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Health Works: How to beat 'seasonal sadness'

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The unofficial end of summer is here and some people feel sad and aren't looking forward to fall and are more than sorry to see summer end.. More>>

Health Works: Caring for adults with autism Video included

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Often the focus for children with autism is giving them special therapy and treatment - but that often ends when they become adults. Now, there is a real effort to change that.
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Health Works: Avoiding the dreaded 'freshman 15' at college Video included

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Whether weight gain is a real concern or not, habits are formed and college presents some challenges. More>>

A day in the life of someone with ALS Video included

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You've probably seen or heard about the thousands of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, raising millions of dollars to fight the disease. But this time for one Lake Orion family, the challenge is personal.
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New research on packing lunches suggest some parents doing it wrong Video included

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New research says when it comes to packing school lunches we may be doing it wrong.
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Event honors 12-year-old athlete who died from heart condition

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A 12 year old boy, healthy and fit by all accounts, dies from a rare heart condition during a baseball game. Now, more than two years later, his parents are honoring his memory by helping others. More>>

Resetting kids' body clocks for back to school Video included

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Before parents set the alarm clock, they need to help reset the body clock of their children to get to school on time.
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Stroke risks pregnant women should be aware of Video included

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It might not happen often but there's a real risk of stroke during pregnancy. Now doctors say women need to know what to watch out for to protect themselves and baby.
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Young mastectomy patient gets reconstructive surgery Video included

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At 20 years old, she became one of the youngest patients to undergo a preventive double mastectomy. Now one year later, Kelly Rothe has a new look.
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Girl mauled by raccoon gets big surprise after surgery Video included

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She's gone through so many surgeries since getting attacked by a raccoon as a baby. Charlotte Ponce just wrapped up another operation -- but this one came with a happy surprise.
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Health Works: Watch out for heavy backpacks for back to school Video included

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Back to school time means packing up the backpacks.Dr. Art Niederkohr of the Anchor Bay Spine Center said that parents want to watch the weight of backpacks and pay attention to how much it drags on the child wearing it. More>>

Health Works: 'Horsey house calls for children with cancer Video included

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Imagine your surprise when you see a horse is at the door - it's a horsey house call. More>>

The 5 numbers to know to keep yourself healthy Video included

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Doctors recommend always knowing your blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, your body mass index and your waist size. More>>

  • This week on the Doctor is InMore>>

  • The Doctor Is In: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other issues

    The Doctor Is In: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other issues

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:11:14 GMT
    On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and a Henry Ford Gastroenterologist as they discuss dealing with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and other issues of the digestive tract.
    On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and a Henry Ford Gastroenterologist as they discuss dealing with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and other issues of the digestive tract.
  • The Doctor Is In: Heart Health Young & Old

    The Doctor Is In: Heart Health Young & Old

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:09:07 GMT
     On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and experts from Beaumont Health System as they discuss Heart Health for both the young and old.
     On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and experts from Beaumont Health System as they discuss Heart Health for both the young and old.
  • The Doctor Is In: Integrative Medicine

    The Doctor Is In: Integrative Medicine

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:07:48 GMT
    On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and experts from Beaumont Health Systems they discuss Integrative Medicine, the practice of combining conventional and alternative approaches to address all aspects of health and illness. 
    On Wednesday, join Deena Centofanti and experts from Beaumont Health Systems they discuss Integrative Medicine, the practice of combining conventional and alternative approaches to address all aspects of health and illness. 
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  • Local Eye Clinic offers free screenings for Detroit retirees

    Local Eye Clinic offers free screenings for Detroit retirees

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-05-27 13:39:59 GMT
    The Coburn-Kleinfeldt Eye Clinic in Madison Heights is offering free medical eye screenings for City of Detroit retirees on May 29.A board-certified ophthalmologist will examine patients for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease (retinopathy), macular degeneration, and cataracts.Due to Detroit's financial problems, most City of Detroit retirees no longer have city-paid vision insurance and many have had changes to their health insurance. The free eye screenings are being offered to help workers duri...
    The Coburn-Kleinfeldt Eye Clinic in Madison Heights is offering free medical eye screenings for City of Detroit retirees on May 29.A board-certified ophthalmologist will examine patients for glaucoma, diabetic eye disease (retinopathy), macular degeneration, and cataracts.Due to Detroit's financial problems, most City of Detroit retirees no longer have city-paid vision insurance and many have had changes to their health insurance. The free eye screenings are being offered to help workers duri...
  • New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

    New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

    Thursday, February 27 2014 1:39 PM EST2014-02-27 18:39:11 GMT
    New food labels would highlight calories and sugar
    New food labels would highlight calories and sugar
  • US weighs risks of 3 person embryo fertilization

    US weighs risks of 3 person embryo fertilization

    Monday, February 24 2014 1:46 PM EST2014-02-24 18:46:09 GMT
    US weighs risks of 3 person embryo fertilization
    US weighs risks of 3 person embryo fertilization
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  • Deena Centofanti

    Deena Centofanti

    Deena is FOX 2's health reporter and co-anchors FOX 2 News Weekend and 'The Nine.'
    Deena is FOX 2's health reporter and co-anchors FOX 2 News Weekend and 'The Nine.'
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  • Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

    Saturday, August 30 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:10:25 GMT
    Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak.
    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after...
  • USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 09:01:03 GMT
    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.
  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-08-30 07:31:02 GMT
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(Free hot line operated 24 hours a day for those in suicidal crisis or emotional distress)
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org


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Common Ground
Crisis Line: 800-231-1127
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American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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