Your Eye On Health

DeannaLites_WWJStay up on the latest health topics with WWJ Newsradio 950 reporter Dr. Deanna Lites in Detroit.

From weight loss and exercise to cutting edge medical procedures, you’ll get the details on stories relevant to you.

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Medical Weight Loss Giving Away FREE Pro-Teen Weight Loss Plans

A Michigan based weight loss organization is hoping to help young people in the state get healthy during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2016

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Body Donations On The Rise At US Medical Schools: Are Costly Funerals To Blame?

As of 2014, a traditional burial cost around $7,200, an increase of 29 percent from a decade earlier, according to the National Funeral Directors Association.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2016

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A Cure For Diabetes? Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte Testing Possible Permanent Fix

If it works as well in patients as it has in animals, it would amount to a cure, ending the need for frequent insulin injections and blood sugar testing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2016

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Skinny Jeans: Bad For Your Health?

Skinny jeans may be in style — but could they be bad for your health?

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2015

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Report: 1 In 4 Michigan Hospitals Don’t Follow Proper Hand-Hygiene Practices

Have you ever asked your nurse or doctor if they have washed their hands? You might want to start.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2015

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‘Genes For Good’ Facebook App Lets Users Get In Touch With Their DNA

Participants can choose to do the profile only, but those who provide a saliva sample will get information on ancestry and their genetic profile.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2015


Move Over Flu, There’s A New Sickness In Town: Norovirus

The flu virus is losing steam in metro Detroit, but another virus is on the rise.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2015

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Get The Facts In Observance Of National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

You might see people wearing orange this week for National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. More than 2 million people suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) around the world.


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Wayne State Hosting FREE HealthCare-O-Rama Event This Weekend

A FREE healthcare fair is being held this weekend at Wayne State University to help young adults and other citizens get information needed to enroll in the federal health care program before the February deadline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2015

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How To Make Weightloss New Year’s Resolutions That Actually Work

If losing weight tops your list of New Year’s resolutions — you’re not alone. Here are some subtle changes to your diet that you can make today.


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Obamacare Deadline: Just Hours Left To Sign Up For Coverage Beginning Jan. 1

The deadline has been extended a bit until Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 3 a.m.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2014

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Get Vaccinated, Health Officials Warn: Measles Is Back In Michigan

“In Michigan we have fewer kids than most states who are up to date on their vaccinations…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2014

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Tips: Dealing With Your Family This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is a time for families to enjoy good food and a good time — but for some, a family get together can be a time of stress.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2014

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Making Your Own Dog Food — Is It A Good Idea?

There are things to consider before preparing homemade food for your pooch.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2014

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Diabetics: Keep A Careful Eye On Your Feet

More than 65,000 lower limbs are amputated every year due to complications from diabetes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2014

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AHA And St. John Providence Promote Better Heart Health For Women With New Program

“It’s never too late to change your life,” Cardiologist Joan Crawford said. “This challenge can potentially be the first step in improving an individual’s cardiac health. Every small change can get you closer to a better you.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2014

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‘Stars Guitars’ Auction, Concert Benefits Kids After Cancer

The Stars Guitars evening includes an auction of signed guitars from some of the biggest names in music — including Five Seconds of Summer, Katy Perry, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Zac Brown Band and Ted Nugent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2014

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DMC Heart Hospital Hosts ‘Heart Heroes’ Event With Free Health Screenings

We know exercise is good for our health but for those with heart conditions, it can be more of a challenge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2014

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Doctors Say Air Travelers Not At Risk For Ebola Infection

“Flying around the country, flying even outside the country is probably incredibly safe…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2014


Low Income Health Care ‘Healthy Michigan Plan’ Garners 400k Enrollees

More people in the state have health care thanks to the Healthy Michigan Plan.


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Researchers Want To Know: Why Would You Stay Friends With Your Ex?

Oakland University researchers are taking a new approach to answering the age-old question of whether you can stay friends with an ex lover.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2014

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Which Diet Works Best For Weight Loss? Researchers Take A Look

Researchers analyzed nearly 50 clinical trials of branded diets…

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2014

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Study: Any Amount Of Daily Running Could Add Up To Three Years On Your Life

Compared with non-runners, runners had a 30 percent lower risk of death from all causes and a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2014

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Could ‘Gastric Bypass Hypnosis’ Help You Lose Weight Without Surgery?

“It was so real to me that I actually smelled the operating room…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2014

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FDA Warns Parents Of Teething Infants To Avoid Gel Medications

It’s supposed to help make teething easier for babies, but there’s a new warning about for parents about a common remedy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2014

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Where Do Michigan’s Hospitals Rank Among The Nation’s Best?

U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual ranking of America’s best hospitals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2014


World Cup Renews Attention To Soccer Injuries, Concussions

Beaumont Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joseph Guettler says as children enter sports earlier, the odds for serious injury rises, especially for girls.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2014

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Tried Meditation? Just 25 Minutes A Day May Relieve Stress

New research finds an almost instant way to short-circuit stress.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014

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St. John Providence Breaks Language Barriers With 24/7 Video Medical Interpreters

Rushing to the ER at 3 a.m. on a Sunday because something is really wrong is already stressful. But imagine getting there and no one speaks your language.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2014

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JULY 01: Jan Vertonghen of Belgium and DeAndre Yedlin of the United States compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Doctors: Watching World Cup Ups Risk Of Heart Attack For Some

The tense competition may be more than some fans can handle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2014

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