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

Relish the bounty of summer

With another growing season upon us, learn these surefire ways to put fresh fruits and veggies front and center.

Pickle-what? Pickleball

Explore these 5 top tips for safely playing America’s fastest growing sport.

Enseñe a sus hijos a amar el ejercicio

Dos profesionales ofrecen sus mejores consejos para que sus pequeños adopten hábitos saludables que durarán toda la vida.

Teach your kids to love exercise

Two pros offer their best tips on getting your littles to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle that'll last a lifetime.

Patient Story

Stronger than ever

At age 5, a heart warrior bravely undergoes surgery for a rare congenital condition.

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.