Dear Crabby, Do You Hate Visiting the Dentist?

Dear Crabby, My wife keeps nagging me to get into the dentist for a cleaning and checkup. I’m not scared, but I just don’t get what the big deal is. Do you hate going to the dentist too? Thanks!P. Sherman Dear P. Sherman, Dear Crabby Gives Advice First of all, no one loves visiting the dentist. There are all sorts of weird smells and sounds. Plus, the toothpaste they use to clean your teeth is always so gritty and yucky tasting. Usually, when it comes to visiting the dentist, most … [Read more...]

Fight Cancer, Heart Disease & Diabetes with Your Fork

Rochester Hills Public Library presents “Fight Cancer, Heart Disease & Diabetes with Your Fork,” September 29 Dr. Sruti March Rochester Hills Public Library will feature Dr. Sruti March, ND, and her presentation “Fight Cancer, Heart Disease & Diabetes with Your Fork” on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. In this live online presentation, Dr. March will discuss how to create a healthy plate and a lifestyle that works for you. Dr. March specializes in oncology nutrition and … [Read more...]

What Can a Person’s Grip Strength Reveal About Their Health?

Researchers Establish Grip Strength Cut Points to Assess Diabetes Risk Research studies have linked low muscular strength to increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a chronic condition that impairs the body’s response to insulin, resulting in high blood sugar and paving the way for further health challenges. “Insulin is mainly responsible for helping to clear nutrients out of the bloodstream and into various tissues, including muscle tissue,” said Elise Brown, assistant professor of … [Read more...]

Not so sweet: Learning to treat children who have an adult illness

Last week the American Academy of Pediatrics debuted a list of guidelines for diagnosing and treating youngsters, ages 10 to 18 with type 2 diabetes. Children are now exhibiting the insulin-deficient health condition formerly exclusive to adults and this is a significant concern, Amy Banes-Berceli, a biology professor at Oakland University said. “It means we are in the middle of a serious health problem,” Banes-Berceli said. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic or lifetime condition … [Read more...]

Crittenton Home Care Supports Glaucoma Awareness Month

In support of Glaucoma Awareness Month , Crittenton Home Care offers information on prevention and healthy eye care. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, more than 2.2 million Americans, and more than 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, and is often referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” because there are no symptoms. The good news is that glaucoma is preventable and treatable with regular eye … [Read more...]


ROCHESTER, MI – Would you like to learn how to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes? Join us in learning more about this rapidly increasing condition. One family member or significant other is welcome. The cost is $40, and you will receive a free glucose meter. The next program takes place Tuesday, November 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the cost is $40. Please meet at the 441 S. Livernois, Suite 100 building. Call 248-652-5660 for information and registration. … [Read more...]