Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Former Detroit Lions Quarterback Eric Hipple appears on MICHIGAN MATTERS airing Sunday along with Jennifer Dale of the Center for Neurological Studies (CNS) to talk about the importance of dealing with brain injuries and long term health with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain.

Former Lions QB Eric Hipple and Jennifer Dale with the Center for Neurological Studies (Credit: Andrew Gawel/CBS 62)

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Hipple , who is doing community outreach on behalf of CNS, suffered a career ending injury as a player and suffered years of health issues as a result. He said he has been helped by CNS, a local firm, which has developed MRIs that are more sensitive than existing MRIs for diagnosis of brain injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injuries impact over 3.5 million Americans each year. These injuries can sometimes cause lingering symptoms such as anxiety, impaired vision, depression, memory loss, and even suicidal thoughts.

Philanthropist Cynthia Ford, with Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain (Credit: Andrew Gawel/CBS 62)

On other issues, philanthropist Cynthia Ford appears with Cain to talk about Type 1 diabetes which impacts millions of Americans.

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Philanthropist Cynthia Ford (Credit: Andrew Gawel/CBS 62)

She and her husband , Edsel Ford, have been longtime supporters of JDRF – an organization raising money for research into finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. One of their sons has the disease.

JDRF is holding its 34th Annual Promise Ball Gala on May 3 at MGM Grand honoring Ron and Eileen Weiser.

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Watch MICHIGAN MATTERS Sunday at 11:30am on CBS 62