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Check-Up: Importance of Tummy Time

Jan 10, 2020
Physical Therapist Amanda Trail talks about the importance of tummy time even within the first few weeks of a newborns life and how you need to increase tummy time as the child grows to help strengthen their stomach muscles for development.

Can a Smartwatch Save Your Life?

Jan 09, 2020
For people at high risk of heart disease, or a known cardiac condition, smart technology can be a game changer.

Check-Up: Curbing Emotional Eating

Jan 08, 2020
Southwestern Medical Clinic counselor, Meredith Sheldon, shares how to spot emotional eating.

Check-Up: Identifying an Eating Disorder

Jan 08, 2020
Southwestern Medical Clinic counselor, Meredith Sheldon, shares some warning signs that may indicate someone you know has an eating disorder

Check-Up: Why Salt is Bad for Heart Failure

Dec 24, 2019
Christopher Chiu, MD, explains why too much salt can have bad side-effects for patients with congestive heart failure.

Endometriosis: Your Pain is Real

Dec 19, 2019
Endometriosis is common in women during the years they can have children. It causes tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue to implant outside the uterus.

Start Some Healthy Holiday Traditions

Dec 13, 2019
The holiday season and month of December can be a stressful time for many. With additional social and financial obligations, it can cause a breakdown of healthy eating, mental wellness, and exercise habits.

Don't Let Allergies or Asthma Spoil Your Holidays

Dec 03, 2019
Asthma or allergies can put a damper on holiday gatherings but there are ways you can stay healthy.

Why Can't I Sleep?

Nov 25, 2019
Many women have trouble sleeping. Some life changes are unique to women, such as pregnancy or menopause.

Leave Menopause Behind and Learn to Navigate the Change

Nov 18, 2019
Menopause symptoms vary greatly from woman to woman and they are really hard to predict. One woman’s symptoms are not normal or abnormal, we’re all different.

Check-Up: What Does Cardiac Rehab Involve?

Nov 14, 2019
​Physician assistant, Brett Hoseth, provides a quick explanation about who may need cardiac rehabilitation and how long it lasts.

Check-Up: Common Heart Valve Problems

Nov 08, 2019
David Chalupa, PA, discusses different heart valve conditions.

Check-Up: What is a Widow Maker?

Nov 08, 2019
Cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, MD, explains what a widow maker heart attack is.

Check-Up: What is an Aniogram?

Nov 08, 2019
Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Jerome Kuhnlein, MD, discusses aniograms.

Check-Up: Powered by a Pacemaker

Nov 07, 2019
Dr. Kuhnlein discusses pacemakers and how they work.

Check-Up: Blood Thinners

Nov 07, 2019
Dr. Chiu explains the importance of measuring the blood's thickness to prevent clots.

Heart Arrhythmias

Oct 03, 2019
Some heart arrhythmias are barely noticeable, and in fact, a doctor may catch one during an examination before you even knew you had one.

Check-Up: Seasonal Allergies (Brandon Cole, DO)

Oct 02, 2019
Family medicine physician Brandon Cole, DO, from Southwestern Medical Clinic in Stevensville, Michigan discusses seasonal allergies.

Check-Up: What You Should Know About Vaping

Sep 30, 2019
Albert Naveed, MD, pulmonologist at Lakeland Pulmonology explains the dangers of vaping and ecigaretts. 

Navigating the Acne Aisle

Sep 10, 2019
You stand the best chance of controlling your acne if you follow your treatment plan.
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Check-Up: Common Heart Valve Problems (Dave Chalupa, PA)

Spectrum Health Lakeland physician assistant, David Chalupa describes different heart valve conditions and what it means to have a leaky valve.

Check-Up: What Does Cardiac Rehab Involve? (Brett Hoseth, PA)

Spectrum Health Lakeland physician assistant, Brett Hoseth, provides a quick explanation about who may need cardiac rehabilitation and how long it lasts.

Check-Up: What is an Angiogram? (Jerome Kuhnlein, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Jerome Kuhnlein, MD, explains how an angiogram can help determine if an angioplasty is needed to improve blood flow through the heart.

Check-Up: Powered by a Pacemaker (Jerome Kuhnlein, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Jerome Kuhnlein, MD, describes how a pacemaker gets implanted under the collarbone to help regulate heart rhythm issues.

Check-Up: Blood Thinners (Christopher Chiu, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, MD, explains why a person would need to be prescribed a blood thinner and the importance of measuring the blood’s thickness to prevent clots.

Check-Up: What is a Widow Maker? (Christopher Chiu, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, MD, explains what a widow maker heart attack is and why it’s serious.

Check-Up: Why Salt is Bad for Heart Failure (Christopher Chiu, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, explains why too much salt can have bad side-effects for patients with congestive heart failure.

Check-Up: What You Should Know About Vaping (Albert Naveed, MD)

Albert Naveed, MD, pulmonologist at Lakeland Pulmonology explains the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.

Check-Up: Postpartum Depression is Not Your Fault (Meredith Sheldon, MA, LLPC)

Southwestern Medical Clinic counselor, Meredith Sheldon, talks about why women may experience postpartum depression and how treatment can help people cope.

Check-Up: When to See a Wound Specialist (Krista Schulte, CWOCN, FNP)

Certified wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurse Krista Schulte, FNP, shares how effective treatment can speed up the healing.

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