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Mending Migraines

Nausea, excruciating head pain, sensitivity to light and noise: The oppressiveness of the list of symptoms for migraines has been matched only by the difficulty of treating the severe headaches. Until now.

Saving My Hair

With cold capping, I could focus on something practical and immediate — trying not to lose my hair

Mental Health: Let's Talk About It

Shedding light on a subject long deemed taboo

What It Means to Be An Abortion Clinic Escort

A Q&A with Ethan Schmitt, a clinic escort at Ann Arbor Health Center

I Tried to Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis

Hour Detroit Editor Steve Wilke tries an unconventional method of kicking a years-long habit

Your Biggest Questions About Sunscreen, Answered by a Pro

From how often to apply to the ingredients that make it work, a local dermatologist tells all

Stressed Out? Try Goat Yoga

Highland Park’s Pingree Farms offers a quirky fitness class

Meet the Robot Helping to Save Real Lives

SimMan 3G is improving health care one mannequin at a time

Special Needs Patients Find Comfort With Local Dentists

Adults with developmental disabilities often struggle to get dental care — but not at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland

The Former American Idol Contestant Who Is Singing in Remission

Manny Torres on music, faith, and his recovery from testicular cancer

Be Careful Before You Spritz Your Perfume – You Could Be Breaking the Law

According to a local court ruling, overpowering fragrances are an infraction of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Hot Topics in Health

An emergency training workshop, healthcare for Detroit’s homeless, and the aftermath of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria

An Hour With ... Carmen McIntyre

Chief Medical Officer, Michigan Department of Corrections

Local Eye Doctors Make the Case for Limiting Your Children's Screen Time

A closer look at advanced technology’s effect on kids' vision

Woman to Woman: A Candid Conversation on Body Image

Producer Alyonka Larionov and plus-size model Leah Vernon discuss their struggles with eating disorders

Charcoal: A Health ‘Hack’ That Actually Works?

A local doctor weighs in on a trendy ingredient

Life Support

Letter from the Heath Guide Editor, Lyndsay Green

Contributors: Health Guide 2018

The Art of Yoga

A local instructor on Crohn’s disease and her path to healing

Could the Best Medicine Be Growing in Your Backyard?

A local herbalist on plants grown in southeast Michigan and their health benefits

Inside the Former Apple Orchard Where Local Athletes Train Like Olympians

Peabody Ice Climbing in Fenton offers enthusiasts the rush of the summit

Health Extra: How to Combat Seasonal Allergies

A local allergist and a community herbalist offer their tips for weathering allergy season

Health Extra: Don’t Panic When Vertigo Suddenly Hits

The most common cause of dizziness is not as scary as you think

What a Local Support Group Taught Me About Brain Injury Awareness

Hour Detroit's Health Guide editor on the uplifting way the Brain Injury Association of Michigan assists grieving caretakers for survivors of traumatic brain injuries

Making the Case for a Less Sedentary Lifestyle

Martial arts instructor trains people to defend themselves and take a stand against dangerous lifestyles — literally

Meal Prep Services: What to Know Before Committing to the Trend

Plus, tips from a metro Detroit-based dietitian on getting the most out of your meals

This New Technology May Allow Researchers to 'Edit' Our Genes

CRISPR could prune some inherited diseases from the family tree

Here's What Actually Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science

Answers to all the questions you've always wanted to ask

Inside a Workout at Troy's Area 45 Fitness

This gym offers metro Detroiters a new type of workout, one sensor at a time

Power to the Patient

A U-M doc is giving cancer survivors the tools to finally feel healthy again

The Common Cure

Cats and dogs get many of the same cancers we do. Could they be the key to unlocking new treatments that help us — and our pets — beat the disease?

100,000 Points of Data

Precision Medicine helps find valuable needles amidst haystacks of information

Celebrate National Yoga Month at These 10 Metro Detroit Studios

Oakland County Circuit Court Focuses on Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Program treats participants like ‘more than a number’

Should You Go To the ER for a Mental Health Emergency?

It’s not always the best choice for behavioral and nonmedical emergencies, but metro Detroit agencies and partial programs can help

Socialization Therapies at Michigan Hospitals Help Address Kids' Emotional Needs

Through art, music, and other programs, young patients maintain their identities, ease stress and anxiety

The Positive and Negative Health Effects of Long-Distance Running

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

TAVR Offers Less-Invasive Alternative for Open-Heart Surgery

Henry Ford doctor says he believes procedure will become standard for patients older than 65 in the next few years

Keeping Pace with Mobility

The ability to move is associated with long-term health and well-being, and the stakes are even higher for older adults

How Going Vegan Helped Me Treat Chronic Skin Disease

While there is no cure for Hidradenitis Suppurativa, changing the way I eat helped me heal after years of suffering and misdiagnoses

Does Flotation Therapy Work?

For the active, distracted, and routinely high-strung, it can offer a deeply healing experience. Believe me, I tried it.

ADHD in Women Often Misdiagnosed

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder usually manifests differently, making diagnosis difficult for those unfamiliar with the symptoms

The Pain Points of Fibromyalgia

How to Find Work-Life Balance

Carving out the right amount of time for your professional and personal life doesn’t have to feel like a circus act. Here’s how to find a better path

Erasing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Anxiety disorders and depression are often faceless — as well as misunderstood and mistreated

Royal Oak Doctor on Mission to Help Families Make Healthier Choices

Pilot program aims to fight childhood obesity through grocery store tours, school nutrition classes, and health screenings

Virtual Reality Check

Local health professionals are using gaming technology and other apps to analyze pain, educate students, and more

Battling Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women

The Mind-Body Connection

How kickboxing can improve mental health

Champion For Children

Dr. Mona gained fame as a ‘water warrior,’ but her long-term crusade is fixing all of Flint’s social ills

Clearing The Air

Living in Wayne County’s polluted ZIP codes has been linked to asthma and other health conditions, but activists and policymakers — and even some industries — are working to address regional environmental issues

Curing Implicit Bias

How thoughts and perceptions health care providers unconsciously harbor can affect health care for minorities — and what can be done about it

Green Cuisine

Local cardiologist brings vision for healthy and delicious plant-based food, craft cocktails to downtown Ferndale.

The Quest for a Family

New techniques and research offer advanced fertility options for prospective parents.

Wellness Over Weight Loss

A poor understanding of diet and exercise can lead to a cyclic pattern of acting upon myths.

Sign In or Log Out?

Experts weigh in on all the pokes, posts, and pictures that make up social media.

Caregiving Canines

Man’s best friend can also play an important role in health care.

When to Scale Back

Frequent self-weighing by teens could be a signal they’re struggling with depression.

Hot Treatment

As more extreme cold therapy centers open in metro Detroit, clients turn to cryotherapy for everything from aches and pains from a workout to improving their mood.

Color Me Happy

Adult coloring books offer a low barrier of entry to creative expression, relieve stress.

When Roles Reverse

As Michigan’s aging population grows, so does the number of adults caring for their parents.

Accessing Care for Autism

New Medicaid age extension and progress in Michigan give parents relief.

Running for Her Life

Founder of Rock CF nonprofit fights back against genetic lung disease


Having ‘The Conversation’

End-of-life-care issues are becoming part of the national dialogue

Extremely Personal Choices

More women opt for a double mastectomy, but does it really prevent anything?

Work Time Workouts

Chained to your chair? Here are some ideas to get fit while at the office.

A Philosophical Debate Sharpens

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.

A New Hope for Depression?

Emerging magnet-based therapy can help patients with mild to moderate cases who don’t respond well to medication

Health Checkup

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?

Emotional Needs

Men with prostate cancer share stories dealing with the mental side of the disease.

There’s An App For That

From fitness to stress management, Health Guide writers share their go-to picks for keeping fit and eating healthy

A Model Case

Expanding use of 3-D printing technology helps doctors treat teen’s heart condition

A Family Issue

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

Early Decisions

In the past, genetic testing was often an afterthought for a woman already diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. Now, screening is happening sooner.

High-Tech House Calls

Advances in telemedicine may benefit patients with chronic conditions in remote areas — and cut health care costs, too

Mood Music

Singing, playing, or simply listening can be a powerful, healing force

State of Mindfulness

It's not just meditation or yoga— it's a way of being

Gut Check

It doesn’t sound pretty — or even very sanitary — but transplanted fecal microbes are gaining popularity as a way to treat digestive tract bugs

Facing the Darkness

Awareness and breaking down depression’s stigma are key to suicide prevention

First Impressions

Frustrating stereotypes and barriers to professional opportunities are just a few challenges endured by stutterers

Sobering Study

Alcohol poisoning isn't just a dorm room phenomenon, and too often, loved ones have to cope with the fallout

The Waiting List

Organ donor registrations in Michigan are on the rise, but potential transplant patients still face a supply vs. demand gap

Braving B12

Local nurse’s battle to raise awareness for a vitamin deficiency hits the big screen

Prescription For Savings

From low-tech to low-cost, here are some tips that can help keep you healthy

Hospital Directory

Baby-Friendly Basics

Michigan lags behind the nation in breast-feeding rates, but two regional hospitals are working to increase the numbers.

Learning the Ropes

Zip lines and aerial obstacles aren’t for everyone — or so you thought

Young women gamble with their health in their quest to be touched by the sun

The underlying “addiction” to tanning — the need to look a certain way — is a complex, personal matter.

Body Business

Research at Wayne State's Department of Biomedical Engineering set new standards for the auto industry and continues to makes us safer in a dangerous world.

When Will We Figure Out Depression?

A better approach to this elusive condition shows promise with recent research out of Southeast Michigan.

My Caregiving Choice

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.

Conscious Consumption

Are you a social, only-on-the-weekends kind of drinker? Even occasional alcohol habits matter more than you think.

Trauma and Triumph

There's a science to surviving well, as one young man discovered in the wake of an accident that changed his life forever.

Late Bloomer

One woman decided to get fit at 49. Twenty years later, she's living proof of the power of exercise.

About A Bean

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.

Art-Wise

There are proven health benefits to art therapy. Could it work for you?

Positive Touch

Energy healing isn't 'magic.' It's becoming a tangible part of integrative medicine.

The Windows To What Ail You

Your eyes can be subtle clues to your overall health

2013 Top Docs: Faces of Healing

The list containing the winners, and accompanying medical stories focued on diabetes, the shortage of organs for transplantation, and more.