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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese.”1 How exactly does Kent County weigh on the overweight and obesity scale? A...... Continue
Thursday, September 25, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Kent County Health Department has received its largest federal grant ever - $2.18 million – for its Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program. The REACH initiative focuses on...... Continue
Friday, September 12, 2014
Do you speak Spanish? Have a listen to these great radio spots airing through the month of September on La Ponderosa 640 AM Healthy Eating Radio Spot- 1 Healthy Eating Radio Spot - 2 Here's the translation,...... Continue
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
 Just over 50 years ago, in 1964, the US Surgeon General issued the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, warning that “cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health.” At that time, 42% ...... Continue
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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