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13 On Your Side: RX prices vary greatly

9:08 PM, Feb 10, 2014

Carl Langowski uses Lipitor and he's got a lot of company. Lipitor, used to treat high cholesterol, is the number one selling prescription in the country.

Report: U.S. failing to protect kids from HPV

8:34 AM, Feb 10, 2014

The USA is failing to protect children from preventable cancers that afflict 22,000 Americans a year by not vaccinating enough of them against HPV, a new report says.

Get Fit: Puppy Pilates

12:30 PM, Feb 9, 2014

Local pharmacy providing testing for strep and flu

12:09 PM, Feb 9, 2014

Traditionally when you get sick, you have to go to the doctor to get diagnosed.  Then you go to the pharmacy to fill the prescription.

American Heart Association hosts red fashion show

10:30 PM, Feb 7, 2014

If you were seeing red in downtown Grand Rapids Friday, there was a very good reason.

Getting the most flavor from your meats

2:57 PM, Feb 7, 2014

During the winter time, many of us look forward to the days when the sun is shining, the air is warm and we can grill outside.

Preserving the tastes of winter

2:46 PM, Feb 7, 2014

Most people in West Michigan may be looking forward to the time when the snow is gone, but that could take some time.

Go Red For Women to fight Heart Disease

8:19 AM, Feb 7, 2014

Today is National Go Red for Women Day.

Subway to remove chemical from bread

1:42 PM, Feb 6, 2014

Subway, one of the world's biggest bread bakers, is about to remove a chemical from its breads that raised the ire of an influential health activist and food blogger.

Customer: No cigs at CVS is 'greatest thing' ever

7:03 PM, Feb 5, 2014

A major announcement is coming from the second largest drug store chain in the nation: CVS Caremark says starting in October it will no longer sell cigarettes or other tobacco products.

CVS to stop selling tobacco products Oct. 1

3:01 PM, Feb 5, 2014

Drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell tobacco products at its 7,600 pharmacies by Oct. 1.

Spectrum, VAI announce new heart program

1:02 PM, Feb 5, 2014

The Van Andel Research Institute and Spectrum Health announced a new program today bringing cutting edge heart research to Grand Rapids.

5 Foods to help you slim down

9:04 PM, Feb 2, 2014

We're a month into 2014 and many people might be finding it difficult to stick to their New Year's resolutions to get fit.

First bionic eye surgeries happen in Michigan

9:04 PM, Feb 2, 2014

It sounds like science fiction, but the first surgeries to implant a type of bionic eye into patients have happened here in Michigan.

Concern over mercury dental fillings

9:03 PM, Feb 2, 2014

A filling material used by dentists for more than a century is now the topic of concern because of one of the ingredients, mercury.