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Michigan Matters: Diabetes & Heart Disease

With the holidays here, it’s a perfect time to take stock of how we’re doing – health wise.


Wayne State School of Medicine

WSU Researchers Find Link Between Mental Health, Chronic Disease In Iraq War Refugees

Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers may have discovered why people exposed to war are at increased risk to develop chronic problems like heart disease years later. And the culprit that links the two is surprising.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2012

$15 Flu Shots Now Available Through Macomb Health Centers

Starting Monday, the Macomb County Health Department is offering seasonal flu vaccines at the county health centers in St. Clair Shores, Mount Clemens and Warren.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2012

Statewide Study Claims Rampant Unnecessary Heart Imaging

Beaumont Health System Wednesday released a study showing rampant excessive use of cardiovascular imaging with CT scanners, called coronary CT angiography, or CCTA.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2012

UM's North Campus Research Complex. Photo: University of Michigan

400 UM Researchers Unite To Tackle Health Care’s Thorniest Problems

With a common goal of making health care better, safer, more cost effective and more equal, nearly 400 health researchers from across the University of Michigan and partner organizations have formed one of the nation’s largest research entities of its kind.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2012

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Ann Arbor Firm Part Of Cholesterol Treatment Grant

Ann Arbor-based AlphaCore Pharma and Rockville, Md.-based Advanced Bioscience Laboratories Tuesday announced funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to manufacture a new treatment for a type of coronary artery disease that runs in families.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012

Heart-To-Heart: Stay Healthy, Fight Disease With Annual Checkup

Because February is Heart Health month, WWJ’s Kathryn Larson is fighting heart disease as she takes us along to the cardiologist’s office for her annual checkup.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012

(Photo: Beaumont Healthcare System) Example of heart CT scan researchers used in the study.

Beaumont Research: CT Imaging Can Predict Need For Heart Catheterization

A research study led by led by Beaumont Health System cardiologists and involving 47 hospitals and outpatient centers in Michigan may help spare patients from unnecessary invasive heart procedures while lowering health care costs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2012

Little Red Dress crocheted by Joan Alfred. (WWJ: Pat Sweeting)

“Go Red” Day Seeks To Educate Woman On Risks Of Heart Disease

Several women staffers in the Anesthesia Department sported red dress pins, but theirs were hand-made by fellow employee Joan Alfred.


CDC: Uneven Declines In Coronary Heart Disease By State, Ethnicity

According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control, the highest rates of self–reported coronary heart disease are among older adults aged 65 and over, and American Indians/Alaskan Natives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2011