Managing Your Health

Suffer from Seasonal Allergies? 4 Tips for Relief

You made it through the winter chill – not to mention cold and flu season. And while you may be looking forward to nice weather as spring gets underway, you may also be preparing yourself for the itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, recurring headaches, sore throat and other symptoms that …

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Coping with Cancer
cancer patient talking with doctor

5 Questions Cancer Patients Should Ask Their Doctor

Any medical diagnosis can be difficult to come to terms with, and cancer – a disease that takes numerous forms and results in more than 8 million deaths every year – is an especially tough diagnosis to receive. Because the nature of cancer and cancer care is so complex, it …

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Exercise Ideas & Tips

Are You Working Out Hard Enough?

It’s not exactly news that working out is beneficial for your overall health – especially your heart. Exercising lowers your risk of suffering a heart attack, increases your chances of survival if you do have one, and prevents a host of other issues, such as obesity and diabetes, that can …

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Healthy Family Meals
winter squash mac and cheese

20-Minute Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe & Video

It’s like a dinnertime holy grail: Finding a recipe that is quick, affordable and full of healthy nutrients, and that the whole family will happily devour. Made with vitamin-packed winter squash and fiber-rich whole wheat pasta, this mac and cheese recipe provides added nutrition that you won’t find in the …

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Healthy Sleep Habits
Tired man experiencing social jet lag

Do You Have Social Jet Lag? 6 Tips for Better Sleep

With 24/7 work schedules and jam-packed weekend activities, it’s not surprising that nearly two-thirds of Americans report their sleep needs aren’t being met during a typical week. And while you may try to make up for that sleep deficit on the weekend, experts say that isn’t necessarily a sound strategy. …

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Mental Health

The Physical Effects of Depression

More than 16 million Americans over age 18 are clinically depressed. That’s a huge chunk of people who are suffering — and those are only the ones who have been diagnosed. Many people don’t report feeling depressed, and some don’t realize their physical symptoms — such as upset stomach, headache …

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Healthy Eating
What doctors and health professionals eat for breakfast

What’s for Breakfast? 7 Health Professionals Share

Breakfast is one of the best ways to jumpstart your day and fuel your body. The difference between eating breakfast or not can be drastic – and it can either set you up for a day of success or a drowsy, sluggish one. But many of us don’t have a …

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Coping with Cancer
cancer treatment and sleep issues

How to Overcome Sleep Issues During Cancer Treatment

It’s no surprise that cancer – and cancer treatment – contribute to a host of side effects ranging from hair loss to nausea. Cancer is a tough disease that transforms bodies and can leave even the strongest of patients feeling weak and defeated. Unfortunately, cancer is also the culprit of …

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Food Safety

Food Safety During a Power Outage

Southeast Michigan residents without electricity need to be careful about their food storage, after being hit with the worst power outage in the region in years. The most important action you can take is to keep the doors of your refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible, according to …

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Healthy Relationships
STI conversation

How to Talk About an STI

Sexual intimacy is an important way to express love and affection for that special someone. But such expressions might come at a cost. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were reported last year than ever before. Scary, right? Yet, many people …

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