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New Phone App for Parents to Help You Have a Drug Talk With Your Kids

There are many things that parents find difficult to talk about with their kids.  Sex, alcohol and drugs are three of the biggest.  I can remember trying to have the "sex talk" with my kids.  I'm not sure, but I think I kept saying, talk to your mother.

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Love Michigan Blood Drive One More Day

The need for blood never takes a holiday.  On this 4th of July, please remember that there is someone, somewhere, who will need the live-saving gift of blood.

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90+ Year old Breaks World Record Bench Press Record! What? (video)

Here is true motivation and, inspiration.

You know, normally, you're more likely to hear about a 91-year-old breaking a hip than breaking a bench pressing record, but Sy Perlis is not a normal 91-year-old. This World War Two veteran is as

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Today is World Blood Donor Day

They are co-workers, family members, classmates and neighbors … everyday people that save lives of strangers. And, today, Friday, June 14th, millions of blood donors are being recognized as part of World Blood Donor Day.

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Prevent Lyme Disease – How To Avoid, Identify, And Remove Ticks In West Michigan

Summer in West Michigan mean more time outdoors. Time to bike.  Time to camp.  And time to protect your family against ticks and Lyme disease.

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Are you Sneezing? You’re not Alone

If you have allergies, and boy, do I have allergies, and you swear they've never been this bad, as I've been saying for weeks, we can now make a case for lots of sneezing.

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$99 for a CT Scan? Yes, at St. Mary’s Hospital

Are you a smoker?  Worried about lung cancer?  You should be, because the odds are against you.

Lung Cancer is a tough disease and the survival rate is poor...poor, that is if it's not caught early.

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Slip! Slop! Slap! and, Wrap! May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  And, Melanoma cases are growing at an alarming rate.  We all should be aware of the dangers of too much sun without protection.

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24-Hour Movie Marathon Benefits Children’s Leukemia Foundation

Are you a movie fan?  Most of us are.  We love to go to the movies, munch on popcorn and get lost in a wonderful movie.

Your chance to really lose yourself for 24-hours is coming in June, and you'll be able to help children with Leukemia at the same time.

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West Michigan Mosquito Population Expected To Be ‘At Least Triple’ Of Last Year’s

West Michigan summer traditions include:  sitting by a campfire, heading to Lake Michigan...and swatting mosquitoes.

Get your swatting hand ready.  It looks like a big year for the mosquito population in West Michigan.

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Flu Season Is Over In Michigan

We've had to wait a long time to say this, but it looks like flu season is finally over in Michigan!

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FDA Says Pregnant Women Who Use Migraine Medicine Could Have Children With Lower IQ Scores

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of the risk of taking certain migraine medicines while pregnant.

The medicines can lead to children with lower IQ scores.

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