Women under 40 urged to take control of breast health

by (PPMI)

Submitted 10-08-2012 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is encouraging women under 40 to take control of their breast health during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.   "Early detection saves lives," said Vice...

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Rock the Block returns with food, entertainment, chess tournament

by (stukkien)

Submitted 06-08-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. local non-profit LINC will be hosting its second annual Rock the Block Health Fest. The event will feature giveaways, live entertainment, plenty of food and a car show. Last year, over 1...

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Treehuggers to add package-free bulk vegan food grocery store

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 05-10-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

There is a saying that goes, “There is no such thing as a free lunch," meaning that every meal costs something to make. This applies when one considers the amount of resources it takes to manufacture the packaging of a frozen pizza, for...

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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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