Wayne State professor researching risk of hearing loss in Detroit firefighters

Wayne State professor researching risk of hearing loss in Detroit firefighters

We know those who chose to become firefighters risk their lives for us every day. They are also risk their health. Firefighters are exposed to hazardous chemicals, toxic gases, vapors or particles – all of which can cause serious health issues including hearing loss. For firefighters in Detroit, and other postindustrial cites, heavy metal exposure, […]

A day in the life of a Detroit pediatrician

A day in the life of a Detroit pediatrician

by Kresge Foundation Staff Detroit pediatrician, Dr. Nakia Williams, discusses the importance of treating the whole child and not just the illness. Internalized stress can exacerbate certain health conditions, like asthma (a prevalent condition in Detroit), and lead to behavioral issues. One problem can quickly become many. Williams shares those observations as a member of […]

U of D Jesuit students team up with Pistons’ Andre Drummond to adopt 42 Detroit families for Christmas

U of D Jesuit students team up with Pistons’ Andre Drummond to adopt 42 Detroit families for Christmas

Christmas will come a little early for 42 Detroit families adopted by students at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. The students will deliver gifts and food to the families on Dec. 14. It’s part of the school’s annual Focus:Hope Christmas Celebration, now in its 29th year. Beginning on Nov. 7 each […]

HAP sponsorship saves annual Belle Isle New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk

HAP sponsorship saves annual Belle Isle New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk

Thanks to Health Alliance Plan (HAP) runners and walkers can once again spend part of their New Year’s Eve getting some exercise at the annual Belle Isle New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk before they head out to celebrate. Back in 1970 Jeanne Bocci, a former nationally ranked race walker, and Jerry Bocci, an ex-college […]

Wayne State University to study ways to prevent frailty in older African Americans

Wayne State University to study ways to prevent frailty in older African Americans

You may know an older African American suffering from unintentional weight loss, weakness, exhaustion, and low physical activity. It may be your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle or friend. No matter. It’s scary. Having two or more of these indicators increases their risk of early death or disability. The question is – how do […]

Bank of America, Salvation Army provide 10,000 holiday meals for those in need

Bank of America, Salvation Army provide 10,000 holiday meals for those in need

Families in need across Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties will have terrific holiday meals thanks to Bank of America and the Salvation Army. For the fifth consecutive year, Bank of America volunteers are packing Bountiful Boxes at the Salvation Army’s Detroit Harbor Light for its holiday distribution to families across those counties. The 10,000 holiday […]

Youth Community Agency launches holiday donation drive for young moms

Youth Community Agency launches holiday donation drive for young moms

Rodnesha Ross didn’t become a parent at an early age, but she relates to those do.  As a mentor to Detroit students, she knows young women with children of their own have unique needs.  Ross founded Youth Community Agency to help address those needs.  Originally formed in 2013 at Osborn High School with a focus […]

Emergency rules extended to ensure Michiganders have access to naloxone to combat opioid addiction

Emergency rules extended to ensure Michiganders have access to naloxone to combat opioid addiction

There is an opioid crisis in Michigan and emergency rules have been extended to get the medication naloxone to help save the lives of those addicted. From 1999 to 2016, the total number of overdose deaths involving any type of opioid increased more than 17 times in Michigan, from 99 to 1,689, according to the […]

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