Health Care


Certificate of Need perspectives

The state’s Certificate of Need, or CON, program for the health care industry has a 46-year history. The core principle behind CON is simple:...

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...

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.

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...

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.

The benefits of sourcing medical devices locally

In a world filled with so much uncertainty, one thing is sure: There are medical device manufacturers in your neighborhood that are thrilled to help you save patient lives.

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...

Understanding the caregiver journey

Providing essential help for a loved one in need can be very enjoyable and gratifying, but it can also cause stress and exhaustion. While...

Coping with caregiver burnout

Caring for an aging loved one with dementia is a big responsibility, especially for working professionals who also must balance careers and families. In...

Creating space for people with autism in the workplace

Even in times without a pandemic, people on the autism spectrum have a disproportionately more difficult time finding jobs than those not on the spectrum.

National Healthcare Decision Day is a reminder to make a plan

The ongoing pandemic has done more than its share to disrupt schedules, affect livelihoods and alter the way we interact with family and friends.

3 cost-saving strategies that may be missing from your business’s pharmacy benefits

With the cost of prescription drugs continuing to skyrocket, you may be seeing an effect on your bottom line.

Lifelong burn awareness

Whether they’re accidentally grabbing a hot pan, letting a match burn too far or spilling steaming coffee, most people have experienced a minor first-degree...

Continuing healthy aging through motherhood and beyond

It is possible to feel good and be resilient in times of stress, including the stressful time of menopause transition.

Focus on mental health as you return to work

As a mental health nonprofit focused on working with Michigan’s youth, we want to provide helpful tips that can be implemented to help mentally prepare you for your post-COVID-19 workplace.

Noticing changes in your aging loved ones during the holidays

The holiday season is a joyous time. Families come together to share delicious meals and celebrate traditions. When family members live out of state...

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.

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.

Planning amid chaos: Why you should participate in National Healthcare Decisions Day

During times of uncertainty like we’re in now, it’s more important than ever to create a plan that leaves nothing to chance.

Take advantage of advance care planning

Earlier this year, Grand Rapids made headlines as the “best place to die” in the United States. Researchers Andrew MacPherson and Ravi Parikh of...