Plus, tips from a metro Detroit-based dietitian on getting the most out of your meals
CRISPR could prune some inherited diseases from the family tree
One in four Detroit students will not graduate high school
The Tricycle Collective has a unique approach to helping Detroiters fight tax foreclosure
An all-girls robotics team is opening doors for women in STEM
Answers to all the questions you've always wanted to ask
It's one of the last remaining in the country
It's still one of the country's wealthiest places, but the aftershocks of the Great Recession have left many struggling to get by – or get ahead
This gym offers metro Detroiters a new type of workout, one sensor at a time
In Detroit, improving residents’ access to fresh, healthy foods is rooted in the struggle for social justice
When a group of volunteers saw their local shelter needed help, they decided the best solution was to adopt it
For a long time, Detroit was the largest city in America that didn’t recycle. It took a major DIY citizen effort to change that
A U-M doc is giving cancer survivors the tools to finally feel healthy again
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?
Precision Medicine helps find valuable needles amidst haystacks of information
Rent-to-own tiny houses could put the American dream within reach
West Bloomfield nonprofit expands its opportunities for adults with special needs with the opening of a new café and gallery space
Money does more than talk when you buy from these mission-driven businesses
Program treats participants like ‘more than a number’
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
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
giveyoung.org initiative seeks to inspire the next generation of philanthropists
The Detroit Party Marching Band seeks to inspire musicianship and creativity with its new youth corps.
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
Despite neighborhood changes, Mariners Inn holds fast to its mission to provide safe harbor for those struggling with addiction
Area agencies ease resettlement challenges for refugees, asylum-seekers, and victims of torture or human trafficking
The Detroit Zoological Society’s dedication to its mission — plus a healthy ecosystem of members, donors, and voters — spurs new exhibits and record-setting attendance
In Flint's hour of need, Detroit - and the rest of the world - stepped forward
Detroit high-schoolers get a lesson in community development, gender equality, and education abroad through international nonprofit buildOn
Entrepreneurs, innovators, and residents share their recipes for city improvement at microfunding forum Detroit Soup.
Detroit area nonprofits play a unique tune when it comes to music education, performance, and youth engagement.
Five metro Detroit couples who donate their time, energy, and resources to each other and their communities.
Nonprofit Humble Design completely furnishes living spaces for families in need.
Money goes a long way with a purchase from these local businesses.
Detroit nonprofit Life Remodeled continues to revamp local schools, homes, and communities on a grand scale.
Dearborn’s Center for Arab American Philanthropy harnesses its giving power to help programs near and far
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?
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stretching out keeps students from stressing out.