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Doctor’s Orders

Expert advice on maintaining muscle, heart, brain, skin, bones, and mind.

Weight Loss: A Sterling Heights Family Fights  the Obesity Threat

A Sterling Heights family fights the threat of obesity by striving to maintain a healthful existence.

Weight Loss: Larry Sherman Loses  370 Pounds Through Yoga

After being morbidly obese, Larry Sherman turned to the physical and mental benefits of yoga to lose weight

Weight Loss: Weight Watchers is Chuck Bennett’s Gain

Wiser food choices, exercise, and Weight Watchers are helping him to make the right kinds of gains.

The Hazards of Estrogen

Plant and environmental estrogens may contribute to breast cancer.

Time to Shape Up

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.

Heads Up

Experts meditate on licensing yoga teacher-training programs.

On Call with Dr. Gupta

The metro Detroit native chats about having H1N1, dieting, more effective CPR, and ‘cheating death’.

A Matter of Degree

Boning up on the distinctions between D.O.s and M.D.s, reveals they have more in common than some believe.

Wellness Goals

Whether he’s treating the Detroit Lions or weekend warriors, orthopedist Kyle Anderson works to get athletes back in the game.

Giving Back

Her life was changed profoundly by a brain tumor, but now Sandy Pedersen works tirelessly for the Hermelin Center’s Shoot for a Cure.

Making Headway

A Herculean battle to lose weight. A chronically low energy level. A glacial metabolism. What was wrong? a struggle in itself.

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.