Dr. Mona gained fame as a ‘water warrior,’ but her long-term crusade is fixing all of Flint’s social ills
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
How thoughts and perceptions health care providers unconsciously harbor can affect health care for minorities — and what can be done about it
Officials say the increase in heroin addiction is linked to the proliferation of highly addictive painkillers that are overprescribed.
Local cardiologist brings vision for healthy and delicious plant-based food, craft cocktails to downtown Ferndale.
New techniques and research offer advanced fertility options for prospective parents.
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.
Man’s best friend can also play an important role in health care.
Frequent self-weighing by teens could be a signal they’re struggling with depression.
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.
Adult coloring books offer a low barrier of entry to creative expression, relieve stress.
As Michigan’s aging population grows, so does the number of adults caring for their parents.
New Medicaid age extension and progress in Michigan give parents relief.
Hand-held detection device puts a pair of Wayne State doctors on the verge of a major medical breakthrough.
After losing his sight, an artist’s journey to reinvent his life is a lesson in overcoming obstacles
In southwest Detroit, a tattoo removal program helps former gang members leave stigma behind
For future doctors, Wayne State University’s body bequest program isn’t all about death — it’s about learning the science of healing
Founder of Rock CF nonprofit fights back against genetic lung disease
End-of-life-care issues are becoming part of the national dialogue
More women opt for a double mastectomy, but does it really prevent anything?
The list containing the winners and the accompanying medical stories featured in the 2015 Top Docs issue.
Whether they find solace in 12-step programs or a different approach, former addicts find their own paths
On the outside, lupus patients may appear fine, but on the inside, they are in pain.
Chained to your chair? Here are some ideas to get fit while at the office.
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.
Emerging magnet-based therapy can help patients with mild to moderate cases who don’t respond well to medication
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?
Men with prostate cancer share stories dealing with the mental side of the disease.
From fitness to stress management, Health Guide writers share their go-to picks for keeping fit and eating healthy
Michigan’s large senior population underscores need to help older residents maintain good cognitive health
Expanding use of 3-D printing technology helps doctors treat teen’s heart condition
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
In the past, genetic testing was often an afterthought for a woman already diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. Now, screening is happening sooner.
Advances in telemedicine may benefit patients with chronic conditions in remote areas — and cut health care costs, too
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
Singing, playing, or simply listening can be a powerful, healing force
It's not just meditation or yoga— it's a way of being
It doesn’t sound pretty — or even very sanitary — but transplanted fecal microbes are gaining popularity as a way to treat digestive tract bugs
Awareness and breaking down depression’s stigma are key to suicide prevention
Frustrating stereotypes and barriers to professional opportunities are just a few challenges endured by stutterers
Alcohol poisoning isn't just a dorm room phenomenon, and too often, loved ones have to cope with the fallout
Organ donor registrations in Michigan are on the rise, but potential transplant patients still face a supply vs. demand gap
Allergies can develop at any age, and some symptoms are nothing to sneeze at
Studies find financial problems top the list of causes, escalating health risks. So what can we do to ease the burden?
Long- and short-term effects of sleep disorders go beyond just feeling groggy
Ophthalmologists in Detroit are leading the global cause to cure blindness
Local nurse’s battle to raise awareness for a vitamin deficiency hits the big screen
From low-tech to low-cost, here are some tips that can help keep you healthy
Unconventional and demanding Corktown gym builds community as well as physical strength
Don’t let a little wintery weather put a deep freeze on your workouts
Don’t procrastinate. Start the year off right with a hike, walk, or ride in a Detroit-area park.
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.
The list containing the winners of our 15th annual Top Docs survey and accompanying medical stories.
Michigan lags behind the nation in breast-feeding rates, but two regional hospitals are working to increase the numbers.
Instead of pills, doctors prescribe fruits and vegetables through a program that unites health care with local food systems.
Emerging medical applications of intricate 3-D printing techniques are changing — and saving — lives
First graduating class tests Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s approach to prepare future physicians
Zip lines and aerial obstacles aren’t for everyone — or so you thought
The underlying “addiction” to tanning — the need to look a certain way — is a complex, personal matter.
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.
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.
There are proven health benefits to art therapy. Could it work for you?
Energy healing isn't 'magic.' It's becoming a tangible part of integrative medicine.
Your eyes can be subtle clues to your overall health
Trying to eat healthier? Campaign aims to help consumers combine taste with nutrition.
For 24 Detroit-area health care providers, a trip to Kenya revealed their limitations — and renewed their calling to help others
Through the uniting power of food, advocates committed to improving outcomes in Detroit
Having trouble sticking to your exercise routine? Choosing an alternative workout could be the answer.
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.