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Monday, May 22, 2017
          A stroke is a “brain attack.” It can happen to anyone at any time. A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cel...... Continue
Monday, May 15, 2017
          Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are an electronic nicotine delivery system. According to the FDA, e-cigs are devices that allow users to inhale an aerosol containing nicotine o...... Continue
Monday, May 8, 2017
          Exercise—you love it or you don’t. Participating in regular physical activity provides endless health benefits such as increased energy, improved cardiovascular he...... Continue
Monday, May 1, 2017
            Healthy eating is not all about strict dietary limitations, being unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods that you love. Instead, it’s all abo...... Continue
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
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