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Bring in the New Year by Donating Blood and get a $10 Gift Card to Kohl’s

Michigan Blood's Grand Rapids and Grandville donation centers are among those with a special offer for a holiday blood drive. Attempt to donate blood and you'll receive a $10 gift card to Kohl's.

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Reports of Flu in Michigan Low Compared to Other Years

The weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows levels of the flu continue to increase while staying below levels seen in recent years.

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Christmas Candy Recall: Dove Chocolate

A voluntary recall has been issued for DOVE® Chocolate Assortment Snowflakes due to undeclared peanuts, wheat and eggs.

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GVSU Students and Faculty Help 3-year-old From Hudsonville With Cerebral Palsy

A team of students and faculty members from Grand Valley State University is working with Gabby Troeger, a 3-year-old girl from Hudsonville who has cerebral palsy.

The team is conducting a study to determine if power mobility training results in changes to the range of activity of children who have multiple and severe disabilities.

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Michigan Department of Health Responds to Chickenpox Outbreaks

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is talking about the importance of vaccinating against chickenpox (varicella) after recent reports of chickenpox outbreaks around Michigan.

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Mel Trotter Ministries Helping Needy Families With Christmas Food Boxes

Mel Trotter Ministries is always there for people in need, and this year, as in years past, one of the biggest needs over the holidays is food.

In the greater Grand Rapids Area, Christmas Food Boxes will be given out to 650 families as part of Mel Trotter Ministries’ Holiday Food Box program.

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Michigan Flu Reports Level Off After Hitting Season High

Reports of flu-like symptoms in Michigan remained steady and at seasonal highs according to the latest report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Reports of Flu Climbing, but not in West Michigan

This week's update on reports of flu-like symptoms in Michigan shows a rise in the statewide average to the highest point we've seen since last winter. However, reports from West Michigan fell and are the lowest in the state.

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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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