Health Blog

June is Pride Month

It is LGBTQ+ Pride month. You may see an abundance of rainbow flags flying or people showing their support on social media. It’s not just about rainbows though. Pride month is about honoring the 1969 Stonewall riots , a response to police harassment and oppression of LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City. The first official Read More

Ready to Welcome LGBTQ Communities!

“Sarita Wilson is a middle-aged LatinX woman living in rural Michigan.  Recently she has been feeling run down and cannot determine a real source for her tiredness.  She would like to go to a clinic but in the past, she has felt uncomfortable with providers and is wary of being disrespected because she is a Read More

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

We’ve all heard about the importance of attending to our mental health, of the need to be mentally and emotionally healthy. But, what does this mean? What exactly is mental health? And how do we improve our mental health? What is Mental Health? When we talk about mental health, we are talking about emotional, psychological, Read More

Reconnect with Your Healthcare

Has it been a while since you have been to the doctor? You might not be alone. For many people, the COVID-19  pandemic got in the way of their preventative healthcare needs in a big way, whether it was because they were too busy or too scared, or something else completely. We want you to Read More

Eat for Eye Health!

There are several nutrients that can strengthen vision and improve eye health.  Before running out to the pharmacy, it should be noted that for some people high-dose supplements can actually be harmful. These vitamins and nutrients are most beneficial when consumed as part of a healthy diet. To promote eye health, here’s what to look Read More

Alcohol Use During a Pandemic

As of March 10th, 2021, we have officially reached the one-year mark in the State of Michigan since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. The global pandemic has had drastic impacts on daily life, how people function, and how people handle stress. Many of us have seen the headlines in the news around a Read More

EatPlayGrow

Our diet and the food choices we make play an important role in our health now and in the future. You might know that the choices we make can impact the likelihood of developing diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, but did you know that food choices also affect cognitive skills, behavior, and Read More

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In 2019, 33,060 children were abused or neglected in Michigan, totaling 91 children each day. It is estimated that 63 of Michigan children died from abuse or neglect. (1) Children ages 4 and younger are at higher risk for abuse or neglect. Children with special needs, such as behavioral health issues or chronic physical diagnoses Read More

Reach Out and Read

Much like Roald Dahl’s beloved character Matilda, books were my world as a young child. Growing up in the 1990’s, when the Internet was in its infancy, school book fairs were just about the most exciting thing I could imagine. I learned to read ahead of kindergarten from my mom reading me classics like Dr. Seuss’s Read More

Good Sleep for Good Health

Sleep is crucial for good health, yet many people find a night of good sleep hard to come by.  Experts recommend adults strive for 7 – 8 hours of sleep every night, however 38% – 44.1% of adults in Michigan get less than 7 hours of sleep according to the CDC.  Both quantity and quality Read More