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, […]

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 […]

$275,000 Kresge Foundation grant will help more students stay in school at Wayne State University

$275,000 Kresge Foundation grant will help more students stay in school at Wayne State University

Wayne State University students facing financial hardship may not have to face delaying their studies or dropping out thanks to a $275,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation. Undergraduate students who have exhausted their federal grants and loans can now qualify to receive up to $1,500 in micro-grants. The grants are low-cost solutions for students who […]

More kids are paying attention in class, getting better grades, making healthier food choices and amping up activity levels thanks to Building Healthy Communities

More kids are paying attention in class, getting better grades, making healthier food choices and amping up activity levels thanks to Building Healthy Communities

Kids go off to school almost every day to learn reading, math, science and more. Now with the help Building Healthy Communities, they can also learn how to be a healthier person.  For the ninth year, elementary schoolers can fight childhood obesity and get healthier with common sense solutions with the school-based wellness program’s help. […]

DTE Energy & Consumers Energy look for young people to start work in the energy field

DTE Energy & Consumers Energy look for young people to start work in the energy field

DTE and Consumers has plans to brighten up some futures and some resumes and jumpstart young people’s interest in careers in energy. It’s asking on high school- and college-age kids to come work for the company after graduation and providing education avenues to encourage them. There’s a good reason. In Michigan approximately 50 percent of […]