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Actress Jane Seymour Brings Message Of Wellness To Michigan

Famous for her 1990s role as “Doctor Quinn: Medicine Woman”, she’s a very fit grandma at age 63…

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2014

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Metro Detroit Dad Undergoes Life-Changing Surgery

Lowry had gained about a 100 pounds and a serious smoking habit in the five years since taking his desk job.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2014


Older Men, Not Just Teen Girls, At Higher Risk For Skin Cancer

It may seem like all the warnings about skin cancer are aimed at teen girls, but America’s dermatologists say there’s another group at high risk for deadly melanoma.


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Student Still In Med School Making Difference In Fight Against Stroke

Hanke’s findings could lead to the development of a simple blood test to help identify high-risk patients before stroke happens.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2014

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More And More Americans Regretting Tattoos, Removal On The Rise

Some dermatologists say we may just be seeing the tip of the removal iceberg.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2014

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Study: It’s Quality Over Quantity When It Comes To Exercise

Researchers asked all the volunteers to consume the same amount of protein – 60 grams a day – but put them on different exercise programs for 16 weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2014

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How Spiteful Are You? Take The Quiz

It’s a darker personality trait most of us probably wouldn’t admit to, but Oakland University researchers are taking a closer look at the role spitefulness plays in our lives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2014

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Tips: Avoid Potentially Deadly Mosquito And Tick Bites This Season

Last year, 36 people got sick and two died from West Nile Virus,

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2014

BCBSM Wellness Coordinator Michelle Miller and WWJ’s Sean Lee discussing the company’s treadmill desks. (credit: BCBS)

BCBS Of Michigan Recognized As Leader In Workplace Wellness

Would you try a treadmill desk? More and more metro Detroit companies are going the distance to make workplace wellness a part of their corporate culture.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2014


Study: Chemicals In Soaps, Toys, Sunscreens May Inhibit Sperm

They’re chemicals found in everyday products — but new research says they may have a harmful effect on fertility.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2014

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Bound And Determined To Fight Arthritis, 12-Year-Old Walks For Cure

Until there are better treatments or a cure for arthritis, about 300,000 kids and millions of adults have to keep living with progressive joint deterioration and pain …

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2014

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‘Walk The Riverfront Wednesdays’ Kicks Off May 7

There’s a new plan to encourage physical fitness and healthy living along Detroit’s Riverfront.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2014

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Media Exposure … How Much Is Too Much For Preschoolers?

The results of this new poll find most parents are doing something to limit screen time.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2014

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Kidney, Liver Function Could Be Determined By Urine Color

If your urine is dark brown in color or foams every time you use the bathroom, see your doctor to rule out possible liver or kidney problems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2014


Autism: Celebrating Lives And Fulfilling Potential

The seventh annual Living with Autism Expo was all about helping people on the spectrum reach their full potential.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2014

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Easter Egg Safety Tips

You wouldn’t make a sandwich, hide it in the backyard for hours, and then go back and eat it later.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2014

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Study: Schools’ Chocolate Milk Bans May Backfire

Researchers say removing the popular drink from school cafeterias may have negative consequences.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2014

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Study: Sun Exposure Could Improve Mobility Among Severely Obese

A new study finds low levels of the “sunshine vitamin” could be keeping some people on the couch.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2014

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Statistics Show Breast Lifts Growing More Popular Than Implants

A growing number of women are opting for breast lifts as opposed to implants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2014

Trinity Community Care Offering Medical, Dental, Spiritual Support For Those In Need

Trinity Community Care, is a non-profit free health clinic offering primary medical and dental care, along with social and spiritual support to those who need it most.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2014

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Enrollment Help Available With 3 Days To Go Til Obamacare Deadline

The clock is ticking for most people looking to register for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2014

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Get A Sneak Peek At St. Joseph Mercy Oakland’s New $145M Addition

Click to view a virtual tour!

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2014


Metro Detroit Businesses Working To Become More Fit-Friendly

As health care costs continue to increase, more companies are looking for ways to slash those expenses and help employees live healthier lives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2014


Study Links Environmental Toxins As Risk Factor For Autism

There’s more evidence environmental pollution might be a risk factor for autism.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2014

Study: Getting Married May Be Good For Your Heart

Married women are less likely to die from heart disease than single women, according to a new British study.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2014

Study: Your Mood On Social Media May Be Contagious

Researchers analyzed over one billion status updates among more than 100 million Facebook users.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014


Wayne County Hosts 3 Health Care Enrollment Events In March

With less than three weeks to go before the Obamacare sign-up deadline, the government is making a big push to get people enrolled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

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‘Giant Colon’ On Tour Across Metro Detroit

Metro Detroiters are getting a larger than life lesson in how to prevent America’s second leading cancer killer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2014


Study: When It Comes To Pain, Don’t Think About It

They found when patients anticipated the painful pulse, a brain area called the insular cortex increased its activity and that predicted the extent and intensity of the pain reaction.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2014

Bin Zhou of Kimree shows electronic cigarettes at the Kimree booth during the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

E-Cigarette Use Getting Younger, More Expansive

E-cigarettes are not regulated like traditional tobacco, and the state legislature is considering whether or not these should be exempt from existing tobacco legislation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2014

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