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Andy Rent Interviews Spectrum Health’s Joe Brennan About Their New MedNow Program

Have a cough, or the flu, or maybe some sort of weird rash? You don't have to schedule an office visit or hit up Urgent Care for those things anymore. MedNow has changed the game.

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Cancer Will not Keep Sara From The Michigan Adventure Race

The Michigan Adventure Race: Winter Edition returns to Camp Roger in Rockford on Saturday, January 28, 2017, and Sara Bard and her daughters will be ready for it.

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Top Baby Names for 2016 From Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health just released their list of the top baby names for 2016, and the list of popular boys’ names underwent more changes in 2016 than an infant’s diapers.

Seven new names popped up in the top 10―including one with presidential gravitas.

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Woman Sues Spectrum Health After Revealing Marijuana Use to Employer

A former West Michigan woman is suing Spectrum Health Systems after getting fired from her job. Allegedly, a doctor on staff told her employer she smoked marijuana...

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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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Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K March 19

Preparations for the 2016 Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K, to be held on Saturday, March 19, are quickly ramping up as race day approaches.

Many racers have already signed up and with the good weather we're having, this week should see a significant jump in registrations.

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Health Care is Tops in Grand Rapids

We are really blessed with top quality health care in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Spectrum Health-Blodgett and Butterworth, Mercy Health-St. Mary's, and Metro Health, along with the specialty services of the heart and cancer centers, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, and more, offer world class care that patients from around the world seek and use.

In Grand Rapids, our pride regarding local health care,  sometimes thought of as "our little secret," have now been recognized nationally.

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Spectrum health’s Irish Jig 5K Race in March

Hey runners, it's running season. Well, pretty soon, anyway, and you  can get the season off to a fast start by participating in Spectrum Health’s annual Irish Jig 5K on Saturday, March 19. Now in its 33rd year, the Irish Jig, held in East Grand Rapids, has grown to become one of Michigan’s premier 5K races.

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Spectrum Health Announces top Baby Names of 2015

There are some newcomers to Spectrum Health's top ten baby names for both girls and boys this year. Elizabeth, Evelyn and Natalie enter the top ten for girls. Levi, Grayson and Owen enter the top ten for boys.

See the full top ten lists from Spectrum Health.

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Michigan Organization Using Resourceful Approach to Attract Top Talent

Are you looking for a job? Possibly looking to up "upgrade" from your current job? Or, perhaps, you're an employer looking to fill jobs with some top talent? This new Job Fair may be your answer.

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Spectrum Health Breaks Ground to Expand Rehab and Nursing Center

Health care in Grand Rapids, and West Michigan just keeps getting better.

Spectrum Health is holding a ceremonial groundbreaking event today, Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at its Rehab and Nursing Center at 4118 Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids. The facility, which was originally built in 1964, is being expanded and renovated to better serve patients.

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Spectrum Health Releases List Of Top Baby Names For 2014

What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

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