health

Highlighting city’s mental wellness resources, GoSite hosts free Q&A event

by (GoSite)

Submitted 05-19-2016 under NEWS

Local information and welcome center, the GoSite, will be kicking off a series of events on May 26 aiming to better educate the public about the wide variety of mental health and wellness resources available in the Grand Rapids area. Free and open...

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Maintaining Oral Health as We Age: A “Healthy U” Lecture

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 05-15-2016 under

Dr. Christopher Sampair, D.D.S., will present “Oral Health Concerns for Older Adults,” during the Covenant Village of the Great Lakes’ “Healthy U” lecture on Monday, June 13, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. Covenant Village...

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YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to keep children active

by (YMCAofGR)

Submitted 04-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Healthy Kids Day is coming up on April 30 and it is all about building on the “COOL” factor inside every kid. As spring transitions to summer, this event is a reminder not to let children idle away...

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Michigan sees increase amid national downward trend in abortions

by (emccarty)

Submitted 04-04-2016 under NEWS

Abortions in the United States are decreasing on an average of 12 per cent since 2010. However, one state stands out in stark contrast with an actual increase of 18.5 per cent - Michigan.   Those numbers aren’t skewed by fewer lives...

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Healthy U Lecture: Eye Changes as We Age

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 03-10-2016 under

As we grow older, our vision changes. We find ourselves reaching for the reader glasses or experiencing a decline in our peripheral vision. Dr. Philip VanderLugt, OD, will discuss how our eyes change as we age and the importance of eye care when he...

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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nate and Roxann McNinch have been together for eight years. They have three beautiful children, a nice house and a steady income. But when unexpected medical bills came their way, they struggled to cope. It got to the point where they worried about...

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Cultured Love first business to "graduate" from Downtown Market Incubator Kitchen

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

When Jodie and Paul Krumpe’s daughter was first diagnosed with Lyme Disease, they started her on antibiotics, per the doctor’s recommendation. But after finding no positive results with the medicine, they decided it was time to take...

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She Rides her Own Way to host Women and Bikes speaker series

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-15-2015 under NEWS

She Riders Her Own Way will kick off their "Women and Bike" Speaker Series on September 17 to introduce the women's movement in cycling and encourage new riders to experience bike culture. Keynote panelists include ...

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Our Kitchen Table works to empower and support Southeast residents

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Focusing on the Southeast area of Grand Rapids, the organization Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is actively empowering community members to reexamine their food system and giving them the tools to improve their health and environment. Lisa Oliver King,...

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Planned Parenthood Offers Free HIV Testing June 22-26

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

MICHIGAN — In recognition of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is encouraging men, women, and young people to get tested for HIV — and offering the public an opportunity to take...

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