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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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Frozen Strawberries Linked To Hepatitis A Recalled In West Mi

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall on frozen strawberries sold around the US.

The recall comes after the CDC and FDA found that the strawberries tested positive for Hepatitis A...

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Nationwide Recall of Two Oreo Flavors

Due to a milk allergen not being listed on the list of ingredients, Mondelez Global LLC has issued a nationwide recall of Oreo Fudge Cremes, the original and mint flavors...

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Halloween Can be Special for Children and Adults in Hospitals in Grand Rapids

Halloween is a memory maker for kids. The fun of dressing up in costumes, trick or treating, parties, they're all part of the fun of Halloween. But, what about the children in hospitals? What do they do? West Michigan organizations and parents are making sure that a hospital stay or wheelchair doesn’t get in the way this year.

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Join Rob and Christine at Making Strides For Breast Cancer Awareness This Saturday

What are you doing Saturday morning?  You need to join Christine and myself for Making Strides and Bras across the Grand!

It happens Saturday morning at Rosa Park Circle and on the Blue Bridge...

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Advances in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Give Hope, Save Lives

FIve exciting new research findings that should greatly benefit victims of and those at risk for breast cancer.

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