Author Archives: A Healthier Michigan

What You May Not Know About Your Child’s Health

Most parents know that childhood obesity is a huge issue in Michigan (one out of every three children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese in the state—enough to fill up Ford Field almost seven times). But being aware…

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5 Healthy Desserts Your Kids Will Actually Love

It’s no shocker that children and adults have different tastes in food—just look at any kids menu to see what young ones like. The options tend to run on the bland side, but there’s a reason for that. Kids are drawn…

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Your Lifetime Immunization Checklist

Vaccines prevent more than 2 to 3 million deaths each year according to the World Health Organization. They protect not only those receiving the vaccines, but also everyone around them—especially those with weakened immune systems. And although many people think…

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Give Painful Foot and Leg Cramps the Boot

Foot and leg cramps can seemingly strike at any moment: in the middle of a run, while swimming or even when you’re just relaxing on the couch. And they happen to almost everyone. It’s estimated that these painful muscle spasms…

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The Latest From Experts on Vaccines and Autism

While there have been opponents in the past claiming a connection between life-saving vaccines and autism, the scientific community is now supporting vaccinations for children. Thousands of peer-reviewed articles have shown that vaccinations have no impact on a child’s risk…

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The Importance of a Back-to-School Checkup

Pencils, erasers, glue sticks and a new backpack have probably made this year’s school shopping list. But what about a visit to the pediatrician? Even if your child has a clean bill of health, don’t sideline their annual physical. According…

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Kids and Vegetarianism: Is It Healthy?

A vegetarian diet is becoming more and more common, not only for individuals but for entire families. If you’re considering raising your children as vegetarians (or if your kid comes home one day and decides to be one), know that…

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Two eggs can help you lose weight

Two Eggs in the Morning Can Help You Lose Weight

We have good news: Losing weight can be as simple as changing your breakfast. Research has shown that eating eggs for breakfast can help fight weight gain all day long. In a study published by the International Journal of Obesity,…

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Go from being a walker to a runner

Ready to Be a Runner? Here’s How to Get There!

Walking is a great form of exercise with loads of health benefits like weight loss, less stress and a reduced risk of heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. But if you’re looking for a new challenge…

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