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Seven daily habits to stay healthy and active during uncertain times

The Seven Essential Elements of Daily Success (SEEDS) can help you feel better through these stressful times while improving the odds of healthy aging.

Questioning a health system’s expansion

A local health system has money to spend.This is not news. In my many years of reviewing Spectrum Health’s finances, there has never been...

Get moving: 5 exercises you can do at your desk

We’ve all heard the life-shortening, posture-punishing effects of sitting too long. Yet many jobs require it for hours on end. Though it’s hard to...

What the disability rights movement and universal design can teach us about business and...

The now tired tagline, “we’re all in this together,” may forever owe the COVID-19 pandemic for its fame, but it’s far from being a novel concept.

Hospital excesses

I recently had occasion to be visiting a local hospital over a weekend and noticed something disturbing to an old “cost container” like myself....

Is your small business ready for Obamacare?

Here’s a brief summary of Obamacare to expand your level of awareness — aimed at encouraging you to seek out additional resources.President Obama signed...

Should health care be limited to the insured?

Opponents of Obamacare have been justly criticized for not having an alternative plan in case Obamacare is repealed. An answer is easily at hand....

How can we prevent ‘never events’?

Everything has risks. This is especially true in health care.For example, surgical errors occur more than frequently in the U.S."Never events"Things that should never...

Who will pay for Obamacare?

Washington’s talk about Obamacare is loaded with hidden messages. They all amount to the same thing: let the other guy pay. Unfortunately, the other...

The importance of corporate fitness

The logic behind why companies adopt employee wellness programs is fairly straightforward. Multiple studies from reputable sources show healthy employees cost employers less when...

How to talk about mental health with your employees

In a “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” world, there’s still great stigma around mental illness and seeking treatment. But since this crushing pandemic, a different approach must be taken to retain and engage our teams.

When corporate wellness is in place, small businesses benefit

When you hear the term “corporate wellness,” you might picture large companies with in-house gyms, smoothie bars and trainers on hand to plan meals...

5 tips for keeping your New Year’s health resolutions

It's that time of year when many of us are setting one or more New Year’s resolutions related to our health.Unfortunately, most of these...

Bringing yoga practices off your mat and into your busy life

Wake up. Dawdle on your Instagram feed. Attempt to get yourself looking presentable for the day. Stress about the 18 things on your to-do...

Do it for the kids

It’s that time of year. Charities are calling on us to remember the kids. One of the most compelling cries is, “Do it for...

Pine Rest steps up with psychiatric residency program

Most people have heard that there is a growing shortage of primary care doctors. But are they also aware that there is a shortage...

Pandemic has many considering business exits

The tumult of the past 15 months is leading many business owners to think about retirement, but a local firm says only 1 in 4 have a formal succession plan in place.

The health insurance exchange middlemen

The recently created Michigan health insurance marketplace allows people to purchase health insurance online.And if incomes are low enough (below 140 percent of the...

Beat that 3 p.m. lull

We all know that afternoon feeling. It’s around 2 or 3 p.m., when you’ve already put in six hours of work. The end of...

West Michigan health care industry needs community oversight

The situation in Grand Haven with the Health Pointe development by Spectrum Health and Holland Hospital in the backyard of the North Ottawa Community...

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