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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.

Check-Up: Are You at Risk for a Hernia? (James Clancy, MD)

Aug 20, 2019
General surgeon, James Clancy, MD, shares certain risk factors that may put you at a higher chance of developing a hernia. Hernias can only be fixed with surgery.

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.
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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.

Check-Up: Keep Your Blood Pressure in Check

Lauren Boleen, PA, discusses the recent changes in blood pressure guidelines and how you can keep you blood pressure in check.

Check-Up: How to Avoid a Hernia (Michael Webb, MD, General Surgery)

General surgeon Michael Webb shares tips on how best to avoid suffering a hernia.

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