• Best Food Choices to Beat Stress

    Article

    When your stress is in overdrive, you might want to reach for a pint of ice cream or a bag of potato chips. While comfort foods definitely feel good in the moment, these choices are often high in fat, sugar and total carbohydrates. “Foods like these can become an unhealthy crutch...

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  • COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy

    Article

    If you’re expecting, what can you expect from the COVID-19 vaccine? Pregnant women have had to face a lot of uncertainty throughout the pandemic, and with vaccination now in full swing, moms-to-be have to consider yet another question: whether to receive the shot. To help weigh t...

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  • Rehabilitating COVID-19 Long Haulers

    Article

    If you recovered from COVID-19 months ago and still aren’t back to feeling like yourself again, you’re not alone. According to the Journal of Infection , more than 50% of all patients who contracted the virus may have symptoms that just don’t go away. “Symptoms can sometimes ling...

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  • COVID-19: Helping Kids Cope

    Article

    The pandemic has altered life in many ways, and these changes are especially affecting our kids. “Children may now need to socially distance from friends, attend school remotely or virtually celebrate major life events like birthdays and graduations,” said Betsy Beckman, MD , a p...

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  • A Closer Look at Lung Cancer Screening

    Article

    A diagnosis of lung cancer can be overwhelming. Lung cancer often doesn’t cause symptoms until the cancer has spread, making treatment more difficult. But there’s a screening available with potential to identify lung cancer earlier, when it’s easier to treat. “While lung cancer i...

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  • Podcast: Overcome Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Podcast

    Do you snore? Persistent snoring is a common sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that can have serious health consequences if left untreated. Discover how to improve your snooze and your quality of life from our sleep and pulmonary medicine specialist in this podcast. Re...

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  • Don’t Postpone Colon Cancer Screening

    Article

    Colorectal cancer happens when abnormal cells grow and form tumors in the colon or rectum. While this life-threatening disease can often be successfully treated when caught in its earliest stages, only about half of people over age 50 receive the necessary screening tests to dete...

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  • Sandy Puts Whole Heart into Cardiac Rehab

    Article

    Sandy VanRavenswaay loves to spend time outdoors, especially gardening and going for walks. That all changed in December 2020. Two days before Christmas, she wound up in Holland Hospital’s ER with chest pain and elevated blood pressure. “I’d had a heart attack, but my heart cathe...

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  • Put Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) to Rest

    Article

    People who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experience repeated breathing pauses during sleep. Their loud snoring doesn’t just make them groggy the next day; it often awakens and frustrates their partners. “When people with OSA are asleep, their throat narrows, causing decrease...

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  • A Heart to Heart About Cardiac Health

    Podcast

    Take heart: you have the power to prevent cardiovascular disease. Find out how by listening to Cardiologists William Frauenheim, Keith Frank and Marcel Letourneau discuss important heart matters, from prevention and lifestyle strategies to the latest treatment advancements. Plus,...

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