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‘There are no safe fireworks’

Burn center experts worry summer festivities may lead to an increase in backyard bonfire and explosion injuries.

Master the summer snack

Rather than heralding junk food and sodas, summertime should usher in fresh produce and healthy, on-the-go snacks.

Help kids build healthy minds

As summer sets in and kids get back to the business of play, take time to check in on their emotions.

Feeling bloated and uncomfortable?

You aren't alone. But take solace—subtle changes to diet and lifestyle can help alleviate your pains.

Reasons why you should throw flip and flop out

Avoid flimsy footwear to keep calluses and injuries at bay this summer.

Let the season shape your plate

Buying fresh produce at the height of each season will satisfy your palate—and your purse.

Tick, tick, boom!

Avoid the (tick) bite this year as their population expands ... your health could depend on it.

Money’s tight? You can still eat right

A weekly plan, in-season produce and bulk buying can set you up for healthy, money-saving meals.

Hormones—your body’s messengers

Small lifestyle changes can help you achieve hormonal balance and leave you feeling more even-keeled.

Make your garden one of delights, not dangers

Eager to get outside? Go for it! Just take care to limit your risks.

‘A brand-new man’

With an assist from robotic surgery, doctors help a Michigan man overcome decades of gastroesophageal pain.

Find time to nurture mental health

Feeling bogged down? These tips can help you find that elusive work-life balance and bring joy back into your day.