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Got An Old Bike You Don’t Use? Donate it!

Good news if you’ve got an old bike that’s either broken or you just don’t want anymore.  You can donate it to The Spoke Folks.  They’re looking for 1,000 bike donations by October, except they’re off to a slow start, only collecting about 10 bikes so far...

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Meijer Brand Frozen Veggies Recalled Due to Listeria

It's time to check those freezers again because Meijer has recalled their frozen veggies due to a possible contamination of listeria.

The Detroit Free Press says the recall affects 10 ounce sizes of "organic petite green peas" (use by date November 26, 2017) and "organic sweet corn" (use by date November 21, 2017) Both are the Meijer brand, True Goodness...

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New Bill Would Eliminate Sales Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products in Michigan

A new bill proposed by two Michigan senators would eliminate the "tampon tax."

According to Mlive.com, tampons and other feminine hygiene products, should be considered "medically necessary items" such as prescription pills which don't have a sales tax on them...

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Flint Continues To Struggle With Water Contamination Crisis
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New Genesee County Legionnaires’ Disease Report Includes Two Additional Deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today issued an update into their investigation of the increase of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) in Genesee County.

The update includes three additional LD cases (two deaths) identified since the last report.

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You Only Need to Shower Twice a Week [Poll]

How often do you shower? Do you feel like you need to shower everyday or else you won't feel clean? If so, you may want to re-think that...

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Foods That Are Okay to Eat Before Bed

When you feel those late-night cravings do you cave in or do you try your best to avoid the kitchen?

As long you're eating moderately you don't have to let those hunger pangs continue...

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Michigan’s Infant Mortality Rate is Down, Racial Disparities Remain

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the state's overall infant mortality rate fell in 2014, but there are still significant racial disparities.

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Ionia and Allegan County Ratio of Population to Primary Care Physicians Among the Highest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are taking a closer look at what the report has revealed about West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to primary care physicians in Ionia County and Allegan County are among the highest in Michigan.

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Kent and Kalamazoo County’s Population/Mental Health Provider Ratio Among Lowest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are looking at some of the highest and lowest rated health measures found in West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to mental health providers in Kent County and Kalamazoo County are among the lowest in Michigan.

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How Good Do You Think Your Hearing Is? – Test Your Hearing!

How well do you hear?  A very simple test can determine whether your hearing is good, bad or average.  Are you willing to take a try?  Listen to each tone below and if you can hear it, move on to the next...

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University of Michigan Device Keeps Transplant Hearts Beating While in Transit [Video]

Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech: stored on ice and carried in a store-bought cooler.

The University of Michigan Health System is testing a new high-tech heart box that circulates blood from the donor to the heart so that it continues throbbing while in transit.

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Muskegon and Ionia Counties Among the Most Obese in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are examining the results to see what they teach us about West Michigan.

The report says Muskegon and Ionia counties are among the most obese in Michigan.

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