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The Real Reason Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer

Everyone has busy lives balancing things like work, school, home maintenance, children, exercise, extracurricular activities and more. The last thing anyone wants is to get sick to the point where daily routines are interrupted. Even though the peak cold and flu season begins…

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Kick Off Race Season With These Fun Events Around Michigan

The first day of spring has come and gone, daylight saving time has already started and opening day is out of here, which can only mean one thing: It’s about to be race season! Races can be the perfect chance…

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Colon Cancer: The Importance of Catching it Early

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among men and women. More than 90 percent of those diagnosed early (when the cancer is still at a local stage) survive more than five years….

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21 Days, 21 Ways: Lower Your Risk of Diabetes

While many people think diseases are fought with medications, the first line of defense is usually education. This is especially true for one of the most common diseases facing Michiganders – diabetes.  Diabetes is often preventable, and armed with the…

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On-the-Go Protein: Pack It Into a Mason Jar

There’s no doubt protein is a nutritional superstar. It’s used to build almost everything in the body, including hair, nails, bones, muscles and more. Eating it can help you lose weight, stay energized and feel full. But you have to…

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Two Unexpected Reasons Coffee Drinkers Should Rejoice

You might already feel pretty happy about your two-mug-a-day coffee habit — the well-known benefits of regularly drinking a cup of Joe include protection against Parkinson’s disease, Type 2 diabetes and liver disease. There is also evidence that caffeine is…

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Men and Trans Fats: How to Cut Back on the Heart-Clogging Ingredient

There’s no doubt that trans fats are bad for you. They raise LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, lower HDL, a.k.a. “good” cholesterol, and put you at higher risk for heart disease. On top of that, research has shown that there’s a…

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Steps Every Woman Can Take to Lower Risk of Cervical Cancer

It was one of the more common causes of cancer deaths in women, but cervical cancer rates are now on the decline. According to the American Cancer Society, over the last 30 years, the cervical cancer death rate has gone…

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The Surprising Science Behind What Makes You Hungry

Everyone knows what hunger is—that mouth-watering, stomach-grumbling, cookie-craving feeling—but have you ever wondered what actually causes it? It turns out to have less to do with your stomach than with your brain—more specifically, the hypothalamus. Here’s what happens: If it’s…

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