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Check Up: Gastric Bypass vs. Sleeve Gastrectomy (Seth Miller, MD)

Jul 16, 2019
Bariatric surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, discusses the pros and cons to the two most popular weight loss surgery options: Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

At 3 months old your baby may be doing this...

Jun 25, 2019
Curious what your three month to six month old baby should be doing? Learn milestone markers for speech and language development.

Trust Your Gut – Treatment Options for Diverticulitis

Jun 13, 2019
When there is a weak area of the colon wall, parts of the colon muscle can bulge out. This is known as a diverticulosis.

Get the Restful Night's Sleep You are Missing

May 03, 2019
Learn how to get the restful night’s sleep you’ve been missing. Sleep specialist, Dennis Thompson, MD, discusses the latest techniques for treating obstructive sleep apnea.

Worry Less About Incontinence

Mar 29, 2019
There are two types of urinary incontinence – urge and stress. Do you know the difference?

Language and Learning Begins at Birth

Mar 28, 2019
Curious what your newborn to three month old baby should be doing? Learn milestone markers for speech and language development.

Managing Pain without Medication: Brain vs. Body

Mar 27, 2019
Learn how to manage chronic pain without medication.

Check-Up: A Pain in the Back

Mar 08, 2019
Is your back pain serious enough to seek medical help? Physical therapist, Michael O'Hearn shares what signs to look for.

Check-Up: Worksite Wellness

Feb 27, 2019
Lakeland Occupational Health in St. Joseph, Michigan offers a comprehensive worksite wellness plan to keep employees healthy and safe while on the job.

Check-Up: LDL vs. HDL

Feb 11, 2019
Family medicine provider, Roxanne Wolfram, DNP, explains the difference between HDL and LDL and why just looking at your total cholesterol number isn't the most accurate way to judge whether you should make changes to your diet.

Check-Up: Workplace Injury and Treatment

Feb 05, 2019
Lakeland Occupational Health medical director, Catherine Boomus, MD, MPH, FACOEM, explains what it takes to get injured workers back on the job safely, and quickly.

Check- Up: New Diabetes Technology

Jan 30, 2019
The advancements in diabetes technology could be life changing for you.

Check-Up: Kick the Smoking Habit

Jan 28, 2019
Family medicine provider, and former smoker, Donald Wolfram, MD, explains why it's never too late to quit smoking and how quickly quitting it can benefit your health.

Check-Up: Understanding Diabetes Complications

Jan 21, 2019
Diabetes can impact the body's major organs if not properly controlled.

Check-Up: Gluten Could be Making You Sick

Jan 21, 2019
There are a number of steps you can take to determine if you have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.

Check-Up: What is Occupational Medicine

Jan 07, 2019
Lakeland Occupational Health medical director, Catherine Boomus, MD, MPH, FACOEM, explains about what services the practice provides, so southwest Michigan employees can stay healthy, and get back to work when injuries happen on the job.

6 Causes of Obesity and What You Can Do About It

Nov 26, 2018
Excessive weight gain can have larger impacts on health than one might expect. There are 6 causes of obesity, some of which might surprise you. Options for weight loss and obtaining a healthy weight are available and help is available.

Check-Up: Treating Bursitis

Nov 21, 2018
Bursae sacks throughout your body are meant to help you by cushioning the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints.

Preventing Long-Term Complications from Diabetes

Nov 16, 2018
If left uncontrolled, diabetes can cause health complications over time.

Early Detection is Your Best Protection

Nov 07, 2018
Recognize the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and utilize advanced screenings to help catch cancer early.
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