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We post regular content that focuses on important health topics and issues that affect you and your family with tips and advice from health experts right here at Lakeland. We want to hear from you! Do you have a health topic you'd like to see featured? 


Check-Up: Emotional vs. Physical Hunger

Jun 19, 2020
Registered dietitian explains how you can tell the difference between physical and emotional hunger.

No gym? No problem: Implement a complete at-home workout

May 21, 2020
You can get an effective, safe, and fun strengthening workout using your own body weight.

Get GERD Relief and Get Back to You

May 05, 2020
The Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF®) procedure which is performed without incisions and now available at Lakeland General Surgery, Niles.

Taking Control of Your Diabetes with Medications

May 05, 2020
For many people with diabetes, taking medications, following the day-to-day treatment at the right time, dose, and frequency that a doctor has prescribed is key to managing daily blood sugar levels.

Check-Up: Is Your Ear to Blame for Vertigo?

May 04, 2020
Lakeland Ear, Nose & Throat otolaryngologist, Paul Judge, MD, explains how vertigo, a room-spinning sensation, is often times driven by problems in the inner ear.

Healthy Eating for Diabetics During a Pandemic

May 04, 2020
It’s important to recognize that our diets cannot be perfected, especially during a pandemic. Do your best! This is an important time to lean into creating healthy habits that last a lifetime.

Tips for Preventing Your Hands from Drying and Cracking

Apr 27, 2020
While handwashing is the best form of prevention, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also important to keep our hands moisturized to prevent drying and cracking.

Managing Your Diabetes During Troubling Times

Apr 23, 2020
Dealing with diabetes during a pandemic can affect both your body and your emotions. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious or worried. Learn ways to help manage your stress.

An Important Relationship: Diabetes and Physical Activity

Apr 15, 2020
Exercise is crucial for people with diabetes. Blood sugar and insulin sensitivity can be improved.

6 ways to maintain your well-being during a pandemic

Apr 08, 2020
Self-care in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak includes focusing on things you can control (like having good hygiene) instead of those you cannot (stopping the virus).

How to talk to your child about COVID-19

Apr 07, 2020
Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19). You want to make sure they get reliable information — and you want them to hear it from you. Here's how to talk about it.

Jot This Down: Journaling Could Boost Your Well-Being

Mar 27, 2020
Research shows that regularly writing down what’s on your mind can help you release emotions and make sense of what’s going on in your life. This is particularly true during periods of transition or change.

Juggling the demands of working at home

Mar 27, 2020
As working from home has suddenly become the new norm for many employees across the globe, people everywhere have pivoted to define what work-life balance looks like in a time where stress is at an all-time high.

8 household areas to clean while quarantined

Mar 27, 2020
COVID-19 has helped remind us how important it is to sanitize items in your home to help curb the spread of illnesses.

Designing a winning indoor workout

Mar 27, 2020
Don’t let the closure of your go-to fitness center spoil a healthy exercise routine. Here are a few creative tips to help bring your exercises indoors.

Eat well to sleep well

Mar 27, 2020
Nourish your brain to get ready for sleep—the time when you do the most productive work of your day

Check-Up: Living Life with a Chronic Condition

Mar 27, 2020
You can enjoy life even with a chronic condition. At Lakeland Rheumatology our goal is to offers treatment to get you comfortable and enjoying the things you love in life.

Check-Up: Shingles

Mar 20, 2020
Family Medicine provider, Tanya Sobaski, NP, shares what you need to know about shingles.

Check-Up: Asthma: Do you know your triggers?

Mar 12, 2020
With today's medicines asthma can be managed very effectively allowing people to have a normal healthy lifestyle. One of the best ways to treat your condition is by knowing your triggers like allergies, animals, and smoking and avoiding them.

Check-Up: The Serious Side of Acid Reflux

Mar 04, 2020
Spectrum Health Lakeland internist, John Gosling, MD, talks about the warning signs and symptoms of severe acid reflux and consequences if untreated. ​

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Check-Up: The Serious Side of Acid Reflux (John Gosling, MD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland internist, John Gosling, MD, talks about the warning signs and symptoms of severe acid reflux and consequences if untreated.

Cooking for Your Heart (David Chalupa, PA and Courtney Dixon, RD)

Spectrum Health Lakeland clinicians David Chalupa, PA, and registered dietitian, Courtney Dixon, cook up a heart-healthy meal while talking about risk factors for heart disease.

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.

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