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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