It’s not always the best choice for behavioral and nonmedical emergencies, but metro Detroit agencies and partial programs can help
Through art, music, and other programs, young patients maintain their identities, ease stress and anxiety
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
Henry Ford doctor says he believes procedure will become standard for patients older than 65 in the next few years
The ability to move is associated with long-term health and well-being, and the stakes are even higher for older adults
While there is no cure for Hidradenitis Suppurativa, changing the way I eat helped me heal after years of suffering and misdiagnoses
For the active, distracted, and routinely high-strung, it can offer a deeply healing experience. Believe me, I tried it.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder usually manifests differently, making diagnosis difficult for those unfamiliar with the symptoms
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
Anxiety disorders and depression are often faceless — as well as misunderstood and mistreated
Pilot program aims to fight childhood obesity through grocery store tours, school nutrition classes, and health screenings
Local health professionals are using gaming technology and other apps to analyze pain, educate students, and more
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women
How kickboxing can improve mental health
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
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.
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?
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
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
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
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
Michigan lags behind the nation in breast-feeding rates, but two regional hospitals are working to increase the numbers.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.