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Top Docs List 2017

Best Dressed 2017

Meet metro Detroit's most stylish NFL player, dentist, nail salon owner, and more

Top Dentists 2017

Best of Detroit 2017

Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services

Real Estate All Stars 2017

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

Virtual Reality Check

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

Top Chiropractors 2017

Champion For Children

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

Top Docs List 2016

2016 Best Dressed List

This year’s picks come from all over the metro Detroit map — from the entertainment industry and sports world to boardrooms and courtrooms

Top Dentists 2016

Real Estate All-Stars 2016

Best of Detroit 2016

Readers crown more than 300 totally awesome Best of Detroit winners

The Gateway Drug

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

Top Chiropractors 2016

Infection Fighters

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

Top Docs List 2015

Life-Changing Decisions

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

Boosting the Brain

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

2015 Best Dressed List

Top Dentists 2015

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

Best of Detroit 2015

Once upon a time, Hour Detroit readers picked their legendary favorites...

City of Vision

Ophthalmologists in Detroit are leading the global cause to cure blindness

Real Estate All-Stars 2015

Top Chiropractors 2015

...And Taking Names

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

2014 Top Docs: Transforming Medicine

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

2014 Best Dressed List

They come from all walks of life — from automotive, hospitality, and health to politics and philanthropy. What they have in common is dressing well.

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.

Top Dentists 2014

Best of Detroit 2014

Thousands of Hour Detroit readers go ‘on the record’ with their picks for the Best of Detroit 2014!

Real Estate All-Stars 2014

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.

Top Chiropractors 2014

2013 Best Dressed List

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

Top Dentists 2013

Real Estate All-Stars 2013

Best of Detroit 2013

Thousands of readers selected their favorites in online voting for Hour Detroit’s 2013 Best of Detroit list. Find out who joined the league of over 500 superheroes in the city!

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.

Top Chiropractors 2013

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.

The 10 Best Dressed Metro Detroiters of 2012

Stylish men and women share their thoughts on how to wear it well

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.

Top Docs List 2012

Doctors Behaving Badly

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

Top Dentists 2012

Best of Detroit 2012

Thousands of readers played favorites in online voting for Hour Detroit’s 2012 Best of Detroit list. Check out the 287 winners, and then go play tourist in your own hometown.

Real Estate All-Stars 2012

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

Top Chiropractors 2012

2011 Best Dressed List

Metro Detroit's 13 most fashionable residents

Top Docs List 2011

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.

Top Dentists 2011

Heart Screenings Can Save Young Athletes' Lives

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

Top Docs List 2010

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.

2010 Best-Dressed List

They come from the worlds of entertainment, finance, sports, philanthropy, business, and management. But regardless of their walk of life, these metro Detroiters all have one thing in common: dressing well. Once again this year, we asked Chuck Bennett, society writer and fashion maven, to turn his well-trained eye on those who cut a dashing figure. He narrowed his selection down to 11 who not only look — but act — the part of Best Dressed.

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.

Top Dentists 2010

Listings for more than 400 dentists and specialists in the Detroit area.

Best of Detroit 2010

Thousands of readers — the largest number ever — played favorites in online voting for Hour Detroit’s 2010 Best of Detroit list. Check out the 251 winners, and then go play tourist in your own hometown.

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.

Top Docs List 2009

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.