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University of Michigan Health-West has opened a larger Allendale Health Center to better meet the needs of the thriving community it has served since 2009. The new Allendale Health Center, at 4830 Becker Drive, is just two miles east of the previous location and opened in mid-April.

According to new CDC data, in 2021, more than a third (37%) of high school students reported they experienced poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 44% reported they persistently felt sad or hopeless during the past year.

"Gut" is one of those odd words that has many meanings, from the protrusion said to come from too much beer consumption to the feeling you get when something feels right or wrong. You can have guts, spill your guts, and even hate someone's guts—though we don't recommend spending your energy on that last one.

Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week began on February 7 and culminates on Valentine's Day, February 14. Chocolate hearts and Sweethearts aside, we at the Karl and Patricia Betz Congenital Heart Center celebrate those special hearts and the families that care for them.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular diseases are the No.1 killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined, killing one woman about every 80 seconds. With February being American Heart Month, it's an ideal time for women to reflect upon what can be done to prioritize their heart health, this month and beyond.

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