Understanding Your Body
Your Dentist and Your Health

What Your Dentist Can Tell You About Your Health

Could your mouth be the window to your overall health? That may be taking it a bit far, but your mouth is one of the first places in your body that can indicate if you are sick or have an underlying health problem. For this reason, regular dental check-ups are an important part of maintaining health …

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Look Good, Feel Good
Botox? Fillers? What You Need to Know About Cosmetic Procedures

Botox? Fillers? The Lowdown on Cosmetic Procedures

Have you ever thought about getting a cosmetic procedure? Maybe you know someone who has had something done. Or perhaps you’re against things like Botox or fillers because you believe they aren’t healthy or natural. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 15 million minimally invasive cosmetic …

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Advice to Stay Healthy
Winter Wellness Checkilist

Winter Wellness Checklist

Winter may appear pure, white and peaceful, but all of that frosty air comes with a bite. Falls are more common (thanks to slippery ice), depression peaks from dark and dreary days and many people decide to ditch their healthy habits as the year comes to an end. Plus, when …

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Managing Chronic Conditions
Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes: Do You Know the Difference?

Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes: Do You Know the Difference?

How well do you know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? While the conditions may be similar, the causes and treatments for each are very different. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease often diagnosed in children, teens and young adults, although it can be diagnosed at …

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Understanding Your Health
Men's Health: Advice for Each Age and Stage

Men’s Health: Advice for Each Age and Stage

The oldest people in the world are clear about one thing: Avoiding aging is an impossible feat. Whether you’re a man or woman, the goal is to embrace getting older and take steps throughout your life to stay at the top of your game – both physically and mentally. Men …

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Supporting Healthy Habits
How to Help a Loved One Quit Smoking

How to Help a Loved One Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is tough. Not only do smokers suffer the physiological effects of nixing nicotine, but they also grapple with the emotional consequences of switching up their daily routine. Instead of taking a 15-minute smoke break to decompress after a tough meeting, people who are trying to quit have to …

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Good Ergonomics
Stand Tall: How Good Posture Can Help Your Health

Stand Tall: How Good Posture Helps Your Health

Good or bad, how you stand – and sit – has dramatic effects on your health and well-being. So, whether you’re hunched over a computer for 60 hours each week or strumming guitar in a band every Friday night, chronically contorted posture may prevent you from performing at your best …

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Parenting Advice
Baby Monitors: 4 Common Sense Tips

Baby Monitors: 4 Common Sense Tips

Every parent strives to protect their baby, nourishing them, buying the appropriate gear, and yes, monitoring them around the clock. Today’s baby monitors make it easy to hover. Some devices detect heart rate, oxygen levels and fever. Others alert you if your child’s cry reaches a certain decibel level. Unfortunately, …

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Making Healthcare Decisions
minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is a viable option for women with a variety of gynecologic conditions, and it offers a host of benefits over traditional surgery. “In many instances, minimally invasive surgery replaces the need for larger incisions that are typical of traditional abdominal surgery. Our goal is to manage each …

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Understanding Your Health
All About Back Pain

Video: All About Back Pain

Many adults experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, some estimates are that more than 80 percent of Americans report some form of back pain. In this video, Ritu Zacharias, M.D., a spine and physical medicine specialist in the Department of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Hospital, …

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