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Migraines: Pain and Frustration

Monday, 16 June 2014 12:44
The aura: Tunnel vision, dizziness, sensitivity to light, and other symptoms may warn you that it's coming. Lasting from four to seventy-two hours, a migraine headache may involve nausea, blurred vision, lightheadedness, and throbbing pain. Migraine headaches' cause, treatment, and prevention continue to be something of a medical mystery, and the lack of answers is a major source of frustration for many sufferers. Read more...

Real Men Cook & Eat Healthy

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 10:09
June is Men's Health Month, and what better time to get cooking than summer, when the produce is ripe and the grill is calling? Read more...

Skin Care and Summer

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 05:48
The last of the snow is gone (at least in West Michigan), we’ve caught glimpses of spring, and summer seems mere moments away! While sun and fun may be appealing, don’t forget to prepare and take care. Here are a few tips on giving your skin a break this summer. Read more...

Celiac Awareness Month

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 16:51
Held each May, Celiac Awareness Month is supported by, among other organizations, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Because people with celiac disease are sensitive to gluten, the month also raises awareness of this intolerance. Read more...

Tame Your Seasonal Allergies

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:52
The itchy eyes. The stuffy nose. The awful sneezing. Allergy season is on its way!As snow thaws and winter turns to spring, trees, grasses, weeds, and ragweed release pollen into the air, causing more than fifty million of us to suffer from annual seasonal allergic rhinitis. If hay fever is your springtime nemesis, take these five steps to fight back. Read more...

3 Ways to Squeeze Exercise In At Work

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:37
If you work full time, you don’t need to tell me how difficult it is to fit exercise into your schedule. I already understand. Toss in some kids, difficultly sleeping through the night, and a marginal social life, and we could write a book together. We all know we should exercise. We feel better, sleep better, and fit in our clothes better. We smile more, sit up straighter, and have more energy. So, what’s the problem? The challenge lies in finding the time and making the commitment to doing it. Read more...

Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 08:38
Tips to Help the Helpless Anyone who knows me well knows there is inadvertent humor (if not irony) in my being asked to compile tips on adjusting to Daylight Saving Time. I’ve always considered Daylight Saving Time the longest four-letter word known to humankind, and I’m one of those lucky souls who struggle for weeks (if not longer) with the time change. Read more...

5 Tips to Get Rid of Zits

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 08:15
Adult acne is more common than you think. But products and experts are readily available to  treat, prevent, and help maintain a fresh-faced you. Here are five tips to help you get rid of those pesky zits. Read more...

Top 10 Healthy Resolutions You'll Want to Keep

Thursday, 09 January 2014 07:38
Year after year January 1 rolls around and we make promises to ourselves to workout more, eat healthy, and lose weight and then come to find that by January 3, we have one more family party to go to and those chips and french onion dip start calling out your name. Read more...

Safety Tips for Contact Lenses

Monday, 09 December 2013 10:22
Selling contact lenses without a prescription is illegal and can put consumers' eye health at risk, warns the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA). All contact lenses are classified as medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and require a valid prescription, whether they correct your vision or are worn simply for a special occasion, such as Halloween, proms, or weddings. "Even though these are non-corrective lenses, they still pose the same potential health and safety risks as other contact lenses," said Dr. Paul Hodge, MOA member and practicing optometrist in Allegan, Michigan. However, some decorative lenses are sold… Read more...