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Health Care and Wellness


Jeremy Andrews

Growing a food hub from a sprout

Connecting local farmers with people who want to buy the vegetables and animals they raise is what a food hub does. Jeremy Andrews is one of those creating such connections in the Battle Creek area. Zinta Aistars has the story. 

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Run turns healthcare workers into people on the move

At the Family Health Center, getting fit means setting a good example for their patients. Chris Killian reports.

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Special Report: Child Health & Wellness

The 2013 national Kids Count data book reports Michigan ranking 31 out of 50 in child well-being. With this shaky foundation, Michigan has some serious work to do in improving child health and wellness outcomes. 

Wayne Muller

Thought Leaders: Wayne Muller on what is enough


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Family Health Center heals and educates

The time to go to the doctor is before you get sick. Family Health Center has stepped up its efforts to teach people why it's important. Jane Parikh reports.

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HRI: Going beyond shelters to help the homeless

For the past 28 years, Housing Resources Inc. has been fighting homelessness in Kalamazoo County. Here's how they do it and why it's more important than ever. Kathy Jennings reports.

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Fitness business fights memory loss with movement

Moving your body has many benefits and now studies show it can even help your brain. Genesis Fitness and Wellness helps those of all ages get the training they need to keep in motion. Jane Parikh talks to Elisa Dely and Rob Kennedy about the business they started this year.

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A horse trainer with a healing touch

Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy sends a healing pulse through an area of the body experiencing pain. The results are something that keeps bringing people back to Erin McElmurry. Zinta Aistars has the story on the owner of Every Stride Dressage. 

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Going the (short) distance to make a difference

How far would you run to help hospice? Well, the good news is you don't have to run far to help raise funds for hospice programs such as grief support for adults and children, massage therapy, and music therapy. Zinta Aistars has the story on the zany event with a serious purpose.

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Pilot program offers a second chance for young people

Can young people who are poised to get adult criminal records turn their lives around? A group of dedicated people in Kalamazoo (including the Kinetic Affect duo) led by Judge Anne Blatchford is trying to help them turn that corner. Zinta Aistars has the story on how it works.
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