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

Expert tips for wrangling cholesterol

While there’s no silver bullet to achieve lower levels, experts suggest a focus on lifestyle.

Powdered supplement? Be cautious

There’s no proven benefit to dry scooping—so don't try it, doctors say.

Enjoy sports at any age—safely

Adult sports are great exercise and loads of fun, but take proper precautions to lower the risk of injury.

Patient Story

The right combination

Mental fortitude and modern medicine are helping a standout athlete battle through inflammatory bowel disease.

Tackle foot pain with a plan

The best way to ward off plantar fasciitis? Build healthy fascia muscles.

Walk for your health

A simple exercise program that involves walking can do wonders for your fitness.

Patient Story

‘It will be a blessing’

A Michigan woman learns bariatric surgery isn't just about weight loss—it's about fighting chronic illness, too.

Patient Story

‘A lot to live for’

A fast-acting medical team helped a Michigan businessman survive an aneurysm and a stroke.

Keep it simple, sipper

Steer clear of drinks laden with sugars, flavoring, artificial sweeteners and color. A glass of water will always win.

Watch your wintry step

Follow these simple precautions to help you avoid costly falls on slippery walkways.

Building the home gym

It's easier than you think to assemble a low-cost fitness area that delivers solid results.

Help yourself by helping others

The time and talents you invest in your community may come back in dividends for your health and happiness.