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  • Culture changing in corporate wellness
    3/25/2015 “Virgin Pulse, in partnership with Workforce Management magazine, surveyed 361 businesses and 3,822 employees in 2014 on the impact of health and wellness, gaining insight on how the landscape for healthy and wellness programs is changing year to year. 

  • A conversation about colorectal cancer
    3/18/2015 The prospect of any cancer is scary, and discussing it can be downright uncomfortable — especially when it comes to colorectal cancer. And yet we know that despite being one of the five most common cancers, and one of the leading causes of cancer death in the United States, it is highly survivable when caught early. 

  • Breast cancer:  Benefits of water exercise
    3/11/2015 Cancer is an umbrella term that actually describes hundreds of diseases, not just a single diagnosis. This column will focus attention specifically on breast cancer, a disease that affects millions of Americans each year. 

  • The Y: A cause for the community
    2/25/2015 When dealing with life’s daily demands, people need a place to go where they can feel supported and receive help in trying times. A place where adults can find life balance; children can reach their full potential; seniors can be active and find camaraderie; and families can connect and strengthen relationships. 

  • Your heart is in your hands
    2/18/2015 Did you know that each and every day your heart beats more than 100,000 times? For an organ about the size of your fist, that is quite a workout. With February being National Heart Month, it’s a great time to get a grasp on taking care of your heart. The payoff isn’t just a longer life; it’s also a better quality of life. 

  • Jump into deep water running and water fitness
    2/11/2015 Deep water running (DWR) provides cardiovascular benefits, increased joint stability, and a virtually pain-free, non-weight bearing exercise. With proper technique, it makes for an effective workout, and is a perfect training tool if you’re injured or are having pain associated with arthritis or other joint concerns. During DWR, muscles are working harder due to the increased resistance of the water without excessively loading injured or painful joints. Deep water running provides different styles of training, such as fartlek, interval, and options for cross training. 

  • 2/11/2015 SPALDING — Menominee County will soon be the home of a new public dental clinic operated by Michigan Community Dental Clinics Inc. (MCDC) on behalf of Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties. The clinic will be dedicated to serving children and adults enrolled in Medicaid, including Delta Healthy Kids and MiChild, those enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan and low income uninsured persons. 

  • Care for your heart, all year long
    2/4/2015 According to estimates by the American Heart Association, 6 million people suffer from heart failure in the U.S. while it impacts 23 million people worldwide. Approximately 650,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. 

  • Where are you in your  New Year’s Resolution?
    1/28/2015 Like all fitness facilities the exercise craze, happening now, reflects individuals newly made resolutions.
    Sadly, within a few months that hype diminishes and many return to their familiar ways, right or wrong, as more effort is needed to maintain or achieve the resolution. As so many of us are accustomed to immediate results or service when it comes to maintaining and changing a lifestyle the fulfillment is not quite as immediate. 

  • Jack Frost nipping at your nose
    1/21/2015 Every winter our medical staff treats people with frostbite. It can be a serious medical issue so it helps to understand what it is and, more importantly, how to prevent it (because in most cases it is preventable). 

  • 1/7/2015 By JOSEPH FEDER, M.D.

    Adults of all ages should have a thorough eye exam once a year. Regular eye exams can detect any potential eye problems, including glaucoma, at an early stage when these conditions are easier to treat.
    According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, especially among older people. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. 

  • Five pillars to support a healthy family home
    12/31/2014 

    The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA encourages adults to instill healthy habits in children.
    In a previous column, I mentioned that what kids see at home, from the grown-ups in their lives, is much more powerful than what they’re reading, watching online or TV. I offered tips on how grown-ups can walk what they are talking.
    In this column, I will expand on that. Following is an explanation of what the YMCA believes are the five pillars that support a healthy family home.

     

  • Plan out a holiday eating
    12/17/2014 

    The average American gains one to two pounds during the holiday season. That doesn’t sound like much, unless you don’t lose those pounds following the holidays and they start to add up year after year. So how do you make sure that doesn’t happen to you? The answer is pretty simple: plan ahead.

     

  • Start out with baby steps
    12/10/2014 Whether it’s 5, 10, 50 pounds or more, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can be a long, and often frustrating, process. 

  • 12/3/2014 As we head into winter, it’s helpful to know the differences between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. Several hundred different viruses may cause cold symptoms. 


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