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Wellness

Workplace wellness programs do more than help employees shed a few pounds. They help employees reduce workplace stress, feel happier, teach work-life balance and financial wellness—and adopt healthy habits for life. The result? Increased workplace productivity, mental health awareness, and an improved ability to handle and manage stress. Read more...

Vitamin (D)eficient?

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 05:58
If asked, I am sure many would know their cholesterol level, blood pressure and maybe even fasting blood glucose. These are routinely checked and are used for markers to diagnosis disease. What about your vitamin D level? How many know that? Our vitamin D level can also be considered a snapshot to our overall health. Read more...

Are Supplements Necessary?

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:47
The new year brings to light many changes for people, including the goal to become healthier. Because of this, I am often asked if taking vitamins and other supplements are necessary. The simple answer? Yes. Read more...

Individualized Medication Solutions

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 04:12
"Keystone is extremely pleased to be celebrating our 15th anniversary in West Michigan," said David J. Miller, chief formulation scientist and co-owner of Keystone Pharmacy. "We opened our doors in 2001 with a strong commitment to providing individualized medication solutions, and this formula continues to resonate with our patients—whether they are on two legs or four." Read more...

How to Save 275 Lives

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 06:15
Many women who live in rural Michigan have limited access to breast health services due to lack of transportation—especially during snowy Michigan winters, when driving conditions are difficult. In an effort to drive breast health education and services in rural communities, Komen Michigan recently announced the launch of "Fueling the Cures." Read more...

Sick of Being Sick?

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:39
While considered mostly a nuisance, the common cold's impact is widespread when you factor in the health care costs and lost wages to sick days. An estimated 1 billion colds occur annually. Adults on average get two to three a year, while kids can get up to six. Read more...

Sexuality: Something to Talk About

Monday, 21 November 2016 11:37
"The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are," Oprah said. When given the opportunity to write to our readers on a topic of our choice, we always have such difficulty narrowing down our options. If you've ever met me, you know I typically have plenty to say about everything! Today, I decided to stick with the general topic covering the majority of questions I'm asked on a daily basis in my practice. Read more...

Journaling for Caregivers

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:01
Caring for aging parents or other senior loved ones can be tough on many levels, and the associated roller coaster of emotion is often difficult to manage. If you've ever kept a diary, you probably know that writing is a therapeutic form of self-expression known to relieve anxiety and stress. Read more...

Forgotten Fighters

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:18
"The truth is," Tammy Myers said, "breast cancer isn't limited to those who have a family history, high body weight, lower activity level—to those who consume more alcohol or even those who smoke. It can attack any woman, at any age." Read more...

Finding Calm in the Chaos

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:12
We all experience moments of absolute chaos. Our emotions can overwhelm us, overriding our better instincts to resist crying, striking out, running away, screaming or saying something hurtful. As a result, we feel remorse—or even embarrassment—when our strong emotions subside. Practicing some basic mindfulness skills daily can help us find calm when chaos strikes again. Read more...

 

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