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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:02

Lice Lessons

Heads up: Back-to-school season is a prime season of giving in the head lice community. The parasitic insects are most common among preschool children attending child care, elementary school children and household members of infested children. While head lice are not known to spread disease, they still feed on human blood—and they can be quite the pest to get rid of.

Published in Family

The average 9-to-5 workday no longer exists.

Work days are lengthening, employees are taking work home, and after-work activities often include watching a movie or TV. As commute times lengthen, we spend more time in the car ... and even vacations can include lounging by the beach or the pool.

We sit a lot.

Published in Wellness

Studies have shown that when you practice mindfulness over a period of time, it actually creates observable, measurable change in the brain. By the same token, prolonged periods of stress and depression accompany measurable change to a different part of the brain.

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:45

Let’s Talk About Ticks

Let's talk about ticks. You know ... the tiny, blood-sucking buggers that lie low, clinging to brush and tall grass, just waiting for innocent victims to feed on. It's nothing short of a West Michigan horror story.

More seriously, though, ticks carry diseases—specifically, Lyme disease.

Published in Wellness

Did you know, nowadays, adults spend more time in their cars than outside? Between commutes to work, picking up and dropping off the kids, and driving to the grocery store, salon or doctor's office—it's not so hard to believe! When you have all these necessary trips to make, who really has time to go outside, just for the fun of it?

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:07

Got Allergies?

Finally, warm weather is upon us! With the changing of seasons though, come allergies. While most welcome the summer season, allergy victims are constantly battling nasal congestion, sneezing and watery, itchy eyes.

Published in Wellness
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 10:04

A Bold Leader for a Bold Initiative

"A lot of who I am today has to do with the role my parents played in providing a family environment that is loving and focuses on supporting one another," said Erica Bills, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen Michigan.

Published in Profile
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:18

5 Reasons Golf is the Greatest Sport Ever

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Sometimes, the grass really is greener on the other side ... when the other side is a golf course, at least. While a golf course might not be boundless, the benefits of the game certainly are!

Published in Cityscene

If you're reading this article, chances are a women's retreat is something you're interested in and need. We'll take you through a few highlights, to show you the value and importance of a little time away at the Holistic Health Retreats from KH Counseling Services. Because in this case, a little does go a long way.

Published in Wellness

Anyone can run a business, but only few are successful. Over 10 years ago Amy Ritsema and Mary Kline joined and founded OnSite Wellness, a workplace wellness company in Grand Rapids. At a time when employers became more conscientious about their employees health, Amy and Mary saw an opportunity and acted upon it.

Published in Profile
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