Martial arts instructor trains people to defend themselves and take a stand against dangerous lifestyles — literally
This gym offers metro Detroiters a new type of workout, one sensor at a time
A U-M doc is giving cancer survivors the tools to finally feel healthy again
Precision Medicine helps find valuable needles amidst haystacks of information
Before you hit the pavement, experts advise learning your body’s cues for the greatest benefits, least injuries. Plus training and eating plans and a guide to local races
Local health professionals are using gaming technology and other apps to analyze pain, educate students, and more
How kickboxing can improve mental health
Dr. Mona gained fame as a ‘water warrior,’ but her long-term crusade is fixing all of Flint’s social ills
Officials say the increase in heroin addiction is linked to the proliferation of highly addictive painkillers that are overprescribed.
A poor understanding of diet and exercise can lead to a cyclic pattern of acting upon myths.
Experts weigh in on all the pokes, posts, and pictures that make up social media.
Hand-held detection device puts a pair of Wayne State doctors on the verge of a major medical breakthrough.
The list containing the winners and the accompanying medical stories featured in the 2015 Top Docs issue.
Michigan, which has some of the nation’s highest nonmedical vaccine exemption rates, adds new rule for parents seeking waivers for kids as other states take more radical steps.
With the glut of information on TV and the Web, it can be difficult to tell fact from fiction. How well does your medical knowledge stack up?
Michigan’s large senior population underscores need to help older residents maintain good cognitive health
After her son was born with a cleft lip and palate — which means a lifelong journey of medical care — Michigan mom on mission to help other parents
Gordie Howe’s stroke treatments and A. Alfred Taubman’s legacy to U-M are putting stem cell research’s game-changing potential into the spotlight
Ophthalmologists in Detroit are leading the global cause to cure blindness
Unconventional and demanding Corktown gym builds community as well as physical strength
The list containing the winners of our 15th annual Top Docs survey and accompanying medical stories.
The underlying “addiction” to tanning — the need to look a certain way — is a complex, personal matter.
A better approach to this elusive condition shows promise with recent research out of Southeast Michigan.
One Detroit journalist dedicated much of her life to taking care of her parents--something we may all eventually face as we become a population dominated by older Americans.
Are you a social, only-on-the-weekends kind of drinker? Even occasional alcohol habits matter more than you think.
There's a science to surviving well, as one young man discovered in the wake of an accident that changed his life forever.
One woman decided to get fit at 49. Twenty years later, she's living proof of the power of exercise.
Soy has been knocked off its pedestal. But is it really all that bad? It depends on whom you ask--and what form you eat.
Trying to eat healthier? Campaign aims to help consumers combine taste with nutrition.
The list containing the winners, and accompanying medical stories focued on diabetes, the shortage of organs for transplantation, and more.
Obesity tends to overshadow Michigan’s true No. 1 killer — diabetes. The main problem? How we live our lives every day
Death cafés help people make the most of life
Two local professionals gain national attention with studies on sex and its impact on healthy, happy relationships
Singer-songwriter Stewart Francke pens a new chapter about his victory over cancer
One medical care center in Detroit run entirely by medical students is bringing hope to thousands of Detroit’s uninsured
Myths about organ donation and transplantation are still contaminating the real issues behind a silent health problem
One woman is living — and thriving — with chronic pain
Chronic pain is a challenge for those who hurt. Medical professionals also are constantly searching for ways to treat this elusive physical state.
One young father was in the prime of his life when a stroke changed his life forever. Monica Mercer tells us his story — and explains why we all need to know more about this leading cause of disability.
It’s commonly held that people just don’t get whooping cough anymore. But, in fact, pertussis persists as a significant threat to America’s public health.
Don’t let your home-fitness resolution for the new year be an exercise in futility. With the proper equipment and some forethought, your regimen can last through 2013 — and beyond.
Charles Bonnet Syndrome is a little-known condition in which the brain ‘fills in’ details for those whose vision is failing.
Henry Ford West Bloomfield is embracing the local-food movement.
The death of a loved and respected Fox 2 executive could help shed light on understanding the darkness that leads to suicide.
Two women find comfort in tragedy.
Sun exposure, smoking, and other toxins take a toll on the flesh. Area dermatologists offer face-saving advice on how to care for and maintain our largest organ.
When doctors cross the line, their severe offenses are often met with mild penalties.
After trying nearly everything to help their autistic son, Brendan's parents were at sea. But therapy in a special classroom in Birmingham is turning the tide in his favor.
For a healthy ticker and proper weight, cardiologist Joel Kahn is pumped up on the benefits of a plant-based diet — and the doctor religiously follows his own advice.
To get the most-reliable reading for possible hypertension, more doctors are suggesting that heart patients take at-home blood pressure tests
A dose of healthy advice for those reaching the half-century mark.
For young athletes, chest pain or discomfort during activity should be checked out.
St. Joseph Mercy’s specialized senior-citizen-only emergency rooms offer something new for treating the old.
A Troy cardiologist doesn't miss a beat in his quest for unique ticker-shaped items.
To thine own self be true. Protect your beating heart by, among other things, shedding extra pounds. Extra baggage — emotional and physical — leads to heart attacks and heartache.
The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund hosted its annual luncheon at The Henry hotel in Dearborn on Oct. 14.
When CNN.com trumpets “Heidi Montag’s plastic surgeon dies in Malibu crash,” and that story becomes one of the most popular articles of the week, you know we’re living in plastic-surgery obsessed times.
Wiser food choices, exercise, and Weight Watchers are helping him to make the right kinds of gains.
After being morbidly obese, Larry Sherman turned to the physical and mental benefits of yoga to lose weight
A Sterling Heights family fights the threat of obesity by striving to maintain a healthful existence.
Plant and environmental estrogens may contribute to breast cancer.
As a new year rolls around again, people make the same predictable resolutions to improve their health and fitness. Just as predictably, their vows rarely stick. However, if you need inspiration to remain true to your exercise-and-diet regimen, look to these five fit metro Detroiters. Each offers advice that carries real weight.
Experts meditate on licensing yoga teacher-training programs.
Boning up on the distinctions between D.O.s and M.D.s, reveals they have more in common than some believe.
Whether he’s treating the Detroit Lions or weekend warriors, orthopedist Kyle Anderson works to get athletes back in the game.
A Herculean battle to lose weight. A chronically low energy level. A glacial metabolism. What was wrong? a struggle in itself.
Kidney failure will shock you into taking good care of yourself. Still, the pain from attendant gout is excruciating, making walking a chore. But a dose of humor — and a very restricted diet — are steps toward progress.
Stretching out keeps students from stressing out.
Her life was changed profoundly by a brain tumor, but now Sandy Pedersen works tirelessly for the Hermelin Center’s Shoot for a Cure.
While state legislators debated a smoking ban in bars and restaurants, their hooked constituents were eying the electronic cigarette, a battery-powered version of the hotly contested paper-and-tobacco variety.
Andiamo’s healthful ‘Lean’ menu is just what the doctor ordered.
A mental disorder, hoarding makes sufferers loath to discard items. Left untreated, hoarders can accumulate so many things over time that the lack of space created by encroaching belongings forces family members from their homes.
“Biomechanics” is the buzzword, but it’s really about physical conditioning and preventive maintenance — making sure bodies work as efficiently as possible to reduce the likelihood of injury and/or pain in a sport where the average male golfer swings at 90 mph and the average female golfer, 65.
Aerial yoga provides a lift for those looking for a twist on their exercise regimen.
For years, bipolar disorder was stigmatized. But Wally Prechter, who lost her husband to it, is shedding light on the illness.
Heart disease is still a big killer, but doctors are pumped up about the advances made in preventing and treating it.
Philanthropists, many of them with personal attachments to hospitals, lend their names to wings and centers, but their giving spirit goes beyond bricks and mortar.
Holistic medicine stresses treating the entire person — mind, body, and soul. We talk with a doctor who practices this oft-misunderstood type of alternative medicine.
‘Concierge’ medicine gives patients the royal treatment. Still, the service has its price — and its critics.
Face it: What you eat really does make a difference in the way you look.
Let’s get physical. Sure, our bodies are miraculous things, but do we really need an appendix or tonsils?
Buy a swimsuit, get toned, sport a pedicure, and don’t forget to carry a life preserver in the form of sun protection, even when you’re nowhere near the beach.
For skin protection, aim to have it made in the shade.
An accident survivor founded Walk The Line, a Ferndale gym for the disabled.
An unexpected heart attack in a relatively young, seemingly health man inspired a new way of life.
Today's medical centers are shedding their impersonal, sterile images and improving patient amenities, from spa services and abundant greenery to tastier food
State-of-the-art digital systems are allowing doctors to treat patients’ insides from the outside