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5 Exercises That Will Improve Your Heart Health

You listen to weather updates so you know how to dress. You wash your hands so you don't get the flu. You wear your seatbelt to keep you safe in the car. You are a prevention machine. But are you working to prevent the number one cause of death for both men and women, heart disease? For American Heart Month, we're focusing on ways to avoid this preventable disease. If you want to keep your heart healthy, one of the best things you can do is weekly aerobic activity.  Here are five exercises to keep your heart strong:

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Spectrum Health Opens New Maternity Entrance

 

Have you had a baby at Spectrum Health in the past or visited someone who has?

Big changes have come to Spectrum's maternity area. The rooms are bigger and the entrance is in a different place. 

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Reports Of Flu Steady Across Lower Michigan, Spreading ‘Drastically’ In Northern Michigan

The latest report of flu-like illness from the Michigan Department of Community Health is good news for most.

Reports are leveling across most of the state, but Northern Michigan is reporting a season-high level.

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Brian Reid, Flickr
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Flu Continues Slow, Steady Decline Across Entire State

The latest report on the flu across Michigan is out. There is reason to be cautiously optimistic.

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Where To Get Flu Shots In Grand Rapids

Flu season is especially rampant this year in West Michigan.  With more and more people falling ill at work, school, and at home, now is the perfect time to get immunized against the flu virus.

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usace europe district, flickr
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Who Should Be Required To Have Flu Shots? [Poll]

Last week, Holland Hospital announced that they will require all employees, students, and volunteers to get flu shots beginning this fall.

Most other West Michigan hospitals already have a similar policy.

Is it OK for an employer to require a flu shot?  Who should be required to get one?

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5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Catching the Flu

Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.

What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?

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reg natarajan, flickr
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Reports Of Flu-like Illness Up Over 500% In Southwest Michigan

The latest report of flu activity across Michigan shows that statewide activity has remained close to steady.  It has gone down slightly in some regions.

Southwest Michigan is not so lucky.

Reports of flu-like symptoms are up over 500% in Southwest Michigan. 

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The Flu is Here and Grand Rapids Hospitals are Responding

Grand Rapids hospitals are working to meet the challenge of caring for our community during this highly active flu season. One of the most important tools in fighting the transmission of flu is limiting exposure.

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The 10 Least Stressful Jobs

Stress in our life seems to grow and grow.  Stress at home, with the kids, with our obligations, and, with our jobs.

This economy of ours has been tough and the pressures at work seem to keep growing.

So, how about something LESS stressful.

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Paul Swansen, Flickr
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The Flu Becoming Rampant Across West Michigan, Doctors Say

Flu activity continues to increase across the United States and in Michigan.

The eastern half of the country has been particularly hard hit.  A couple of Michigan's neighbors are the most active states in the country, Illinois and Ohio.

Let's take a closer look at current flu activity across West Michigan.

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Peter Stanik, Flickr
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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

Counting down to the New Year is fun!  Usually.

The countdown to midnight is fun.  The countdown to eating better and exercising is a drag.

Why not make a fun New Year's resolution?  What's yours?

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