Health Huddle – Spotlight

CMT Awareness Month Kicked Off September 1 – Devastating Disease Affects 1 in 2,500 by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer One in 2,500 people—3 million people worldwide—have the degenerative neuromuscular disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) and many of them don’t even know it. That means that in our town alone, 1.68 people have the disease. And that’sContinue reading “Health Huddle – Spotlight”

Health Huddle – COVID Updates 8/27 & 9/1

COVID-19 Data Trend Updates from Berrien County Health Department Today (Sept. 1) we issued a public health order requiring the use of face masks by individuals in pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 indoor educational settings, regardless of vaccination status to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order will be effective Monday, Sept. 6 and will remainContinue reading “Health Huddle – COVID Updates 8/27 & 9/1”

Health Huddle – Spotlight

Veterans and PTSD – Bring Our Soldiers Home(ostasis) by Stephanie Fain Vivid nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, irritability, angry outbursts, feeling emotionally numb, loss of interest in hobbies, trouble concentrating, paranoia, loss of sleeping, and feelings of being alone. Can you imagine the effects this daily torture has on the physical and mental well-beingContinue reading “Health Huddle – Spotlight”

Health Huddle – Vaccine

My First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine by Kelly Brown (I booked an appointment for a covid vaccine on the Berrien County Health Department’s website and had it administered at River Valley Middle/High School as it was the closest location to me on 4/7/2021.) I’m not going to lie, I was nervous! Not about actually gettingContinue reading “Health Huddle – Vaccine”

Health Huddle – COVID

COVID-19 Response : Keeping You Informed from Spectrum Health Lakeland Visitor guidelines to change Friday, April 9 As a result of increasing numbers of patients admitted with COVID-19 and the increase in community positivity rate, Spectrum Health Lakeland will revise our visitor policy effective Friday, April 9 to allow for one adult visitor for theContinue reading “Health Huddle – COVID”

Health Huddle – Spotlight

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month by Stephanie Fain “Hang on, Marty, we are workin’ on it…” “I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson’s. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there’s freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn’tContinue reading “Health Huddle – Spotlight”

Health Huddle – Hints

The Sun and Vitamin Absorption by Stephanie Fain Oh, how I have missed you, sun! We have, literally, needed you so much! You are very important to our bodies! How so? Vitamin D: Instructs the cells in your gut to absorb calcium and phosphorus (two minerals that are important for maintaining strong and healthy bones).Continue reading “Health Huddle – Hints”

Health Huddle

New Nurse Practitioner at Redbud Health Services By Teresa Green We are pleased to announce that Tammie Riess, ANP-BC, CBDCE, has agreed to join our Redbud Health Services clinic. Redbud Health Services is located inside Redbud Fitness & Lifestyle Center, 500 E 3rd Street in Buchanan, MI. Many Buchanan residents have seen Tammie for theirContinue reading “Health Huddle”