• Talk to Your Kids About Alcohol

    Article

    What’s the harm in letting a young person try alcohol? Plenty. While drinking in moderation as an adult might be fine, kids’ brains aren’t mature enough to handle any amount of alcohol. That’s why it’s critical for parents to talk to their kids about the pitfalls of alcohol and u...

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  • Tips and Treatment for Thyroid Disease

    Article

    Thyroid disease affects millions of Americans, especially women—yet it’s often misunderstood and overlooked. To clear up the confusion, and underscore the importance of this small but powerful gland, Dr. Peter Hoekman, an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist with Lakeshore Healt...

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  • Boven Birth Center With Kirk Cousins

    Video

    Kirk Cousins shares a word about Boven Birth Center, parents' #1 choice of hospitals along the lakeshore. Schedule your tour and learn more about Boven Birth Center ....

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  • Parents: 7 Tips For Smart Screen Time

    Article

    From online gaming to social media to video chatting, messaging and selfies, technology is ever-evolving and ever-present in our lives. Children use it to socialize, to do homework, to stay informed, and for entertainment. While we can’t and shouldn’t cut off access to digital me...

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  • Cooling Heartburn With LINX Surgery

    Podcast

    Discover how a minimally invasive procedure called LINX can help cool the chronic burn of acid reflux. Presented by Dr. Brian Dishinger and Dr. William Houskamp from Lakeshore Health Partners – General Surgery. Learn more about the Holland Hospital Reflux Center ....

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  • Gambling Problem & March Madness: A Losing Bet

    Article

    It may be all fun and games for hoops fans, but for problem gamblers , March Madness is a dangerous time of year. Those few bucks you spend on a bracket (or two) for your March Madness office pool? They’re part of an estimated $10 billion gambled each year on the NCAA Men’s Baske...

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  • You Can Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

    Article

    While colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S.—affecting 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women at some point during their lifetime—you’re far from powerless when it comes to lowering your risk of this disease. Here are six ways to help protect your colorectal health: 1....

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  • Could Surgery Extinguish Your Heartburn?

    Article

    More than 40 percent of Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month. While occasional heartburn isn’t something to worry about, frequent symptoms could signal a more serious problem known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) , or acid reflux. What’s the difference ...

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  • Cardiovascular Treatments & Intervention

    Podcast

    Whether you’ve suffered a heart attack or someone you love is living with heart disease, there’s heartening news when it comes to cardiovascular treatment. In this Healthy Life Talk, Drs. William Frauenheim and Gregory Bernath talk about medication, lifestyle modification, and th...

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  • Sex after Heart Disease: Good for the Body & Heart

    Article

    Heart disease is a sobering reminder of mortality. After a heart attack or surgery, you live with a new reality. Maybe you’re faced with dietary restrictions or lifestyle changes or a new pharmaceutical regimen. Probably you’re more conscious of your breathing and your heart rate...

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