Mental Health
Coping with a Loss from Suicide

Coping with a Loss From Suicide

Newscasters and viewers of Fox 2 Detroit are reeling after the apparent suicide of meteorologist Jessica Starr, leading many to question how an apparently successful, bubbly wife and mother of two could take her own life. “We have no answers,” said Fox 2 morning host Deena Centofanti, not long after …

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Looking Good, Feeling Good
How Clear Is Your Skin? 6 Common Culprits

How Clear Is Your Skin? 6 Common Culprits

Clear skin doesn’t just magically happen. A multitude of factors converge to determine whether your complexion is bright and smooth, or dull and bumpy. “Age, hormones, stress and medications can all affect your skin’s appearance,” explains Anna Axelson, M.D., a dermatologist at Henry Ford Health System. “Other things that people …

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Understanding Your Health
Adrenal Fatigue: Your Questions Answered

Adrenal Fatigue: Your Questions Answered

The term “adrenal fatigue” has received a lot of air time in recent years, especially in health and fitness circles. People cite adrenal fatigue for everything from low energy to brain fog. While your adrenal glands play several key roles in keeping your body functioning optimally, according to Jessica Shill, …

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Vascular Surgery
Love Your Legs: Solutions for Varicose Veins

Love Your Legs: Solutions for Varicose Veins

Do you ever avoid wearing shorts or dresses because of how the veins in your legs look? Do you experience pain or a sense of heaviness in your legs? Visible veins that are blue or red, thin and spidery or thick, large and bulging could be the sign of a …

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Preventing Flu Season
flu season 2018-19

Naughty or Nice? What To Expect For Flu Season 2018-2019

Every year, millions of Americans come down with the flu. And every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized as a result of the virus, ranging from around 140,000 to as high as 959,000– as was the case during the 2017-2018 flu season, which saw the highest rate of …

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Understanding Your Mental Health
Do Your Medication's Side Effects Include Depression? Young woman taking a pill with glass of water

Is Depression a Side Effect of Your Medication?

Nearly 60 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication daily. And about 200 commonly prescribed medications list depression as a possible side effect. So are the millions of Americans who take prescription medications inevitably sliding into depression? Not necessarily, says Opal Bacon, a clinical pharmacist at Henry Ford …

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Heart Health
Holiday Heart Issues

4 Reasons Why the Holidays Are Hard on Your Heart

The holidays are upon us! Between visiting with family and friends, holiday feasts, shoveling snow, and all those sales at the mall, make sure that you are taking time to keep your heart healthy. Why Are Heart Problems More Common During the Holidays? There are many factors that affect the …

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Integrative Medicine
Massage Therapy 101

Massage Therapy 101

There are more than 300 different types of massage. Depending which type you choose, getting a massage could be the fastest way to help you relax and work muscles that are sore from work, play or the stresses of everyday life. Massage Basics You might think of massage as a …

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Sexual Health
Q & A: Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Seniors

Q & A: Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Older Adults

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are at an all-time high. While most of these cases affect teens and young adults, rates among older people are also climbing. “Older individuals may think they don’t have to use …

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Healthy Skin & Grooming
Growing & Maintaining a Beard: A How-to Guide

Growing & Maintaining Your Beard: A How-To Guide

Beards are definitely in right now. Even for those not following facial-hair trends, many men switch up their look for winter, going from a clean-shaven face to a full beard. And no-shave November (which focuses on cancer) and Movember (created to bring awareness to men’s health issues) have made growing …

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