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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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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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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Heart Health Advice

Daily Aspirin Therapy: The Benefits and Risks

It’s no secret that heart disease is the nation’s number one killer. Historically, doctors recommended aspirin to high-risk patients as a harmless way to keep heart disease at bay. And for good reason – studies have shown that aspirin can reduce inflammation, prevents blood clots and lowers the risk of …

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Healthy Choices
Nutrition Advice to Ignore

Ignore This Advice: 4 Common Nutrition Tips to Question

Everyone has someone in their social circle who likes to dole out nutrition advice. Maybe your good friend shed 10 pounds by following a keto diet. Or perhaps your spouse felt more energized from juicing or drinking bulletproof coffee. Understandably, when people feel their nutrition efforts successfully impact their health, …

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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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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Medicine Ball Workout

Medicine Ball Workouts: Pros and Cons

From the ThighMaster to Buns of Steel videos to step aerobics, most workout trends and tools come and go with the times. But for years, one piece of equipment has remained popular with athletes, physical therapists, trainers and other fitness professionals: the medicine ball. They’re pretty similar to old-school balls …

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Understanding Your Health
Dietary Supplement Safety

Supplement Safety: Is Your Multivitamin Really Boosting Your Health?

With the population aging and an increasing number of people facing chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and diabetes to cancer and autoimmune issues, consumers are increasingly hitting the health food store in search of a magic pill to cure what ails them. About one out of three Americans report …

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Staying Fit
walking for health

10 Ways To Walk Your Way To Better Health

Think walking doesn’t pack as much of a punch as other workouts? Think again. A recent Harvard University study found that 2.5 hours of brisk walking each week could extend your life by up to seven years. Seven years! In fact, research shows that the list of health benefits you …

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Understanding Your Health
4 Facts about Kidney Stones You Need to Know

4 Things You Need to Know About Kidney Stones

You’ve probably heard of kidney stones before. Maybe, you have even had them. If you haven’t had them before, trust us, you don’t want them. There are many factors that contribute to why you may be at higher risk for kidney stones than other people. Knowing some basic information about …

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