The Rapidian

Health

Michigan sees increase amid national downward trend in abortions

Submitted 04-04-2016 under NEWS

Michigan has seen the highest increase of abortion in the United States. Abortion clinic closures, new regulations, and out-of-state residents may contribute to this trend.

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Do you want to grow your own food?

Submitted 03-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Do you want to grow your own food? Our Kitchen Table is recruiting residents for free food gardening program.

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Exercise plays an important role in chronic disease prevention

Submitted 03-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

Local health experts discuss the importance of regular physical activity and demonstrate simple exercises that you can do anywhere.

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New data, insights into how Grand Rapidians experience their city

Submitted 03-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The 2015 VoiceGR Community Survey by the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU reveals how residents experience our city.

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

A Q&A with Maggie Marcinkus, the brand-new volunteer coordinator at Feeding America West Michigan.

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Local Westside school collecting water for Flint Public Schools

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Harrison Park Elementary students and staff are collecting bottled water to send to the schools in Flint to help with the water crisis.

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Food Bank announces third-consecutive record year

Submitted 01-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

More food was distributed in 2015 than in any of the past 34 years, says Feeding America West Michigan.

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Catalyst Radio: Carol's Ferals

Submitted 01-15-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Michele Fife speaks with Carol Manos of Carol's Ferals, a West Michigan feline trap-neuter-return and adoption program, on the occasion of their 10th anniversary.

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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Hundreds of local food pantries and after-school programs have a hidden connection: Feeding America West Michigan.

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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Food insecurity affects one in seven people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, including those with jobs.

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