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Each month, local health care professionals answer your questions. Dr. Matthew Schoeck of Mercy Health Physician Partners North Ottawa Internal Medicine answers your questions about arthritis.

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When Angela Peters’ two young sons return from school, they bound into her Commerce Township home to check the kitchen counter for fruit, plus the pantry and a garage fridge for snacks.

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After six months in the hospital and 14 brain surgeries, young Justin Pruitt – nicknamed Junior – is back in his Grand Haven home and is amazing family members and visitors with the progress he’s made.

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Each month, local health care professionals answer your questions. This month, Dr. Stuart VanderHeide, of Hospice of North Ottawa Community, answers your questions about palliative care.

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FERRYSBURG — Children screamed in delight as a mist of water sprayed out of an inflatable T-Rex sprinkler.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use.

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Ellis Raymond has spent almost half her 30 years involved in teaching swimming and water safety. It’s her passion, her mission. But when parents ask — which they do all the time — at what level their kids can be considered safe in the water, her answer is always the same:

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Pain and injury are an inevitable part of life, and being held back from the activities we love is very stressful. However, unraveling in simple terms pain and injury (note they are not the same) can make a tough situation easier to handle.

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Concussion awareness and treatment has improved by leaps and bounds in the last decade. We have moved beyond the old thinking of, “It’s no big deal. I just got my bell rung,” to prioritizing early identification and effective management. Research does show changes to the brain from repeated …

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There is nothing worse than seeing the look of disappointment and pain on a child's face. After an offseason filled with practicing and dreaming of the upcoming season, one wrong step, cut, or jump can lead to an injury and season of sitting on the bench. If possible, wouldn’t you take all t…

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If you start talking with anyone about sports performance training, you will hear many different opinions. Even at the highest level of professional sports, philosophy and techniques differ. With so many opinions, how are you supposed to find out what is correct for your child? To help make …

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In the first round of the 2012 NBA playoffs, super-star basketball player Derrick Rose tore his ACL. Rose had surgery a few weeks later, after completing rigorous pre-surgical rehabilitation to prepare his knee for the procedure. Ten months later, he was cleared by his surgeon to play, yet R…

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Parents have a new opportunity to help their young children develop sports skills through a unique national program that is now available through the Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority (NORA).

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We’ve seen it before — an unfortunate situation where an athlete lands awkwardly and falls to the ground grabbing their knee. The first thought that typically occurs among those watching is, “uh-oh, I hope it isn’t an ACL injury!” What exactly is the ACL though? And why is it injured so frequently?

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Last winter, Sandy Klaassen bought pink ties so the staff at Klaassen Family Funeral Home could wear them this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Zoe McGregor said it was really cool to get out of school Thursday to enjoy some time at the beach.