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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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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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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Navigating Healthcare

How to Advocate for a Loved One

A hospital can be a confusing place. Long, seemingly endless hallways, foreign medical jargon and a sea of medical professionals can leave patients feeling lost and overwhelmed. As healthcare professionals, we do our best to help patients navigate their hospital stay or medical treatment. Another key asset to the care …

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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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Cancer Support

What to Say to Someone with Cancer

Cancer can be a tricky subject to navigate. For friends and loved ones, it can feel like you just don’t know what to say when you learn that someone in your life has gotten a cancer diagnosis or is going through treatment. For those with cancer, it can be frustrating …

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Preventing Illness

Healthy Travel: How to Avoid Illness on the Road

Setting out on a dream vacation doesn’t protect you from illness. In fact, travel may stir up stress and anxiety and expose you to countless germs en route to your destination. Airplanes, trains and even cruise ships are a hotbed for infections thanks to recirculated air, grimy tray tables and …

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Keeping Your Family Healthy

Does Your Child Have a Stomach Bug?

It’s probably happened to you or a family member: diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain. It’s commonly (and incorrectly) called “stomach flu,” or what doctors call “gastroenteritis,” or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. “I try not to use the term ‘stomach flu’ as it can be confused with influenza, …

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