Managing Chronic Disease
diabetic

Caring for the Diabetic in Your Life

There’s no reason to sugarcoat it. Caregiving can be overwhelming, particularly when someone you love receives a life-altering diagnosis like diabetes. Not only do you have to ensure your loved one eats right, gets to doctors’ appointments and remembers to take their medications, but often you have to do it …

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Mind-Body-Spirit

The Power of Gratitude

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or waking up to a brand-new day, taking stock of the riches in your life — both big and small — can go a long way toward bolstering health and well-being. Research shows that people who express gratitude are happier, more optimistic, and have stronger immune …

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World Kindness Day

Boost Your Health with Acts of Kindness

World Kindness Day is recognized on November 13 of each year, and on that day, you might think of iconic figures like Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi. These figures lived their lives in service to others sharing acts of kindness and compassion. What might surprise you, is that research shows …

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Healthy Relationships
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Mending Fences After a High-Tension Election

Now that America has chosen a president, it’s time to rebuild relationships affected by one of the most acrimonious elections in modern history, says Henry Ford Health System psychologist Michael Ryan. Dr. Ryan says mending broken fences is possible with a co-worker, family member or friends, starting with empathy. “If …

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Parenting Advice

Bullying Awareness: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Kids

Over the last 10 years, awareness of bullying and cyber-bullying has grown, and parents, schools and communities have worked hard to prevent and address bullying. Some recent studies have shown promise — school-based bullying has decreased for the first time since data have been collected. However, the need for continued …

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Raising Healthy Teens

Drug Use & Teens: 5 Crucial Things Every Parent Can Do

The world of recreational drug use is continually changing. While marijuana and alcohol remain go-to choices for many tweens and teens, a new crop of pharmaceuticals (prescribed and over-the-counter) are also harming students. Inhalants such as glue, aerosols, paint and paint thinners are causing trouble, too. Teens across the nation …

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Raising Healthy Teens
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How to Support a Transgender Teen

Parenting teens is never easy. When you’re raising a transgender teen in the midst of a transformation—a change often met with societal or parental resistance—it can be a minefield. But your child needs your support now, more than ever. “We’ve latched on to this idea that gender is fixed, but …

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National Recovery Month

Your Family Member Just Completed Rehab. Now What?

Having a loved one go through a rehabilitation program for substance abuse can be tough – yet it also offers a unique opportunity for a fresh start. The rehab process is a challenging and confusing one for everyone involved, especially so for the patient going through treatment. As the family on …

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Mind-Body-Spirit

5 Health Perks of Pet Ownership

Pet ownership comes with plenty of proven perks. Animals, especially dogs, have earned the title “man’s best friend” by offering loyalty, companionship, and unconditional love in ways that humans just can’t. Now, a growing body of research suggests pet ownership also comes with some welcome health benefits. “Pets can be …

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Adjusting to Life Changes

Prepping Your Kid for College

Whether your teen is going to a local community college or across the country for school, college represents a huge change. The experience stirs up mixed emotions in even the most well-adjusted young adult. Chances are your child feels excited, happy, scared and sad—all at the same time. They may …

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