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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.


While state legislators debated a smoking ban in bars and restaurants, their hooked constituents were eying the electronic cigarette, a battery-powered version of the hotly contested paper-and-tobacco variety.

Goodness and Light

Andiamo’s healthful ‘Lean’ menu is just what the doctor ordered.

Broken Trust

He was supposed to help fragile clients rebuild their lives. Instead, they claim, he inflicted fresh wounds.

Coming Clean

A mental disorder, hoarding makes sufferers loath to discard items. Left untreated, hoarders can accumulate so many things over time that the lack of space created by encroaching belongings forces family members from their homes.

Health Links

“Biomechanics” is the buzzword, but it’s really about physical conditioning and preventive maintenance — making sure bodies work as efficiently as possible to reduce the likelihood of injury and/or pain in a sport where the average male golfer swings at 90 mph and the average female golfer, 65.

Suspended Animation

Aerial yoga provides a lift for those looking for a twist on their exercise regimen.

10 No-Excuse Reasons to Exercise in Michigan

Winter is a season, not a prison sentence. In Michigan, opportunities to get out and get fit exist in abundance all year long.


Face it: What you eat really does make a difference in the way you look.
Spare Parts

Spare Parts

Let’s get physical. Sure, our bodies are miraculous things, but do we really need an appendix or tonsils?
Whole in One

Whole in One

Holistic medicine stresses treating the entire person — mind, body, and soul. We talk with a doctor who practices this oft-misunderstood type of alternative medicine.
No Secrets

No Secrets

For years, bipolar disorder was stigmatized. But Wally Prechter, who lost her husband to it, is shedding light on the illness.

Helping Hand

Philanthropists, many of them with personal attachments to hospitals, lend their names to wings and centers, but their giving spirit goes beyond bricks and mortar.
Extra Care

Extra Care

‘Concierge’ medicine gives patients the royal treatment. Still, the service has its price — and its critics.
Upbeat View

Upbeat View

Heart disease is still a big killer, but doctors are pumped up about the advances made in preventing and treating it.
The Sun's No Fun

The Sun’s No Fun

For skin protection, aim to have it made in the shade.

Health Insurance

Buy a swimsuit, get toned, sport a pedicure, and don’t forget to carry a life preserver in the form of sun protection, even when you’re nowhere near the beach.

Exercising Optimism

An accident survivor founded Walk The Line, a Ferndale gym for the disabled.
Close Call

A Very Close Call

An unexpected heart attack in a relatively young, seemingly health man inspired a new way of life.