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Michigan Tightens Rules On Vaccinations

Starting Jan. 1, the Michigan Department of Community Health will have more rules going into effect that will make it harder for parents to refuse immunizing their children.

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Monkey Business Images/ThinkStock
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Pink Hues for October Mean Breast Cancer Awareness Month [Infographic]

For American women, breast cancer is the second most common cancer -- second only to skin cancer.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise the consciousness about the potentially fatal disease that affects about 12 percent of women in the U.S.

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Are You a Morning Person, or a Night Owl?

I have been doing morning radio for a long time, 32 years as a matter of fact.  THAT'S a long time, WOW!

When I first began back in 1980, seems like centuries ago, I wasn't a morning person.  I really wondered if I had made a mistake, would I be able to keep it up or would it finally wear me down.

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Time To Start Gearing Up For The Grand Rapids 5th/3rd River Bank Run

Each Wednesday I co-host the Take Five & Company chat segment with Catherine Behrendt & Stephanie Webb on WZZM13.  Doing that now for almost 3 years, I've had the opportunity to get to know some of the behind the scenes staff at WZZM.

Edd

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flickr.com/david jaime photography
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Surprising Health Benefits Of Being In Love

Recently a married friend of mine said, "You know Kim, you really are a lot luckier not being married.  You're better off.  It's easier going through life not having to worry and consider another person

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flicker/montgomery college
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5 NEW Early Warning Signs For Dementia!

When you think early warning signs for dementia most likely memory loss and forgetfulness are at the top of the list!  But there are other signs that are even more striking and may be a bit easier to spot in an older parent or relative

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Getty Images Entertainment
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The Sitcom Formula–Chubby Husbands and Skinny Wives are Happier Couples

What is the formula for a long and prosperous marriage? Sitcom marriages frequently feature beautiful women who marry the chubby guy. And that pairing seems to be the secret, according to a recent study. The study found that couples where the woman has a lower BMI than her man are more satisfied than if the situation is reversed.

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Too Many Baby Bottles May Risk Obesity

A new study suggests that obesity can set in by kindergarten when babies use bottles for too long.

It seems that bottle-toting toddlers are courting too many calories.

Researchers at Temple University recommend weaning baby off the bottle at 12-14 months

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Is Sugar Safe To Eat?

Gary Taubes posted a story in the New York Times Magazine blog today questioning the food safety of one of the western diet's most beloved components - sugar.

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Scott Gries, Getty Images
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Get up! Sitting can kill you…really!

Hey people!  What are you doing right now?

Well, since you're reading this, you are probably sitting...right?

Here's some "happy" news.  

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Take time to hang out with the butterflies, be less stressful and lose weight.
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More Sleep Less Stress Add Up to Weight Loss

Reducing stress and getting the right amount of sleep will help you lose weight.  That's the bottom line of a study done in Portland, Oregon.  Researchers from Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Resear

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workout ( link )

Monday morning.  Another chance to get a fresh start on that resolution to get in better shape.  How many of us start and stop workout programs... maybe we're in it for the wrong reason.  Great article today

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