- Saturday, January 5, 2013
Body and Soul Newsmakers: 01/05/2013
Three physicians have joined the staff of Munson Medical Center.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 29, 2012
Putting the WOW in weight loss
Mark and Lexie Thiel like to watch football together. But until last year, playing the game might have been impossible for the father-and-daughter team.Continued ...
Mental Wellness: Weight control
Even before you swallowed that final piece of Christmas dessert, you knew that 2013 was inches away. Why is it that we keep failing at our goals each year? Whether it is exercise, weight loss, healthier friendships or being a better parent, what is going wrong?Continued ...
Body&Soul in Brief: 12/29/2012
Events bring in '13; Program for women; Happy Hour benefitContinued ...
Watching what we're watching for health's sake
The recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., pulls at the heartstrings of all of us. We long to know that everyone involved will soon find some measure of comfort and peace.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 22, 2012
Father Fred: Helping beyond the holidays
The week before Christmas is always a busy time at the Father Fred Foundation, and this holiday season is no exception.Continued ...
About the Father Fred Foundation
The Father Fred Foundation is named for Father Edwin Frederick, a Catholic priest and 31-year chaplain at Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Center, which closed in 1989.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Take Wellness Challenge
Throughout society, many people assume that getting weaker, stiffer and heavier is inevitable with aging.Continued ...
Body and Soul Newsmakers: 12/22/2012
Kelly A. Covell, DO, has joined the staff of Munson Medical Center as a specialist in hospital medicine.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 15, 2012
Procedure offers options for some patients
Some area patients who may have been turned down for open heart surgery in the past are now getting relief through a new catheter-based technique.Continued ...
Adapted in TC: Giving disabled a voice
Today is the four-year anniversary of this column.Continued ...
Doctor writes about veg-based diet
Mary Clifton doesn't just offer her patients advice on how to live healthier lives. She models it.Continued ...
Child and Family Services presents awards
Child and Family Services presented its 2012 Community Awards honoring staff, volunteers, human services professionals and others at its Annual Dinner held last month at the Hagerty Center.Continued ...
Black women fight obesity
Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad breakup.Continued ...
Body and Soul Newsmakers: 12/15/2012
Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville has been named to the list of Healthiest Employers in Michigan by Crain's Detroit Business, in partnership with Priority Health and Mi Biz.Continued ...
You're Needed: 12/15/2012
Directors needed; Drivers for vets.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 8, 2012
One day at a time: Parents' 20-year journey
On a July day of 1992, 6-month-old Jack Miller became overheated on a long car trip. The next day, he lost all body control and cried constantly. At Munson Medical Center, the Traverse City couple heard the grim news. Jack was afflicted with a virus and would never walk or talk.Continued ...
PERSPECTIVES: Many experiences under heaven
When I was a college student, I read the words of Koheleth: "A time to speak and a time to refrain from speaking; a time to laugh and a time to weep," as very distinct and separate times.Continued ...
Mardi Link: Mom's mantra
We Americans are people of "do." For proof, just look at our popular mottos with the word "do" in them. For athletics, there's "Just do it." For bucking the status quo, we've got, "If it feels good, do it." For the hesitant and indecisive, try "Do it now!" That last one works best when delivered in your Arnold-as-Terminator voice.Continued ...
- Newsmakers: 12/08/2012
- Saturday, December 1, 2012
Camel comes to Traverse City-area church
Huddled in the driver's seat of his truck parked outside New Hope Community Church, Kirk Elya rubbed his hands together in front of a heater vent.Continued ...
Mental Wellness: Prep kids for holiday season
The wonderful and scary thing about kids is that they say what they think.Continued ...
Handel's 'Messiah' is holiday tradition
Central United Methodist Church is hosting a community performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Sunday, renewing a 34-year-old tradition.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 24, 2012
Advent of a tradition
The advent calendar, which eases anxiety by counting down those pesky 24 days until Christmas Eve, is as much a holiday tradition for my family as the tree.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Music and dance unite for Saturday dances at Senior Center
Two forms of art combine to make the Senior Center Network Saturday Night Dances compelling for older area citizens — live music — the magical art of sound that captivates, inspires, energizes and soothes, and the art of dancing, performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression and social interaction.Continued ...