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Former Detroit Police Officer In Fight For His Life

Sidney Taylor is just 49, but after five heart attacks, the former Detroit police officer is on the list for a new donor heart.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2014

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Kalamazoo-Based Stryker To Pay $1.43B To Settle Hip Implant Cases

Medical implant maker Stryker will pay at least $1.43 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from patients who had to have surgery to remove problematic hip implants.

CBS Detroit–11/03/2014

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Officials: 10 People In Michigan Still Being Monitored For Ebola Symptoms

Michigan Department of Community Health spokesperson Jennifer Smith said that all ten are seeing health care professionals twice a day to have their temperatures taken and to be checked for other symptoms.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2014

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Almost 30,000 Pounds Of Chicken Kiev Recalled Due To Possible Link To Salmonella

DETROIT (WWJ) – A poultry product sold in 16 states is being recalled after health officials linked the tainted meat to a strain of salmonella. The “Chicken Kiev” product produced by Antioch Farms is made […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/02/2014

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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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‘AirTime’ Jumps Onto Fitness Scene With Trampoline Game Park

Trampoline game parks are relatively new on the sports and exercise scene, but interest is apparently jumping as AirTime Trampoline & Game Park is already expanding to Westland, Troy and Sterling Heights.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2014

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Psychologist: Children’s ‘Resilience’ Starts With Parents’ Unconditional Love

Internationally-recognized clinical psychologist, speaker, and author Dr. Robert Brooks spoke with WWJ about the mindset of resilient children, and what parents can do to help those who aren’t.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Snyder Signs ‘Right To Try’ Act, Allowing Patients To Use Experimental Treatments

Snyder signed the “Right to Try” Act to give those suffering from difficult medical situations the choice to try the drugs that haven’t been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2014

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Snyder: State Is Coordinating Ebola Preparedness

The state health department is urging health care facilities across Michigan to continue to assess their readiness to respond to patients with potential Ebola virus infection.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

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