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The Colorful Power of One

Every day this month Cathy Cieglo is wearing the color teal. Teal-colored shirts, sweaters, pants, and skirts. She scoured thrift shops to add the color to her wardrobe, and even painted her toenails teal. Her colorful way isn’t just a fashion statement, but a heartfelt cause.

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Save the Date! 5th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show

The 5th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show will broadcast live from the Ann Arbor City Club on Saturday December 14, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Join us for an old-fashioned radio variety show featuring music, stories, local celebrities, holiday cheer, refreshments and much more!  It’s free and open to the […]

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Real Changes for Food Stamps?

The topic of the food stamp program is always a hot button issue. Republicans are likely to once again try to reform the program. Democrats will charge that they are hurting those that can ill afford to have cuts. But is it time to make changes now that we have come out of the recession and there is less need for the additional support passed years ago? Are there legitimate concerns about food stamp cuts? What is the “Right Thing to do?”

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Michigan Is Not Alone

In states across the country, corporate subsidy programs are coming under scrutiny from elected officials on both sides of the aisle because of the significant impact these initiatives are having on government’s ability to balance the books. On Wednesday last week, Governor Snyder slashed more than $100 million in state department spending to help plug the state’s budget gap, due largely to estimated corporate subsidies of $325 million this year that were previously promised. Do subsidies spur economic development? Are states keeping track and budgeting appropriately to account for these subsidies? What should states do, including Michigan, to deal with this emerging problem as state economies grow and corporations qualify for these incentives? What is the “Right Thing to do?”

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What?!!!! Menopause Lasts More Than 7 Years!

According to a recent article published in the online version of JAMA Internal Medicine, the vasomotor symptoms of menopause (including hot flashes and night sweats) lasted more than seven years in a large study of women of mixed race. The average onset of menopause occurs about age 51. African American women had the longest duration, with an average of 10.1 years. Asian women had the shortest duration averaging 5 years. Duration was an average of 7 years for non-Hispanic white women and 9 years for Hispanic women.

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Cantry (It’s In Your Pantry) Must Haves for a Healthy Heart

Tina Miller 2011It’s fitting that February is the month of love and is also National Heart Month. Did you know that many canned foods get high scores for keeping your heart healthy? Plus, you’ll love the fact that canned foods simplify meal preparation! Load these essential canned foods into your Meijer cart, and pantry (cantry), and your heart will love you for it!

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