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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

‘She’s come a long way’

A free community health program helps Lillie Towns overcome physical and emotional barriers to reclaim her life.

So, your teen wants to be a vegetarian?

A dietitian and pediatrician offer tips to ensure your youngster is successful in this new journey.

Patient Story

‘It’s a gift to be here’

She helped create the MyChart app for others and now uses it to improve her own life after a Parkinson's diagnosis.

Navigating the cereal aisle

Sharpen your label knowledge so you can sort the good from the bad.

5 ways to lose weight … without dieting

Research shows 95 percent of diets fail. Let’s leave diets behind and still shed the pounds.

Patient Story

‘I get back much more than I give’

A cancer survivor finds new purpose.

Menopause—a hair loss culprit?

It's a slow process, but women can turn it around.

‘Anything you can do makes it a little better’

Two volunteers, 1,000 hours, lots of smiles. Add it up and you get nothing short of total joy.

Patient Story

‘I finally found my voice’

A preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome survivor’s journey leads to activism.

De vuelta en la carrera

Ted Droski sufrió la pérdida de una pierna en un repentino accidente automovilístico. Desde entonces se ha convertido en ejemplo del espíritu humano que emerge más fuerte que nunca ante la adversidad.

Patient Story

Back in the race

Ted Droski suffered the loss of a leg in a sudden car crash. He has since become a shining example of how the human spirit can emerge from adversity stronger than ever.

Patient Story

‘I would never go anywhere else’

A distance of 150 miles couldn't separate one expectant mom from regular appointments with the midwife who guided her through four pregnancies.

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