• Don’t Delay Your Child’s Vaccines

    Article

    According to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and the CDC, fewer children in the state are currently up to date on their routine vaccinations. The reason for this shortfall? Safety fears related to COVID-19. “During this pandemic, it’s especially important t...

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  • Don’t Let Disc Herniation Hold You Back

    Podcast

    A common cause of neck, back and leg pain, disc herniation can hold you back from living life to the fullest. In this Healthy Life Talk, orthopedic spine experts share insights on the latest nonsurgical and surgical treatments for finding relief. Podcast recorded July 27, 2020....

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  • Keep Kids Active This Summer

    Article

    Keep your kids active and injury-free during National Youth Sports Week Jul 20 to Jul 26 and throughout the rest of summer. The benefits of youth sports and exercise outweigh the risk of injury. Physical activity in kids helps to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes, improve s...

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  • Tips for Your Picky Eater, with Betsy Beckman, MD

    Video

    Does your toddler shun broccoli? Or your 4-year-old feed peas to Fido? Dr. Betsy Beckman, with Holland Hospital Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, offers some simple tips for getting the pickiest of eaters to broaden their palates, from scheduling meal and snack times to introdu...

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  • COVID-19: 6 Meaningful Lessons

    Article

    A year ago, most of us wouldn’t have understood phrases like social distancing and flatten the curve, and the idea of wearing cloth masks in public or not being able to even go out in public would have seemed silly. Flash forward to early 2020, and poof—everything changed. While ...

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  • Should Parents Be Concerned About Enlarged Lymph Nodes in Kids?

    Video

    Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes is a common complaint in children, usually occurring from a bacterial or viral infection. But when should moms and dads be concerned? Dr. Michael Rytting shares more in this Medical Minute, including problems parents should watch for. Board certifi...

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  • The Benefits of MAKO® Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement

    Article

    In our rapidly advancing world, robotics play an important – if often unseen – role in our everyday lives including the field of medicine, assisting with surgical procedures ranging from prostate removals to knee replacements. The Mako robotic arm was originally used for total hi...

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  • Advance Care Planning: Now More Than Ever

    Article

    If you could no longer make health care decisions for yourself, would you be prepared? It’s a question nobody wants to ask, yet everybody should be able to answer. Without advance care planning and the designation of a patient advocate (or advocates) , your loved ones may disagre...

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  • Bone Up On Osteoporosis

    Article

    While you may not give much thought to the health of your bones, you should. That’s because 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Known as the “silent disease,” osteoporosis occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too ...

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  • Taming Migraine Headaches

    Article

    From nausea to sensitivity to light to pain in the face or neck, the symptoms of migraine headaches wreak havoc on the lives of some 38 million Americans. If you’re one of them, there are treatments today that can make a profound difference in your quality of life. “Migraine head...

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