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The Flu Shot is Linked to Lower COVID Risk

Plus, four other health updates from Michigan researchers
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Local Researchers Explore the Possibility of Male Contraceptive

Plus, other studies from around the Mitten State

A Dental Hygienist’s 5 Top Tips for a Healthy Smile

Add these steps to your oral health regimen
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Editor’s Letter: Until the World Opens Up Again

In this month's letter, 'Hour Detroit' editor Dan Caccavaro discusses life after the pandemic and our annual City Guide feature
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Combating Vaccine Skepticism in the Black Community

Racism in medicine is still alive and well as doubts about the COVID-19 vaccines run rampant

Essay: On Healing With Intention From the Pandemic

Dr. Rana Awdish, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Henry Ford Health System, reflects on pain and moving forward
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Healthcare Post-COVID: Telemed Will Endure. Masks? Maybe Not

Virtual care has skyrocketed during the pandemic
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Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom Is Changing the Lives of Black Women and Babies

The founder of the Women-Inspired Neighborhood Network: Detroit makes our 2021 Hour Detroiters list, a roundup of people who are quietly ­— and sometimes not so quietly — enriching life across the region
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Michigan Psychologists Study the Affect of Pandemic Isolation

Plus, other intriguing findings from researchers across the state
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Dr. Joneigh Khaldun is Confident Better Days are Ahead

Michigan's chief medical executive makes our 2021 Hour Detroiters list, a roundup of people who are quietly ­— and sometimes not so quietly — enriching life across the region
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3 Pain-Relief Options To Consider for Your Birth Plan

Experts weigh in on choices that might be less familiar to laboring moms

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta on Fake News, the Pandemic, and Medical Marijuana

The Novi native and TV doc talks COVID-19: ‘We will all be fundamentally changed’

Metro Detroit’s Top Doctors and the Heroes Who Inspire Them

For months, people have applauded doctors in creative ways for their lifesaving work during the COVID-19 pandemic. But we were curious: Whom did our Top Docs themselves want to thank? So we invited them to tell us about the heroes who have inspired them during this tragic time.

An MSU Neuroengineer is Studying Octopuses to Build Better Prosthetics

Plus, a U-M science major builds a Chrome extension that reports domestic abuse and a group of scientists create a nanoparticle that can eat through deadly plaques
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Take a (Virtual) Run with the Detroit Pistons

The team is hosting a 5K that will benefit the PeacePlayers International nonprofit

3 Tips for Handling Worry and Uncertainty During the Pandemic

Dr. Michelle Riba, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center, shares her insight
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Gov. Whitmer Recognizes Racism as a Public Health Crisis in Michigan

The governor also signed an executive order to create the Black Leadership Advisory Council
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Michigan Wellness Spots Worth the Road Trip

You don’t need to cross state lines to find idyllic surroundings in which to recharge the mind, body, and spirit. These retreats are just a drive away.
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Gov. Whitmer Expands Face Mask Requirements for Michiganders

There are limited exceptions, but businesses will be required to deny entry or service to those who refuse to wear a face covering
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Michigan Healthcare Professionals Required to Undergo Implicit Bias Training

The new directive comes following recommendations from the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities