Our network

Health

Senior Citizens: Trivia Helps keep your Mind Alert

Senior Citizens: Trivia Helps keep your Mind Alert

About two years ago, I received an e-mail asking if I was interested in getting a Trivia Question on a daily basis? I was very skeptical with all that can happen with a computer when replying to the wrong person or site. Anyway, I replied with a YES and since that time, I get one or two Trivia Questions each day. In fact, not only do I get the questions, I usually receive another e-mail that gives information about subjects that are very interesting.

I look forward to learning something new each day by answering these questions without cheating. No looking it up on GOOGLE before answering. The site keeps track of my answers and my score stays up in the upper corner where I can see it.  Why not try this? trivia@triviatodayemail.com

Let me know what you think about this site and if you enjoy it?

 

My Town: Donations dire for Red Cross after storms shut down drives

My Town: Donations dire for Red Cross after storms shut down drives

LANSING, Mich.—Although signs of the harsh West Michigan winter are melting away, the American Red Cross is still hurting from the season’s icy impact.

The organization says March storms forced the cancellation of more than 200 American Red Cross blood drives, leading to a shortage of nearly 7,000 blood and platelet donations. The shortfall comes after severe weather in 27 states led to more than 26,400 uncollected donations.  Meanwhile, the demand for blood and platelets remains high.

“Blood products are being delivered to hospitals almost as quickly as they come in,” said Jim Flickema, CEO of the Great Lakes Blood Services Region. “Donors who give now aren’t just restocking our shelves, they are making sure hope continues to be available for patients in need.”

My Town: CTC students receive state-of-the-art dental chairs

My Town: CTC students receive state-of-the-art dental chairs

----NEWS RELEASE-------

The Dental Careers program at Careerline Tech Center started the 2015 school year with state-of-the-art dental chairs allowing students to gain hands-on experience with technology used in today’s dental offices.

“These chairs allow our students to gain experience on the high-tech equipment found in the current work environment and gives our students an advantage when applying for jobs after high school,” said Denise Callaghan, dental careers instructor for CTC. “Receiving these chairs as a donation from Dr. Darren Riopelle at Little Smiles provides our students with real-world experience and helps set the stage for a successful career.”

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

My Town: Mail-in cancer tests, produce programs get state funding

LANSING, Mich. – Making fruits and vegetables more readily available, cancer screenings by mail, health coaches and exercise programs are just several of the local initiatives getting funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health.

The MDCH recently announced 44 projects are getting approximately $1.34 million, including a dozen projects in West Michigan.  The grants include:

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

My Town: 12 tips to stay safe in this extreme cold

The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division are sharing their top tips to stay safe in this extreme cold.

"As we saw last winter, these arctic blasts can create hazardous situations," said Capt. Chris A. Kelenske, Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and commander of the MSP/EMHSD. "Citizens are encouraged to monitor local weather reports and follow the appropriate steps to stay safe during these extremely cold and potentially life-threatening temperatures."

Exposure to these subzero temperatures could potentially cause frostbite and hypothermia, as well as create hazardous driving conditions.

To stay safe during cold weather:

My Town: Flu uptick expected to hurt blood donations

My Town: Flu uptick expected to hurt blood donations

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—With this flu season on track to be one of the worst in years, the American Red Cross is worried blood donations will take a hit.

Traditionally, the winter months are already a difficult time for donation drives, with holiday traveling, school breaks and inclement weather.  The American Red Cross is hoping more West Michiganders will make a resolution to roll up their sleeve and give life-saving blood.  All blood types are needed. 

 

Allegan

  • Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. – American Legion

 

Allendale

  • Jan. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Grand Valley State University Kirkhof Center

 

Coopersville

  • Jan. 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – Coopersville United Methodist Church

 

Fennville

My Town: A Thanksgiving hero saves two loving hearts

My Town: A Thanksgiving hero saves two loving hearts

TALMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- When 78-year-old Allan TenEyck came home from the hospital after suffering a heart attack and undergoing subsequent bi-pass surgery, he never imagined that his wife of 50 years, Gloria,  would also suffer a massive heart attack two weeks later on Thanksgiving.

"When she dropped to the floor, I just knew she was dead," said Allan. "I called 911 and a family member ran to the neighbor's house for help."

To their surprise, 11th grader Jaylee Russo came over and got right to work administering CPR.