Maximizing Your Health

What’s the Best Time of Day to …?

When is the best time to exercise? Eat your biggest meal? Wind down for bed? The answers to those questions rest largely on you, according to Nessreen Rizvi, M.D., an internal medicine specialist at Henry Ford Health System. The Optimal Time for Healthy Daily Activities Physicians, dietitians and health and …

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Healthy Holidays
Managing diabetes during Ramadan

Managing Diabetes During Ramadan

During Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims focus on spirituality, self-discipline, compassion and gratitude. They also abstain from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. That’s no small feat any time of year, but especially when Ramadan comes during months with longer days, as …

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Managing Symptoms
Chronic Runny Nose

6 Things You Should Know About Chronic Runny Nose

Hitting the sales to stock up on tissues? Constant sniffing and wiping? Wondering if you’re going to need to leave a meeting or social event because your nose is running? A chronic runny nose is more than an annoyance. It can significantly affect your quality of life. “People with a …

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Preventing Osteoporosis
4 Ways for Women to Improve Bone Health

4 Ways Women Can Improve Bone Health

When you break a bone as a kid, it’s no big deal – you get a cast, your friends sign it, and in a few weeks you’re all healed up. As you get older, your bones weaken, and your body doesn’t bounce back from an injury the way it used …

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What's for Dinner?
Video: Cilantro Chicken & Purple Potato Foil Packets Recipe

VIDEO: Cilantro Chicken & Purple Potato Foil Packets Recipe

Foil packet dinners may conjure up memories of camping and cookouts over an open fire. But foil packets are having a resurgence in popularity for busy home cooks who want a simple, tasty meal with minimal clean-up. The formula is pretty simple: Toss your ingredients together, seal up them into …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Not Exercising Enough? 12 Hacks to Get You Moving

Not Exercising Regularly? 12 Hacks to Get You Moving

Even if you enjoy exercise, finding the time and energy to hit the gym for a 60-minute workout can be a challenge. Despite our best intentions, nearly 80 percent of us fall short of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of 150 minutes of aerobic and strength training …

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Health Questions
5 Signs of a Brain Tumor

5 Symptoms of Brain Tumors

In the medical world, some conditions are harder to spot and explain than others. Such is the case with brain tumors. To date, little is known about what causes certain brain tumors to form. Nor do we fully understand why certain risk factors such as age increase a person’s chance …

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Raising Healthy Kids & Teens
Preventing sports injuries in your student athlete

Preventing Sports Injuries in Your Student Athlete

Participating in sports provide so many benefits to kids and teens. There are the obvious benefits of physical fitness and promoting regular exercise. Then, there are also the character-building lessons learned from being part of a team, working hard toward a goal, celebrating tough competition, and gracefully accepting defeat. But …

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Sleep Issues
6 Ways to Stop Snoring

6 Ways To Stop Snoring

Everyone knows that getting a quality night’s sleep can be a game changer. Studies consistently show that clocking in a solid seven to nine hours (the recommended shut-eye for adults, according to the National Sleep Foundation) can lead to improvements in mental health, physical health, brain function and more. But …

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Child Development
How to choose your child's footwear

How to Choose the Best Footwear for Your Child

Deciding on baby’s first footwear can be an exciting moment for parents. The cute booties or tiny tennis shoes are adorable, and the options are plentiful. With limitless shoe options available for babies and children of all ages, the importance of choosing supportive footwear can often be overlooked. Baby’s First …

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