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Sneezin’ season has sprung

There are about 30 different types of pollen and it is possible to be allergic to more than one type. If you suffer regularly from allergy problems, ask your doctor for an allergy test. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Spring is in the air—and that can mean misery for people with seasonal allergies.“Allergies affect millions in...

Those perilous pooches

Researchers have found that injuries sustained while dog walking—fractures, specifically—have jumped 163 percent in the 65 and older group over the past 15 years. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: fractures.Fractures suffered by elderly Americans while walking their dogs have more than...

Allergic to red meat? Blame a tick

Based on new findings, scientists suspect people are more likely than first thought to develop a red meat allergy if they’re bitten by a tick. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Certain tick bites can cause a red meat allergy—and now scientists are shedding new light on the condition, known as alpha-gal syndrome.Alpha-gal is a sugar found...

The Top Health Benefits of Green Space

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In fitness, there’s virtue to variety

Changing your exercise routine to incorporate a variety of approaches, such as weights one day and running the next, can help reduce the odds of injury. (For Spectrum Health Beat) If you’re not yet familiar with the fitness approach called cross-training, it might sound like hard work. But it’s really just a way to add...

Boost your workout—head outdoors

Variable terrain and fresh air are leading reasons to head outdoors for your next workout. (For Spectrum Health Beat) If you’ve ever come home from a brisk walk feeling reinvigorated, you’re not alone. Research shows that this is just one of many benefits of exercising outdoors.Working out in a natural environment can also be more...

Growing menace: Asian longhorned tick

Specific regions of the U.S. are more prone to infestations of a new invasive species: the Asian longhorned tick. (For Spectrum Health Beat) An Asian tick newly introduced into the United States has the potential to infest a wide swath of the country, researchers say. It could carry with it numerous diseases that threaten humans. The Asian...

5 Adventurous Things to Do This Summer

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

These 5 Yoga Poses Will Make Your Abs Look Great

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

Foam Rollers to Add to Your Home Gym

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

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