Dr. Deanna Lites

img 1024 copy Dr. Deanna LitesDeanna Lites is an award-winning health reporter at WWJ Newsradio 950 with more than 20 years of broadcast experience. Lites was the medical reporter for WFOR the CBS television station in Miami, WMAQ the NBC television station in Chicago and WHDH the NBC television station in Boston. She was also a contributing reporter for NBC News Channel, the affiliate news service for more than 200 NBC television stations nationwide.

In addition, she has done corporate video and voice over work for companies such as Pfizer and CVS. Lites has also contributed to AMBASSADOR, BOSTON COMMON and WOMEN’S WORLD magazines.

Lites has received multiple awards and honors for her reporting including six Emmy Award nominations, a Michigan Association of Broadcaster award, two American Heart Association awards, the media award from Miami-Dade Health Department, the Florida Hospital Association’s Jack Hardy Communicator of the Year for the state and an American Cancer Society Woman of the Year award. She also received an Associated Press award for her radio feature ‘YOUR EYE ON HEALTH.’

Lites holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Michigan State University and earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL. She completed a podiatric surgical residency at Phoenix Community Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

In addition, she has been a frequent speaker on healthcare and the media, been a moderator for numerous healthcare forums such as the Michigan Diversity Council and The STEMinista Project at the Michigan Science Center and served as host for many charitable events including the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Go Red for Women.

Eating Healthy At Home Begins With Smart Choices At The Store

Beaumont Hospital is working to make it easier to recognize healthy choices at the grocery store.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2018

Series Of 7 Heart Health Screenings At St. John Providence For $60

February is heart month, a time to consider getting seven important heart and vascular screening tests.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/01/2018

Foods That Boost The Immune System: Eat Your Way To Better Health

These foods can help build your immune system to fight off the flu.


New Screening To Prevent Esophageal Cancer Shows Encouraging Results

The pill swabs the esophagus, then is removed from the mouth and tested for abnormal cells.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2018

It’s Blue Monday! Why Is This Deemed The Most Depressing Day Of The Year?

How did this day in January come to be known as the most depressing, blah and … Blue Monday?  

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2018

How’s Your Resolve With That New Year’s Resolution?

And if you slip up, that’s okay, just get back on track.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2018

Replaced Your Pillow Lately? Chances Are You’re Not Sleeping Alone

There are ways to alleviate the problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2018

Do You Have What It Takes To Survive A Winter-Related Car Emergency?

It’s a good time to prepare yourself in the event of a weather related car emergency.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2017

Anxious Before Surgery? Try Some Lavender Aromatherapy To Calm Your Nerves

Researchers say it’s one of the easiest and safest, not to mention inexpensive, ways to manage patient pre-op anxiety.


Study: Non-Opioid Pain Killers As Effective As Opioids In Reducing Some Pain

As the opioid epidemic continues to grow, healthcare providers continue to struggle with the best ways to manage pain.

CBS Detroit–11/07/2017

New Guidelines For Treating Seasonal Allergies Show Less Is More

It’s always a good idea to see your allergist first to come up with a treatment plan.


Do Italian Villagers Hold The Key To Living A Long, Healthy Life?

A village in Italy called Pioppi is known as the world’s “healthiest village” with many of its residents living to over 100-years-old.


Add Spicy Color To Your Meals With Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric

 Turmeric is responsible for the color of curried dishes and yellow mustard.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2017

Ways To Respond: Tragic Events Can Be Triggers For Anxiety, Sadness

You may be more affected by this event if you have a previous history of trauma says Beaumont psychiatrist.


As Temperatures Drop Risk Of Heart Failure Rises

Cold weather can affect your health in a number of ways — but this one’s serious.


Does Your Body Suddenly Twitch While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

You’re not alone — but is it something you should be worried about?

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2017

Mask For Beauty: ‘Be Realistic About What Facial Masks Can And Can’t Do’

Acne, dry skin, dull skin, large pores — if you’ve got a skin problem there’s a mask for it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/24/2017

Family Doctor, Urgent Care Or Emergency Room? Know Where To Go And When

Knowing the difference can save you wait time and money and leave the ER available for serious problems.


Michigan Ranks 43rd In Country In Keeping Kids Up To Date With Immunizations

Just a little more than half of all children in the state are fully vaccinated.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/16/2017

Beaumont’s New Emergency Center Opening This Month

At a cost of more than $120 million the new state of the art emergency center will have 99 new private rooms, 54 medical observation rooms and four large trauma bays.

CBS Detroit–08/15/2017

Study: Teens Who Are Teased, Taunted About Weight Tend Toward Obesity As Adults

Home needs to be a place where children feel safe from teasing.

CBS Detroit–08/08/2017

Doctors: No Fruit Juice For Kids Under 1

Put that sippy cup down!


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Neurosurgeon About Brain Cancer: ‘There’s Never Been A More Hopeful Time’

The brain tumor is called a glioblastoma — about 17,000 people in the US are diagnosed with it every year.

CBS Detroit–07/20/2017

Michigan Man First In World To Be Treated With New Technology To Track, Treat Cancer

The technology can be used to treat all types of cancer.

CBS Detroit–07/19/2017

You’re Not Alone If You’re Singing The Blues On Your Birthday

Reflect on some of your accomplishments over the past year.

CBS Detroit–07/06/2017

The Colorful Fruit Mix … May Not Be So Sweet In The End

Could that eye-catching display lead to rotten fruit?

CBS Detroit–07/04/2017

Sprays Or Lotion: Sunscreen A Must For Summertime Outdoor Fun

Babies under six months old should not be in the sun and should not wear sunscreen.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2017

Vacation Mind Can Round Out The Holiday In Unwanted Ways

Summer is here and it’s when many of us take off for vacation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2017

Where Do Hidden Germs Lurk In Your Bathroom? You May Be Surprised

It’s no secret that bathrooms are breeding grounds for germs, but it’s not just the toilet.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2017

Beaumont Researchers Develop Revolutionary Zika Test

Researchers from Beaumont Hospital say they have developed a urine test that can detect the Zika virus in under 30 minutes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2017


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