Author:

Alyssa Allen

Alyssa Allen has worked in the communications industry for 20 years, starting as a newspaper reporter and then moving into marketing and public relations. Now, as a writer and editor, she loves to tell stories about interesting people and ideas. You might spot her around Grand Rapids with her husband and two children. They are hard to miss since they all have red hair. When she’s not keeping up with her kids, she enjoys reading, walking around her neighborhood and exploring West Michigan.

Alyssa Allen

Posts from Alyssa Allen

Boots shopping 101

Top 10 tips from a foot doctor to help you pick the right pair for winter.

I don’t want to go!

Parents can turn to these 5 proven tips when their child's school days are fraught with anxiety.

Oh, my aching muscles!

Explore these 5 tried-and-true tips for faster recovery.

Patient Story

‘It feels good to walk’

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment and coordinated care saves Robert Shinew's leg.

Five healthy kid breakfasts for busy mornings

Send your kids out the door on time with a breakfast that will keep them going all morning.

4 things to know about backpack safety

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze with these expert tips and tricks.

Patient Story

‘It wasn’t my time’

A globe-trotting, retired rocket scientist with pancreatic cancer gets the chance to see another 50 countries.

Pack your food and go with these 6 safety tips

Don't risk your health by playing 'culinary Russian roulette' this summer.

‘It has been everything for me’

Internship program continues to help Michigan veterans move from military roles to the civilian workforce.

Patient Story

‘Living a better life’

Football coach and pastor Matthew Stone's regimen leads to 150 pounds of lost weight and worries.

Patient Story

An early catch

A patient’s girlfriend helped create the screening program that later played a key role in saving his life.

Patient Story

‘We were lucky’

How a medical resident with a knack for forming relationships helped a "tough guy" welder battle pulmonary embolism.