Winter Safety
Cold Weather Safety Tips

Frigid Temps: Cold Weather Safety Tips from an ER Doctor

A polar vortex has the state of Michigan and much of the Midwest bracing for potentially record-breaking cold this week. Some areas of Lower Michigan could face wind chills as low as 45 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service. While many businesses, schools and government offices are …

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Understanding Your Mental Health
Self-Care for the Winter Blues

Self-Care for the Winter Blues

During the colder days and shorter daylight hours of winter, it’s not unusual to experience symptoms of the “winter blues.” These can include a lack of energy or motivation, moodiness, cravings for comfort foods, a desire to sleep more and a temptation to hibernate at home. Although most of us …

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Working on Your Health

5 Ways to Make New Habits Stick

There’s nothing quite as appealing as a fresh start. That’s why, every New Year, we tell ourselves we’re going to—finally–embark on the path to the very best version of ourselves. We’ll exercise every day, keep up with our heart healthy diet and drink more water (but for real, this time). …

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Understanding Health Risks
HPV

5 Misconceptions About HPV (and the Truth About Them)

You’ve probably heard of human papillomavirus before. First, because you may be familiar with its acronym, HPV. Or you might know someone who received the series of vaccinations. You may even have the virus – or know someone who does. Regardless of your familiarity with HPV, there is still a …

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Addiction Help
Is Someone You Love Using Meth? How to Talk About It

Is Someone You Love Using Meth? How to Talk About It

Methamphetamine use has been eclipsed in the media by the ever-growing opioid epidemic, giving the false impression that meth use has declined. But the unfortunate reality is, meth use is still prevalent across the United States. Once used primarily by people in rural or lower income areas, meth is causing …

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Coping With Cancer
How to Accept Help When Going Through Cancer

5 Ways to Accept Help When You Have Cancer

It’s not always easy to ask for help. For some, it can be hard to pinpoint what you need help with; for others, asking for assistance can feel like a sign of weakness. But if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, chances are your family, friends and medical team want to …

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Understanding Your Mental Health
Is it Depression? Your Questions Answered

Is It Depression? Your Questions Answered

Depression affects an estimated 15 million American adults — many of whom suffer in silence. “Everyone has a down day now and then, but if a depressed mood lasts for at least two weeks and is accompanied by a number of other symptoms, you may have the most common form …

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Mental Health
Journaling: The Healing Power of the Pen

Journaling: The Healing Power of the Pen

For decades, authors, poets and writers of all kinds have touted the art of writing as a method of healing. Writing allows you to process your own story and share challenging thoughts on the page that you don’t want to speak aloud. And although you may have heard friends or …

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Cancer Awareness
Prostate cancer 101

Prostate Cancer 101

Of the many health issues that men face throughout their lives, prostate cancer ranks as one of the most prevalent. In fact, among males, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer aside from skin cancer. Despite its frequent occurrence, however, the disease is often overlooked and misunderstood. “Prostate …

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Managing Stress
How Doctors Manage Stress

Stress Relief: 5 Doctors Share How They Relax

Everyone experiences stress – whether on the job, at home or in family and personal life. No matter how you handle tense or frustrating situations, it is important to determine what you can do to manage your stress. Studies link higher levels of stress with heart disease, high blood pressure …

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