• Put Your Heart Into Cardiac Rehab

    Article

    While cardiac rehabilitation is good for your heart and your overall health, fewer than 20 percent of those who are eligible take advantage of this important healing tool. “After a cardiac-related event, you need support to recover and make important lifestyle changes,” said Barb...

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  • Back Pain? Try Rehabilitation First

    Article

    Until you feel a twinge, a throb or an ache, you probably take your back for granted. Yet with sitting, standing and moving, the human spine is almost in constant use. It’s no wonder why nearly 80% of Americans will experience back or neck pain at some point in their lives. Despi...

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  • Heart Attack vs Stroke: What's the Difference?

    Article

    Would you know what to do in a medical emergency? About 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year in the US. Both health conditions are considered life-threatening emergencies and both are among the leading causes of death in America. Heart attack and stroke are caus...

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  • Take Your Sleep to Heart

    Article

    It’s estimated that as many as 50–70 million US adults suffer from a sleep disorder . While lack of sleep may seem harmless, over time it can actually have some pretty big health consequences, including raising the risk for obesity, diabetes and even heart disease. So how much sl...

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  • Tips To Help You Sleep Better

    Podcast

    Struggling to get good shuteye? Could too much stress, electronics use or a sleep disorder be to blame? In this Healthy Life Talk podcast, lifestyle medicine experts discuss healthy habits for getting the quality Zzzs you deserve....

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  • The Lowdown on Millennials & High Blood Pressure

    Article

    Editor's note: This is part two in a series on health & millennials. Check out part one: Are More Millennials Living With ADHD . When you think of millennials, yoga, Zen and universal wellness might spring to mind. After all, they're considered to be the most educated and con...

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  • Are More Millennials Living With ADHD?

    Article

    Editor's note: This is part one in a series on health & millennials. Check out part two: The Lowdown on Millennials and High Blood Pressure . While they say they’re healthy, millennials might not be faring as well as they believe, according to a report from Blue Cross Blue Sh...

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  • Healthy Chat: Boven Birth Center

    Video

    Boven Birth Center is the destination for beautiful birth experiences. Dr. Dana Kraker, Ob/Gyn Associates of Holland, talks with Kirk Cousins about the recent renovation and expansion of the lakeshore’s destination birthing center. From comfortable mother-baby rooms to advanced t...

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  • Being Present During the Holidays

    Article

    ’Tis the season for spending. In 2019, the National Retail Federation’s survey of holiday spending estimates the average American will shell out about $650 on gifts. According to Gallup, this number is closer to $950. While gift giving is a meaningful tradition, there’s another w...

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  • Get the Most Out of Your Fitness Gadget

    Article

    Slap a Fitbit or Garmin on your wrist and get in shape. If only fitness was that easy, right? While exercising regularly requires dedication and effort––whether you’re wearing a fitness tracker or a smartwatch––following these tips can help you reap the most from your workouts: W...

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