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What to expect during your child's wellness visit and how to prepare

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 07-26-2019 under NONPROFITS

Caitlin Mlynarek, DO, a pediatrician at Metro Health’s Hudsonville primary care office, explains what parents can expect during well-child visits and offers ways to ease children’s anxiety before appointments. Children grow quickly!...

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West Michigan man proves positivity is key to recovery

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 06-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

Ed still remembers the moment he took hold of the cockpit controls and flew the small, open-air 1974 Breezy for the first time. He was just 15-years-old, and now, 40 years later, he still recalls his excitement. “People are surprised to hear...

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Grand Rapids native inspired to bring health equity to her hometown

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 06-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

Rhae-Ann Booker remembers the day her mother sat down to tell her she would be attending a new elementary school. “She said, ‘They are making some changes in the city. So now you are going to be riding a bus.’” This didn...

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Aneurysm survivor shares story of faith and recovery

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 05-29-2019 under NONPROFITS

Saundra gently clutches a cherished photo of her beautiful family. With dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she has much to be thankful for. “They mean the world to me,” she says. “In fact, my world is all about taking...

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Life after stroke: Tips for survivors and caregivers

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 05-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

“I don’t know that I’ve ever in my life depended on somebody else that much. You can’t get through something like this alone.” On the morning of March 17, 2018—St. Patrick’s Day—life took an abrupt...

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Local 10-year-old transforms flowers into meals for families in need

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

For many children, summer vacation is filled with bike rides, beach visits and a whole lot of “nothing.” Helping out in grandma’s garden might be included on this list of to-dos, but for 10-year-old Olivia, her grandma’s...

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Everyone in Grand Rapids should have access to a quality park

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

We are proud of our parks and open spaces in Grand Rapids and we know well the many benefits they offer. That’s why I’m supporting the 10-minute walk to a park campaign launched a year ago and working to make it a reality. The campaign,...

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American Heart Association Challenges Everyone to Get Moving

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase sits down with Cindy Bouma, Communications Director of American Heart Association. Cindy says it takes only 30 minutes a day of excercising to decrease chances of high blood pressure and potential heart diesease. Excercising can be as...

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Nonprofit Showcase gets moving with the Grand Rapids YMCA

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

From food trucks to free fitness classes, the YMCA of West Michigan has amazing opportunities to get healthy for no cost. The HUB is a free fitness program with 15 sites all over Grand Rapids. These fitness classes include Zumba, yoga, male...

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Catalyst Radio: Kent County Health Department addressing root causes of health disparities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jenny Kinne welcomes guests from Kent County Health Department on the topic of health equity. In studio this week are Barb Hawkins-Palmer, executive director of Healthy Kent, and health educator Karen Pelan. Visit this link for more information...

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