Healthy Aging 2024: Diabetes 101

Diabetes is a prevailing health concern for many women, playing a substantial role in the onset of heart disease. Diabetes arises when blood sugars remain elevated for extended periods. Prolonged high blood sugars lead to tissue damage, contributing to various illnesses, premature aging, and even death if left untreated. Fortunately, this disease is preventable, and […]

Holiday Stress

Anxiety is common this time of year. Many people place inappropriate expectations on themselves from keeping up with social media influencers to handling increased family obligations, parties, financial concerns, and more. If you are ready to send out an SOS signal, know you are not alone. The goal of any holiday season should be peace […]

Holiday Foods To Boost Immune System

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As we head into the holiday season, it is more important than ever to be mindful about what we eat. Before you finalize your holiday menu, try adding nutritious foods and give your immune system a boost. In this week’s Fox 17 segment, Dr. Bitner reminds us to focus on food as medicine, not a […]

What Vitamins Do I Need To Take?


It would be nice to think we get all we need in our diets, but that can be challenging. Eating a diet with all the required micronutrients is difficult in our busy lives. Luckily, we have supplements that can provide the basics including three essential micronutrients: vitamin D, calcium, and a multivitamin. This week on […]

Know Your Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

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In this week’s installment on Fox 17, we delve into the risk factors associated with breast cancer and proactive prevention strategies with Dr. Diana Bitner. While certain risk factors are beyond our control, one indisputable factor is gender, as breast cancer affects 1 in 9 women over a lifetime. This risk increases as one grows […]

Breast Density & Mammograms 101

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the perfect time to inform women about breast density. On June 1, 2015, Michigan passed a law requiring doctors to inform patients about their breast density on mammograms. Information about breast density is vital; highly dense breasts can make cancer detection difficult and increase your risk of cancer. This […]

Health is Wealth: Healthy Habits Add Up!

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Health is wealth; your health deserves the same planning and priority as your financial future. For women, menopause is a health milestone to plan for, just like retirement. Menopause happens to all women, and the healthier you are when it occurs, the better you will be able to cope with all the changes. Your health […]

Don’t Suffer From Menopause Symptoms In Silence!

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October is Menopause Awareness Month! In the United States alone, 6,000 women enter menopause every day. Despite these numbers, menopause is often the butt of jokes or dismissed within society and remains largely ignored by healthcare professionals. According to a 2021 Forbes article, 20% of women experience symptoms for a year before seeking professional help, […]

Use Aerobic Exercise To Burn Fat

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In Dr. Peter Attia’s latest book, Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity, he discusses how the right types of exercise can improve health and longevity. He breaks down exercise routines into different “Zones” of activity. Zone 2 is the foundation of aerobic fitness and is the Zone you should strive to train within to […]

Stretching Before Bed Improves Health


Cortisol is the stress hormone released from your adrenal glands to help you stay safe in danger. It activates our system to prepare for flight or fight, releases sugar from our liver, raises our blood pressure, narrows our blood vessels, and puts us on high alert. High cortisol at inappropriate times, such as right before […]