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Nature, mindfulness pair up for a weekend getaway—especially for women

by Allison Bannister (Queenofgr)

Submitted 02-17-2017 under OPINION

Feeling overwhelmed, under pressure, and in dire need of a Calgon moment? Michelle Skedgell of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute and Carol Hendershot of Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness know just how you feel. And, they decided to do...

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Planned Parenthood is now a unified, statewide organization in Michigan

by Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI)

Submitted 05-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

As Planned Parenthood celebrates its 100th anniversary nationally this year, a new era begins in Michigan: two Planned Parenthood affiliates have come together to form Planned Parenthood of Michigan. Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) is the...

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Former First Lady to visit Grand Rapids to commemorate Betty Ford

by Whitney Pavlica (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 8, Rosalynn Carter will be visiting Grand Rapids for a luncheon titled “America’s First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship.” At the luncheon, Carter will speak about her close, personal friendship with Betty Ford. Steve Ford...

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Women under 40 urged to take control of breast health

by Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI)

Submitted 10-08-2012 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is encouraging women under 40 to take control of their breast health during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.   "Early detection saves lives," said Vice...

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A Watershed Moment: Ecofeminism and women's health

by Scott Kaplan (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 06-08-2012 under NEWS

On this week’s episode of "A Watershed Moment", we hear from Dr. Julia Mason, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Grand Valley State University, on ecofeminism and women’s unique relationship with the environment...

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