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A turning point | Health Beat – Health Article

Kimberly King hopes to be around to see her granddaughter, Zariah, grow up to excel in high school and college. Perhaps she will see her get married. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) Kimberly’s mother and grandmother both passed away at age 45. They both had diabetes and high blood pressure, just as she does. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) Community Health worker Dhania Peña is helping Kimberly through a Core Health program for adults with diabetes, congestive heart…

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Stay water safe | Health Beat – Health Article

Stay safe on the water with these practical tips aimed at keeping you and yours healthy, happy and well this summer. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Summer is in full splash mode. From squirt guns and sprinklers to home spas, pools, lakes and oceans, water is synonymous with fun. Not to throw water on the party, but let’s talk water safety before you grab the sunscreen. It could save a young life this summer. Erica Michiels, MD, a pediatric emergency physician…

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