Martial arts instructor trains people to defend themselves and take a stand against dangerous lifestyles — literally
Meet metro Detroit's most stylish NFL player, dentist, nail salon owner, and more
Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services
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
Local health professionals are using gaming technology and other apps to analyze pain, educate students, and more
Dr. Mona gained fame as a ‘water warrior,’ but her long-term crusade is fixing all of Flint’s social ills
This year’s picks come from all over the metro Detroit map — from the entertainment industry and sports world to boardrooms and courtrooms
Readers crown more than 300 totally awesome Best of Detroit winners
Officials say the increase in heroin addiction is linked to the proliferation of highly addictive painkillers that are overprescribed.
Hand-held detection device puts a pair of Wayne State doctors on the verge of a major medical breakthrough.
The list containing the winners and the accompanying medical stories featured in the 2015 Top Docs issue.
Michigan’s large senior population underscores need to help older residents maintain good cognitive health
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
Once upon a time, Hour Detroit readers picked their legendary favorites...
Ophthalmologists in Detroit are leading the global cause to cure blindness
Unconventional and demanding Corktown gym builds community as well as physical strength
The list containing the winners of our 15th annual Top Docs survey and accompanying medical stories.
They come from all walks of life — from automotive, hospitality, and health to politics and philanthropy. What they have in common is dressing well.
The underlying “addiction” to tanning — the need to look a certain way — is a complex, personal matter.
Thousands of Hour Detroit readers go ‘on the record’ with their picks for the Best of Detroit 2014!
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.
There's a science to surviving well, as one young man discovered in the wake of an accident that changed his life forever.
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.
Trying to eat healthier? Campaign aims to help consumers combine taste with nutrition.
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
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!
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.
Stylish men and women share their thoughts on how to wear it well
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.
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.
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.
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.
To get the most-reliable reading for possible hypertension, more doctors are suggesting that heart patients take at-home blood pressure tests
Metro Detroit's 13 most fashionable residents
A dose of healthy advice for those reaching the half-century mark.
For young athletes, chest pain or discomfort during activity should be checked out.
St. Joseph Mercy’s specialized senior-citizen-only emergency rooms offer something new for treating the old.
A Troy cardiologist doesn't miss a beat in his quest for unique ticker-shaped items.
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.
The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund hosted its annual luncheon at The Henry hotel in Dearborn on Oct. 14.
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.
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.
Wiser food choices, exercise, and Weight Watchers are helping him to make the right kinds of gains.
After being morbidly obese, Larry Sherman turned to the physical and mental benefits of yoga to lose weight
A Sterling Heights family fights the threat of obesity by striving to maintain a healthful existence.
Plant and environmental estrogens may contribute to breast cancer.
Listings for more than 400 dentists and specialists in the Detroit area.
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.
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.
Experts meditate on licensing yoga teacher-training programs.
Boning up on the distinctions between D.O.s and M.D.s, reveals they have more in common than some believe.
Whether he’s treating the Detroit Lions or weekend warriors, orthopedist Kyle Anderson works to get athletes back in the game.
A Herculean battle to lose weight. A chronically low energy level. A glacial metabolism. What was wrong? a struggle in itself.