Elise LaPointe

I’m majoring in public relations with a minor in political science at Wayne State University. I’ve always had a love for writing, reading and communicating, and I'm so excited to go into PR when I graduate! I grew up dancing and continued my passion into college on the dance team at WSU. In my free time, I enjoy shopping, working out and eating ice cream.
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Food and Recipes

7 Reasons to Quit Fad Diets

Think twice before trying that new diet that made your cousin lose 10 pounds in one week. Fad diets are unsustainable and not designed for long-term success.

Roasted Veggie Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette
Food and Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette

This delicious salad is packed with nutrients and consists of your favorite fall produce.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Food and Recipes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Gluten-free or not, you'll be hooked on this tasty bread!

Fanned book
Mind

How Reading Can Boost Your Mental Health

Did you know that reading has health benefits associated with it? Read on to find out what those benefits include.

Man using an inhaler
Prevention

COPD 101

COPD is a less-discussed disease, but this blog covers what it is, how to prevent it and how you can treat it.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
Food and Recipes

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

This is the perfect spread for pumpkin spice lovers.

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Prevention

Commonly Asked Questions About Birth Control

Thinking about switching or starting a new birth control method? Here are some commonly asked questions to help you start your research.

Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Prevention

Dental Health: How Fluoride Works

Fluoride has a multitude of benefits, which can lead to a great smile! Read on to find out why it's so beneficial.

Kids and Pumpkins
Food and Recipes

Halloween Recipe Roundup

Host a festive, well-rounded Halloween party this year with these healthy treats.

Doctor looking at an image of a lung.
Mind

Smoking out the Stigma Associated with Lung Cancer

Lung cancer can impact all individuals – not just smokers. Read on to learn more about this deadly disease.

Physical therapy patient being helped by physical therapist.
Prevention

Physical Therapy: Knowing When to Go

Still a little fuzzy on how physical therapy can be helpful? Read on to learn the needs for treatment, when to see a PT and the benefits of physical therapy.

Support
Home and Family

How to Support a Parent Caring for a Child with a Serious Illness

Caring for a seriously ill child can be emotionally challenging. Read up on how to support parents going through this difficult experience.

Corn & Peach Salad
Food and Recipes

Tomato, Peach and Corn Salad

This salad combines end-of-summer produce into one amazing dish!

doctor
Prevention

Why It’s Important to Be Honest About Your Sexual History

Sex is an uncomfortable topic but read on to see why it's important to be completely honest with your doctor.

Birth control pills
Prevention

Choosing the Best Birth Control Method for You

There are so many birth control methods on the market that it makes it hard to choose the best option. Read on to learn more about the different methods.

Power Salad w Blueberries
Food and Recipes

Purple Power Salad with Blueberries Recipe

Purple and blue foods tend to be high in antioxidants, which means this hearty salad is as nutritious as it is pretty.

Pasties cooling
Food and Recipes

The History of an Up North Staple: Pasties

Michiganders are known for loving their pasties, but how many of us know the story behind them? Discover the history here.

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Community

Empowering People with Disabilities One Cup of Joe at a Time

Find out what this new coffee shop is doing to help the disabled community.

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