The Rapidian


OGR 2012: Jewly Seeking Justice

by (TDeborahTosh)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“It’s about time!” This was Jewly Warren’s reaction to the formation of Occupy Grand Rapids, an activist organization seeking to return political power to the people of America. The 39-year-old grandmother with a history of...

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Gripping air with Aerial 4 Me

by (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 03-15-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

This article was written by Shelby Stowe, Sydney Murphy, Stephanie Lara, and Austin Jeltes for EN 102H: Digital Literacy at GRCC.  Upside down, the blood rushes to your head. The muscles in your legs tighten as they intertwine with the strands...

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Health Department investigates HIV exposure claim

by (JimTalen)

Submitted 12-27-2011 under NEWS

The Kent County Health Department released a statement earlier today regarding a 51-year-old man from Comstock Park claiming to intentionally spread the HIV virus to unsuspecting sexual partners. The Health Department is currently working with Grand...

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Let's talk healthcare

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

On September 28, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., MCH will be presenting a Healthcare Community Conversation at Dominican Center at Marywood. Open to all and free of charge, the public is invited to attend, learn and discuss the most important...

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From the garden: Harvesting your own hyper-local herbal apothecary

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 06-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

For many, the term herbal apothecary evokes images of shelves, bottles and jars all filled with mysterious herbs and herbal formulas from exotic plants. But to have an herbal apothecary, plants need not be exotic or mysterious - in fact, as more and...

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Take the Test, Take Control

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) will host a Free HIV Testing Day (by appointment) at all eight of its health centers on Monday, June 27, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day. According to the Centers for Disease...

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Dear Newsweek - An open letter from Mayor George K. Heartwell

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 01-25-2011 under OPINION

Dear Ms. Brown: The citizens of Grand Rapids were astounded when you declared our city, Grand Rapids, to be a "dying city" in the January 21, 2011 issue of Newsweek. Dying city? Surely Newsweek must be joking! Would a major medical school...

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2nd Annual Team Priority Health / The Motion Initiative Trainer Marathon

by (The Motion Init...)

Submitted 01-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

It was five degrees outside when I woke up this morning. My first thought was “what a great day for a bicycle ride!” And by the time we were set up and ready to ride, it had warmed to a balmy eleven degrees. We can handle it, though. We’re a tough...

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Don't go mental?

by (iglass)

Submitted 11-26-2010 under OPINION

I was reading an article a while back which reminded me that many members of the general public have little knowledge of what psychiatric conditions are really all about. At least many people are not sensitive to the very real pain associated with...

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The future of health care is blossoming in the Heartside District

by (iglass)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under OPINION

If you’ve been near St. Mary’s Hospital on Jefferson or otherwise close to the corner of Cherry and Sheldon recently, you may have noticed a large area of new construction underway. What is being built on the former parking lot at Cherry Street...

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