New Research

How Breastfeeding Benefits Baby’s Immune System

While the health benefits of breastfeeding for both babies and mothers have long been established, striking new research is helping explain just how breastfeeding — along with other factors — may influence the development of a baby’s immune system and susceptibility to allergies. Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit …

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Men's Health

2 Reasons to Talk to Your Doctor about Erectile Dysfunction

Most men experience erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point, but that doesn’t mean it is something you should ignore. Recurring ED can be detrimental to your love life and cause embarrassment and frustration. And though it’s not always an easy topic to talk about, here are a couple of other …

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Reproductive Health

Infertility 101: When It’s Time to See a Specialist

Pregnancy doesn’t always happen on the first try — or the second or the third. But as the months go by and you still aren’t pregnant, you may wonder whether you need expert advice. Playing the Waiting Game If you haven’t been able to get pregnant after trying for a …

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Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder – Beating the Winter Blues

Winter is a special season for many people – pretty snow dusting the landscape, curling up inside with a good book or taking advantage of winter sports. For others, the cold months trigger more than a hankering for hot cocoa and a warm fire. They can bring on a condition …

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Understanding Hypertension

What Does Salt Have To Do With Blood Pressure?

February is American Heart Month, so you may be hearing a lot in the media about high blood pressure, among other factors, that contribute to your risk for heart disease. Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is crucial to sustaining the vitality of your organs and body systems. And yet, more …

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The Wellness Journey

What Does It Mean to Live Well?

For over 30 years, prevention and wellness have been a focus of mine – whether serving as a physician, academician, researcher, policy influencer or Michigan’s first Surgeon General. During my tenure, I have had opportunity to speak about what it means to live well. One key point I have conveyed …

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Kids and Screen Time

2 Hours Of Screen Time For Your Child: The Pros And Cons

Today’s children spend an average of three hours per day watching television. If you add in the additional screen time provided by smartphones, tablets and computers, the total can be a whopping 5-7 hours. Limiting screen time to no more than two hours per day could be the key to …

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Stress Relief

Relieve Stress with Guided Relaxation

Stress, unfortunately, is present in most of our lives in some way, shape or form. Whether it is stress from work, school or relationships with family or friends, it is hard to ignore, and causes us tension and even anxiety. In this video, Jay Weiss, a therapist with the Employee …

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Healthy Bones

Ladies: It’s Time to Bone Up on Bone Health

We all lead busy lives, often juggling family responsibilities, work, social activities, volunteering and more. The last thing you want to worry about is breaking a bone. But risk for osteoporosis, which weakens your bones, increases as women get older. Estrogen protects bones, but estrogen levels decrease with menopause, making …

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Aches and Pains

Keep Recurring Back Pain at Bay

Many adults – especially older adults – occasionally suffer from lower back pain. The good news is that a little foresight can help keep back pain from getting you down, according to internal medicine doctor Elaine Cassen, M.D. Preventing Pain You can prevent back pain associated with muscle strain or …

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