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.

Posts from Alyssa Allen

How to help an ailing friend

Don't know what to say, or what to do? Experts suggest 6 ways we can assist an ill loved one.

Patient Story

‘It was opened for my little guy’

Five years after becoming one of the first patients in a new small baby unit, a Michigan kiddo is thriving.

What’s making you snore?

A sleep doctor identifies possible causes and remedies to help you get the Zzz's you need.

Kidney stones 101

What you need to know about this pesky, painful condition.

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.