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Ionia and Allegan County Ratio of Population to Primary Care Physicians Among the Highest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are taking a closer look at what the report has revealed about West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to primary care physicians in Ionia County and Allegan County are among the highest in Michigan.

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Courtesy of the Central Michigan University Police Department
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Central Michigan University Student Reported Missing

The Central Michigan University Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a missing student. 23-year-old Joshua Palmer was reportedly last seen around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Their New Menu Item for 2016 Season

Looks like you'll be able to get some "Dutch Love" at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer. The flatbread sandwich has been named the winner of the 2016 Fan Food Vote.

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Kent and Kalamazoo County’s Population/Mental Health Provider Ratio Among Lowest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are looking at some of the highest and lowest rated health measures found in West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to mental health providers in Kent County and Kalamazoo County are among the lowest in Michigan.

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Michigan Woman Trades Twitter Handle for $5,000 in Bottled Water for Flint

Dearborn woman, Diana Hussein, has given up her Twitter handle for a good cause.

Hussein handed over @DietDrPepper to the company who owns Dr Pepper in exchange for $5,000 in bottled water for Flint, The Detroit Free Press Reports

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University of Michigan Device Keeps Transplant Hearts Beating While in Transit [Video]

Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech: stored on ice and carried in a store-bought cooler.

The University of Michigan Health System is testing a new high-tech heart box that circulates blood from the donor to the heart so that it continues throbbing while in transit.

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Muskegon and Ionia Counties Among the Most Obese in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are examining the results to see what they teach us about West Michigan.

The report says Muskegon and Ionia counties are among the most obese in Michigan.

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Detroit Red Wings Celebrate Gordie Howe’s Upcoming 88th Birthday [Video]

There was a sold out crowd in attendance at Joe Louis Arena Monday night to watch the Detroit Red Wings take on the Buffalo Sabres. They were also there to wish a very special Happy Birthday to Red Wings' great Gordie Howe, who will soon celebrate his 88th birthday.

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Michigan Singer Hears Her Song On The Radio For The First Time, Gets A Little Weepy [Video]

I know we live in a high tech world of streaming music and music apps that play tunes right on our phones, so it's nice to see someone still get excited about hearing their song played on the radio.

Meet Jayme Orr, a Detroit area musician who has recorded her first single. It's about to play on the radio. Let's she how she handles it.

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Allegan County Residents Among the Best Sleepers in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are looking at what we learned about West Michigan from the report.

The report says Allegan County residents are some of the best sleepers in Michigan.

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Grand Rapids Is The 13th Best Place To Live In America

When is 13 a lucky number? When your hometown lands as the '13th Best Place To Live' according to US News And World Report.

The annual list takes into account the job market, quality of life, and something they refer to as “the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.”

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Consumers Energy’s Seven Oldest Coal Plants are Shutting Down

Consumers Energy's seven oldest coal plants are shutting down by April 15 after more than 60 years in Michigan.

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