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Some patients of the Grand Haven hospital will soon receive notification letters that their health information was improperly accessed.

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Since implementing the 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan (C.H.I.P.), groups have been working to improve Ottawa County residents’ health by creating better access to care, mental health and healthy behaviors.

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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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In addition to teaching the curriculum, educators have another issue they’ve been working to tackle – vaping.

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Mosquitoes carrying the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis have driven at least one Friday night football game in Michigan to the daylight hours.

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Looking back at pictures and notes from her colleagues, Lany Schoenmaker recalled stories from her years in a local hospital.

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Mental health professionals, law enforcement officials and representatives from local schools will provide a variety of perspectives on mass shootings during a town hall meeting on Monday, Sept. 16. It will take place at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave., from 6:30-9 p.m.

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Banning flavoring in e-cigarettes and similar devices might move the products further away from Michigan teens, but some worry that an all-out ban also strips cigarette smokers of a powerful tool to help them quit.

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As families prepare backpacks for the impending first day of the new school year, a registered dietitian for the North Ottawa Community Health System offers advice and tips for families looking to prepare healthy snacks and lunches.

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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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Nurse Patty Feenstra has been battling diseases and viruses for more than four decades. A recent case of drug-resistant tuberculosis gave Feenstra one of her biggest challenges yet.

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has declared Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, to be an Action Days for elevated levels of ozone. Pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy-for-sensitive-groups range.

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A total of 14 diseases, including gonorrhea and flu-like afflictions, hit a five-year high in reported cases in Ottawa County in 2018, per the county’s 2018 Communicable Diseases Annual Report.

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PHILADELPHIA — Each new update in the nationwide surge of measles cases takes Dr. Paul Offit back to the battlefield that was Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during a regional outbreak that began in 1990. By the time it ended the following year, more than 1,400 city and suburban resident…

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After volunteering thousands of hours throughout the year, the North Ottawa Hospital Auxiliary made a donation Tuesday afternoon.

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ATLANTA, Ga. — On any given morning, a steady stream of customers flows into Rev Coffee in Smyrna, mixing cups of espresso with white chocolate, frappe with coconut and drip coffee with hazelnut syrup.

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More than half of U.S. companies offer workplace wellness programs to their employees, but a new study suggests they do very little — if anything — to improve workers’ health.

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Even as Michigan health officials urge vaccinations amid a measles outbreak that now counts 41 cases, residents opposed to mandatory vaccines converged on Lansing Thursday to deliver a message of their own to lawmakers.

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PHOENIX — The U.S. Surgeon General’s office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet, by all accounts, there aren’t nearly enough physicians who specialize in treating addiction — doct…

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The governor whose state is at the center of the fight over work requirements for Medicaid recipients said Thursday he wants to fight a judge's ruling blocking those rules, while Republicans elsewhere are trying to determine the decision's effect on their state.

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Every year, there is controversy involving the flu vaccine. How effective is it? Should you get it? But a new study aims to address another question: When is the best time to get the shot?

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Each month, local physicians answer your questions. This month, Dr. Reginald Kapteyn, from Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon, answers your questions about pain management through physiatry.

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As measles outbreaks rage nationally — 159 people in 10 states have been infected in the first two months of this year alone, many of whom are children — it has prompted an intense debate about public policy around vaccines and whether parents should be allowed to use religious and philosoph…

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GRAND RAPIDS — Sid Sybenga’s survival story starts with an angel — his 11-year-old granddaughter, who dashed for help when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

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As the winter months get colder and darker, symptoms of depression tend to increase, especially when mixed with the stress of the holiday season.