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Hospital opens sports performance lab

A local hospital has opened its first lab that uses technology to help athletes achieve peak performance. Read More

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Grand Rapids is the 171st 'best' city for seniors

Grand Rapids ranks among the bottom half of the “best” cities nationally for seniors. Read More

Hot housing market puts seniors on the move

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Senior community leaders in West Michigan are rushing to meet an increase of new and prospective elder residents, and signs are pointing to a strong home seller’s market. Read More

Andre Daley

Inside Track: Daley spreads message of belonging

Andre Daley said he believes that when D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s employees can bring their full selves to the table at work, they will be better able to help the children and families they serve to feel safe, nurtured and valued. Read More

Project-based learning is the future of education

Each school year, students spend up to 1,000 hours in the classroom. Every minute of every one of those hours is crucial, as young people’s minds are developed and prepared to grow up to become the next generation of brilliant thinkers and problem-solvers. Read More

Health system hires COO

A health system based in West Michigan has hired a new chief operating officer. Read More

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Better Drinking Culture publishes ‘The Drinker’s Manifesto’

A Grand Rapids organization has released a book to help people make healthier choices when it comes to alcohol consumption. Read More

Concerns rise over tainted sewage sludge on croplands

LAPEER — For more than 20 years, the town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer, while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. Read More

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Changing with the times in a traditional field

When people hear the word “manufacturing,” most think of warehouses and assembly lines. They think of a traditional factory setting. Read More

State says 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed

State regulators say 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed, three years after just a small portion was grown on land that had sediment from a Kalamazoo River Superfund site. Read More

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Private equity fund invests in medical company

The capital management arm of a local investment banking firm has made its first portfolio company investment from a mezzanine fund it set up earlier this year. Read More

Ex-teacher gets probation in student abuse case

MOUNT CLEMENS — A former suburban Detroit special education teacher accused of physically abusing autistic students has been sentenced to two years of probation. Read More

Heather Duffy

Nonprofit hires director of fund development

A local hospice nonprofit has named a new lead fundraiser. Read More

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Holland Home offers ballet classes to residents

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Residents at a senior living nonprofit will be putting on their dancing shoes. Read More

Midwest Grows Green

Cities join ‘organic parks’ movement

It turns out a whole lot of people care about preventing the further use of pesticides and herbicides in public spaces. Read More

Stay covered while you travel for work

Many health insurance companies offer different options for their members while traveling — from coverage options for doctor or urgent care visits to additional travel assistance and virtual care services. Know what choices are available to you when you’re on the road for work. Read More

Dr. Tandy Champion

Physician joins health system’s suburban office

A health system has hired an internal medicine and pediatrics physician to join one of its suburban offices. Read More

Allison Steele

Suburban yoga studio opening

A new yoga studio is opening in the area. Read More