Author Archives: Guest Blogger

5 Great Trails to Enjoy Spring in Detroit

This post is from Kristina Williams-Lee, of Blue Care Network of Michigan. It is about this time each year, after seeing the first cherry blossoms open up to the Detroit sunshine, when I get a bit antsy. It’s been too long…


Follow these BBQ tips for delicious, healthy grilled meals all summer long

This guest post is from Katie Serbinski (formerly Caputo), a registered dietitian who blogs foodie-inspired recipes at and tweets healthy tips and tricks @katieserbinski. She works as a nutrition and health communications consultant for various food industry organizations and small businesses. Nothing…


Five Essential Ingredients for a Healthy Diet

Do all the parts of a healthy diet seem a bit complicated? Are you scratching your head when it comes to figuring out proper amounts of nutrients, protein, carbohydrate and fat? You are not alone. Healthy eating sounds simple enough…



The Most Important Workout Factor You Might Be Missing

After more than 20 years in the fitness industry, there is one question that’s asked by nearly every person who has stepped foot in a gym, regardless of their personal goals: “What is the best workout plan?” The answer is simple, really. The…


The Benefits of Taking a Mental Health Day

The fatigue has set in—it’s Wednesday and you’re mentally and physically exhausted. Email notifications keep flashing on your desktop screen, your phone is ringing and you barely have the energy to pick it up. You may need a mental health…

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Olympian Debbie McCormick Shares Her Curling Secrets

Editor’s Note: We asked Debbie McCormick, an Olympic-level curler, to share some of her thoughts about the sport she loves. McCormick will be competing in the upcoming Traverse City Curling Club’s (TCCC) Cherry Bombspiel tournament, which begins April 24. Blue…



5 Simple Steps to Healthy HDL Cholesterol Levels

You have probably heard about how high levels of cholesterol increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. This is true if you have high levels of LDL cholesterol, or the “bad” cholesterol, which tends to deposit in the arteries….

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MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium Focuses on Healthcare Transformation

The MHA will host its annual patient safety and quality symposium, Leading in the Age of Transformation, March 10 and 11 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The registration deadline for the symposium is Feb. 27. Hotel reservations…

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You Can Quit Smoking, You Just Need to Know How

First, let me say the obvious, which is that quitting smoking is really, really hard. But while it’s easy to think you’ll never be able to do it, I am here to tell you that it is entirely possible to…

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