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H3N2 Flu In Southwest Michigan – Update

The Michigan Department of Community Health has reported on the discovery of a variant of the H3N2 flu associated with exposure to swine in Southwest Michigan.

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Potty Humor “Poo-Pourri” Video a Viral Hit (video)

There is a You Tube video that has hit the "mother load" so to speak, with millions watching and laughing all the way through.

As delicately as I can be, it's about poop.

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The Singing Patient in the Waiting Room (video)

Sitting in a doctor's waiting room wondering when your name is going to be called is one of the most boring things to have to endure.

That is If a guy like Frank Scafuri isn't in the waiting room.

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AIDS Walk is This Saturday

There are an estimated 1,080 people living in Kent County with HIV. Approximately 260 of these people do not even know they have it - that means nearly 1 in 4 people who are infected are unaware, and HIV is still on the rise in Kent County. In 2011 there were 42 confirmed new HIV diagnoses.

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Heart of West Michigan United Way 5K Run/Walk is September 29

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Live United 5K Run/Walk! Presented by Heart of West Michigan United Way and Steelcase, the Live United 5K Run/Walk adds to the community energy and excitement of ArtPrize.

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Should Parents Be Allowed To Refuse Vaccinations For Their Children [Poll]

The rate that children in Michigan are getting vaccinated is declining as more parents are choosing to not get their children vaccinated.

Michigan's rate of vaccination refusal is the fourth highest in the country.

Should parents be allowed to refuse vaccinations for their children?

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Spectrum Health To Open Community Medicine Clinic For The Under & Uninsured

Spectrum Medical Group will be opening a new clinic on Monday targeted specifically at West Michigan residents who are either uninsured or underinsured. According to The Rapidian, the clinic will be a family-medicine clinic, and will be by appointment only in hopes of keeping wait times for patients down. 

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Spectrum Health Among Best hospitals in U.S.

Spectrum Health has received rankings that place it among the best hospitals in the U.S. for three specialties by U.S. News and World Report, according to a release from the healthcare organization.

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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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