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Face Cream: Doctor’s Office or Drugstore?

Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:00
Is it worth a special trip to the dermatologist or aesthetician for medical-grade skin care products—or can you purchase what you need at the local drugstore, or the beauty counter at your favorite department store? Renewal Skin Spa co-owner Jon Gill explains the benefits of purchasing medical-grade products. Read more...

Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 07:44
What is normal? What is healthy? Should I be concerned? According to the Mayo Clinic, persistent, recurrent problems with sexual response, desire, or orgasm—that distress you or strain your relationship with your partner—is recognized medically as female sexual dysfunction. Read more...

Are You Investing in Yourself?

Monday, 24 August 2015 07:09
You may be investing in your 401(k), your kids' college funds, or even perhaps a rental property. You may look at buying a quality suit as an investment. But when was the last time you invested in your health? Read more...

Undo Summer’s Damage to Your Skin

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:10
Any given Michigan summer weekend, many of us can be found in the yard, at the beach, or on the water. While that outdoor time is good for the soul, it can wreak havoc on your skin. Read more...

3 Reasons Summertime Cocktailing Can Be Risky

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 00:00
Ball games, music festivals, afternoons anchored near a sandbar—as summer kicks into high gear and you find yourself with a calendar full of social activities, it's wise to exercise caution while cocktailing, above and beyond just designating a driver. Read more...

The Heritage Senior Communities

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:00
It happens: A family member grows older, seemingly in an instant. You might notice that living at home and tending to everyday tasks has become inconvenient, difficult, or even impossible for him or her—and you realize it may be time for your loved one to consider an assisted living community. West Michigan Woman thanks The Heritage Senior Communities for the following content. Read more...

Tan Safe. Tan Local.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00
The "healthy glow" of a tan is something many of us associate with summer. And no matter how many times we hear how bad it is, we just can't seem to end our love affair with being bronzed. Who could blame us? Did you know Grand Rapids ranks #21 in the top 101 cities with lower average amounts of sunshine? Read more...

A List I’d Rather Miss

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00
In late May, Orkin released a list of the worst cities in the country for mosquitoes. It doesn't bode well for our summer enjoyment that West Michigan made the Top 20. (Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo were lumped together.) While West Michigan was 19th, our neighbors Chicago and Detroit took the second and fourth slots, respectively. Read more...

Fight Back Against Menopause

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00
When it comes to midlife and menopause issues, Diana Bitner, MD, NCMP, FACOG, doesn't fool around. A practicing obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Bitner wanted to offer more than basic help for patients dealing with menopause-related symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and weight gain. Read more...

Top Tips for Teeing Off

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 00:00
Your swing a little rusty after the long winter? Golf Digest's top tips for improving your game include: Read more...