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Ottawa County Named Second Healthiest County In Michigan

 

A study released today ranks Ottawa County as the second healthiest county in Michigan.

Kent County also did well in the study, ranking as the 15th healthiest county in Michigan.

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CDC Unleashes Disturbing Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign – Is It Too Disturbing? [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has always been against smoking, often using ads and commercials to warn people about the dangers. However, some people think their latest anti-smoking ads may be going a bit too far.

The organization is rolling out a $54 million national media campaign in an effort to prompt smokers to quit and, what some are saying, scare people away from cigarettes.

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**Yawn, Stretch** Daylight Saving Time

Ugh, Daylight Saving Time. I love it during the summer but hate it for the first two weeks.You?

Then I saw something that justified my feelings...the Monday after setting clocks ahead can be hazardous to our health!

There are more workplace injuries in the few days after we "spring forward

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700lb Guy Asks For Help

Have you seen the video floating around of Robert Gibbs?  He's a 23 year old guy who weighs close to 700lbs.  He took to YouTube in a plea for someone - ANYONE - to help him lose the weight.

Watching this makes me sad and makes me want to help somehow

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Meijer Mistakenly Resold 8 Recalled Items [PHOTOS]

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of 8 items originally sold at Meijer.

 
The CPSC says, due to an error, Meijer resold the items to discount retailers, dollar stores, liquidation firms, flea markets, and thrift stores nationwide at various prices.

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From the Inventors of Kamasutra Comes The Latest Craze in Fitness

So if you ever need to catch up on your world news, check out The Times of India. First Kamasutra, and now these awesome workouts. These guys are clearly on to something. Watch out Jillian Michaels, make way for the future of fitness!

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Study: The Heart Can Make "Bad Fat" Burn Calories

A team of researchers at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in Orlando found that hormones produced by the heart can cause regular fat calls from mice and humans to taken on characteristics of brown fat cells.

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For Healthier Kids, Teach Them to Cook

If you’re serious about combating childhood obesity and raising healthy children, here’s one easy tip: teach your kids to cook.

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Facebooking and Driving: Quit it!

Visiting my parents for Christmas, I saw church sign in my small town that hit home: "Honk if you love Jesus... Text while driving if you want to meet him." Texting and driving is dangerous... I know that, but even I will admit to the occasional quick text at a red light, or while stuck in traffic. But really, I should quit it-- what is so that important that I can't wait until I get to my destination? It's a terrible habit I need to break.

Another thing I think is not  OK while driving? Posting on facebook!

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California High School Student Discovers Potential Cure For Cancer [Video]

Think back to high school. What did you do in your spare time? Hang out at the mall, go to the movies, talk on the phone with your friends? Well, I know what I wasn't doing in my spare time, finding a cure for cancer.

But, that's exactly what 17-year-old Angela Zhang of Cupertino, California did.

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Nick Cannon Having Kidney Issues?

People Magazine is reporting that Actor, Singer, Comedian, and TV/Radio Personality, Nick Cannon has been hospitalized with Kidney failure this week in Aspen, Colorado.  Nick, who is married to pop superstar and legend Mariah Carey, and has 6 months old twins is said to be staying positive even though he is in a substantial amount of pain.

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Top Health News Stories of 2011

The year 2011 might be well remembered as the year of the revolt with millions around the world protesting dictators, Americans rebelling against corporations and young adults protesting against high tuition costs in Europe. B

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