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Monday, April 24, 2017
          --Diabetes--what is it? Diabetes is a problem with the body that causes sugar (glucose) levels to rise higher than normal levels. When this occurs, it’s called hypergl...... Continue
Monday, April 17, 2017
              Meet Miranda! Miranda, a 12th grade student at UPrep and a member of Our Girls Rock for The Grand Rapids Urban League, Miranda wrote an insightful blo...... Continue
Monday, April 10, 2017
              Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Most of the time, there are no obvi...... Continue
Monday, April 3, 2017
Youth physical activity is an important step in the journey of being healthy. Schools play a crucial role on youth physical activity because they are an ideal setting for teaching students how to start and continue an active ...... Continue
Monday, March 27, 2017
Are you not into running? Have you had an injury that prevents you from running? Then walk your way to a healthier you! Every step you take is part of your journey to good heart health. Walking is the simplest way to make a p...... Continue
Monday, March 20, 2017
            Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruit. Fruits and veggies provide many benefits because they’re low in fat and calories, and they provide fiber and oth...... Continue
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