WIND ADVISORY

10 AM Until 2 AM Saturday

The National Weather Service maintains a WIND ADVISORY for nearly all of West Michigan from 10 AM this morning until 2 AM Saturday morning.  45 mph gusts are likely inland while 50 mph gusts are possible at the Lake Shore.  This kind of wind is capable of bringing down tree branches and creating some power outages.  Obviously, we hope that doesn't happen.  Winds blow from the northwest this morning then from the north by midday and beyond.  Stay with wwmt.com for your weather today and always!

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Mayo Clinic: Measles vaccine shows promise in fighting certain cancers

Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014 |
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A new breakthrough could offer new hope to people with some forms of cancer.

Mayo Clinic researchers say they've managed to wipe out a Minnesota woman's cancer with a blast of the measles vaccine--strong enough to inoculate 10 million people.

50-year-old Stacy Erholtz's blood cancer spread through her body, but went into complete remission after the vaccine dose, and has been clear of the disease for more than 6 months.

"I had a plasma cytoma the size of a golf ball, and within 36 hours, it was gone," she said. "It's the way of the future, and I'm so excited for other people to experience this."

The treatment lasted 40 minutes, and Stacy said her only side effects were a headache and a fever.

Researchers say they now plan to test the vaccine's effectiveness against ovarian, brain, head, and neck cancers.
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