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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.

Janice Marsh-Prelesnik, founder of Creative Health Arts

For this community healer, life is a friendly mystery

Janice Marsh-Prelesnik grew up on a farm in Michigan and what she learned there led her to become a healer. Zinta Aistars has her story.

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Clinic on wheels brings better hearing to rural areas

The Hearing Bus is a state-of-the art mobile clinic that's traveling Southwest Michigan. Amie Heasly talks to Dr. Gyl Kasewurm about why the bus has been put on the road.

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Neighborhoods pour energy into marathon excitement zones

As marathoners race through the neighbohoods the neighbors cheer them on. And by cheer we mean playing music and waving colorful signs to wearing costumes and handing out bacon products. Amie Heasly reports on what it means to be in an "Excitement Zone."

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Talking beds help caregivers talk the talk and walk the walk

Imagine a bed that talks and soothes with music and other restful sounds. Well, they did at Stryker and now 30 of the talking beds are in use at Borgess Medical Center. Amie Heasley has the story.

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PharmOptima explores new directions, keeps growing

Great places to work and play are what makes communities places where people want to live. In Portage, they have both in abundance. Kathy Jennings offers a look at an employer that's keeping the community vital: PharmOptima.

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Doctor, serial entrepreneur, finds better ways to help patients

If you can envision a solution where others see a problem, you might have the makings of an innovator. So far, that's how it's worked for Dr. Tim Fischell, one of a family of doctors who make devices that help patients live longer. Howard Lovy reports.
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