Health in Detroit, MI

As life expectancy increases and people face the possibility of living very long lives, knowing these keys to healthy aging becomes is very important.

Elisabeth Heath, M.D., one of the top oncologists at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, says being a physician is not a job, but a calling
When asked how she splits her time between seeing cancer patients and cutting-edge research, Heath laughs and says: “It is funny. There is the paper version of what you are. The actual version is those who love our jobs do it seven days a week.”
As associate center director of translational sciences and professor of oncology…

A Henry Ford dietitian explains food prep do’s and don’ts for healthy cooking methods and reducing the toxicity of your foods.

May is National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. More than 80,000 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year, with more than 17,000 of these cases resulting in death, according to the American Cancer Society.

Keloids are benign tumors of the skin that appear as painful and itchy scars. They occur when you have an injury to the skin such as a cut or a burn and are often difficult to treat.

A Henry Ford physical therapist answers frequently asked questions about shin splints and how to know when it’s time to get help for shin pain.

Processed foods are usually more convenient and less costly, so you'll eat more of them and gain weight more quickly, researchers say.

Indulge in the flavors of Asian cuisine — sans the sky-high sugar and sodium — with this better-for-you recipe.

A Henry Ford registered dietitian sheds light on popular nutrition recommendations and explains why they may not be good advice.

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is the beneficiary of the 7th Annual 18 Aces to Conquer Cancer golf fundraising event, which was recently hosted by the Monroe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Superstore at the Country Club of Winter Haven, in Winter Haven, Florida.

Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis following menopause. A bone health expert offers tips for building strong bones and preventing fractures.

A diabetes specialist offers advice to Muslims with diabetes who plan to fast during Ramadan on how to best manage their condition.

We all know the advice for healthy teeth -- brush twice daily and don't eat too much sugar. So why do those of us following these instructions find we sometimes need a filling when we visit the dentist? The truth is, there's a little more to preventing tooth decay than these guidelines suggest. Here's what you need to know.

Researchers say our body clocks can determine when you can get the most out of your workouts.

If you are living with diabetes, it might seem like sugar and desserts should be forbidden. The good news is, as long as you plan ahead and choose sweet treats mindfully, you can have your cake and eat it too.

Researchers say obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes are making millennials less healthy than generation X.

Sports injuries are the leading cause of ER visits for kids ages 12-17, but experts think many may be preventable. Here are 5 tips for keeping your child in the game -- safe and healthy.

There are plenty of reasons why getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. Don’t let snoring be one of them. Here are 6 solutions to rest easy.

There are a lot of options for children's footwear, so we asked a podiatrist for tips on choosing the shoes for your kids, from baby's first pair to the right shoes as they grow.

A Henry Ford expert answers FAQs about CBD oil, or cannabidiol, including exacty what it is, why it’s seemingly everywhere, and whether it can improve or harm your health.

Medicine balls offer additional resistance to strengthen and tone targeted muscles. A Henry Ford athletic trainer explains the pros and cons of this fitness tool.

Oscoda Township, Mich. --- An Oscoda Township woman recently underwent a groundbreaking procedure with the help of some amazing technology.83–year–old Lillia...

Dr. M. Elizabeth Swenor, a Henry Ford functional medicine doctor, explains why supplements may not be safe and what you can do to protect yourself.

Two medical groups are targeting vending machines, menus, and marketing campaigns to reduce children's sugar consumption. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association issued a joint policy statement last week in support of public health measures aimed at sugary sodas and fruit juices.

A Henry Ford physician answers frequently asked questions about back pain and when it’s time to consider back surgery.

One of the most common questions I get as a pharmacist is, “Are generics really as good as brand medications?” Unfortunately, there ...

A Henry Ford expert explains why accidentally overeating is commonplace and offers tips for eating more mindfully.