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The ABCs of Heart Health

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. February marks National Go Red for Women Day ( https://www.goredforwomen.org/home/get-involved/national-wear-red-day/), which highlights the important steps you can take to make heart health a priority.

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Brain Drain

Young talent continues to flee Michigan. The state’s Business Roundtable called the ongoing loss of professional talent a serious demographic crisis that threatens economic growth as Michigan’s workforce ages and population growth is stagnant.

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Tips to Avoid Colds and Flu

Tired, achy, sniffling, just plain miserable? It could be the flu. Use these guidelines to keep your family healthy during peak cold and flu season.

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Unemployment: The Other Side of the Coin

About two weeks ago, Paul Krugman, Nobel laureate economist, wrote an article in the NY Times touting the positive economic gains under President Obama and the boom in the number of jobs. President Obama in his State of the Union address also showcased the economy and job market. But is that the whole story?

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Food Fight: New Dietary Guidelines

The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines has shifted focus from specific nutrients to eating patterns and foods. Here’s what you need to know…

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Compromise Can Work, Can Our Politicians?

At the end of 2015 we had solid examples that Congress and the President can compromise and pass bills to move forward. They passed a highway and infrastructure bill, budget bill and a bill dealing with a number of tax issues. Another example of compromise reached by a working group convened by the conservative American […]

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Soup’s On!

A delicious pot of soup fills your home with comforting aromas. Soup can also serve up several health benefits for you and your family, including a smaller waistline.

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If You Can’t Legislate, Regulate – A Summary

In the closing weeks of 2015, we saw a number of important bi-partisan bills, from road funding to the federal budget and tax bill, pass in Congress. The legislation demonstrated that Congress can work. However, we also saw a number of new regulations promulgated by the Obama administration that did not go through the legislative […]

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New Year’s 2016: Promises and Pledges

This year make a resolution based on one word that best describes your goal. My resolution for 2016 is to “Simplify” in all things from work to relationships to the stuff I have around my home. Connect, enjoy and give are three words that are perfect to use for resolving to live better in 2016. […]

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Compromise: You Win Some and You Lose Some

Congress accomplished something that hasn’t been done for a number of years. They actually completed budget bills, for spending and for taxes, avoiding what had been business as usual, that is passing a continuing resolution to keep the budget the same as the year before and at the last minute merely renewing the expiring tax […]

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