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We post regular content that focuses on important health topics and issues that affect you and your family with tips and advice from health experts right here at Lakeland. We want to hear from you! Do you have a health topic you'd like to see featured? 

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Back-Pain-Blog

Check-Up: A Pain in the Back
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Mar 08, 2019

Is your back pain serious enough to seek medical help? Physical therapist, Michael O'Hearn shares what signs to look for.

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Worksite Wellness

Check-Up: Worksite Wellness
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Feb 27, 2019

Lakeland Occupational Health in St. Joseph, Michigan offers a comprehensive worksite wellness plan to keep employees healthy and safe while on the job.

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The difference between HDL and LDL

Check-Up: LDL vs. HDL
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Feb 11, 2019

Family medicine provider, Roxanne Wolfram, DNP, explains the difference between HDL and LDL and why just looking at your total cholesterol number isn't the most accurate way to judge whether you should make changes to your diet.

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Workplace Injury and Treatment

Check-Up: Workplace Injury and Treatment
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Feb 05, 2019

Lakeland Occupational Health medical director, Catherine Boomus, MD, MPH, FACOEM, explains what it takes to get injured workers back on the job safely, and quickly.

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Check- Up: New Diabetes Technology
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Jan 30, 2019

The advancements in diabetes technology could be life changing for you.

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Check-Up: Kick the Smoking Habit
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Jan 28, 2019

Family medicine provider, and former smoker, Donald Wolfram, MD, explains why it's never too late to quit smoking and how quickly quitting it can benefit your health.

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Check-Up: Understanding Diabetes Complications
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Jan 21, 2019

Diabetes can impact the body's major organs if not properly controlled.

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Celiac versus gluten sensitivity

Check-Up: Gluten Could be Making You Sick
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Jan 21, 2019

There are a number of steps you can take to determine if you have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.

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Check-Up: What is Occupational Medicine
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Jan 07, 2019

Lakeland Occupational Health medical director, Catherine Boomus, MD, MPH, FACOEM, explains about what services the practice provides, so southwest Michigan employees can stay healthy, and get back to work when injuries happen on the job.

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6 Causes of Obesity and What You Can Do About It
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Nov 26, 2018

Excessive weight gain can have larger impacts on health than one might expect. There are 6 causes of obesity, some of which might surprise you. Options for weight loss and obtaining a healthy weight are available and help is available.

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Knee Pain

Check-Up: Treating Bursitis
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Nov 21, 2018

Bursae sacks throughout your body are meant to help you by cushioning the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints.

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Preventing Long-Term Complications from Diabetes
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Nov 16, 2018

If left uncontrolled, diabetes can cause health complications over time.

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Mammogram Calendar

Early Detection is Your Best Protection
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Nov 07, 2018

Recognize the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and utilize advanced screenings to help catch cancer early.

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Check-Up: How to Handle Time Change
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Oct 29, 2018

Learn some ways to help you better adjust to time change to avoid losing sleep.

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Check-Up: Prostate Health
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Oct 15, 2018

Middle aged men and those with a family history of prostate cancer should consider screenings.

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Check-Up: Treating Anxiety Without Medication
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Sep 25, 2018

Southwestern Medical Clinic counselor, Meredith Sheldon, MA, LLPC shares some important ways to combat the effects of anxiety without the use of medication.

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Check-Up: Is Hip Surgery For You?
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Sep 24, 2018

Are you a candidate for hip replacement surgery? You may be surprised to learn that it's more than just joint pain that may qualify you for surgery.

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Check-Up: Nutritional Supplement Safety
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Sep 20, 2018

Family medicine provider, Elizabeth Egle, MD, shares some important facts about nutritional supplements and how they may impact your health.

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bone health

Check Up: Preventing Bone Loss
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Sep 19, 2018

Lakeland Primary Care, St. Joseph family medicine provider, Deanna rucano, FNP, has some advice for keeping your bones healthy.

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Check-Up: Is Whitecoat Hypertension Real?
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Sep 06, 2018

Whitecoat Hypertension can affect your medical readings when you visit the doctor's office. Audrey Carrier, Do, explains how providers make sure your results are real and not part of a long-term problem.

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