| Oct 26, 2010
If you're counting pennies as well as carbs, here are some tips for saving money while you shop for diabetes-friendly food, based on a conversation with Beth Thayer, MS, RD, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and manager at Henry Ford...
| Oct 27, 2010
There's an inverse relationship between socioeconomic status and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a disease that prevents the body from using its insulin properly. In a nutshell, low-income individuals, especially women, have a disproportionately...
| May 20, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Every so often, the Big Earth Clock makes a giant tick, and something that was considered experimental becomes common.
For example, the first mention of scissors seems to be about 3000 B.C. in Egypt, but mass production waited until 1761, thanks to...
| May 23, 2010
CROSS VILLAGE, Mich. — In the mitten-shaped state of Michigan, there is perhaps no prettier roadway than the squiggly one up north bordering the outer tip of the state's ring finger. That's state Route 119.
It's formally known as the Tunnel of...
| May 27, 2010
The founders of Zumba, the Latin dance fitness craze, know how to play the marketing game. Just as a fast-food chain must invent original ways to combine ingredients to generate new revenue, fitness programs look for fresh approaches to moving and...
| May 24, 2010
Crystal Lake, Illinois' Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children.
"I've always heard the higher the SPF (sun protection factor)...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 4:08 PM
Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it would shut down the Mercury brand developed 71 years ago.
The automaker said it would end production of Mercury vehicles in the fourth quarter. The brand accounts for 5 percent of Ford's sales.
Ford plans to focus...
| Jun 5, 2010
From the TV glory days of "Mr. Ed," we know that horses have a lot to say if given a chance — not a surprise considering they were hard-working, come-rain-or-shine mass transit for millenniums before being run out of Dodge by Henry Ford. And don't...
| Jun 4, 2010
Heavier men have bigger, more aggressive prostate tumors, according to new research from Henry Ford Hospital presented Wednesday.
The findings, presented in San Francisco at the American Urological Association's annual meeting, were based on a six-year...
| Jun 7, 2010
Peggy Lim has a healthy respect for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays, and on a recent shopping trip she agonized over choosing a sunscreen for her three children.
"I've always heard the higher the SPF [sun protection factor] the better, until you...
| Jul 11, 2010
No matter how the most optimistic among us might try to spin it, this Florida heat is tough to take when summer moves into the dog days.
Fortunately, the resourceful traveler knows there are cool things to do, literally, in the Sunshine State. So fold up...