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Colorectal cancer Known As the Silent Killer, Know How to Reduce Your Chances of Death

Extremely prevalent in the United States, did you know that 1 in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime? It's unfortunate but the truth remains, this type of cancer,...

 

Evaluate Your Diet and Exercise Habits During National Nutrition Month

In March, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is joining with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage Michiganders to...

 

National Kidney Month message: Stay healthy, stay covered

DETROIT, MICH. – (March 1, 2024) – March is National Kidney Month. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) encourages everyone to find out their risk for kidney disease and make sure the...

 

Stomach Cancer Is Rising in America

Stomach cancer is expected to reach more than 27,000 new cases this year. More than 10,000 deaths are expected, as a result of the disease. Do you know what to expect? Do you know the warning signs...

 

MDHHS Reminds Residents to be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

With the arrival of colder weather and the increased reliance on heaters and fireplaces, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges Michigan residents to prevent carbon monoxid...

 

Getting Healthier in 2024 Starts With Your Feet

(StatePoint) Good foot and ankle health is critical for good overall health, so no matter what your wellness goals are for 2024, be sure to start from the ground up. "Feet and ankle issues can be...

 

Detroit Medical Center announces new visitor guidelines in response to flu uptick in Michigan

Detroit – The Detroit Medical Center today is implementing new visitor guidelines at all DMC facilities, including the Children's Hospital of Michigan, for the health and safety of our patients, t...

 

Detroit Association of Black Organizations Expands Campaign To Address Hypertension to out-Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, MI – The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) announced today the Blood Pressure Matters campaign, designed to address hypertension, will expand into a targeted group of W...

 

Local Sickle Cell Warriors Joined Forces with Doctors at the 2023 Sickle Cell Symposium

The 2023 Sickle Cell Symposium took place recently in the city of Detroit at the UM Detroit Center, located at 3663 Woodward Avenue. Members of the sickle cell community included SCD warriors,...

 

Combatting Diabetes: A Multifaceted Approach to Community Well-Being

Diabetes is a pervasive health issue in the U.S., affecting nearly 1 in 10 Americans, with an additional 88 million adults at risk of developing the disease. The economic ramifications are staggering, contributing significantly to healthcare costs...

 

Sickle Cell Awareness Must Continue Beyond September 30th

Sickle Cell Awareness Month ends each year on September 30th but, it shouldn't stop there. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) deserves to be talked about all year-long from warriors, parents, caregivers,...

 

Clean Energy is the Future

Most of you are probably familiar with the story of Noah and the flood. You may or may not remember all the details of the story, but I'm quite sure you are familiar with Noah, the ark and all of...

 

'Show Us Your Pink'

DETROIT-The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is joining 105.1 The Bounce, Detroit's Throwback Hip Hop and R&B station, for "Show Us Your Pink." This breast cancer awareness campaign will run...

 

Area organizations join the NKFM to celebrate REACH grant success

In late July, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and 70 representatives from their community partners celebrated the final months of the REACH project, which was funded and launched in...

 

Covid Makes a Comeback, But New Vaccines Are Around the Corner

Covid-19 cases are rising once again, possibly fueled by the emergence of the EG.5 variant. Hospitalization rates jumped by 12.5% nationwide in July, according to data from the Centers for Disease...

 

Mental Health Problems Continue to Rise in Men, Do You Know the Signs?

Men need hugs too! Yes, that may seem different than how you were raised and how society views the emotionally side of a man. However, according to statistics, 6 million males are affected by...

 

Erectile dysfunction: a signal that heart trouble could be ahead

For most men unable to obtain or sustain an erection, it can be embarrassing to even utter words-erectile dysfunction. Also known as "impotence," erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined by the Mayo Clinic as "the inability to get and keep an erection...

 

Celebrating International World Sickle Cell Day!

Over the weekend, in the United States, Juneteenth celebrations happened across the country. However, the world celebrated World Sickle Cell Day. Officially celebrated on June 19th along with...

 

Manage Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

If you happen to be one of the unfortunate residents of Michigan with diabetes, you're not alone. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than one million people in our state have been...

 

Activities To Do With a Family Member or Friend Who Has Alzheimer's Disease

Older adult with Alzheimer's playing a board game with a friend.It's important to spend meaningful time with a family member or friend who has Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Participating...

 

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It is a peak season for people with asthma and allergies and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends,...

 

Task Force Recommends Breast Cancer Screening Should Begin at Age 40

It is a change from the 2016 recommendation, in which the task force recommended that biennial mammograms (breast x-rays) begin at age 50 and that the decision for women to screen in their 40s "should...

 

Senator Erika Geiss Introduces Black Maternal Health Week Resolution

LANSING - . (April 11, 2023) - Today, Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) introduced Senate Resolution 28 to commemorate April 11-17, 2023, as Black Maternal Health Week in Michigan. This week, now in its...

 

April is Donate Life Month:

April 3, 2023 -- April is celebrated nationwide as Donate Life Month. This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Donate Life Month, which was instituted by Donate Life America and its...

 

Listen to Your Heart:

We continue to live through a public health tragedy. If there is any hope to be drawn from so much hardship and loss, it's that COVID-19 has reignited new conversations about disease awareness and...

 

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