Articles by Dick Benson


The 13th Annual Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon

For months, top surf dog contenders and newbies have been training hard and attending Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Surf Dog and SUP Lessons in paw-paration for the longest running surf dog competition in the country.  Helen…



FDA Encourages Juice Safety This Fall

Nothing says fall like driving in the country or drinking cider or fresh-squeezed juice. Unfortunately, serious outbreaks of foodborne illness, often called “food poisoning,” have been traced to drinking cider and fruit and vegetable juice…



Menopause Awareness Month News

Perimenopause—the hormonal “roller-coaster” years preceding menopause—can be a bumpy ride for many women. While symptoms commonly begin around age 42, they can occur earlier or with cancer treatment or hysterectomy. Barb DePree, MD, OB/GYN, Lakeshore Health…



Concussions Can Happen to Anyone

Imagine this: your child is playing a game of soccer or basketball. As they go to kick the ball or defend a shot, they accidentally collide with another player and they both end up on…