Tag Archives: disease

Brooke’s Blossoms

Brooke was diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma in November of 2010 at the age of three and a half. This type of cancer is in the nervous system and had spread to Brooke’s bone marrow and lymph nodes, in addition…

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Grand Rapids bids on dates for cystic fibrosis awareness

Cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder, affects over 30,000 children and adults in the United States alone. The chronic disorder causes thick, sticky mucus to clog the lungs and cause lung infections, obstructs the pancreas, and prevents the body from…

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Which #GoRedForWomen events across Michigan are you participating in?

As we move into February, the color red, hearts, Valentine’s Day, and love surround us. You can’t go anywhere the entire month without being reminded of love and hearts. Perhaps it’s fitting that February is also American Heart Month, and…

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Sleep cleanses our brains at night (and is good for a whole lot more!)

New research indicates that our brains undergo a cleansing process to remove toxins while we sleep, including toxins believed to be responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. The research, conducted on mice, showed that during sleep the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in…

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National Donor Day a reminder of the gift of life inside us all

The parents of 8-year-old Alexis had the courage, love and heart to allow their daughter be a hero for six people across the nation. In 2009, Alexis’ life was cut tragically short when she was hit in the head with…

Sign up for “MI Healthier Tomorrow” and create your own healthier tomorrow today

Everyone realizes that there is an obesity epidemic in this country. Yet when I recently learned that Michigan is now considered the fifth-heaviest state in the nation, it shocked me. I don’t like that number at all. I thought we…

 

Movember co-founder Adam Garone talks about the power of the moustache

If you want an excellent example of an effective, well-executed, energetic word-of-mouth campaign, look no further than Movember. What started in 2003 as a way for a group of friends in Australia to give back to their community has grown…

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What to expect when you’re expecting a prostate exam (with video — seriously)

When men approach the age of 40, dread sets in about the changes coming in our annual physical exam. Those are appointments many of us avoid anyway, and the idea of a digital rectal exam being performed is not a pleasant…

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Hey fellas! Don’t ignore these possible cancer symptoms if you want to stay invincible

During the month of Movember, the focus on prostate and testicular cancer is well placed. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the second most diagnosed form of cancer, behind only skin cancer. Testicular cancer…

 
 

 

 

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