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New Research: Don’t Wait To Feed Your Kids Peanuts

Currently, more than 50 million Americans suffer an allergy, according to the CDC. 2% are children with a peanut allergy. For as long as we've known we've been told to wait to feed children peanuts to avoid an allergy but as it turns out its actually the opposite...

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Three Brands of Canned Cat Food Recalled

A limited voluntary recall has been issued for some popular cat food brands.

The FDA says the recall includes certain cans of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty because of low thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is crucial for cats...

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Michigan Mom Looks To Remove Candy At Meijer Checkouts

Can you imagine not having candy or tabloids in the checkout line anymore? If one Michigan mom gets her way, Meijer will have to make some adjustments.

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Michigan Students Are Now Required to Learn CPR

Starting in the new school year, Michigan students will be required to learn CPR. The legislation, which was just passed in December, goes into effect beginning in the 2017-18 school year...

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Bed Bugs a Growing Problem in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has again landed on Orkin's annual list of the Top 50 Bed Bug Cities. This year, Grand Rapids climbed three spots on the list.

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Michigan Hospitals Are In Trouble for Making Patients Sick

The federal government is cracking down on hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, and they've now added spreading those crazy antibiotic-resistant germs like MRSA to their calculations. So the government has reduced Medicare payments to 769 hospitals, including 27 hospitals right here in Michigan!

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I Had Kylie Jenner Lips for a Day (Sort of) [Pictures]

Ever since Kylie Jenner admitted to getting her lips done I feel like there has been a lip craze. Celebrities and even everyday people have gotten lip injections or tried makeup tricks to make their lips bigger and more plump...

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West Michigan Organizations May Have ‘Breakthrough’ in Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

Science Translational Medicine reports that a new drug originally developed for type 2 diabetes is being prepared for human clinical trials in hope of finding the world's first treatment to slow Parkinson's disease.

The drug was developed by Kalamazoo-based Metabolic Solutions Development Company and supported by research from Van Andel Research Institute's Center for Neurodegenerative Science.

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Free Walk-In HIV Testing in Kent County This Week

With World Aids Day on December 1st, the Kent County Health Department will be offering free walk-in HIV testing to residents.

According to MLive, HIV testing will be available Monday 11/28 through Friday 12/2 at the health departments main clinic in Grand Rapids (700 Fuller Ave NE)...

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GVSU Breaks Ground on $46.5 Million Health Campus Expansion

On Tuesday, Grand Valley State University broke ground on a new five-story, 84,000-square-foot expansion of their health campus.

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Kent County Receives $31,300 to Increase Breastfeeding by African American Women

The Kent County Health Department's initiative to increase breastfeeding among African American women is one of 33 health programs in Michigan to receive grant money from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Michigan Hospitals in Urgent Need of Type O Negative Blood Donations

Type O negative blood is extremely important. Only 9 percent of people have it, but 100 percent of the population can receive it.

Michigan Blood says the 60 Michigan hospitals they serve are currently experiencing a shortage of Type O negative blood.

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