About the Author

Erika Thrubis

Erika graduated from Michigan State University and in her spare time is pursuing a master’s degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is an active HAP 5K Challenger, participating in each race on the HAP Orange Striver team. Even her two dogs get to enjoy prepping for the 5K Challenge – her black lab, Artemis, helps by running with her and her pug dog, Gracie, helps her relax on the couch after a long run.

Contributor since August 09, 2016

11 posts

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How to Prevent the Flu: The Truth About Flu Shots

Keep your family healthy during cold and flu season.Read More

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Looking to Make a Health Change? Try HAP’s Free Personal Digital Wellness Coach.

HAP’s iStrive digital wellness manager can help you meet your goals. How? This infographic explains it all.Read More

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The Best of 2017: Reader Picks, Award-Winning Work and Team Favorites

It’s the official last post of 2017, so we’re using it to take a look back at an incredible year.Read More

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3 Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot Today

The flu is nothing to sneeze at – time to get protected.Read More

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4 Things You Need to Know About Vaccines

Don’t fall victim to myths, the truth about how vaccines can keep you – and others – healthy.Read More

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From 5K to 10 Miles: This Runner Asks, “Who’s with me?”

After loving the Crim’s 5K course last year, this HAP member set her sights on the Crim’s longest run.Read More

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Why Choosing a Primary Care Physician Is So Important for Your Care

Think you don’t need a PCP? This story may make you reconsider.Read More

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Iceberg Right Ahead! Top 4 Titanic Exhibit Takeaways

We visited the Titanic Exhibit at Sloan Museum in Flint and thought it was pretty awesome. Here are our top 4 takeaways.Read More


Germs Are Gross. Here’s a Simple Way to Stop Spreading Them

Adopt this simple habit and you’ll instantly be on your way to better health.Read More

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Jump Start Your Workout with the Alternating Pullback Stretch (Exercise 12 of 12)

The Alternating Pullback Stretch helps mobilize your upper back and strengthen the muscles that will reduce neck and shoulder pain.Read More

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