Health in Detroit, MI

Ads for prescription drugs appeared 5 million times in just one year, capping a recent surge in U.S. medical marketing, a new analysis found. The advertisements for various medicines showed up on TV, newspapers, online sites and elsewhere in 2016. Their numbers soared over 20 years as part of broad health industry efforts to promote drugs, devices, lab tests and even hospitals. The researchers estimated that…

A Henry Ford pediatrician explains the role of play in physical, social and emotional development and gives tips about how to make time for play.

Experts say skipping breakfast occasionally can even raise your risk. Here's some advice on what to eat.

Wright Museum names new CEO
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Barclay's most recent position was CEO of Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans
Previous CEO Juanita Moore retired in July
Neil Barclay
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit has hired a veteran of museum leadership as its new CEO
Neil Barclay will succeed interim CEO George Hamilton effective Tuesday. Hamilton had replaced longtime…

Certain popular ideas about how cancer starts and spreads—though scientifically wrong—can seem to make sense, especially when those ideas are rooted in old theories. But wrong ideas about cancer can lead to needless worry and even hinder good prevention and treatment decisions. This page provides the latest science-based information about some common cancer myths and misconceptions.

A large study focusing on Hispanic and Latino workers found that exposure to pesticides in the workplace significantly increased the risk of heart disease.

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Everyone experiences stress – whether on the job, at home or in family and personal life. No matter how you handle tense or frustrating situations, it is important to determine what you can do to manage your stress. Studies link higher levels of stress with heart disease, high blood pressure ...

It feels like advice about nutrition and what's on the list of "forbidden" or "recommended" foods to eat changes all the time. Our registered dietitian nutritionists help sort through the noise. Here are our most popular articles on nutrition and diet trends in 2018.

For 2019, I'm doing my New Year's resolutions a little differently. In the past, I've fallen into the all-too-familiar trap of burning out of my workout resolutions within the first few months of the new year. The first time I'm hit with a nasty…

From downtown to the zoo, here are some of the best light displays in metro Detroit for the holidays.

Findings from a clinical study and a mouse study may shed light on genetic risk factors for developing cancer-related cognitive problems in older breast cancer survivors. The results suggest a gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease may play a role.

A December job search is proven to be one of the most productive of the year! Companies are eager to bring on new employees in January and are actively searching for candidates! Here are tips to make the most of your job search in December.

It's not as if I felt there was something missing from my life before I became Grandma Roz. At 62, I had a ri

WCMSSM wants to sponsor a young physician to represent the society at the AMA Advocacy conference in Washington, D.C.!
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This #GivingTuesday help WCMS Foundation support children of all ages across the metro-Detroit area. As part of the annual holiday drive, your donations will help us in the assembly and delivery of:
Backpack and book gift sets for youth at Spectrum Social Services
Welcome kits for young human trafficking victims with Vista Maria
Maternal/infant care packs for CARE Ministries educational workshops

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute honored its 2018 Heroes of Cancer recipients at an awards ceremony held earlier this month. This year’s event marks Karmanos’ 24th year of recognizing individuals, corporations and organizations that have distinguished themselves and inspired others in the fight against cancer.

Crafts are a great excuse to spend some time together and create something to brighten up your loved one's home. Here are 7 Thanksgiving crafts for seniors.