Bullying behaviors

As kids return to the classroom, help them face bullying.

KCHD announces changes to COVID-19 isolation, quarantine guidelines

The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) on Tuesday, Dec. 28, announced COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period changes, falling in line with guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention protocols.

Art Paints a New Picture for Therapists, Patients

Stephanie Harris sits close to the table in her wheelchair, a half-painted papier-mâché mask propped on the tabletop easel.

Twitter data: Michigan top state for people talking about quitting their jobs

As the U.S. sees a growing number of people leaving the workforce in the COVID-19 era, new research found Michigan is the top state...

The Man Lou Gehrig Replaced

Grand Rapids’ Wally Pipp will always be best known as the man Lou Gehrig replaced at first base for the New York Yankees.

Newsweek selects local hospitals for best maternity care

Six Michigan hospitals, including three in West Michigan, recently were listed among the Best Maternity Care Hospitals by Newsweek.

Kent County offers mobile vaccine clinics

The Kent County Health Department, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, North Kent Connect, Seeds of Promise and Vaccinate West Michigan are partnering to offer mobile vaccination clinics throughout Kent County in September.

Health departments report first omicron variant case in Kent County

Local health officials reported the first COVID-19 omicron variant detected in Kent County.

Faith Hospice introduces plans for grief support center

Faith Hospice has announced plans to construct a grief support center at its Trillium Woods inpatient facility to address an increasing need for bereavement services in West Michigan.

Boxing champion-inspired fitness boutique opens

A new fitness franchise is open in Grand Rapids.

Vitality Bowls launches new savory menu items in Grand Rapids

Superfood café Vitality Bowls is launching new savory menu items that are available exclusively in Grand Rapids.

Set Yourself Wild with Alchemy Yoga

When is the last time you howled at the moon? Elaina Mackey, yoga teacher and founder of Alchemy Yoga, might just lead you in that direction at her upcoming full moon event, Set Yourself Wild.

Creative Dining Services launches ‘good fats’ campaign for National Nutrition Month

Creative Dining Services is using the month of March to educate individuals on the “good fat,” not low fat dietary approach.

Step into a healthier year with trail walks

Whether it’s a New Year resolution to get more exercise in 2024 or a passion for being outdoors, there is now a new reason to explore the miles of scenic trails.

Managing back-to-school stress

This fall, kids might experience increased stress due to COVID-19.

The Terri DeBoer you don’t know

West Michigan knows Terri DeBoer as the morning meteorologist on WOOD-TV8, letting us know each day about the rain, wind, snow, storms and sunshine coming our way.

Medical innovation continues across Grand Rapids

While the world has been busy with other health concerns, it was easy to miss some of the impressive and innovative medical advances that have taken place outside of the public’s attention — even when it’s happening right under our noses.
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Health club opening downtown

A new “judgment-free” fitness center is coming to downtown Grand Rapids.
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Survey: 1 in 3 Michiganders consider their local bartender a friend

A third of Michigan drinkers said their relationship with their local barkeep goes deeper than small talk.

Staying fit in just 10 minutes a day

It almost sounds too good to be true. With just incremental, 10-minute investments in personal exercise each day, a person can dramatically change their overall wellness by losing weight and toning their body and, most importantly, they can feel better overall.

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