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Health Disparities in Minority Children

Dr. Angela Seabright, D.O., care management physician at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan  Comprehensive studies over the past five years found that Black and Hispanic children in the U.S. receive worse medical care than their white peers. This includes inequitable treatment across pediatric specialties like neonatal care, primary care, emergency medicine, critical care, mental health care, end-of-life care and… 

3 Healthy Elevated Grilled Cheese Ideas

Grilled cheese sandwiches have long held a cherished spot in the hearts and stomachs of many, not just kids. In fact, according to a 2019 YouGov survey, grilled cheese reigns as the most popular sandwich among Americans.  When it comes to crafting a healthier grilled cheese, the choices you make regarding cheese and bread can significantly impact its nutritional profile. Opt… 

3 Spring-Inspired Mocktail Recipes

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which sheds light on the role of alcoholic beverages in our lives. Alcohol is a central component of social gatherings, celebrations and moments of relaxation. However, as people become more conscious of the effects of alcohol consumption on health and wellbeing, many are turning to alternatives that still provide a sense of festivity and enjoyment.… 

The Link Between Stress & Nutrition

The link between stress and nutrition is bi-directional, meaning they both affect each other. Stress can affect our eating habits, especially the chances of unhealthy choices or overeating. Additionally, poor nutrition and diet choices can exacerbate or increase levels of stress. According to a 2020 review study, stress affects nutrition by:  Stress can also affect the metabolism, with higher levels… 

Three Healthy Sandwich Recipes for Leftover Hard-boiled Easter Eggs

Business Insider says 180 million eggs are purchased for Easter every year. Many families enjoy the tradition of spending creative quality time painting hard-boiled eggs together. But what do you do with the leftover eggs? Eggs are a versatile, nutrient-dense healthy source of protein. In fact, a large egg has about 78 calories and 6 grams of protein. A noteworthy… 

Healthier Fat Tuesday: A Paczki-inspired Alternative Recipe

It is a Michigan ritual to celebrate Paczki Day on Fat Tuesday by eating a traditional Polish jelly-filled or cream-filled fried pastry called a paczek (pronounced PON-check). But if you are not in the mood for such a rich treat, there are other options. These fruit-filled delicacies are lighter than the traditional fried treat – significantly lower in saturated fat,… 

2 Healthy Winter Soup Recipes to Cozy Up With

There’s nothing quite like a warm, hearty bowl of soup to bring comfort and nourishment during cozy season. Creating your own soups at home provides a canvas for creativity and ensures control over the ingredients. A soup can serve as a balanced meal with the right ingredients. Carrots, celery and onions are classic choices that add vitamins and minerals to… 

Beyond BMI: The Role of Weight in Health Outcomes

January is Healthy Weight Week. One of the most common components of a preventive care screening is being weighed on a scale. This measurement is used by health care providers to calculate a person’s body mass index, a standardized way to quickly evaluate a person’s health status and risk for chronic conditions. The body mass index (BMI) is a value…