Feb. 1 2017
Women who strength train regularly can improve their feelings of well-being and may be able to reduce episodes of depression. A study from researchers at Harvard University found that 10 weeks of strength...
Feb. 1 2017
Heart disease is a condition most often associated with men, but women are just as susceptible to heart disease as their male counterparts. In fact, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute notes...
Feb. 1 2017
Thousands of women will become pregnant this year for the first time. Pregnancy can trigger thoughts of the future and making plans for when the baby arrives. It also can be a time to take inventory of...
Birth control offers benefits outside of pregnancy prevention
Feb. 1 2017
It started in her mid-teens. Olivia Mitchell’s once manageable menstrual cramps became increasingly painful — so much so that it began to severely hinder the her ability to get through the...
Feb. 1 2017
At some point in a woman’s life she will enter into a period called menopause. Unlike what the name might suggest, menstruation does not “pause” upon entering menopause. Rather, it ceases...
Government-supported programs offer important services for women
Feb. 1 2017
The impact of access to appropriate women’s reproductive health care, for me, is on one hand a professional story and on the other a very real and personal story. The journey to the birth of my JIM...
Health tips for people over 50
May 18 2016
Staying healthy and active is important at any age, but it’s especially important as we get older. People over the age of 50 face increased physical and mental health challenges, and staying active...
Lansing swimming legend Wally Dobler glides into his 80s
May 18 2016
Ramrod straight, ruddy-faced and hearty, the 82-year-old champion swimmer stood at the door of his Lansing home, saying hello. Two seconds later, he was in a chair, ready to talk. How did he do that?
June 18 2015
With warm weather here to stay, many Lansing families will head out to enjoy a spring and summer favorite – Lansing Lugnuts games. For many, the baseball pastime is an indulgent experience, listening...
May 6 2015
Many people have been touched by breast cancer. Whether you have dealt with your own diagnosis or that of a friend or family member, the prevalence of breast cancer has left few people without a story...
May 6 2015
Many people know that a combination of a healthy diet and routine exercise is the best way to maintain their physical health. But what about mental well-being? Memory lapses are often assumed to be an...
May 6 2015
A common type of headache characterized by throbbing pain on one side of the head, migraines affect millions of people across the globe. Many people who suffer from migraine headaches get a warning that...
May 6 2015
As people age, their dietary needs begin to change. Foods that were once staples of your diet as a youth may be restricted once you hit a certain age, while other foods you may have always avoided may...
May 6 2015
A nutritious diet and daily exercise can promote long-term health, but preventative care also plays a key role in keeping adults healthy as they age. Routine health screenings can head off potential problems,...
May 6 2015
According to the National Sleep Foundation, changes in sleep patterns are a part of the aging process. Many people experience difficulty falling asleep and then staying asleep as they age, and that difficulty...
May 6 2015
Contrary to popular belief, adopting a healthy lifestyle is not a difficult undertaking. In certain instances, convenience may need to be sacrificed in favor of nutrition, but many people find that living...
May 6 2015
The benefits of a healthy diet are clear and well documented. In addition to providing the nutrients a growing body needs, consuming a balanced diet helps children maintain a healthy weight. Obesity continues...
May 6 2015
For many patients, preparing for a doctor’s appointment simply means scheduling the appointment and arriving on time. However, there are things you can do in advance to make the most of your visit....
May 6 2015
Spring is here—which means allergy season for many—and while the season can make breathing through the nose difficult, other factors can cause problems all year
Inside The Provocative Field of Food Allergies
May 6 2015
The kids are not all right. Last week, Karen Bishop, a 35-year nurse and specialist in what she calls food allergies, showed me pictures of children with frightening and photogenic problems

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