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Chickenpox Cases Up 57 Percent in Michigan This Year

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there has been 239 chickenpox cases in Michigan through April, which is about 57 percent more than at the same time last year.

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Common Tanning Myths Busted

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. As warmer weather approaches, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) addresses common misconceptions about tanning.

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May is Trauma Awareness Month and Blood is Needed to Save Lives

During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross is hoping eligible donors will give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies, especially here in West Michigan.

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Details on Michigan Grocery Store Food Contamination Investigation and Security Response

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a statement about the investigation into contamination found at Michigan grocery stores and the security response involving the FBI.

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Spectrum Health Offering Free Skin Cancer Screenings Today

Looking forward to getting a summer tan? Aren't we all, but, be careful, and remember to take precautions first.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the most common kind of cancer in the United States.

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Nursing a Highlight at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) opens their new mini exhibit Nursing: A Dynamic Profession, today, Wednesday, April 27. In recognition of the nursing profession, this exhibit celebrates the contributions of nurses throughout West Michigan and around the globe during the month of May, coinciding with National Nurses Week.

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Nine West Michigan Hospitals Get Top Rating For Safety

The Hospital Safety Score is a twice annual review of hospitals by Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit group dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.

Nine hospitals in West Michigan have received an "A" for safety, WZZM-13 reports.

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Meijer Brand Frozen Veggies Recalled Due to Listeria

It's time to check those freezers again because Meijer has recalled their frozen veggies due to a possible contamination of listeria.

The Detroit Free Press says the recall affects 10 ounce sizes of "organic petite green peas" (use by date November 26, 2017) and "organic sweet corn" (use by date November 21, 2017) Both are the Meijer brand, True Goodness...

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Criminal Charges Announced Over Flint Water Contamination Crisis
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Three Charged with Multiple Felonies in First Stage of Flint Water Crisis Investigation

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced a total of 13 felony charges and 5 misdemeanor charges against two state officials and one city official as a result of their actions in the Flint water crisis.

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Calvin College Wins Flu Vaccination Challenge

Calvin College is the winner of Michigan's second annual Flu Vaccination Challenge. The challenge divides schools into three categories by size. Calvin College won in the small school category. Hope College was a close second.

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Baby Boy Sees Mother for First Time [Video]

This is the sweetest, adorable story of a four-month old baby boy seeing his mother, sort of, for the first time.

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Flint Continues To Struggle With Water Contamination Crisis
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New Genesee County Legionnaires’ Disease Report Includes Two Additional Deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today issued an update into their investigation of the increase of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) in Genesee County.

The update includes three additional LD cases (two deaths) identified since the last report.

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