Study: Costs to care for stroke survivors rising

Study: Costs to care for stroke survivors rising

GRAND RAPIDS — A new study shows caring for elderly stroke survivors now costs nearly $40 billion per year with stroke survivors needing more than 20 hours of care per week — double the amount of other elderly patients. A team of researchers that included experts from the University of Michigan and Jeffrey Wing, assistant […]

The truth about Alzheimer’s: early detection makes a difference

The truth about Alzheimer’s: early detection makes a difference

The truth about Alzheimer’s: early detection makes a difference (BPT) – It’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 5 million Americans and one out of every three seniors will die from it. Yet misconceptions surround Alzheimer’s disease. Contrary to what many people think about Alzheimer’s, it’s not a normal […]

Marijuana use Dampens Brain’s Response to Reward Over Time

Marijuana use Dampens Brain’s Response to Reward Over Time

Marijuana use Dampens Brain’s Response to Reward Over Time ANN ARBOR—Most people would get a little ‘rush’ out of the idea that they’re about to win some money. In fact, if you could look into their brain at that very moment, you’d see lots of activity in the part of the brain that responds to rewards. But […]

How our own bodies may be the key to fighting cancer

How our own bodies may be the key to fighting cancer

How our own bodies may be the key to fighting cancer (BPT) – In August 2015, former President Jimmy Carter shared some very sad news with the world when he revealed he had been diagnosed with melanoma, and that the disease had already spread to other parts of his body. But then, something incredible happened. […]

MCC Receives $5.6 Million from State for Health and Wellness Center

MCC Receives $5.6 Million from State for Health and Wellness Center

MCC Receives $5.6 Million from State for Health and Wellness Center From the Tribune Newswire Muskegon County – Muskegon Community College will receive $5.6 million in capital outlay funds approved by the Michigan Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday, June 29. The monies will be used to partially fund the $14.1 million Health […]

Muskegon Resident found strength to battle diabetes, kidney disease

Muskegon Resident found strength to battle diabetes, kidney disease

Muskegon Resident found strength to battles diabetes, kidney disease By T. TAYLOR WILLIAMS Contributing Writer  Muskegon County – Deonna Casiano, 33, has lived with health challenges for much of her life due to diabetes. Five years ago, her doctor informed her that she would have to begin dialysis treatments. She undergoes treatments three times per […]

Men likely to gain weight after losing jobs prior to retirement

Men likely to gain weight after losing jobs prior to retirement

Men likely to gain weight after losing jobs prior to retirement From the Tribune Newswire ANN ARBOR—People who lose their jobs late in their careers are at risk of gaining weight—especially men, according to a new University of Michigan study. One of the first studies to use genetic data to determine health outcomes after job […]

Tap into positive energy for a better workday

Tap into positive energy for a better workday

Tap into positive energy for a better workday From the Tribune Newswire ANN ARBOR—It’s no secret that feeling positive vibes from people you work with makes the job more enjoyable. But a new University of Michigan study shows a leader’s positive energy has a direct impact on productivity, absenteeism and commitment. People who work with positive […]

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