Heart disease is America's number one killer. Reduce your risk and join FOX 2 and St. John Providence Health System for the Healthy Heart Project! More>>
When someone has a stroke, every second counts. Now, a new study looks at the difference every minute makes.
A 28-year-old man from Clarkston is told he'll never walk again after a tragic accident, but with modern medicine and raw determination he's working to prove doctors wrong. More>>
It's allergy season so many of us are sneezing a little more these days. If you feel the urge to stifle the sneeze, one doctor says - don't.
A heroin epidemic is spreading across metro Detroit communities. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard says cases are up more than 300 percent from last year, and that appears to be the trend everywhere.
A surgeon has created a new ear for a Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.
When a woman is pregnant, she has probably heard the phrase "you're eating for two." New research shows the dangerous connection between a pregnant woman's increased weight and the risk to the unborn baby.
How flying and going through security scanners at airports may increase radiation exposure. More>>
For the second time, University of Detroit Mercy is hosting Special Olympics Day. The day brings together Special Olympic athletes from six Detroit schools, who learn a few moves from some of the U-D Titans.
Doctors don't know what causes autism. They only know symptoms start to surface between 2 and 3 years old. The disorder is complex with a wide range of symptoms, but early intervention can make a difference.
Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day. Join Fox 2's Deena Centofanti and a specialist from Beaumont Hospital as they discuss Autism. More>>
The foundation of hockey Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay is donating $1 million to a center in Michigan to help children with autism and their families. More>>
Much about autism remains a mystery, but now a new study finds it affects girls differently than boys.
New statistics from American Society of Plastic Surgeons are out and they show an interesting trend. While breast implants are still the number one plastic surgery for women, now more women than even are choosing breast lifts. More>>
How does taking a spoonful of oil and gargling with it sound? It's an ancient, holistic cleansing method that's getting renewed attention thanks to celebrities. But does it really work? More>>
The government is increasing its autism estimate to 1 in 68 U.S children. That's a 30 percent jump from the last federal estimate of 1 in 88 children with autism or a related disorder. More>>
Orion Township is preparing to break ground on a new playground, but as you'll see, this one is going to be a little different. The goal of the new design is to make sure all kids can play.
People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, but HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius isn't calling it an extension.
Henry Ford Health System is hosting free head and neck cancer screenings Wednesday, April 23 at four of its metro Detroit locations as part of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. More>>
Infertility can be emotionally painful and physically frustrating but now doctors for the first time have found one possible cause. The more stress a woman is under, the more trouble she may have getting pregnant.
Spring is here! If you feel happier just being outside, you're not imagining things. Check out what science has to say about spring and our mood. More>>
A family from Utah feared their baby boy is going to die when a severe, rare birth defect made it impossible for him to breathe. Then, they discovered a pioneering, one-time procedure done at the University of Michigan. More>>
With less than two weeks before the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, Wayne County will host an enrollment fair in Detroit. More>>
Every eight minutes a young child goes to the emergency room for poisoning, and most of the time the child got into the parents' or grandparents' medicine. More>>
The feds give the green light on a study, using marijuana to treat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. More>>
As a high school senior, a Michigan man was diagnosed with cancer. He received treatment and survived, but had no idea the cancer treatment would nearly kill him 20 years later. More>>
Saturday, March 15, is Brain Day at the Michigan Science Center. More>>
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports and Entertainment to offer a special women's self-defense training class on the Palace court prior to the Pistons game on Saturday, March 15. More>>
An advisory panel is recommending that medical marijuana be approved for Michigan residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. More>>
Many parents of teenagers know anger and disrespect can be tough to avoid, so what is the key to taming their behavior? More>>
Local mascots helped ring in the fifth birthday of Beaumont Children's Hospital's Beau the Bear. More>>
Kimberly Gillary was a beautiful, talented 15-year-old athlete at Troy Athens High School. She played golf, tennis and basketball and started swimming at age four. More>>
Doctors say pre-moistened wipes are making life miserable for a growing number of adults.
Can a curved spine be coaxed to straighten up? A special suit seems to be getting the job done. More>>
Colon cancer is the number two cancer killer, and yet it's almost always preventable. More>>
A metro Detroit man explains the extreme diet he believes is saving his heart after a blockage was discovered. More>>
With heart disease as our Public Enemy Number One, you'd think it would be easy to choose a style of eating that promotes healthy arteries and freedom from disease. More>>
You may remember the inspiring young mother who was battling skin cancer, Sarah Brandes. She passed away this weekend at the age of 31. More>>
Susan Okonkowski from Blue Cross Blue Shielf of Michigan has been eating gluten-free for many years. She offers up the following tips and information that you need to know if you're planning on changing your diet. More>>
A new study from Argentina finds a link between birth control pills and the development of multiple sclerosis. More>>
A down river wife and mother lost 130 pounds, but it took a brush with death to make the change. More>>
A new study found vegetarians have blood pressure sever points lower than omnivores. More>>
600,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. alone, and half of those suddenly, without warning. More>>
How well do football helmets protect the head and the young, developing brains? A new study looked at how much protection a helmet actually provides. More>>
Rosie O'Donnell was in Detroit Friday to serve as the keynote speaker at the annual Go Red For Women Luncheon. During her speech she revealed for the first time she has undergone weight loss surgery. More>>
Rosie O'Donnell is in Detroit Friday to serve as the keynote speakers at the annual Go Red For Women Luncheon. More>>
Fitbit, the maker of a popular workout gadget, is investigating skin sensitivities after a woman says she got a severe rash after wearing her Fitbit Force. More>>
A personal tragedy motivates a local cardiac nurse to start paying attention to her own heart health. More>>
Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and can lead to cervical cancer. A three-dose vaccine over a six-month period helps prevent HPV, but a new study investigates if you really need all three doses. More>>
Research shows children and young adults are drinking less caffeinated soda, but they're taking in more energy drinks and coffee. More>>
The Hockey Fights Cancer Night is Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center. More>>
The recent, sudden death of actor Phillip Seymor Hoffman has put heroin in the spotlight. Heroin use is on the rise in the city and in the suburbs, and as it continues to go up the deadly consequences do, too. More>>
Holistic heart doc Joel K. Kahn, MD, shares what doctors may not learn in medical school about heart disease prevention. More>>
Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. More>>
Doctors recommend always knowing your blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, your body mass index and your waist size. More>>
The biggest construction project of northwest Detroit is finally completed. It's the new, state-of-the-art emergency department at Sinai-Grace Hospital. More>>
Many people spend a lot of time trying to hide their blemishes when they look in a mirror. A local doctor needs your help putting a new acne medication to the test. More>>
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually attacks the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, tuberculosis can be deadly. More>>
The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued an alert after a local healthcare worker was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). More>>
Making tanning illegal for teenagers is a hotly debated topic in the Michigan legislature. But a new study shows the warnings about the dangers of indoor tanning aren't keeping them away. More>>
If you continue struggle with your weight, instead of blaming your mouth, your mind might be to blame. It could be time to change the way you "think" about the food you're eating. More>>
Yoga is good for flexibility and balance but does it have any 'medical' benefits? Doctors have debated the possibilities in the past, and now new research may end this debate for good. More>>
Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses. More>>
A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services says the number of Cesarean sections being performed in the United States appears to be going down. More>>
Whooping cough is highly contagious and can be deadly, and doctors are saying certain people need to take serious precautions. More>>
New evidence suggests eating a Mediterranean-style diet may help fight a major health problem called PAD. It's a disease many people haven't heard of but, in fact, millions of people have.
Creating a safe and comfortable vehicle for those with physical limitations can be challenging. Fox 2's Deena Centofanti visits the North American International Auto Show to check out Ford's safety suit, which helps designers create cars. More>>
Is it a cold? Or is it the flu? How do you know which symptoms raise the red flag? More>>
The flu is a virus that invades the respiratory system. Symptoms include a cough, fever, and muscle aches and usually come on abruptly. More>>
One of the most exciting scientific observations in decades is that eating the right food, with a focus on fruits and vegetables, can have a positive impact on the genetic activity of our cells. More>>
Younger people went for President Barack Obama at election time, but will they buy his health insurance? More>>
How can a simple pen and paper help diagnose Alzheimer's disease? As the number of Americans living with this devastating disease starts to surpass five million people, doctors say this home test could change lives.
The handshake is a sign of trust, respect, greeting and gratitude so why do some health experts want to see it get rid of it? More>>
A stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Michigan. However, new research shows a high-tech test may help. More>>
The Whole Foods Market in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood is working to help residents make better food choices. More>>
Hospitals throughout metro Detroit are packed as this flu season could turn out to be one of the worst. More>>
Get ready for the soak and grease. What is it, exactly? One way doctors recommend fighting dry, winter skin. More>>
The American Performing Arts Network, along with Oakland Mall, is launching a city wide weight loss competition to benefit obesity and wellness programs for Children's Miracle Network at Beaumont. More>>
Is it true that being out in the severe cold raises your rise of getting sick? More>>
As the temperatures continue to drop be sure to continue to cover every area of exposed skin as you head outside. Frostbite can affect exposed skin in just 15 minutes in these temperatures. More>>
The medical community seems to becoming aware that another pill for another ill, or said another way, to cut is to cure, is an older model needing replacement with emphasis on healthy lifestyle messages. More>>
The next time you hit the vending machine get ready to count your change and your calories. Under President Obama's healthcare law most vending machines will be required to also list the calorie content of each of its items. More>>
As 2013 nears to a close, the year's top health news story -- the fumbled debut of the Affordable Care Act, often dubbed Obamacare -- continues to grab headlines. More>>
An Indiana woman drives several hours to Detroit and the Karmanos Cancer Institute every three weeks. The trips are to undergo a trial drug to treat her lung cancer, which proves to be working. More>>
Every year as many as 20 thousand kids get hurt simply when sledding. Follow a few simple rules to make sure your kids stay safe on the sledding hill. More>>
The fourth grade class at Hoover Elementary in Livonia came up with the idea to stuff stockings and give them to all of the kids who are undergoing treatment this holiday season. More>>
New research finds a certain part of the population spends most of their time sitting. Who it is and why it's so bad for the body. More>>
How many times have I told a patient that the heart is a muscle whose job it is to pump blood 100,000 times a day to all the organs of the body? More>>
The holiday season is a tough time of the year for anyone trying to count calories. Temptation is everywhere, so how can we indulge without regretting it come January? More>>
If you're stressed this holiday season with the baking, the shopping and the gathering, one simple trick you can do starting right now will help take away the stress. More>>
A Lawrence Technological University fraternity hosted a bone marrow registry drive Tuesday in hopes of saving Bree's life, a little girl from the Grand Rapids area who needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. More>>
Loneliness, loss of family and financial stress are all triggers that hurt just a little more this time of year. Holiday stress is something that affects us all differently but sometimes there's something more going on, something more serious. More>>
Lights, laughter, family and fun are synonymous with the holidays, but the joy of the season can quickly be replaced by stress when there's simply too much to do.
It's as heavy as a brick - and some would rather eat a brick - but, like it or not, is fruitcake healthy for you? More>>
Dr. Youn shares helpful tips to keep your skin hydrated this winter. More>>
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC shows more than one in five pediatrician visits leads to a prescription for antibiotics. More>>