Prevention and Wellness

Take Steps to Stay Healthy

Prevention & Wellness GraphicPreventive care means just that—preventing illness before it happens. If there are any warning signs of disease, regular preventive care will spot them so you can take action early. Beyond health screenings, you can work with your doctor on healthy lifestyle changes, such as developing a better diet and an exercise routine.

As your age increases, discussions on topics such as nutrition, physical fitness, and health risk factors become more prevalent. The good news is that it’s never too late to take steps to improve your health, reduce your risk factors, and enjoy a higher quality of life. 

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Breathe Easier (Abigail Greaves, Respiratory Therapist)

Breathe Easier (Abigail Greaves, Respiratory Therapist)

Weathering and Health Inequity: Letting the Epigenome Out of the Bottle Without Losing Sight of the Structural Origins of Population Health

Dr. Geronimus discussed weathering and the ways that structurally rooted biological and psychosocial processes shape health inequities in our society.

Interview with Bechara Choucair, MD: Advancing Health? It's About the Mind, Body, and Community

Dr. Choucair shares how his organization is working to improve conditions for health and equity

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Structural Competency and Institutional Discrimination

Dr. David Williams discusses institutional discrimination, individual discrimination, and structural competency.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Recognizing and Preventing Implicit Bias

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on ways to recognize and prevent implicit bias.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Discrimination and Health Disparities

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on health inequities caused by racial discrimination.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Social Influences on Health

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on the distinctive social exposures linked to racial status.

Interview with Patricia Rush, MD, MBA

Dr. Patricia Rush discusses the impact of psychological trauma on the brain and on chronic disease and health inequities.

Check-Up: Michael O'Hearn - A Pain in the Back

Physical therapist, Michael O'Hearn shares when to seek medical help for back pain.

Lakeland has a Heart to Serve now with Spectrum Health

Improving health, inspiring hope, saving lives. Spectrum Health Lakeland is now part of Spectrum Health offering an expanded care team, additional specialties, and new technology for you and your family.

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