Emergency Preparedness
Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How to Recognize It and Respond

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How to Recognize It and Respond

Although it can be a terrifying thing to think about, it is important to know how to recognize and respond to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Timing is everything, and acting quickly truly could be the difference between life and death. Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency that is …

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Women's Health
Acupuncture for Women: Menstruation to Menopause

Acupuncture for Women: From Menstruation to Menopause

Whether you struggle to get through the day because of painful menstrual cramps or to sleep through the night because of your menopause symptoms, integrative medicine therapies like acupuncture may help you find relief in any stage of your life. Acupuncture and Women’s Health Acupuncture has been used extensively for …

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Healthy Skin Care

DIY Facials: Your Kitchen’s Best Skin Care Products

One of the secrets to obtaining a youthful glow is loving the skin you’re in. And while pampering yourself with regular facials can cultivate clearer, smoother skin and fewer wrinkles, it’s also tough on the pocketbook. The upshot: out-of-the-box, at-home remedies can soothe and nourish your skin at a fraction …

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Finding the Right Care
What's the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What’s the Difference?

Palliative care and hospice care relieve pain, anxiety and other symptoms of serious illness and provide emotional support for patients and their families. Both aim at achieving the best possible quality of life. The main differences between palliative and hospice care are related to the type or stage of illness …

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Injury Prevention

No Distracted Driving: A Trauma Surgeon’s Road Safety Tips

During his 11-year career working in the Level 1 Trauma Center at Henry Ford Hospital, orthopedic trauma surgeon Joseph Hoegler, M.D., has seen his fair share of broken bones – arms, legs and hips. Not surprisingly, many are the result of motor vehicle accidents. Between 2010 and 2017, the number …

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Taking Care of Your Urinary Health
9 Facts About UTIs

UTIs: 9 Things You Should Know

Ever felt a painful burning sensation when you needed to pee? You’re not alone. Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are shockingly common. Yet, most people who suffer from them don’t know why they happen — or what to do about them. Get the Facts About UTIs Not all cases of …

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Understanding Your Health
Q & A: All About At-Home Genetics Tests

Q&A: All About At-Home Genetics Tests

The market for at-home genetics testing has exploded. Companies like Family Tree DNA, 23andMe and Ancestry.com claim you can learn everything from your heritage to your propensity for developing diabetes by spending a few hundred bucks and spitting in a vial. It’s a tantalizing proposition, to be sure, but for …

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Cancer Prevention
The HPV Vaccine: Why Young Boys Should Get It Too

The HPV Vaccine: Why Boys Should Get It Too

HPV (short for human papillomavirus) is often misunderstood. Some think that HPV, which infects people through any physical, skin-to-skin contact and can lead to genital warts and cancer, is exceedingly rare. Others think that all strains of HPV cause cancer. In reality, HPV infections are very common, but cancer caused …

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Knowing Your Body
What Your Hair Says About Your Health

Your Hair May Hold Clues About Your Health

While your hair may attract the attention of others, it may be worth your own attention, too. If you experience changes in your hair’s texture, thickness and overall condition, it may be sending you clues about an underlying health condition. “Sudden changes, such as a significant loss of hair, are …

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Women's Health
6 Myths About Menopause & HRT

6 Myths About Menopause and HRT Debunked

Anyone who has been through menopause can attest that symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and insomnia can wreak havoc on your well-being. Some women even develop a sort of brain fog and have trouble remembering where they left their keys. “Some of these changes are age-related,” …

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