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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

‘I really see God’s hand’

A soccer player defies the odds of cardiac arrest thanks to a teammate’s quick action.

Patient Story

‘A piece of comfort’

A third-time mother trusts her care team when things get scary in the delivery room.

Patient Story

‘They called us blue babies’

For one Michigan woman, a doctor's retirement brings back memories of miracles.

Patient Story

‘I just love what I do’

A longtime OB-GYN has built a legacy that spans generations for families in West Michigan and beyond.

Patient Story

Choosing joy

After a double lung transplant and battling a host of maladies, a Michigan mom has kept faith alive.

Patient Story

Fighting for her life

A delicate procedure provides new hope for a lung cancer patient.

Too sick for school?

A pediatrician's tips may help you decide if your ailing child should stay home.

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.

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