‘Surges of new variants for the foreseeable future,’ amid progress, says a leading COVID-19 expert

COVID 19 Expert

According to Dr. Jeremy Faust, outdoors generally is much safer, and indoors is less safe, but if you do indoors correctly, it’s safe, and if you
do outdoors incorrectly,

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Don’t Wait…Prepare for it

Landis Lain

By Landis Lain

Recently a young relative perished in a motorcycle accident at the age of thirty-three. He left a wife and small children. As we navigate upstream through the morass of legalities and life insurance and grief,

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Lansing Entrepreneur Ricky Pannell Jr. Achieved Success During the Pandemic

Ricky Pannell Jr.

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By Joe Walker

LANSING, MI – Entrepreneur and hip hop recording artist Ricky Pannell Jr. is an example of thriving in the face of adversity.

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Sparrow Health System welcomes new Medical Chiefs of Staff

Dr. LaKeeya Tucker

Dr. LaKeeya Tucker

LANSING, MI – Noted local OB/GYN LaKeeya Tucker, D.O., has begun a two-year term as Chief of Medical Staff at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

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Alcohol Awareness Month: How Alcohol Affects Immunity

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By Dr. Gina Lynem-Walker, Associate Medical Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

The body’s immune system is incredibly complex and keeping it well-regulated relies on many factors – including diet,

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Mayo Clinic – Weight gain often an issue as women move into menopause

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By Tribune Content Agency

Jacqueline Thielen, M.D., Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently turned 50,

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Panic attack isn’t life-threatening, but can be frightening experience

By Tribune Content Agency 

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After going to the emergency department for what I thought was a heart attack, the doctor told me there were no issues with my heart and that my symptoms were likely from a panic attack. How can I tell the difference, and how can I prevent future panic attacks?

Tips to reduce risks in the home kitchen while preparing holiday meals

Start with the basics! Always wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before handling food.

Managing COVID-19 Disappointments for Kids

 By Dr. Kristyn Gregory, D.O.,

Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, adults have a wealth of information available to understand the importance of face masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing. From reading the latest news and recommendations for staying healthy to receiving prevention tips from health care providers, adults are more likely to grasp the greater context of staying vigilant during the pandemic. 

Just Plain Selfish: Are You Self-Sabotaging?

 By Kris Walker

Self sabotaging is simply put, as standing in the way of your own happiness, success or growth. While common practices such as procrastinating, over indulging behaviors, self- doubt and fear are often mentioned, in this digital era where we seemingly look towards the internet and Influencers for today's standards, I think that Social Media definitely deserves an honorable mention on our Self-Sabotaging list. Listed below are a few ways that overuse or misuse of Social Media can stand in the way of your greatness.