Winter Safety
Cold Weather Safety Tips

Frigid Temps: Cold Weather Safety Tips from an ER Doctor

A polar vortex has the state of Michigan and much of the Midwest bracing for potentially record-breaking cold this week. Some areas of Lower Michigan could face wind chills as low as 45 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service. While many businesses, schools and government offices are …

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Technology & Health
autonomous vehicle

Can Autonomous Vehicles Improve Our Health?

Think about the last time you drove. Was your phone still glued to your hand? Were you in a rush? How many other people did you spy with their eyes off the road? Today, distracted driving is the leading factor in most auto crashes and near crashes, according to the …

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Emergency Preparedness
Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How to Recognize It and Respond

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How to Recognize It and Respond

Although it can be a terrifying thing to think about, it is important to know how to recognize and respond to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Timing is everything, and acting quickly truly could be the difference between life and death. Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency that is …

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Injury Prevention

No Distracted Driving: A Trauma Surgeon’s Road Safety Tips

During his 11-year career working in the Level 1 Trauma Center at Henry Ford Hospital, orthopedic trauma surgeon Joseph Hoegler, M.D., has seen his fair share of broken bones – arms, legs and hips. Not surprisingly, many are the result of motor vehicle accidents. Between 2010 and 2017, the number …

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Injury Prevention

Summer Is Peak Time for Outdoor Sports Injuries

Summertime is the ideal time for outdoor activities like boating, swimming, barbecues and picnicking. It’s also ripe for sports injuries, says Nancy White, M.D., a Henry Ford Health System sports medicine physician. “We encourage people of all ages to get outside and take advantage of all the activities available during …

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Preventing Injuries
Follow These 5 Bike Safety Tips

Let’s Ride! Get Ready with These 5 Bike Safety Tips

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy the fresh air and freedom of a bike ride. It’s also a fantastic way to add some activity to your day, burn some calories and get your heart rate up. Before you head out on your set of two wheels, though, be aware …

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Child Safety
Preventing Accidental Poisoning

Preventing Accidental Poisoning

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That well-known adage speaks to a universal truth: taking precautions before a crisis occurs is preferable to treatment afterward. That is particularly true when dealing with potentially poisonous items in your home. “Prevention is the best way to protect your …

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Flu Season
5 Ways to Prevent the Spread of the Flu

5 Ways to Prevent the Spread of the Flu

As flu activity continues to be widespread in Michigan, Katherine Reyes, M.D., MPH, medical director of Henry Ford’s Infection Prevention and Control, offers these 5 tips to help prevent the spread of germs: Get your flu shot. The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, and it’s not …

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How Emergencies Can Strike
Could Jack on 'This Is Us' Have Been Saved?

Could Jack on ‘This Is Us’ Have Been Saved?

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. “This is Us” fans knew it was coming. The Emmy-award winning television show alluded to beloved father Jack Pearson’s death for months. But was the episode that finally showed how Jack died – from a “widowmaker” heart attack after breathing in smoke trying to rescue the family …

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