Health & Wellness

Life is better in motion!

Life is better in motion! 2560 1709 AEPC Health

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is May 26th this year, so let’s get moving seniors! While the recommendation to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program is solid…

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Who’s least hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine? Doctors.

Who’s least hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine? Doctors. 2560 1709 AEPC Health

If you ask someone who hasn’t been vaccinated yet the reason for their hesitancy, you’re likely to get a lot of different answers. But typically, whether their hesitancy is based…

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Connecting the dots: treatment = savings when it comes to substance use disorders

Connecting the dots: treatment = savings when it comes to substance use disorders 2400 800 AEPC Health

It’s a data point that should command our attention. The highest number of fatal drug overdoses ever recorded in the U.S. in a single year – 87,203 deaths in the…

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Obesity: “Willpower” explained

Obesity: “Willpower” explained 2560 1898 AEPC Health

Stories in last Friday’s Weekend Reading highlighted a pandemic related health concern many of us have noted over the last 12 months: weight gain among children and adults. Staying in…

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The COVID-19 Vaccine: what it is – and what it isn’t

The COVID-19 Vaccine: what it is – and what it isn’t 8333 5208 AEPC Health

It’s not hard to run across negative claims about the coronavirus vaccine. The wide reach of the internet has been especially effective in “super spreading” misinformation, but using some common…

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Healthy voting essentials: here’s what you need to know to vote safely

Healthy voting essentials: here’s what you need to know to vote safely 1823 1644 AEPC Health

COVID-19 has challenged us to rethink the health and safety aspects of quite literally everything we do, including the method we’ll use to cast our ballot. A record 1.6 million…

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What you need to know about the withdrawal of ranitidine (Zantac)

What you need to know about the withdrawal of ranitidine (Zantac) 224 203 AEPC Health

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was requesting manufacturers to withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs from the market immediately. Ranitidine, sold…

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‘First, do no harm’ guides the practice of active surveillance for prostate cancer patients

‘First, do no harm’ guides the practice of active surveillance for prostate cancer patients 2309 1299 AEPC Health

When it comes to cancer, we frequently equate early detection with early treatment so that the cancer can be removed before it has a chance to spread and cause irreparable,…

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COVID-19 Spread, Masks, Mental Health & The Lighter Side

COVID-19 Spread, Masks, Mental Health & The Lighter Side 2121 1414 AEPC Health

The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in the US and across the world dominates the news – from the number of cases, lives lost, and economic impact. The number of cases in Michigan continues…

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COVID-19 Resource List

COVID-19 Resource List 2560 1707 AEPC Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact ever-increasing aspects of our personal and community health, the following resources may be useful to find credible information and assistance. COVID-19 screening tools…

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