Understanding Heart Risk

Can A Coronary Calcium Scan Save Your Life?

What if there was a way to predict your risk of a heart attack? Would you be more willing to make changes to your lifestyle if you had better insight on your current heart condition? Fortunately, if you have certain health issues that could put you at risk of a …

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Summer Recipes

3 Easy Summer Mocktail Recipes

What’s better on a warm summer day or evening than a fancy drink to put you in a good mood? Often, people reserve their creativity and extra effort for mixing alcoholic drinks. But there’s no reason why mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) shouldn’t get the same amount of attention. They’re often lower …

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Managing Symptoms

7 Remedies for Taming Nausea

At one time or another, most people have been struck by nausea. Some are queasy from chemotherapy. Others are experiencing a reaction to food, drugs, stress or motion sickness. Still others are pregnant moms suffering from around-the-clock morning sickness.   “Nausea has literally hundreds of causes,” explains Cynthia Ulreich, NP, …

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Protecting Your Skin

How Much Sunscreen Is Enough?

The message finally seems to be spreading that overexposure to the sun is not good for our skin. Not only is it the leading cause of skin cancer, but it also causes premature skin aging, wrinkles, discoloration and roughened skin texture. So, most of us get that we need to …

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Health Food Trends

An Unlikely Trend: Why Nutritional Yeast Is So Popular

Some foods are as delectable to say as they are to eat: jambalaya, tiramisu, edamame… Alternatively, the term nutritional yeast doesn’t exactly exhilarate your taste buds. Nonetheless, in recent years, health-conscious eaters everywhere have been putting nutritional yeast (affectionately dubbed “nooch” for short) in or on top of their eggs, …

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Skin Conditions

What Are Keloids?

Your skin puts up with a lot, whether you realize it or not. Day-to-day cuts, scrapes and bruises, an accidental burn from the curling iron, a nick from shaving, an ingrown hair, a new tattoo, an acne breakout … The body’s natural reaction to cuts, pokes and trauma to the …

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Eating Healthy, Fresh Food

A Farmers Market Guide: Maximizing Your Shopping Trip

From Detroit’s massive, beloved Eastern Market, to the small community markets that dot the metro area on weekends, to the farm stands you pass as you drive up-North, southeast Michiganders have a plethora of options for buying local produce during the growing season (late spring through early fall). Whether you’re …

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Sports Injury

Shin Splints: What You Need to Know

If your shins throb when you’re running — or even while standing for too long in one place. It could be a familiar culprit: shin splints. The term refers to an aching sensation along the shin bone, which runs down the front of your lower leg. And according to David Tomsich, …

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Meal Prep Solutions
Greek Chicken Grain Bowl Recipe Video

VIDEO: Greek Chicken Grain Bowl Recipe

Tender, flavorful chicken + filling whole grains + fresh veggies + creamy yogurt. These Greek chicken grain bowls hit all the right notes in terms of flavor, texture and versatility. Put them together on a weekend meal-prep session to take as lunches for work or school throughout the week. Or …

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Understanding Healthcare

What Is a Clinical Trial?

Between headlining health scares and ongoing healthcare debates, it’s easy to forget that, at heart, medicine is dedicated to improving peoples’ lives. Doctors, researchers and medical innovators are constantly looking for new medicines and treatments to help us live healthier, safer and longer. One way to accomplish those goals? Clinical …

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