Entries by Grant

How the Flu Shot Works to Protect You

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a viral infection that targets the respiratory system—i.e. the nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms can include cough, congestion, muscle aches, fever and chills. When left untreated, the flu can lead to long-term hospitalization and even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone get a flu […]

Creating an Employee Retirement Plan? 5 Questions to Answer

Are you considering the addition of a retirement plan for your employees? Small businesses who want to be competitive in a difficult hiring market find that a retirement plan — most often an employer-sponsored 401(k) — attracts new and higher quality talent. And it helps you keep employees once you’ve hired them. But there may […]

5 Healthy Ways to Handle Post-Election Emotions

Like any presidential election in the past, some people with opposing views may find it hard to see eye to eye. As a result of this, you may be experiencing a negative impact on close relationships with friends or family. Here are some healthy, appropriate ways to express your feelings post-election, no matter what they […]

Understanding Social Determinants of Health in Michigan

Many of the community members accessing services at Baxter Community Center in southeast Grand Rapids have jobs considered “essential” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  They ring up groceries, clean hospital rooms and work as home health care aides. They are essential to the continued operations of many organizations and businesses but their work is often undervalued by society. It’s typically […]

8 Things You Should Know About the Flu Shot

The flu kills an average of 20,000 people every year–even those considered healthy. Though it tends to be a much debated topic, 105,00 flu hospitalizations were prevented by vaccinations during the 2019-2020 influenza season. The flu season begins in October and lasts through February each year. It is considered an annual epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it […]