women's health

Nature, mindfulness pair up for a weekend getaway—especially for women

by (Queenofgr)

Submitted 02-17-2017 under OPINION

Feeling overwhelmed, under pressure, and in dire need of a Calgon moment? Michelle Skedgell of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and Carol Hendershot of Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness know just how you feel. And, they decided to do...

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Planned Parenthood is now a unified, statewide organization in Michigan

by (PPMI)

Submitted 05-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

As Planned Parenthood celebrates its 100th anniversary nationally this year, a new era begins in Michigan: two Planned Parenthood affiliates have come together to form Planned Parenthood of Michigan. Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) is the...

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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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Former First Lady to visit Grand Rapids to commemorate Betty Ford

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 8, Rosalynn Carter will be visiting Grand Rapids for a luncheon titled “America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship.” At the luncheon, Carter will speak about her close, personal friendship with Betty Ford. Steve Ford...

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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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A Watershed Moment: Ecofeminism and women's health

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 06-08-2012 under NEWS

On this week’s episode of "A Watershed Moment", we hear from Dr. Julia Mason, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Grand Valley State University, on ecofeminism and women’s unique relationship with the environment...

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