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Infertility is an obstacle to motherhood that catches most couples by surprise. Although infertility is not a recent development, discussing it can still be considered taboo and many misconceptions exist. For instance: Did you know an infertility diagnosis is not reserved for women alone? Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 30 percent of all infertility cases. Women and men are truly in this one together. Read more...
Relay for Life is an overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a track and take turns walking—each step taking them closer to winning the fight against cancer. Relay events are an opportunity for families, communities, friends and strangers to rally together for a common goal. The temperature is climbing, and West Michigan's "Relay season" is just around the corner! Read more...
We are all overextended, overscheduled, tired and just plain ... stressed out! Michelle Steffes, Certified Coach/Business Consultant/Speaker/Trainer at IPV Consulting, can help. She has identified six key factors that should help you avoid burnout. For those of us looking for ways to repair the burnout we've already endured, she has us covered, too. Read more...

About That Adult Coloring Trend ...

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:22
As a child, there are few experiences that surpass cracking the seal on a box of crayons and diving into a crisp new coloring book—coloring inside the lines being optional, of course. Read more...

Mental Health First Aid Courses

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:19
First aid awareness extends beyond CPR training. A health crisis can include mental health events, such as panic attacks, suicidal contemplation or substance abuse. Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is hosting Mental Health First Aid Training Sessions to help laypeople help others suffering from an acute mental health crisis. Read more...

What are Essential Oils, Anyway?

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:00
Essential oils are for the gullible, for those who don't understand how the body works, or how science works for that matter—snake oil sales for the new age. Years ago, these thoughts ran through my head as I contemplated treating my sinus issues with essential oils. As a former pharmaceutical rep, I was trained to understand the science behind how certain medications work and why. I believed natural remedies were inconsequential without hardcore data (and lots of it!) to back up any claims. Anecdotal evidence wasn't going to cut it for me. So, how did I end up using the… Read more...

Pain Down Under: There is Help!

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 04:33
Do you have pain "down there?" Ugh. Is there anything worse? Not only does the location leave little to be desired, but who the heck can you talk to about it? Read more...

CKO: Winter Blues Beat Down

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 00:00
Having a case of the winter blues is—literally and figuratively—no laughing matter. "The winter blues" is a conversational term for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression due to seasonal fluctuations throughout the year. Do you have SAD? Read on to learn about popular symptoms and how to escape your cold-weather routine. Read more...

Your Best You in 2016!

Monday, 21 December 2015 08:18
Looking to get your new year off to a healthy start? Meet with a nutritional consultant and women's health pharmacist for a discussion focused on you—learn about how hormones, detoxification and nutrition affect weight and overall well-being. Read more...

Kick It!

Monday, 14 December 2015 10:52
New Year's resolutions on your mind? Planning on getting back on track, fitness-wise? Read more...