Author:

Allan Adler

Allan P. Adler is one of the few people who can say he got his start in journalism in the rural community of Bad Axe, Michigan. The native son acquired diverse experience in reporting and photography at his hometown newspaper, The Huron Daily Tribune. From Bad Axe, Allan moved on to The Oakland Press in Pontiac, where he worked for more than 33 years in every area of the newsroom, doing copy desk work, reporting and serving in management. He then joined the Detroit News as an editorial page writer. He and his wife, Mary, love spending time with their blended family. They have five sons, one daughter and 12 grandchildren. Allan also enjoys reading and gardening.

Posts from Allan Adler

Strengthen your defenses

To bolster your immune system, don't look to supplements—aim for vitamin-rich foods and an active lifestyle.

Concussions hit beyond the gridiron

Many sports present a risk of head injury. Spotting a problem early—and providing quick treatment—helps ensure the best possible outcome.

Small steps to improve mental health

Even a slight bit of daily activity can make a difference when coping with depression or anxiety.

Want a win-win exercise? Go biking

Looking for a high-intensity workout, or just a great leisurely activity? Your wellness goals can help steer your cycling plans.

Do blue light glasses work?

There's no scientific evidence to show that these special glasses can reduce eyestrain.

Ready for tee time?

If you're headed to the links, a few smart precautions can help you avoid injuries.

Exercise—for body, for brain

A commitment to activity can work wonders for physical health, but it's often a healer for the mind, too.

Vacation on the horizon? Plan ahead

Pack a kit for hygiene and first aid—and know about guidelines and restrictions before you go.

Working from home? Shape a proper office

Avoid aches and strains by scheduling regular breaks and outfitting your workspace with the right equipment.

Watch out for ticks

As the weather warms and you head outside, learn how to avoid them—and what to do if you're bitten.

Lace up your walking shoes

The right gear, the right knowledge—and the right routine—can help strengthen your commitment to fitness.

Want to train for a triathlon?

These 10 tips from a doctor who has been there can help you prepare for race day.