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Safe disposal of unwanted medication

From: http://www.hudsonville.org

Don't flush unwanted meds… instead, safely dispose of your personal medications at any of three (3) Ottawa County Health department offices that include:

Grand Haven Township: 16920 Ferris Street, 616-846-8360, M, W, F 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Holland Charter Township: 12252 James Street, 616-396-5266, M - F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Hudsonville: 3100 Port Sheldon Road, 616-669-0040, M, W, F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Please remove pills from the pill bottles and place them in a plastic bag before dropping them off at the Ottawa County Health Department of your choosing. If you have questions about the Ottawa County's unwanted medication collection program, please call 616-393-5645.

Speaker to Discuss Radiation Dosage in CT Scanning

HOLLAND – Dr. Cynthia H. McCollough of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will present the address “Radiation Dose from CT Scanning: What You Need to Know” on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.

New Software Developed by Hope Researchers Speeds Genome Analysis

HOLLAND – New software developed with the involvement of faculty and student researchers at Hope College is helping to speed dramatically the time-intensive, painstaking task of transforming the immense amount of genomic data being collected worldwide into working models of how organisms function at a fundamental level.

The work was recently highlighted in an article published in the August issue of the prestigious monthly scientific journal “Nature Biotechnology.”  In 2009, the journal ranked first in biotechnology and applied microbiology for its “impact factor”—a measure of the frequency with which the publication’s articles are cited elsewhere—as determined by Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports.

According to Hope faculty members Dr. Aaron Best and Dr.

Men’s Soccer to Host Purple Game for Cancer Research

On Tuesday, October 12, the Hope College men's soccer team will host a Community for a Cure Purple Game in support of cancer research at Van Andel Institute (VAI). The game, against rival Olivet, begins at 7 p.m. at Van Andel Soccer Stadium.

Since April 2009, high schools, colleges, and communities throughout the state have raised more than $150,000 for cancer research at Van Andel Institute through Community for a Cure Purple Games.

Hope College has been a huge supporter; last year Hope College football, women's soccer, and volleyball teams raised $12,500 for the initiative.

Hope players will wear purple jerseys during the game, and there will be purple T-shirts, wristbands, water bottles, reusable grocery bags, and cotton candy for sale. Attendees also will have an opportunity to participate in a chilidog eating contest, hosted by WLAV Radio Personality Kevin Mathews.

Hope College Symposium to Address “Good Food for the Common Good”

HOLLAND – Multiple topics related to food, from justice to nutrition to the environment to politics, will be addressed during this year’s Critical Issues Symposium at Hope College, titled “Good Food for the Common Good” and scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 5-6. The public is invited. Admission is free.

The college’s annual Critical Issues Symposium provides an intensive look at a single topic. This year’s symposium will feature two keynote addresses; two blocks of concurrent focus sessions; and several department-sponsored sessions before, during and following the symposium.

The symposium events open on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.

HBPW Announces Pharmaceutical Waste Collection at Ottawa County Health Facility


HOLLAND, MI -- The Holland Board of Public Works is partnering with the Ottawa County Health Department to hold a free pharmaceutical waste collection on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Health Department facility, 12251 James Street, east of US 31 Highway.

“This Personal Pharmaceutical Collection gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of any unused or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, and at the same time reminds the community of the need to properly dispose of medications” said HBPW General Manager Loren Howard.

Medications being accepted include: prescriptions (as well as “controlled substances”); medicated ointments and lotions; over-the-counter medicines; inhalers; vitamins; and veterinary medications.

Open to all Ottawa County residents, no appointment is needed for Saturday’s drop-off.