GVFHC Medical Team in the News

Your Grand Valley Family Health Center is happy to share their knowledge and expertise to the community. Listed are some local news reports featuring our Medical Team!


Healthy Halloween Treats - Wendy Brookhouse, RD

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Let's be honest, when someone says healthy treats -- chances are you think to yourself, "Yeah, right!"

Either they don't taste like a treat, or they aren't really healthy. Today, we're going to try to debunk all of that.

Registered Dietitian Wendy Brookhouse from Grand Valley Family Health Center joined the WZZM 13 Noon News for this week's Better Bites with some ideas for healthy Halloween treats.


Talking to your Kids about Puberty - Jacklyn Grabow, PA-C

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Heading back to school after hitting puberty over the summer can be intimidating.   For parents, the idea of your children reaching that age can also be a bit scary and awkward. 

Grand Valley Family Health Center's Jacklyn Grabow spoke with WZZM 13 anchor Meredith TerHaar about the changes kids go through and how parents can tackle them. 

Grabow says teens experience a lot of mental growth, and often sadness, or anger is chalked up to "mood swings" and "being a teenager".  This could mask a more deep seated issue for the teen and it is important to note the changes in your child. 

If the moods seem overly dark or sad, it could be a sign of another problem and parents and teens are encouraged to seek out a doctor's opinion. 


Childhood Obesity - Wendy Brookhouse

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Local TV show from WGVU Grand Rapids, Health Matters tackles a tough topic - Childhood Obesity. 

Host Shelley Irwin invited Registered Dietitian Wendy Brookhouse to join a round table discussion talking about this important topic.