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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

The Gateway Drug

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

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.

Top Chiropractors 2016

Infection Fighters

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

From a Dark Place

After losing his sight, an artist’s journey to reinvent his life is a lesson in overcoming obstacles

Erasing the Past

In southwest Detroit, a tattoo removal program helps former gang members leave stigma behind

Life in the Cadaver Lab

For future doctors, Wayne State University’s body bequest program isn’t all about death — it’s about learning the science of healing

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.

Road to Recovery

Whether they find solace in 12-step programs or a different approach, former addicts find their own paths

The Battle Within

On the outside, lupus patients may appear fine, but on the inside, they are in pain.

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

Boosting the Brain

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

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

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

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

Delayed Reactions

Allergies can develop at any age, and some symptoms are nothing to sneeze at

Stressed-Out Nation

Studies find financial problems top the list of causes, escalating health risks. So what can we do to ease the burden?

Wake-Up Call

Long- and short-term effects of sleep disorders go beyond just feeling groggy

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

Top Chiropractors 2015

...And Taking Names

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

Taking It Outside

Don’t let a little wintery weather put a deep freeze on your workouts

New Traditions

Don’t procrastinate. Start the year off right with a hike, walk, or ride in a Detroit-area park.

Winter Chase

Don’t let snow, ice, or overcrowded gyms keep you from exercising. Here’s the gear you’ll need to be an all-weather warrior.

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.

Fresh Prescription

Instead of pills, doctors prescribe fruits and vegetables through a program that unites health care with local food systems.

From Sci-Fi to Fact

Emerging medical applications of intricate 3-D printing techniques are changing — and saving — lives

Rx For the Next Generation

First graduating class tests Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s approach to prepare future physicians

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

Good Taste

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

A Mission for Medicine

For 24 Detroit-area health care providers, a trip to Kenya revealed their limitations — and renewed their calling to help others

Top Chiropractors 2014

Healthy Choices

Through the uniting power of food, advocates committed to improving outcomes in Detroit