Staying Connected
How to Spot Depression in a Loved One

How to Spot Depression in a Loved One

If you live far away from friends and family, the holidays may be the only time of year when you connect with your loved ones in the same physical space. “Holiday celebrations may offer a unique opportunity to really assess how your loved ones are doing,” says Shazia Qamar, M.D., …

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Stress & Your Health

Stress: 6 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know

Nearly everyone experiences stress—it’s our body’s natural reaction to sudden changes and threatening situations. Your heart rate increases, your muscles tense and your blood pressure spikes as your body prepares to fight or flee. And while these biochemical changes can fuel you through a short-term situation (say, a big work …

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Living with Asthma

Surviving the Season with Asthma

The fall and winter months are filled with some of our favorite holidays, but Michigan’s cold weather can cause problems for people with asthma. It is difficult to enjoy yourself at holiday gatherings when you are coughing, sneezing and struggling from shortness of breath. Holiday specific asthma triggers include seasonal …

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Managing Stress

Are You Experiencing Caregiver Burnout?

Providing care for a loved one can be rewarding. But even when it’s a labor of love, it can lead to caregiver burnout – a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion that can significantly impact your quality of life and make it difficult to provide effective care. Competing responsibilities …

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