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Recovering quadriplegic returns to the stage

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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.fb More>>

Healthy Heart Project

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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>>

Why you shouldn't hold in your sneezes Video included

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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.
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Oakland Co. fighting the growing heroin epidemic Video included

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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.
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Michigan girl mauled by raccoon getting new ear Video included

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A surgeon has created a new ear for a Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.

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Study: Mother's higher BMI puts stillborn, infant death at higher risk Video included

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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.
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What you need to know about radiation when you fly Video included

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How flying and going through security scanners at airports may increase radiation exposure. More>>

U-D Mercy hosts Special Olympics Day Video included

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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.
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Learning more about autism on World Autism Day Video included

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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.
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The Doctor Is In : World Autism Awareness Day Video included

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Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day. Join Fox 2's Deena Centofanti and a specialist from Beaumont Hospital as they discuss Autism. More>>

Ted Lindsay donates $1 million for autism program

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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>>

Study: Autism affects girls and boys differently Video included

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Much about autism remains a mystery, but now a new study finds it affects girls differently than boys.

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The fast-growing plastic surgery trend among women Video included

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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>>

Oil pulling: What is it, and what's all the hype about? Video included

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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>>

US autism estimate grows to 1 in 68 children

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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 Twp. to build special needs playground Video included

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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.
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Sebelius: Extra time to enroll for health care is 'not an extension' Video included

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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.
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Free head and neck cancer screenings April 23

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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>>

Study: Stress could play a role with infertility Video included

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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.
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Nature's antidepressant: Spring is finally here! Video included

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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>>

3D printer helps save young boy with collapsed windpipe Video included

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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>>

Wayne Co. hosts health care enrollment expo at Cobo Center Video included

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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>>

National Poison Prevention Week: Keeping your little ones safe Video included

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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>>

Feds approves marijuana study as PTSD treatment for veterans

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The feds give the green light on a study, using marijuana to treat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. More>>

Local man beats cancer, heart and lung disease Video included

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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>>

Brain Day at Michigan Science Center March 15 Video included

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Saturday, March 15, is Brain Day at the Michigan Science Center. More>>

Women's self-defense awareness night March 15 Video included

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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>>

Post-traumatic stress disorder could qualify for medical pot Video included

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An advisory panel is recommending that medical marijuana be approved for Michigan residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. More>>

The key to taming your teenager's behavior Video included

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Many parents of teenagers know anger and disrespect can be tough to avoid, so what is the key to taming their behavior? More>>

Beaumont Hospital's Beau the Bear celebrates 5th birthday with kids Video included

Local mascots helped ring in the fifth birthday of Beaumont Children's Hospital's Beau the Bear. More>>

Local family saving lives after losing daughter to cardiac arrest Video included

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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>>

More adults seeing allergic reaction to wet wipes Video included

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Doctors say pre-moistened wipes are making life miserable for a growing number of adults.     
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New suit appears to de-twist spines affected by scoliosis Video included

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Can a curved spine be coaxed to straighten up? A special suit seems to be getting the job done. More>>

Preventing colon cancer Video included

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Colon cancer is the number two cancer killer, and yet it's almost always preventable. More>>

The diet change that can reverse your heart disease Video included

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A metro Detroit man explains the extreme diet he believes is saving his heart after a blockage was discovered. More>>

Diets proven to help your heart Video included

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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>>

Mom battling melanoma after tanning dies at 31 Video included

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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>>

Going gluten-free? Here's what you need to know Video included

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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>>

Study: Birth control may link to multiple sclerosis Video included

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A new study from Argentina finds a link between birth control pills and the development of multiple sclerosis. More>>

Local mother turns life around, inspires others after suffering a stroke Video included

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A down river wife and mother lost 130 pounds, but it took a brush with death to make the change. More>>

Eating vegetarian could help lower your blood pressure

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A new study found vegetarians have blood pressure sever points lower than omnivores. More>>

A widow's wish list to save a life (VIDEO)

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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? Video included

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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 reveals weight loss surgery at 'Go Red' luncheon in Detroit Video included

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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 in Detroit for 'Go Red' luncheon Video included

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Rosie O'Donnell is in Detroit Friday to serve as the keynote speakers at the annual Go Red For Women Luncheon. More>>

Fitbit investigating skin sensitivities after woman's rash Video included

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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>>

Local nurse national spokesperson for 'Go Red for Women' Video included

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A personal tragedy motivates a local cardiac nurse to start paying attention to her own heart health. More>>

Study: 2 or 3 vaccine doses more effective preventing HPV? Video included

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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>>

Kids and caffeine: Is it really safe to consume? Video included

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Research shows children and young adults are drinking less caffeinated soda, but they're taking in more energy drinks and coffee. More>>

Dearborn firefighters' Hockey Fights Cancer Night Feb. 9 Video included

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The Hockey Fights Cancer Night is Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center. More>>

The dangers of heroin

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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>>

Lifesaving tips to prevent heart disease Video included

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Holistic heart doc Joel K. Kahn, MD, shares what doctors may not learn in medical school about heart disease prevention. More>>

Philip Seymour Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims Video included

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Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. More>>

The 5 numbers to know to keep yourself healthy Video included

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Doctors recommend always knowing your blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, your body mass index and your waist size. More>>

New emergency department completed at Sinai-Grace Hospital Video included

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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>>

Help local dermatologists test new acne medication Video included

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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>>

Signs and symptoms of tuberculosis disease Video included

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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>>

Michigan officials looking at tuberculosis exposure in Detroit Video included

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The Michigan Department of Community Health has issued an alert after a local healthcare worker was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). More>>

Adults and teens are still tanning despite warnings Video included

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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>>

Tackling the psychology of food Video included

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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>>

Medical benefits from doing yoga Video included

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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>>

Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science

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Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses. More>>

Report: Number of C-section deliveries on the decline

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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>>

Protecting your newborn from whooping cough Video included

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Whooping cough is highly contagious and can be deadly, and doctors are saying certain people need to take serious precautions. More>>

Study finds new benefits to the Mediterranean diet Video included

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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.
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A peek at Ford's safety suit that helps create comfortable cars Video included

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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>>

Chart: Is it the flu? Or is it a common cold?

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Is it a cold? Or is it the flu? How do you know which symptoms raise the red flag? More>>

When does the flu virus turn deadly? Video included

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The flu is a virus that invades the respiratory system. Symptoms include a cough, fever, and muscle aches and usually come on abruptly. More>>

If you're going to eat a fatty meal, here's how to be smart about it Video included

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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>>

Health care signups: More older Americans so far Video included

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Younger people went for President Barack Obama at election time, but will they buy his health insurance? More>>

Predicting Alzheimer's with just a pen and paper Video included

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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.
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So long, handshakes, and hello to fist bumps? Video included

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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>>

MRIs help spot brain damage in stroke patients Video included

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A stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Michigan. However, new research shows a high-tech test may help. More>>

Whole Foods in Detroit to host seminars in new education center

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The Whole Foods Market in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood is working to help residents make better food choices. More>>

Metro Detroit hospitals see increasing number of influenza patients Video included

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Hospitals throughout metro Detroit are packed as this flu season could turn out to be one of the worst. More>>

Relieving dry, itchy skin during the winter months Video included

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Get ready for the soak and grease. What is it, exactly? One way doctors recommend fighting dry, winter skin. More>>

The 'Weight is Over' competition comes to Oakland Mall Video included

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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>>

Does the extreme cold raise your risk of getting the flu? Video included

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Is it true that being out in the severe cold raises your rise of getting sick? More>>

The first signs of frostbite and how to treat it Video included

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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>>

Ten enlightened medical studies of 2013: Wellness messages to share Video included

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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>>

Vending machines to post calorie counts of snacks Video included

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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>>

Troubled launch of 'Obamacare' tops health news for 2013

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>>

Indiana mother seeing successful lung cancer treatment at Karmanos Video included

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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>>

How to keep kids safe on the sledding hill Video included

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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>>

Livonia fourth graders stuff stockings to deliver to Beaumont Children's Hospital Video included

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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>>

Study: Most elderly woman spend majority of their time sitting Video included

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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>>

7 amazing facts about the heart's control of the brain Video included

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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>>

5 easy steps to avoid gaining the Festive Five pounds Video included

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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>>

Why making a list around the holidays can help manage your stress Video included

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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>>

Lawrence Tech fraternity hosts bone marrow registry drive to save little girl's life Video included

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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>>

How to recognize holiday depression in yourself or others close to you Video included

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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>>

Doctor is In: Preventing or managing holiday stress

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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.
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Don't let the "fruit" in fruitcake fool you Video included

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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>>

Keeping skin hydrated crucial during cold and dry winter months Video included

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Dr. Youn shares helpful tips to keep your skin hydrated this winter. More>>

Why an antibiotic may not be the answer to your sickness Video included

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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>>

How women's health issues affect stroke risks Video included

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A stroke happens when the blood supply is cut off to your brain. Every year more women than men suffer from strokes, and yet few know the risk factors that come with the various stages of a woman's life. More>>

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  • The Doctor Is In : Back Pain

    The Doctor Is In : Back Pain

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:33:58 GMT
    On Wednesday, join Fox 2's Deena Centofanti and two specialists from Henry Ford Hospital as they discuss the different levels of back pain and how to treat it.  
    LIVE CHAT: Join Fox 2's Deena Centofanti and two specialists from Henry Ford Hospital as they discuss the different levels of back pain and how to treat it.  
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  • Deena Centofanti

    Deena Centofanti

    Deena is FOX 2's health reporter and co-anchors FOX 2 News Weekend and 'The Nine.'
    Deena is FOX 2's health reporter and co-anchors FOX 2 News Weekend and 'The Nine.'
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  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:21:32 GMT
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest...
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a...
  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:21:17 GMT
    More than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government to run their health insurance markets under President Barack Obama's health care law must decide if they want to take a crack at it themselves. Time...
    For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.
  • Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

    Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

    A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the...
    A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly...

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