Author Archives: Anthony Rizzo

New ‘Fit-4-Life’ program off to a strong start

A northern Michigan hospital received a grant this month to continue operation of a new program dedicated to creating healthy lifestyles for kids.
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Crop season being pushed back due to weather

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Even though there has not been snow in a while, farmers are just beginning to see the effects of this year’s brutal winter.
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Minorities disproportionately affected by cancer in Michigan

African-Americans in Michigan have higher cancer rates than any other racial or ethnic group, according to a recent release from the Michigan Department of Community Health.
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First ever bionic eye implanted into a Reed City native

For the first time in the United States, a man has regained the ability to see because after having a bionic eye implanted.
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State strategizes for obesity prevention, reduction

State health officials are introducing a five-prong approach to reduce obesity in Michigan. It includes the promotion of healthy options everywhere.
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4-H summer ‘Exploration Days’ deadline this week

Despite what officials say are perceptions of 4-H being only for farming and farm animals, the state’s program is continuing efforts to promote youth interests around the state.
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State opens new ‘DREAMJOB’ summit for Michigan job-seekers

For the first time ever, the state is hosting – what officials are calling – a statewide “speed dating” type of career fair.
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DNR announces recipients of wildlife habitat grants

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Nearly ¾ of a million dollars will be used to help brush up habitats for wildlife around the state.
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UPS deliveries try to eliminate as many left turns as possible

You may be familiar with logistic giant U-P-S’s slogan, “What can brown do for you?” Well, what U-P-S drivers won’t do – at least as much as they can help it – is turn left.
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DNR announces first recipients for new aquatic habitat grant

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Michigan announced this week its initial $1 million investment into the new Aquatic Habitat Grant program.
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