Having Children Changed My Perspective on Brain Health
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

June 26, 2017

Having Children Changed My Perspective on Brain Health

Brain Awareness: Ways to Love your BrainYesterday, I found myself chanting my pool mantra (“1-2-3-4.1-2-3, wait that’s not my kid, oh never mind, she’s over there now, ok 3, 4.”) as my eyes frantically darted around the premises. It’s SUPER relaxing, and if you haven’t taken four children under the age of 8 to the […]

Family

What’s missing from every summer camp prep list?
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

June 19, 2017

What’s missing from every summer camp prep list?

Gathering your child’s health info for the summer!Summer is here! Time to kick back and relax (said no parent, ever!). Just kidding, throw an extra shot of espresso in that coffee and start prepping for camps, swim team, sports, summer care, sleepovers and all of the other exciting things that your children’s future memories area […]

Allergies

Is The Prostate Screening (PSA) Test Necessary?
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

June 14, 2017

Is The Prostate Screening (PSA) Test Necessary?

“To Screen or Not To Screen? That is the question”Many have been asking about when and even whether men should have PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) tests to screen for prostate cancer or even possible prostate cancer. PSA tests can yield false-positive readings on the level of a protein produced by the prostate gland in a man’s […]

Doctor Appointments

Feeling healthy doesn’t necessarily indicate good health!
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

June 12, 2017

Feeling healthy doesn’t necessarily indicate good health!

Don’t Forget Daddy: June is Men’s Health MonthIn May, I talked about National Women’s Health Week and the common obstacles women face, mothers especially, in balancing the needs of their family while not neglecting their own self-care. It’s only fair this month to acknowledge the men in our lives and the challenges they have when […]

Family

National Women’s Health Week – Own Your Health
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

May 16, 2017

National Women’s Health Week – Own Your Health

As a woman, and the mother of 3 little women-in-training, I am delighted to share my experience during National Women’s Health Week (May 14-20, 2017). I spend what sometimes feels like an inordinate amount of time juggling my children’s health and wellness – a task that can be difficult even if your children don’t have chronic […]

Digital Health

Quit your Bellyaching, Track your Gut Germs!
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

May 12, 2017

Quit your Bellyaching, Track your Gut Germs!

When I first started thinking about this post, the title that came to mind was Bellyaching. Because I’ve known for years that too much belly fat is not healthy and have fought an on and off, and currently losing, battle against it. Lately, though, I’m seeing and reading more about the “gut bacteria” (or gut germs) […]

Healthy Living

What Does The US Spend on Health Care
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

April 27, 2017

What Does The US Spend on Health Care

Where Does All That Money Go?With all the news and talk these days about health care costs and who pays for what, I’ve taken more of an interest in what we as a country spend and who pays…the big picture so to speak.My curiosity was sparked by two articles I came across that cited the […]

Health Care

Secrets to Living a Long Life
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

April 13, 2017

Secrets to Living a Long Life

What’s Loma Linda, CA, Got the Rest of Us Don’t?Brothers Nick and Dan Buettner wanted to know what it takes to live a long, healthy and happy life. Sure, they know that eating right, exercising, and taking your meds as prescribed are part of the answer. But not the whole answer. So they decided to […]

Family

Pro Tips on How To Prepare for Your Next Doctor Appointment
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

April 11, 2017

Pro Tips on How To Prepare for Your Next Doctor Appointment

Pro Tips for Preparing for Your Doctor Appointment You arrive 30 minutes early to complete or review paperwork (again) and then wait. A nurse brings you back and records your weight, BP, vitals then more waiting in a room. You try to awkwardly adjust yourself on a long, loud paper sheet while anxiously staring at the […]

Doctor Appointments

Don’t be a Patient. Be a Partner with Doctors to Better Your Health
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

March 27, 2017

Don’t be a Patient. Be a Partner with Doctors to Better Your Health

We need to consolidate and centralize our health dataGrowing up in post-WWII America seems, in retrospect, to have been a lot simpler. (I was a kid, of course.) This was life before computers, cable, wi-fi, and smartphones gave us ready access to vast stores of information and advice on almost any topic.I’m not saying things […]

Caregivers