Author: Marissa Van Alst

Health in Focus: Pain Management

From generic pain to chronic pain, there are so many ways to solve it all. There is everything from exercise and medication to more medicine-like fixes like Tylenol and even opiods. We met with expert, Amy Tittle, to learn all about different ways to manage pain. Jagannathan Nuerosurgery works hand-in-hand with Amy to keep patients pain free in all aspects…

Ferris State University Traverse City is Welcoming Social Work Majors

  Ferris State University has over 20 locations across the state of Michigan and Traverse City is just one of them. We welcomed Janet Vizina-Roubal and Mike Berghoef to talk about the need for social workers across the state and their terrific higher education opportunities within the field. The social work profession is in dire need of more professionals and…

Adopt Casper, Taz, & Dexter

The Great Lakes Humane Society is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to animal welfare. They shared a few furry friends with us to help spread the word of their adoptable pets. Casper “Casper is a six-year-old American bulldog / lab mix. He loves attention and is very playful.” Taz “Taz is a 7-year-old blonde male Chihuahua who is looking…

Adopt From the Humane Society of Midland County

faline Show Caption Hide Caption Tyson-2 Show Caption Hide Caption titanic Show Caption Hide Caption switzerland Show Caption Hide Caption Midland County was unable to make it into ‘the four’ today, but they still shared some of their paw-some adoptable pets with us so they can find their FUR-ever homes. Here they are: Faline “Faline a 1 yr old Spayed…

Wellness for the Family: National Pasta Day

There are many different types of pasta and even forms of it. From the type of noodle, to the shape and even different varieties like spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles and more. There are plenty of ways to enjoy pasta and not feel bad about it! To help us celebrate National Pasta Day, we brought in Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Registered…

Grant Me Hope: Bradley

Each week on ‘the four’ we share a new adoptable child from the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange with you and this week we are sharing the sweet and loving, Bradley. Bradley is on the older side, but is eager to find his forever family. He is 16-years-old and in the 12th grade. His love for animals has created a passion…

Positive Parenting: Math for Kids

Does your child excel in science, technology, engineering or math? Well they are in luck, because they are desperately needed to full jobs in the future. Your child’s math skills could be a gateway to some of the best jobs in the country, but what if you kids if the complete opposite? Math can be intimidating and Michelle Dunaway is…

Movies with Meg: October Part 2

Movies are a great way to unwind and get into the holiday spirit and Meg Weichman from the State Theatre in Traverse City has just the perfect amount of spooky movies to share with us today. Melissa joined her there to learn all about some of the best movies hitting a box office near you. Here’s what she had in…