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Nutrition Newbie: Algae Oil!

Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Newbie algae oil is the latest and greatest word in nutrition! In fact, this little green gremlin is taking the cooking industry by storm, promising a higher smoke point, a clean, neutral taste, and a low saturated fat level.

But….ewwww! Algae?! The slimy stuff that sits on rocks and stuff, threatening an ankle injury with just one wrong step? (more…)

Prince Harry Is Engaged & Dr. Bruce Ruben of Encompass HealthCare applauds!

Posted on: November 27th, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle, the first divorced, biracial, Jewish American actress to join the British royal family and infectious disease expert Dr. Bruce Ruben of West Bloomfield, Michigan applauds! In a history-making move, Prince Harry has chosen a rather “unconventional” royal bride: a twice-divorced, Jewish, American, daughter of an African-American.  (more…)

Twitter Doubles Character Count & That’s Good News For Dr. Bruce Ruben

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Dr. Bruce Ruben of Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine was one of the first physicians in Michigan to use Twitter. Dr. Ruben embraced social media, Twitter specifically, as a way to educate his patients and the general public. One of the frustrations Dr. Ruben faced was Twitter’s 140 character limit. Today, Dr. Ruben, like millions of other Twitter users, is excited that Twitter has agreed to double the character count.

Double the character count to 280 characters? This excitement rivals my Mom telling me as a kid that school declared a “snow day!” (more…)

Why Do We Lose Strength As We Age?

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

We hear time and time again that we lose strength as we age, but why is this? Why is common to see older people look more frail, less muscular, and, dare I say…. a bit wilted? (more…)

Compassion Is Our Middle Name

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Compassion is our middle name although most people know us as “Encompass HealthCare.”

“Encompass Compassion Healthcare.” Does it have a ring to it? What about “Dr. Bruce Compassion Ruben?” Hmmmm…not sure, but when you’re here, you definitely know that SOMETHING is different. Something is calmer, more peaceful, and more compassionate. Something feels right. Compassion at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, West Bloomfield, Michigan (more…)

Boil Water Advisory–What To Do BEFORE You Drink!

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

The Oakland county boil water advisory due to the water main break in Farmington Hills, Michigan is nearing an end but it is imperative to follow instructions on how to safely begin drinking water again in order to avoid infection, according to Infectious Disease expert Bruce Ruben, M.D., Medical Director of Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan.


Understanding: Does Your Doctor “Get” You?

Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Does Your Doctor “Get” You?

So I’m at a restaurant, about to order my favorite salad with a slight twist: I’ve decided to top it with grilled salmon instead of my usual grilled chicken and my husband peeks over the corner of the menu and says, “Danger, Will Robinson!”

Encompass HealthCare patients trust Doctor Ruben like Will trusts the Robot in Lost In Space

I smile wryly, content with the instant connection we have. No further words are needed. And if our ages separated us more than 7 1/2 years, I might not have “gotten” him. (more…)

I Spend 90 Days Of My Life On Hold!

Posted on: August 12th, 2016 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine heals infections and wounds, without putting your life on hold, West Bloomfield, MichiganIf I added up all of the time I’m on hold, I bet it would total 3 months. It’s true, I’ve actually done the math!

First, let me clarify the type of phone hold we’re talking about here. You know, the kind that takes you through a maze of phone menus? (more…)

“Mom, There’s Nothing To Eat!”

Posted on: August 1st, 2016 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

“Mom, There’s Nothing To Eat In The House!”

How many times have we heard our kids say this? Still huffing and puffing from carrying in 8 or 9 plastic bags full of groceries, some of which have magically transformed into tourniquets around the ends of my fingers, I look at my kids incredulously: “Nothing in the house to eat?”

Sound familiar? Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, West Bloomfield, Michigan.

“The fridge is so full, I can barely fit in anything else and the pantry is chock full of your favorites…what do you mean ‘there is nothing to eat?!'”


Why Protein is Important for Healing Wounds

Posted on: July 11th, 2016 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

What’s protein got to do with it?

A day doesn’t go by that I’m not bombarded with information on the newest diet, the latest exercise trend, or the fastest way to get in shape. (more…)


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