Women's Health

Pregnant on Birth Control?

Oral contraceptives, condoms, intrauterine devices and other forms of birth control are highly effective. But even the best prevention methods fail sometimes – no matter how careful you are. Just ask the thousands of women who find themselves pregnant while on birth control. According to Phillis Mims-Gillum, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist …

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Fun, Healthy Treats
Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites Recipe & Video

Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites Recipe & Video

There’s nothing better than a frozen treat on a hot day, especially they don’t need to leave you feeling guilty. These frozen yogurt berry bites are easy to make, cute as can be, and low in fat and calories. If you are looking for ways to get your kids into …

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Understanding Your Health
What is Sinusitis?

What is Sinusitis?

In Michigan, allergies can strike year-round. But if you’re finding your symptoms are constant, or don’t get better with medication, you could have something worse (and potentially much more serious). Sinusitis, an underlying condition caused by inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavity, could be to blame for your allergy-like …

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Staying Healthy on Course
How to Prevent 3 Common Golf Injuries

How to Prevent 3 Common Golf Injuries

Michigan is great (dare we say perfect?) for the outdoor adventurist. And for many, hitting the course for a round of golf is high up on the list of summertime activities that make Michigan so enjoyable this time of year. Whether you’re a golf newbie or a seasoned veteran, this …

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Healthy Eating
Beat the Heat: 5 Tips for Summer Cooking

Beat the Heat: 5 Tips for Summer Cooking

When outside temps are roasting, firing up the oven inside can feel like a herculean feat. The good news: Summer cooking can be cool and easy with a little creativity and planning. “Salads, sandwiches and other grab-and-go meals are big hits when summertime activities interfere with meal planning,” says Julie …

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Healthy Summer
Staying Healthy and Safe at the Beach

Staying Healthy and Safe at the Beach

While summer beach days conjure images of blue skies, warm sunshine and lazy days watching waves lap at the shore, the beach also poses significant risks. Leaving food out in the hot sun can cause spoilage and sometimes gastrointestinal infections. Staying in a wet bathing suit increases your risk of …

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Nutrition Advice
Alternative Diets: What You Need to Know Before Going Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free or Raw

Alternative Diets: What You Need to Know

Eating specialized or alternative diets has been trending in the dietary space for decades. With promises of everything from a slimmer figure and younger-looking skin to optimal health and longevity (some of which may be true, some just hype), it’s no wonder so many Americans are eliminating problem foods from …

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Staying Fit

How I Stay Active: 6 Health Experts Share Exercise Routines

It feels like summertime in Michigan and it’s almost officially here, which means more people are headed outdoors as a welcome change to their exercise routines. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior or can’t remember the last time you wore tennis shoes to do something active, this …

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Understanding Your Health
Is it a Panic Attack or a Heart Attack?

Is it a Panic Attack or Heart Attack?

Any unusual sensation in the heart is frightening. Suddenly you feel an intense pressure on your chest, or you experience irregular heart palpitations. Maybe you even feel sweaty and dizzy, or suffer from shortness of breath. What is happening? Are you in the midst of a heart attack, or has …

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Healthy Appetizers
Mini Southwest Stuffed Peppers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Mini Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers Recipe & Video

Whether you’re having friends over and need an appetizer to serve or you’re whipping up snacks for a quiet night on the couch with your DVR, these mini stuffed peppers are the perfect healthy nosh. They’d even make a great addition to a simple dinner with healthy sides like HeartSmart …

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