Laura Ortiz

I’ve been a writer and editor for nearly 30 years, specializing in health, fitness and medical writing for newspapers, magazines and now Blue Cross. I also serve as a liaison between patients, family members and medical professionals in a busy emergency room. In my spare time, I love digging in the dirt and creating Detroit-inspired artwork using wood and found objects.

Get Fit in Your 40s, 50s, 60s and Beyond

Metabolism decreases 1 to 2 percent every decade for women and 5 to 8 percent for men. Exercise can help bridge the gap.

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Hope Starts Here Challenge Supports Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center

On your mark. Get set. Hope. This annual fundraiser for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center includes events for everyone to participate in.

Image captures runners in motion from a perspective of their lower legs and feet.

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