Your Eye On Health

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

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Enjoying Your Paczki Day? Eating One Is Like A Handful Of Crisco

Metro Detroiters are indulging Paczki. How much fat is there in a paczek?


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Rosie O’Donnell Reveals She Underwent Weight Loss Surgery

The former talk show host, for the first time, talked about her gastric sleeve operation, at an event in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2014

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Saturday Is ‘National Youth Enrollment Day’ For Health Insurance

“Young folks can come in, talk to experts, explore their options, talk about the value of owning a health insurance plan.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2014

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Study: Cold Climate May Make You Fat

It’s yet another reason to dislike the cold if you don’t already.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2014

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5 Important Health Numbers You Need To Know

When it comes to your health, do you know the numbers that matter most?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2014

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Detroit Offering TB Tests After Exposure Scare

Detroit health officials are working to reassure residents in the wake of a tuberculosis scare last week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2014

US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives for the screening of 'The Master' during the 69th Venice Film Festival on September 1 , 2012 at Venice Lido. 'The Master' is competing for the Golden Lion in the Venezia 69 section of the festival. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)

Death Of Philip Seymour Hoffman Puts Spotlight On Addiction

WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee spoke with a local addiction specialist.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/03/2014

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Study Says Experience, Not Age, Is Why Our Brains Slow Down

Getting older is usually associated with losing brain power — but a new study says that may not be the case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2014

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Health Insurance Limbo For Many Consumers Under Affordable Care Act

Today is another big deadline for Americans enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Some consumers say they’re signed up, but still don’t have any proof they’re covered.


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‘Female Viagra’ That Also Reduces Appetite Could Be Available Next Year

The drug is undergoing clinical trials, and could be on the market soon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2014

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Study: Baby Wipes May Cause Rashes

Health researchers are out with a new warning about a popular product parents and millions of other Americans use.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2014


Friendship Circle Joins With I-9 Inclusion Sports For Team-Building Opportunity

Kids with special needs often end up on the sidelines when it comes to organized sports, but a metro Detroit non-profit is working to change that.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2014

DMC Launches ‘Path To Health’ Campaign

Detroit’s biggest health system kicks off a new campaign to help people get signed up for Obamacare.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/10/2014

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General Mills Backs Off Use Of Genetically Modified Ingredients In Cheerios

Cereal maker General Mills said it’s stopped using genetically modified ingredients in Cheerios says WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2014

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The Affordable Care Act: What’s In It For You?

Even if you’re not enrolling in new coverage under Obamacare, the health law has some benefits that will kick in for 2014 that you may not know about.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/23/2013

FDA Raises Safety Concerns About Antibacterial Soaps

They’re supposed to do a better job of killing germs, but is there a benefit to antibacterial soaps?

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2013

Study: Sleep Apnea Treatment Improves Golf Performance

Golfers are always looking for a way to improve their game — but this one also has some serious health benefits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2013

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Grass Feed Cows Producing Healthier Milk Says New Research

The researchers attribute the difference to organically-raised cattle eating more grass and greens instead of processed grain feed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2013

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Doctor: Smoking Pot May Cause ‘Man Boobs’

It sounds kind of out there, but a metro Detroit plastic surgeon says it’s possible.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2013


Objective Obamacare Info: Oakwood Hospital Hosts Seminars

The deadline to enroll for 2014 coverage is December 23.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2013

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FDA Warns That Recalled Defibrillators May Fail In Emergencies

They’re supposed to make the difference in cases of life and death, but the government says certain heart devices may fail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2013


Study Reports Substance Abuse Among Some Doctors On The Rise

It’s a serious public health problem, but when doctors abuse drugs, it can also put patients at risk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2013


Annual Report Points To Hazardous, Toxic Toys

Michigan consumer group PIRGIM is out with its annual survey of toy safety.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2013

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What’s ‘The Good News About Booze’? Evidence May Surprise You

The author of a new book claims that drinking alcohol does not make you fat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2013

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Metro Detroit Hospital Gets Germ Zapping Robots

A Metro Detroit hospital has a powerful new weapon in the war against germs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2013


Take The 61-Day Holiday Health Challenge

Can you go without pop and fried foods for 61 days?

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

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Local Doctor Drops 55 Pounds Using ‘Fitbit’

Old-fashioned activity combined with some new technology add up to a big weight loss for Dr. Matthew Sims.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

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Flu Facts Live Chat: DMC Doctors Answer Your Questions

WWJ in partnership with the Detroit Medical Center will be answering your questions regarding the flu.


Heart Patient Noreen Freck with Henry Ford Interventional Cardiologist Akshay Khandelwal. (credit: Sean Lee/WWJ)

Local Woman Is First Heart Transplant Recipient To Undergo New Procedure

An innovative “balloon delivery” method did the trick for a Metro Detroit heart patient.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2013

Scammers Target Those Confused About Obamacare

More scam artists are trying to take advantage of the confusion and bickering over the federal government’s new health care website.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2013

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