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Henry Ford Health System Launches Project to Help Patients Have “The Conversation” About End-of-Life Care

Henry Ford Health System is embarking on a major initiative over the coming year to inform its patients about “The Conversation” – an often daunting and uncomfortable discussion of advance planning for death and dying.
4/17/2014 11:00 AM EDT

15-Minute Cancer Treatment: Henry Ford Hospital First in N. America to Use New Targeted Radiosurgery Technology


Patients at Henry Ford Hospital now have a new cancer treatment available that offers an alternative cancer surgery, without the incision or hospital stay, treating patients in 15 minutes or less and returning them to their everyday lives.
3/27/2014 9:55 AM EDT

Increased Awareness About Skin Cancer Needed For Minorities


More awareness about skin cancer is needed for minorities because they believe they are at low risk of developing it, says Henry Ford Hospital dermatologist Diane Jackson-Richards, M.D.
3/21/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Healthy Food Options Trims Fat and Costs


Henry Ford Health System cut 7 tons of fat from food and increased fruit and vegetable purchases by 10 percent annually in an effort to offer patients more healthy food choices. In addition, the hospital system removed all fryers and committed to...
3/12/2014 2:00 PM EDT

MLB Pitchers Don’t Regain Performance Level after Tommy John Surgery


Major League Baseball players who undergo Tommy John surgery are less likely to regain the performance level they had before surgery, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. The study is the first to show a link between the surgery and...
3/10/2014 4:15 PM EDT

Mental Health Conditions in Most Suicide Victims Left Undiagnosed at Doctor Visits

The mental health conditions of most people who commit suicide remain undiagnosed, even though many visit a primary care provider or medical specialist in the year before they die, according to a national study led by Henry Ford Health System with...
2/24/2014 1:00 PM EST

Transgender Patients Discriminated Against for Health Care Services

– Discrimination against transgender people –as many as one million Americans identify themselves as transgender – should immediately be addressed by the medical establishment, backed by policy change at the national level to provide equal...
2/18/2014 10:00 AM EST

Oropharyngeal Cancer on the Rise in Young Adults

A new study reveals an alarming increase in oropharyngeal cancers among young adults. While the exact cause for this phenomenon is unknown, the human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame.
1/29/2014 9:00 AM EST

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Few Doctors Have Adequate Training to Effectively Treat Chronic Pain Patients


Pain is the most common reason a patient sees a physician but few physicians have received adequate training to help their patients, according to a Henry Ford Hospital article published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association. An...
8/12/2013 12:00 PM EDT

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