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Featured Articles

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.


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.


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.


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

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.


Doctors: No Fruit Juice For Kids Under 1

Put that sippy cup down!


St. John Providence Offers Discounted Heart, Vascular Screening

Get seven simple, non-invasive tests for only $60 if you call during February to schedule your appointment anytime during the year.


Do I Have A Cold Or A Sinus Infection? How To Tell The Difference

It’s the time of year when many folks are walking around with a nose that’s either stuffy, runny or all of the above.


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

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

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

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

‘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

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.


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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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.


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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