Stress Management

Stress 9-1-1: How To Save Your Health (and Your Sanity!)

While stress is an inevitable part of life, too much stress can be a major roadblock to your health and well-being. A recent study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes even found that the combination of stress and depression was associated with a nearly 50% greater chance of …

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Staying Fit

What’s A Healthy Body Weight For Me?

The weight that we want, and the weight that’s right for us, sometimes don’t line up. While it’s desirable to be skinny, thin doesn’t necessarily mean healthy. Just like being a few pounds larger than you’re accustomed to doesn’t not necessarily mean you’re overweight – you can be fit at …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism 101: What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

When parents get an autism diagnosis for their child, it’s probably common that one of the first therapies they hear about is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). “ABA has been well established in the research literature as the ‘gold standard’ or most empirically supported treatment approach for individuals with autism,” says …

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Seasonal Allergy Answers

Get Relief from Seasonal Allergies

When spring showers arrive in southeast Michigan, for many people it also means the arrival of seasonal allergies. When you are allergic to something, this means that your immune system reacts to a normally harmless substance as something foreign and tries to destroy it. According to Henry Ford allergist Haejin …

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Men's Health

Could You Have Low Testosterone?

Do you feel like you’re always weak and tired? Is your sex drive gone, or are you suffering from erectile dysfunction? These are symptoms that are difficult for many men to admit to experiencing but answering “yes” to these questions could be a sign that you have low testosterone. If …

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Health In the News

Lessons from Angelina Jolie’s Cancer Prevention Story

Earlier this week, the New York Times published an op-ed piece written by filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt. In it, she detailed her very personal story about her family history of cancer and her decision to have surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. While Jolie Pitt’s circumstances are not …

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Alternative Medicine

A Doctor’s Essential Advice on Essential Oils

The use of essential oils has been documented for thousands of years, and they are used in a variety of settings today — from spas to hospitals — to treat a range of symptoms, conditions or ailments. Essential oils are concentrated extracts containing volatile compounds from plants. The word “essential” …

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Better Sleep

Paybacks for Lost Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? Chronic sleep deprivation or accumulating “sleep debt,” can leave you feeling tired, listless and sleepy on a daily basis. Most people need around seven to eight hours of sleep. Until you get the shut-eye your body needs, it won’t function as efficiently, your health will …

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Heart Health

The Best Way To Monitor Blood Pressure At Home

Getting an accurate blood pressure reading at home is as easy as finding the right machine and learning how to use it. There are several models and options on the market to choose from, so talk to your doctor about finding a reliable device that right for you. If you’re …

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Kids and Healthy Sleep

Promoting Good Sleep Habits For Your Child

Conventional wisdom says most people require eight hours of sleep per night. But for children, it’s really closer to 8-10 hours. Their growing bodies and active lifestyle makes it even more crucial for them to get sufficient shut eye, but how do you get them to get on board? Here …

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