Understanding Heart Disease

4 Unexpected Things That Can Affect Heart Health

There are many known behaviors that can negatively affect your heart health. From inactivity to smoking to consuming too much salt, most people understand that these dangers can have a detrimental impact on your heart. But could you be hurting your heart in other ways without even knowing it? Bryan …

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Women's Health

Understanding Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is an exciting time, but it’s also fraught with shifting hormones, sleepless nights and increased demands on your time. Your sense of self may change, along with your body image, and you may be suffering from the physical consequences of childbirth. Add breastfeeding, managing a household, changing …

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Nutrition Advice

Food As Medicine

With all of the disease-fighting nutrients, healthy fats and powerful vitamins and minerals in what we eat, it’s no wonder Hippocrates proclaimed that food is medicine. The ancient Greek medical mastermind was ahead of his time when he advised people to prevent and treat diseases by eating a nutrient-dense diet. …

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Skin Cancer Awareness

The Truth About Mole Changes & Skin Cancer

Warmer weather and longer days are on their way in Michigan, and with the changing season comes more time spent outdoors in summer attire and more sun – which is accompanied by ultraviolet (UV) rays. Whether you have one mole or 100, it’s crucial you are aware of the proper …

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Fitness Advice

Is Fitness Testing Right for Me?

Many athletes have questioned if their exercise program was working at some point in their training. Should they be doing more of a particular kind of exercise to enhance their performance? Is there a way they could better achieve the results they desire? From high-performance endurance athletes to weekend warriors …

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Understanding Your Health

What Causes Dizziness?

Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms that brings people in to see their primary care doctor, or to an ER or after-hours clinic. It can have a number of different causes. Some are fairly harmless or temporary, like not eating enough or eating too much. But it can …

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Eat Your Veggies
asparagus with ginger

Sautéed Asparagus with Ginger Recipe & Video

Did you know that Michigan is home to the self-proclaimed “Asparagus Capital” of the nation? Every year, towns in Oceana County on the west coast of the lower peninsula pull out the stops to celebrate their bounty of this perennial vegetable (one of the few that come back each year) …

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Understanding Health Risks

The Link Between HPV and Throat Cancer

You are probably more familiar with human papilloma virus (HPV) in relation to the vaccination and the risk of women developing cervical cancer. And while this is all still very prevalent, HPV is a growing culprit for another type of cancer: throat cancer. Tamer Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D, an otolaryngologist (ear, …

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Better Hearing

Is Hearing Loss Affecting Your Connection to Others?

Approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, but adults wait an average of seven years before they seek help. One reason for the delay in seeking treatment is that the brain adapts to the gradual changes in hearing, and the hearing loss is not recognized by the …

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Fitness Ideas & Tips

7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Workout

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and you’re slowly beginning to shed layers of clothing. And while many people view the season as a time to declutter, host a garage sale or clean out closets and kitchens, it’s also a …

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