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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...

5 Tips to Manage Stress in the Workplace

Monday, 18 November 2013 08:05
As the holiday season moves swiftly towards us, a balance in life can become more difficult to manage. Though the season is cheery and full of celebration and memories, it can also become overwhelmingly busy in many aspects. Not entirely limited to the holiday season, workplace and job stress is one of the biggest problems in a person’s day-to-day life.  Having some stress in your life is normal; however, excessive stress affects productivity, physical health, and mental health. Stress itself (along with other emotions) is contagious; it affects your success and your interactions with others around you. Thus, stress can… Read more...
More than ninety percent of children*, will trick-or-treat this Halloween and return home with bags full of sugary candy that could end in rotten results. Cavities take six to twelve months to get to the state of detection, but "right around Halloween, we do see more fillings coming out and crowns coming off due to consumption of sticky foods and candies," Thomas Lambert, DDS of Grand Rapids said.  Not only is too much sugar unhealthy for your child, but it’s bad for his or her smile. Don’t scream, though: read these tips from Dr. Lambert and enjoy Halloween—without the negatives. Halloween Candy… Read more...

It’s a Balancing Act

Monday, 28 October 2013 03:25
Seeing our loved ones age can be a difficult process. We want what’s best for our parents and grandparents, and as their health changes it’s not uncommon to worry about their safety. A serious side effect that we, as physical therapists, often see with aging is the increased risk of falling and loss of balance. If a loved one takes just one fall, we are always left to worry that it may happen again. Falls could lead to serious injury, and could cause some people to feel unsafe in their own homes. Balance issues can be a result of many… Read more...

 

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