Health in Detroit, MI

Pediatrician Dr. Stacy Leatherwood Cannon explains the controversy around bed sharing and offers safe cosleeping strategies for parents of infants and toddlers.

Nearly all of the evidence linking obesity to cancer risk comes from large cohort studies, a type of observational study. However, data from observational studies can be difficult to interpret and cannot definitively establish that obesity causes cancer. That is because obese or overweight people may differ from lean people in ways other than their body fat, and it is possible that these other differences—rather than their body fat—are what explains their different cancer risk.

Southeast Michigan's weekend entertainment lineup includes street band fest Crash Detroit, R&B artist Tamia and the Ann Arbor Art Fair

A Henry Ford athletic trainer explains what high-intensity interval training is and why fitness enthusiasts should consider including HIIT into their workout regimen.

This easy ice cream recipe uses frozen bananas to cut back on sugar. Best of all, you can whip up this better-for-you option in just minutes.

Instead of waiting for fall to get back into the habit of eating well and a consistent exercise practice, consider this Monday a fresh start.

Ten Tips for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat
"Summer’s heat can be deadly and some people are more at risk of developing heat-related illness."
June 15, 2018
Summer’s warm weather can be deadly. Some people are more at risk of developing a heat-related illness, including adults age 65 and older, those with chronic medical conditions, people who work outside, infants and children and athletes
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When winding down you might enjoy sipping a beverage before bedtime, but are there any drinks that could be particularly helpful or hurtful for quality sleep? Here's what some experts recommend.

A group of moms held a "nurse-in" at a Texas swimming pool to support a woman who says she was kicked out for breastfeeding her baby.

Amazon Alexa and Google Home could be lifesavers — quite literally. A team at the University of Washington created a new tool that can monitor people for cardiac arrest through your at-home smart speaker.

Traditional herbal and modern medical practitioners are combining forces in the cultural melting pot of Hong Kong to boost the effectiveness of a range of modern day treatments, including cancer recovery.

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.

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

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.

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.