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How you can limit depression during the holiday season

Do you feel joyous when holiday decorations go up and store windows fill with gifts? If you don’t, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone.  The holidays can be emotionally draining and financially overwhelming, and it’s not uncommon…

Mental Health

Don’t be SAD this winter. Exercise to fight the winter blues!

When you’re experiencing the winter blues, exercise is probably the last thing you want to do, but research shows it can be one of the best things to improve your mood. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression…

Mental Health

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Tis the season for apples

Whether you choose a McIntosh, a Golden Delicious or a Granny Smith apple, your body will thank you for every bite!  Apples are remarkably rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and zinc.  There are…


Are you ready for the 2013 flu season?

As a life-long Michigander, this time of year promises many seasonal changes that I’ve grown accustomed to:  turning foliage, earlier sunsets, cooling temperatures and, unfortunately, the flu. Truth be told, I’ve never gotten a flu shot. Never. Like many, I…

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Volunteers, anyone? Give back & get happy

A lot of us – myself included – muddle through November and December, fighting the holiday blues because we can’t afford to get all of the stuff that we see on TV. And some are missing loved ones that are…

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