All posts by Heidi Borst

Top Docs: Stay Healthy With Tips From the Best in Town

Local leaders in the health industry share tips and tricks to keep you healthy all year long. Dr. Jennifer Ludwig, DDS Drs. Haerian, Ludwig & Simon Orthodontics 6407 Monroe Street Sylvania, OH 43560 419-882-1017 Orthodontist Dr. Jennifer Ludwig, DDS finds being a positive influence in her patients’ lives extremely rewarding. “Even though orthodontics is

Surviving Stage IV Lung Cancer: A mother’s story of hope and action

Bobbi Johnson-Filipiak was in the best shape of her life at the time of her daughter Kate’s birth on December 11, 2012. Bobbi delivered by C-section to prevent complications from HELLP syndrome (a pregnancy complication involving the breakdown of red blood cells, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count). Because HELLP symptoms were still present

First-ever Girl Scout Trail comes to Holland

The first nationally recognized Girl Scout hiking trail opened recently in our neck of the woods! The mile-long Juliette Gordon Low trail, planned by Girl Scout Ambassador Ellie Leonard to commemorate the founder of the Girl Scouts, was celebrated October 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural walk at West Winds Metropark in Holland. Leonard,

Virtual Village: Finding Support in Today’s Online World

At some point, you’ve probably uttered the phrase “It takes a village!” when welcoming help while raising your children. In today’s world, though, the “village” extends beyond immediate family and friends to include a “virtual” community, thanks to social media. Parents easily access groups online; we’re all just a click or comment away from connecting

Get Outside & Learn With Tinkergarten

Early childhood education at a park near you Lately, kids are spending more and more time indoors, yet pediatricians and researchers strongly promote the importance of outdoor play to children’s physical, cognitive, and social development.  In fact, the outdoors is one of the best places for toddlers to master many different skills, learn about the

Special Needs Guide 2016: Autism in Area Families

You probably know someone, or maybe you are the someone, who has a child diagnosed with autism. One in every 68 American children is currently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurological developmental disorder affecting the brain. Symptoms include difficulties with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. According to the U.S. Centers