms have leveled off after a small rise.

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10 Pink Products That Can Actually Help Fight Breast Cancer

When it comes to the fight against breast cancer, not all pinks are equal. As we become more aware of the “pinkwashing” of America, we know that buying something in a shade of pink isn't necessarily doing anything to help the fight against breast cancer -- and some products can actually hinder it. That's why, as we spend our October supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month, getting the word out and doing our individual best to fund the cause as we see fit, we need to make sure we're supporting the fight well. (And of course, looking good while doing it -- that's also nice.)

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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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