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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

Patient Story

For kids, a ‘judgment-free zone’

A special team shows that openness, honesty and acceptance go a long way in helping youngsters achieve optimal health.

Patient Story

PT helps Ironman test his mettle

At age 56, Kevin Rupp aims to compete in triathlons as long as his body will let him.

¡Ponte el abrigo; te va a dar un resfrío!

¿O será cierto? Los médicos ayudan a los padres a navegar esa añeja batalla.

This year's lone option: Flu shot

There’s still plenty of time to get your flu shot—but don't expect to get the nasal mist.

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

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

Fight the postpartum belly

Physical therapy is often a mom's best bet in overcoming that stubborn post-pregnancy condition known as diastasis recti.

Patient Story

'She was in God's hands'

Quick thinking and medical care got stroke patient Edith Vis back to the good things in life.

Patient Story

Three hearts beat as one

Heartbeat recording creates keepsake for cancer patient and her family.

Patient Story

Super nurses for superhero kids

School children get a boost of caring through unique partnership.

Patient Story

Breast cancer survivor: Be your best advocate

Community members gather for the fifth annual Candid Conversations event, where Emmy Rickert urges, "Love life ... choose joy."

Boots shopping 101

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

Too sore after a workout?

Know the signs of rhabdomyolysis and get to the ER if you have them.