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May 2013

Michigan Amber Alert System Keeps Kids Safe Year-round

05/24/13

Michigan Amber Alert System Keeps Kids Safe Year-round

The state's nonprofit works with law enforcement and Michigan Association of Broadcasters to bring missing kids home safe, and it relies on public awareness.

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Preparing Your Family for Severe Weather in Southeast Michigan

05/22/13

Preparing Your Family for Severe Weather in Southeast Michigan

The massive tornado that devastated Moore, Okla. on May 20 is a reminder that being ready for bad weather during our own tornado and thunderstorm season is imperative.

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Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Prompts Questions about Breast Cancer Gene Testing

05/15/13

Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Prompts Questions about Breast Cancer Gene Testing

Like the actress, women who have one of two BRCA genes run a high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Should southeast Michigan moms consider the pricey test?

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FDA Approves Plan B One-Step 'Morning After Pill' for Ages 15 and Up

05/13/13

FDA Approves Plan B One-Step 'Morning After Pill' for Ages 15 and Up

The emergency contraceptive pill is now available over-the-counter for younger girls. Experts voice support, concern and prevention in complex debate.

Posted at 05:30 PM | Permalink | Comments

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