added on: April 6, 2021

Finally, Spring has arrived in Michigan! The weather is warming and heavy coats and gloves are being shed for less layers and shorter sleeves. Spring’s warm up allows people to get outdoors more and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine; good for both body and soul. Yet, after a year… Read More…


added on: March 26, 2021

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? This question reminds me of bruxism (bruk-siz-um), a condition that causes grinding and clenching of teeth. Although most people who brux do so during sleep (sleep bruxism), a growing number of American adults are experiencing the problem during waking hours. People who… Read More…


added on: February 9, 2021

For the most part, Americans are generally proactive in maintaining good health. To minimize the risks for health problems that can result from “what flies through the air” during the cold and flu season, many adults take steps such as annual flu shots, coughing or sneezing into a tissue, and… Read More…


added on: February 4, 2021

A beautiful smile is always an asset, at any age. To project a positive, more-youthful image, whitening teeth is one of the most affordable ways to get closer to the smile that’s a compliment to every individual. Teeth whitening is popular for many reasons in addition to appearance. A whiter… Read More…


added on: January 7, 2021

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death and disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or ruptures. When… Read More…


added on: November 5, 2020

The recent Halloween night was a rather eventful one, in addition to the costumes and scary movies. October 31, 2020 was the first Halloween with a full moon since 1944. It also marked the night when the “Fall Back” time change occurred (granting us that wonderful extra hour we all… Read More…


added on: October 26, 2020

Although we would hope our perception of others is based on inner qualities – things like kindness, ethics, honesty – it’s hard to deny that physical appearance is a factor in our initial impressions of others. If you feel drawn to attractive people more than the “average” ones, your feelings… Read More…


added on: October 7, 2020

Living a healthy life requires (a). eating a balanced diet with moderations on sugar, alcohol, caffeine and fats; (b). getting ample exercise every day; (c). having positive social connections; not smoking; and, (e). getting sufficient sleep. When we think of sleep, however, it’s not just the hours between turning the… Read More…


added on: September 21, 2020

As if Americans needed one more health risk to worry about, we are headed into the peak season for colds and flu. Healthy individuals are typically able to get past these. However, with immune systems that are less efficient, older adults find these illnesses aren’t so easy to kick. Developing… Read More…



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