• 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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  • 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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  • Walking: The Right Step For Your Heart

    Article

    While running may be considered the darling of aerobic exercise, putting one foot in front of the other at a moderate pace can also provide ample benefits to your heart and overall health, with less risk of injury. In fact, the simple, affordable act of walking can add years to y...

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  • Heart Health With Kirk Cousins

    Video

    You only have one heart. If it needs help, the area's leading experts are right here. Call 616-392-3824 or visit Holland Hospital and Spectrum Health Heart and Vascular Center to learn more....

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  • Healthy Habits and Staying Active This Winter

    Podcast

    From eating right to staying active to nurturing a new hobby, Dr. Matthew Hilton, Lakeshore Health Partners – Family Medicine, and Certified Medical Exercise Specialist Tina VandeGuchte show you how to form healthy habits and stay active during the winter months....

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  • Oh Norovirus! Stomach Bug Myths & Facts

    Article

    Norovirus . Just hearing the word makes you, well, queasy. But what exactly is it? Is it the same as the flu? What can you do to speed relief if you catch it? Dr. Matthew Hilton from Lakeshore Health Partners — Family Medicine offers answers and untangles norovirus myths from fac...

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  • New Year Resolutions With Kirk Cousins

    Video

    Need motivation for your New Year resolutions? Holland Hospital’s Healthy Life offers tools to help you live your healthiest, longest life. Our videos, blogs and podcasts will keep you focused. Visit our Healhty Life page to learn more to learn more....

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