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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’

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

The Pain Points of Fibromyalgia

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

The Gateway Drug

Officials say the increase in heroin addiction is linked to the proliferation of highly addictive painkillers that are overprescribed.

Infection Fighters

Hand-held detection device puts a pair of Wayne State doctors on the verge of a major medical breakthrough.

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?

Life-Changing Decisions

The list containing the winners and the accompanying medical stories featured in the 2015 Top Docs issue.

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.

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?

Boosting the Brain

Michigan’s large senior population underscores need to help older residents maintain good cognitive health

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

Promise and Protocol

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

City of Vision

Ophthalmologists in Detroit are leading the global cause to cure blindness

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

...And Taking Names

Unconventional and demanding Corktown gym builds community as well as physical strength

Hospital Directory

2014 Top Docs: Transforming Medicine

The list containing the winners of our 15th annual Top Docs survey and accompanying medical stories.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Good Taste

Trying to eat healthier? Campaign aims to help consumers combine taste with nutrition.

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.

The Sugar State

Obesity tends to overshadow Michigan’s true No. 1 killer — diabetes. The main problem? How we live our lives every day

A Matter of Mortality

Death cafés help people make the most of life

Speaking of Intimacy...

Two local professionals gain national attention with studies on sex and its impact on healthy, happy relationships

Back From The Brink

Singer-songwriter Stewart Francke pens a new chapter about his victory over cancer

Clinical Salvation

One medical care center in Detroit run entirely by medical students is bringing hope to thousands of Detroit’s uninsured

The Kidney Crisis

Myths about organ donation and transplantation are still contaminating the real issues behind a silent health problem

Pain Management - A Life Of Courage

One woman is living — and thriving — with chronic pain

Pain Management - Carrying The Torch

Chronic pain is a challenge for those who hurt. Medical professionals also are constantly searching for ways to treat this elusive physical state.

Avoiding Strokes - When Stroke Strikes

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.

Word of Mouth: The Lingering Threat of Whooping Cough

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.

Getting Physical: Home-fitness Success

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 Sufferers See Visions

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's Greenhouse Feeds Patients

Henry Ford West Bloomfield is embracing the local-food movement.

2012 Top Docs

Fox 2 Executive Jeff Murri's Suicide Leaves Questions

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 After Losing Husbands to Suicide

Two women find comfort in tragedy.

Detroit-area Dermatologists Offer Skin-saving Tips

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.

Doctors Behaving Badly

When doctors cross the line, their severe offenses are often met with mild penalties.

Parents of Autistic Child Find Promise in Birmingham Classroom

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.

A Vegan Cardiologist Offers Health Tips

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.

Doctors Suggest At-home Blood Pressure Tests for Heart Health

To get the most-reliable reading for possible hypertension, more doctors are suggesting that heart patients take at-home blood pressure tests

Stories of Substance Abuse and the Pain It Causes

Health Tips: Keeping Fit at 50

A dose of healthy advice for those reaching the half-century mark.

Heart Screenings Can Save Young Athletes' Lives

For young athletes, chest pain or discomfort during activity should be checked out.

Michigan's First Emergency Rooms for Seniors Only

St. Joseph Mercy’s specialized senior-citizen-only emergency rooms offer something new for treating the old.

A Troy Cardiologist's Impressive Heart Collection

A Troy cardiologist doesn't miss a beat in his quest for unique ticker-shaped items.

The Heart of the Matter

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.

Prechter Bipolar Research

The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund hosted its annual luncheon at The Henry hotel in Dearborn on Oct. 14.

Plastic Surgery in America

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.

Weight Loss: Weight Watchers is Chuck Bennett’s Gain

Wiser food choices, exercise, and Weight Watchers are helping him to make the right kinds of gains.

Weight Loss: Larry Sherman Loses  370 Pounds Through Yoga

After being morbidly obese, Larry Sherman turned to the physical and mental benefits of yoga to lose weight

Weight Loss: A Sterling Heights Family Fights  the Obesity Threat

A Sterling Heights family fights the threat of obesity by striving to maintain a healthful existence.

The Hazards of Estrogen

Plant and environmental estrogens may contribute to breast cancer.

Time to Shape Up

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.

Heads Up

Experts meditate on licensing yoga teacher-training programs.

A Matter of Degree

Boning up on the distinctions between D.O.s and M.D.s, reveals they have more in common than some believe.

Wellness Goals

Whether he’s treating the Detroit Lions or weekend warriors, orthopedist Kyle Anderson works to get athletes back in the game.

Making Headway

A Herculean battle to lose weight. A chronically low energy level. A glacial metabolism. What was wrong? a struggle in itself.

Best Foot Forward

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.

Yoga for Youth

Stretching out keeps students from stressing out.

Giving Back

Her life was changed profoundly by a brain tumor, but now Sandy Pedersen works tirelessly for the Hermelin Center’s Shoot for a Cure.

E-smokes

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.

Goodness and Light

Andiamo’s healthful ‘Lean’ menu is just what the doctor ordered.

Coming Clean

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.

Health Links

“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.

Suspended Animation

Aerial yoga provides a lift for those looking for a twist on their exercise regimen.

No Secrets

For years, bipolar disorder was stigmatized. But Wally Prechter, who lost her husband to it, is shedding light on the illness.

Upbeat View

Heart disease is still a big killer, but doctors are pumped up about the advances made in preventing and treating it.

Helping Hand

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.

Whole in One

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.

Extra Care

‘Concierge’ medicine gives patients the royal treatment. Still, the service has its price — and its critics.

Skin-Win

Face it: What you eat really does make a difference in the way you look.

Spare Parts

Let’s get physical. Sure, our bodies are miraculous things, but do we really need an appendix or tonsils?

Health Insurance

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.

The Sun's No Fun

For skin protection, aim to have it made in the shade.

Exercising Optimism

An accident survivor founded Walk The Line, a Ferndale gym for the disabled.

A Very Close Call

An unexpected heart attack in a relatively young, seemingly health man inspired a new way of life.

Hospitals Get More Hospitable

Today's medical centers are shedding their impersonal, sterile images and improving patient amenities, from spa services and abundant greenery to tastier food

Cyber Rays of Hope

State-of-the-art digital systems are allowing doctors to treat patients’ insides from the outside