Michelle Dunaway

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Fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald Houses across Michigan

You may remember, back in September, our own Michelle Dunaway walked nearly 50 miles from Traverse City to Cadillac. That journey raised nearly $30,000 for the Ronald McDonald house of Western Michigan. Today, she’s taking on a much, much easier job, and she’s encouraging you to do the same… It may not say so on the calendar, but it certainly…

Wellness for the Family: Holiday Mason Jar Kits

Plenty of good food during the holidays — it’s a given. But if you’re trying to avoid gaining those extra pounds this season, Michelle Dunaway and Grace Derocha, a registered dietitian with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, are sharing a few recipes to try out. From sweet to savory, these Mason jar kits even make great, inexpensive gifts! Matcha…

MedWatch: Hip Replacement

People are living longer lives, and that’s the good news.  The bad news? Our bodies can’t always keep up. Aches and pains slow plenty of people down as they age, but they can be fixed.  Improvements in surgeries can get people up and moving faster than ever. Michelle Dunaway introduces us to a patient in today’s MedWatch report. Right now…

Wellness for the Family: Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving just one week away, many of us are starting to get our recipes in order and our grocery lists made. Before you hit the store, Michelle Dunaway and Grace Derocha, a registered dietitian with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, show us some healthier versions of our favorite holiday classics. Mini Pear-Almond Cheese Balls Ingredients: 8 oz reduced-fat…

Giving Back to Guatemala: Mission Impact

*This is part three of a three-part series. Don’t forget to check out parts one and two.  Today 18 volunteers from Northern Michigan will get clean water from a faucet, flush a toilet and perhaps cook on a gas or electric stove inside their homes. But the people they served three weeks ago don’t have those luxuries. The group was…

Giving Back to Guatemala: Students on a Mission

*This is part two of a 3-part special. You can check out part one here.  Two young ladies are back in class at the Leland school, but three weeks ago they were on an epic international adventure. Their mother brought them along on a medical mission to Guatemala with several other volunteers from Northern Michigan. They got some perspective that…

Giving Back to Guatemala: A Medical Mission Pt. 1

Three weeks ago, 16 volunteers from Northern Michigan arrived in Guatemala ready to embark on a medical mission. Most didn’t know exactly what to expect, but all came ready to work. 9&10’s Michelle Dunaway and Derrick Larr were with them. The group set up clinics in two different rural communities and saw nearly 500 patients total. Over the next three…

Wellness for the Family: Hidden Sugars

Eating healthy is difficult enough, but when hidden sugars are lurking around in your so-called “health foods” it’s hard to know what’s helping and what’s hurting. Michelle Dunaway and Grace Derocha, a registered dietitian with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, share some tips to help you spot those sneaky sugars. For more health and wellness tips, click here.

Wellness for the Family: Diabetes 101

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in our country, despite the $245 billion that the U.S spends treating it. This chronic condition targets people of all ages, genders and ethnicities around the world. However, in taking better care of ourselves, we are able to help drastically lower the instances of Type 2 diabetes, as well as the high…

Giving Back to Guatemala: Medical Mission Experiences #2

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