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: March 8, 2021

In this day and age, we occasionally see ourselves on screen, perhaps while “face timing” or in a zoom session. If you’re like me, you may be surprised at the lines, sags and spots that this reveals! Although the lighting and detail of most phone and computer reflections are rarely… 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 26, 2021

It’s becoming a distant memory of yesteryear for those who can recall the “bunny ears” that sat on the tops of televisions. Used to pick up broadcast signals, many baby boomers recall childhood viewing required adjusting the extended rods of antenna or adding aluminum foil for a clear (but often… 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: December 29, 2020

Certainly, seeing one year end and another begin brings a ray of hope that what’s to come will be a better one. If there was ever a year to say “Good riddance” to, though, it’s 2020. With all its challenges, the unknowns and tensions, however, many of us have had… Read More…


added on: December 9, 2020

For people who are familiar with the term “TMJ,” most think of it as a problematic condition of the temporomandibular joints. These joints, located on each side of your head just in front of the ears, get quite the workout all day, every day. They are what connect your lower… 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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