Parenting in the Digital Age

Internet Use May Put Teens at Risk for High Blood Pressure

In an era when many teens seem to be constantly connected to their mobile devices or laptops, parents already worried about Internet use may have new reason for concern. Teens who spend hours on the Internet may be at risk for high blood pressure, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital …

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Understanding Hearing Loss

New Tool Lets You Hear the Way They Do

Until you’ve been there, it’s difficult to understand what hearing loss sounds like. Maybe you’ve even accused a loved one of having “selective hearing” from time to time. If your hearing is in the normal range, you experience the full range of sound, from a whisper to the crash of …

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Innovation in Healthcare

3D Printing That Might Save Your Life

Technology serves many purposes. And one of those is saving lives. 3D printing – the same technology NASA uses on the International Space Station – has now helped more than 40 heart patients at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, many of whom otherwise had little hope of survival. Physicians at …

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Microsurgery Techniques

New Hope for Male Infertility

Infertility issues can be heartbreaking for couples trying to conceive. But a new microsurgical technique is being credited with revolutionizing treatment of men once thought to be infertile and giving renewed hope to some couples. The procedure – called microdissection testicular sperm extraction, or micro-TESE – enables the surgical harvesting …

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Innovation in Healthcare

Goodbye, Drafty Backside! Hello, New Hospital Gown.

If you’ve ever been a patient at a hospital, you know what it’s like to wear a hospital gown. Uncomfortable, unflattering and offering your body little privacy, for most patients, wearing this gown is an experience they dread. But for some patients, that experience is changing for the better. Model …

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Family Wellness

A New Tool to Teach Kids Healthy Habits

It’s not always easy for young kids to understand the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, or why they should turn off the TV and go play, instead. But a new app developed by Henry Ford Health System is hoping to change that by teaching kids, through fun games and …

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