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Flu Hits New Seasonal High in Michigan

As reports of flu-like symptoms skyrocket in southwest Michigan, statewide reports of the flu have hit another seasonal high in Michigan.

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Hospitals Struggle To Treat High Number Of EHEC Patients
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Gilda’s Club, Michigan Blood, Blue Care Network Hosting Blood Drives

It’s often said laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the fourth year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held Monday, February 29 and Thursday, March 3.

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Sao Paulo Lab Produces Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes To Combat Zika Virus
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Michigan’s First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus Reported

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Service reports that the first confirmed case of Zika virus has been found in a Michigan resident.

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Flu Continues to Peak in Michigan, West Michigan Rates are Lowest in State

Reports of flu-like symptoms across Michigan continue to set new seasonal highs, while reports out of West Michigan remain the lowest of any region in the state.

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This Guy is Afraid He Might Lose His Head After he had a Cavity Filled [Video]

Remember the hilarious video of the little boy coming home from the dentist after having  laughing gas. He was out-of-his-mind funny.

Have you wondered if this could happen to a big old adult? Yep!

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Bhopal Twenty Five Years On From Union Carbide Disaster
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Best Dad in the World Treats his Special Son to a Skate Park [Video]

This is such a heart-warming story of a dad and his son, who has cerebral palsy. It took place in Sacramento, California, and dad, Jared Edmunds helps his son, 8-year old Atticus, enjoy a skate park.

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Michigan Department of Health Releases Genesee County Legionnaires Disease Emails

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is releasing some of its earliest email conversations between its epidemiologists and the Genesee County Health Department regarding legionella cases.

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Free Nicotine Replacement Available to Anyone in Michigan in February

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced that 8 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy is available to anyone that calls and enrolls this month.

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Byron Center Charter Closed February 5 Due to ‘Massive Virus Outbreak’

Byron Center Charter School Principal Thomas Berriman has announced that the school will be closed on Friday, February 5 due to a "massive virus outbreak."

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Miami's Water And Sewer Dept. Prepares For Spike In Sewer System Usage At Peak Times During Superbowl
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City of Wyoming Water Treatment Plant Shares Information on Local Drinking Water

The Flint water crisis has communities across the country taking a closer look at the safety of their own drinking water. That includes the 230,000 customers in Kent and Ottawa counties served by the City of Wyoming’s Water Treatment Plant.

The City of Wyoming Water Treatment Plant is providing answers to questions about lead in the water, lead testing, and how to report problems with local drinking water.

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Federal State Of Emergency Declared In Flint, Michigan Over Contaminated Water Supply
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Grand Rapids-Based Water Company Boxed Water Donating to Flint

Boxed Water, an eco-friendly packaged water company based in Grand Rapids, announced yesterday that it will be donating water to Flint residents to provide relief from the water crisis.

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This is Serious Truth in Advertising and Hilarious [Video]

This hilarious video is all about soda, or Pop, as we call it in Michigan. Better yet, as the commercial say, wet sugar with bubbles in it!

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