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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

Put your coat on; you’ll catch a cold!

Or will you? Doctors help parents navigate the age-old battle.

Patient Story

‘It saved so much time’

A patient and his surgeon traverse the miles virtually thanks to some fine-tuned technology.

Being green—it’s easier than you think

For Kermit the frog, it was a tough color. For your vegetables, it's the best color.

My child won’t talk to me. Now what?

Child psychology experts address the top 5 stressors for young people today—and how we can help.

Get the scoop on breakfast

There's no such thing as the perfect morning meal—but there is one that's just right for you.

Dates—nature’s sweetness

Using natural ingredients instead of added sugars offers health benefits.

Patient Story

Double the love

Best friends have babies the same morning in the same hospital.

Dieting? Spurn the don’ts, embrace the do’s

Find ways to love the foods you're allowed to eat. You might forget all about the forbidden foods.

Cómo poner la mesa para bajar de peso

Una experta en alimentación y nutrición humana recomienda siete pasos para lograr pequeños cambios que resultaran en grandes resultados.

Arm flab? Lose it once and for all

Add these 5 exercises to your (at-home or gym) workout to finally conquer this trouble spot.

Setting the table for weight loss

A dietitian offers 7 tips for making small changes that can lead to big results.

Intermittent fasting: Is it right for you?

A dietitian sizes up the latest weight-loss trend.

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