Author Archives: Guest Blogger

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….

Healthy Community

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…

Positive Michigan


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…

Healthy Community

4 Takeaways From My First Week on the Paleo Diet

I’m a walking cliché. A typically healthy, active person 10 months of the year, then I turn into this carb-loading, sweet-eating, inactive individual during the holidays. So of course, I naturally gain back the weight I work so hard all…

How This Mom Turned Running Into More Than Just Exercise

It’s a good thing I took up running five years ago. I say that not because it’s healthy, or a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, or affordable, although it is certainly all of those things – I say that…

HealthyMe Category


5 Life Hacks for the Pregnant Michigan Mom in 2015

As soon as a woman becomes pregnant, her life starts to change dramatically. Heightened emotions, excess weight, odd food cravings, along with various aches, pains, nausea and overall discomfort are quite common at different points throughout pregnancy. If you are…


Preventing the Next Stroke

Jeanette was 46 when she was permanently disabled by a stroke. While blow drying her hair, she suddenly developed weakness in the left side of her face, arm and leg. Six weeks later, Jeanette was still unable to use or…

Healthy Community

MHA Keystone HEN Recognized for Patient Safety Improvements

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) acknowledged the MHA Keystone Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) for participation in the national Partnership for Patients initiative. Nationwide, more than 3,700 hospitals participated in this important, three-year national initiative to improve…

Positive Michigan