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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.

Allan Adler

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Patient Story

Early diagnosis, positive prognosis

A bout of itching prompted Terry Beck to seek treatment for a suspected skin condition, setting him quickly on the path to cancer recovery.

Got a cold or trying to avoid one?

Zinc and vitamin C might offer relief (and maybe prevention), but you're better off focusing on a balanced diet.

Beware the double-dippers

One scoop into a container of dip is more than enough. A second dip with a half-eaten chip or veggie? That's a recipe for disaster.

Snack wisely at work

The occasional office treat won't ruin your diet. But day in and day out, those office cakes, pastries and pies add up to trouble.

Turning a ‘light bulb’ idea into reality

More than a year of work by hundreds of Spectrum Health staffers results in an improved surgical skull cap.

Skin cancer rates march upward

Protect yourself and your family from the deadly rays of the sun with these doctor-approved tips.

Clear rules for contact lenses

An optometrist explains how improper use can lead to serious eye problems.

The darker side of inflammation

Bouts of inflammation can help fight viruses and other foreign invaders—but chronic inflammation is a different story altogether.

Data: Big downsides to lax helmet law

Two new studies prove what Michigan doctors said five years ago—a loosening of helmet laws would bring medical and financial consequences.

Patient Story

New study scrutinizes birth defects

Michigan family hopes their participation in long-term, international research will shed light on their young daughter's medical troubles.

Patient Story

‘It helps you for a lifetime’

A proactive approach to pre-diabetes aims to help people avoid the condition.

New insulin pump shows big promise

MinMed 670G system requires minimal user interaction.