Heart to Heart

Hypothyroidism vs Hyperthyroidism

By Susan Varbedian Lucken, R.N., B.S.N.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, about 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. People of all ages and races can get thyroid disease. However, women are 5-8 times

How to Avoid Acid Reflux this Christmas

Tis’ the season to be jolly, but for many people, living with gastroesophageal reflux ( GERD) can make it hard to join in on the holiday cheer. With the holidays comes holiday food and many of these foods

Stay Ahead of Urinary Tract Infections

By Susan Varbedian Lucken, R.N., B.S.N.

Urinary tract infections, or UTI’s, are responsible for nearly 10 million healthcare visits each year. A UTI is an infection in any part of your uri-nary system-your kidneys, ureters, bladder and

What to Know about Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis ( DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE ) are often under diagnosed and serious but preventable medical conditions. DVT is a medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. These clots

What to Know About Concussions

Now that many schools are in full-swing, so are all of the after-school sports, and with those sports comes the possibility of concussions. According to dosomething.org, in the United States, athletes suffer from roughly 300,000 concussions every year.

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Suicide

By Dr. Steven Huprich

About a month ago, the Center for Disease Control released some statistics indicating that suicide rates have risen in 49 of the 50 states.  In that same week, we learned of the suicides

It’s never too early to think about dying

By Steven K. Huprich, PhD, LP

When I began working at the University of Detroit Mercy, the department chair asked if I would teach an undergraduate course on death and dying.  Strangely, I did not run out

Heart-to-Heart: April 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human services has deemed April as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 35,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with this largely preventable type of cancer that affects