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Man loses more than 500 pounds, gets his life back

Man loses more than 500 pounds, gets his life backRafael Zuniga quit work and dedicated himself to losing weight before returning to his profession
  • Health
  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Michigan

Mental health groups worry about privatization

Mental health groups worry about privatizationAmong the concerns: Unlike the community mental health groups, private insurers are profit driven
  • Michigan
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Detroit

University students make assistive devices for veterans

University students make assistive devices for veteransA cane that lifts legs, grip-assisting glove and mobile shower stall were revealed at the VA Medical Center in Detroit
  • Detroit
  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
Nation

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for young violinist

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinistIsabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was born with no left hand and a severely abbreviated forearm
  • Nation
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Nation

Trump pursues health care win before 100th day

Trump pursues health care win before 100th dayYet GOP lawmakers and aides were skeptical that the House would vote next week on the health legislation
  • Nation
  • 5 days, 15 hours ago
Nation

FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids

FDA further restricts pain medication use in kidsThe feds said Thursday it is requiring makers of prescription versions of the medicines, codeine and tramadol.
  • Nation
  • 5 days, 16 hours ago
Nation

Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

Under Trump, states may demand work for MedicaidWork requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump
  • Nation
  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
Michigan

Mich. lawmaker: Help in opioid fight on way

Mich. lawmaker says help in opioid fight ‘on its way’State awarded $16.4 million in first round of grants announced Wednesday
  • Michigan
  • 6 days, 3 hours ago
Nation

Hope emerges in quest for opioid alternative

Hope emerges in quest for opioid alternativeThe growing dependence on opioids has mushroomed into a national health. Drug companies are working on alternatives
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Workers comp programs fight addiction among workers

Workers comp programs fight addiction among workersA number of U.S. states are taking steps to stem the overprescribing of the powerful painkillers.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Michigan

Health officials: 2 confirmed measles cases in Mich.

Health officials: 2 confirmed measles cases in Mich.State says both cases involved a flight; one carrier reportedly ate at 2 Ann Arbor restaurants last week
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Nation

Officials roll out ‘Obamacare’ fixes

Officials roll out ‘Obamacare’ fixesThursday’s action was intended to keep the existing system going even as Republicans pursue a total remake.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

Trans fats ban linked with fewer heart attacks, strokes

NY trans fats ban linked with fewer heart attacks, strokesA new study suggests that New York bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
Detroit Medical Center Instruments Investigation

DMC passes federal inspections

DMC passes federal inspectionsAll Detroit Medical System hospitals into compliance for the first time since September
  • Detroit Medical Center Instruments Investigation
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Prostate cancer tests are now OK, with caveats

Prostate cancer tests are now OK with U.S. panel, with caveatsA U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Grand Rapids business treats patrons with extreme cold
Cryotherapy business exposes customers to temperatures as low as minus-205 to treat sleeplessness, pain, skin problems

Grand Rapids business treats patrons with extreme coldCryotherapy business exposes customers to temperatures as low as minus-205 to treat sleeplessness, pain, skin problems
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Study: Syphilis more prevalent among Southern gay men
North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana have the highest rates of syphilis among gay men

Study: Syphilis more prevalent among Southern gay menNorth Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana have the highest rates of syphilis among gay men
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Health

Bikepacking adds a dose of fun to backpacking

Bikepacking adds a dose of fun to backpackingIt is a bit like bike touring, but is usually done in the dirt and more lightweight
  • Health
  • 3 weeks ago
Nation

U.S. volunteers enrolled to test possible Zika vaccine

U.S. volunteers enrolled to test possible Zika vaccineThe first volunteer was vaccinated Wednesday at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Detroit

DMC says $1.2M spent to fix dirty instrument problems

DMC says $1.2M spent to fix dirty instrument problemsThe Detroit Medical Center has put multiple systems in place to ensure the safety of patients, hospital officials say
  • Detroit
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Neal Rubin

Rubin: Keeping a cool head about concussions

Neal Rubin: Helping parents keep a cool head about concussionsAt a forum in Birmingham, anxious parents get some peace of mind from experts about their athletic kids
  • Neal Rubin
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Health

FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosisThe FDA approved Ocrevus after a study found it slowed progression of the neurological disease and reduced symptoms
  • Health
  • 4 weeks ago
Health

FDA OKs 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema casesThe Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema
  • Health
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

People with Parkinson’s join Michigan dance class

People with Parkinson’s join Michigan dance classWhen a person sets foot in a Dancing for Parkinson’s class, they are not a patient; they are just there to dance.
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Officials warn about Detroit-area hepatitis A cases

Health officials warn about Detroit-area hepatitis A casesHealth officials are reporting an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in Detroit and its suburbs
  • Michigan
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Most Mich. GOP members line up behind health care bill

Most Mich. GOP members line up behind health care billRep. Justin Amash will vote no; Rep. Fred Upton said to be leaning yes. Others are on board
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Health

Rare cancer, deaths, linked to textured breast implants
The FDA says it has received reports of 9 deaths and over 350 cases of a rare blood cancer linked to breast implants

FDA links rare cancer, 9 deaths, to textured breast implantsThe FDA says it has received reports of 9 deaths and over 350 cases of a rare blood cancer linked to breast implants
  • Health
  • 1 month ago
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