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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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Letter Carrier Food Drive is This Saturday, May 11

There are a lot of people to feed here in West Michigan.  There is a big need to make sure folks in need have access to the food they deserve

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Michigan Flu Level Near Normal

It's been a long flu season, but it may finally be nearing the end in Michigan.

Last week, flu levels in Michigan reached the lowest statewide level since November.

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American Heart Association “Heart Ball” to be June 4 With Susan Ford Bales

Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford and Mrs. Betty Ford, will be the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 2013 Grand Rapids Heart Ball on Tuesday, June 4.

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Flu Levels Return To Normal In Every Region Of Michigan…Except West Michigan

Last week saw flu levels return to normal across Michigan in every region except for one.

The "central" region, which includes West Michigan, reported the highest rate of flu-like symptoms in the state last week.

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Sheryl Jessalunus, with flowers, and many of the staff of Claystone Clinical Associates
Sheryl Jessalunus, with flowers, and many of the staff of Claystone Clinical Associates
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Administrative Professional Winner

Yesterday was an exciting day as I awarded prizes to our final Administrative Professional Contest winner.

And.....the winner was.....Sheryl Jessalunus from Claystone Clinical Associates here in Grand Rapids. 

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Flu Season Still Hanging Around West Michigan

Two weeks ago we got a very good sign as reports of flu-like symptoms reached their lowest levels since mid-December in West Michigan and across the entire state.

It seemed the end of flu season might be upon us.

Not just yet.

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Flu On The Decline In West Michigan And Across Entire State

We've been looking for good news about flu season for a long time in West Michigan and across the entire state. We may finally have it.

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