After stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis, new treatment puts patient back on stage
As a singer for 28 years in the Dearborn Big Band, she needed a strong voice. And she needed strong lungs to play her flute in the Redford Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan Flute Orchestra. But something was wrong.
Enter to win two tickets to the Festival of Trees Preview Gala and Deluxe Accommodations for one night at The Henry, Autograph Collection with breakfast for two at TRIA.
Enter to win two tickets to the Festival of Trees Preview Gala and Deluxe Accommodations for one night at The Henry, Autograph Collection with breakfast for two at TRIA.
This is your opportunity to see the Disney costumes of heroes and villains
Disney is recognized for the outfits that help bring its characters to life, from glass slippers to enchanted ballgowns. To bring a fairy tale world to life in live-action movies made from animated films, each character’s costume has to be carefully thought out.
49 things Henry Ford Health leaders said about current COVID situation in Michigan
Henry Ford Hospital officials spoke Thursday about COVID in Michigan, providing an update on the rapid spread of omicron and revealing that there are both hundreds of patients hospitalized and hundreds of employees out due to the virus.
Mental health is critical for Michiganders that are looking to overcome negative feelings
Many people report that their stress and anxiety levels rise this time of year. So local mental health expert Dr. Jennifer Peltzer Jones from Henry Ford Emergency Behavioral Services is here to help circumvent that frame of mind with tips that can help change your way of thinking.
Here’s how you can meet the muppets in real life
Kermit, Bert, Ernie, Fozzie, Big Bird - those names alone instantly take you to a place in your mind where the muppets are your friends and taught you lessons as a child you will never forget. Now the man behind, or in this case under, “The Muppets” is being celebrated at The Henry Ford Museum.
Willow Run Airport awarded more than $15 million in federal funding for upgrades
Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI), Gary Peters (MI) announced on Tuesday that Willow Run Airport will receive $15,275,685 from the Department of Transportation. The airport will use the Federal Aviation Administration grant to improve its existing runways. “I’m pleased to announce this federal grant, which will help improve Willow Run’s daily operations.”“Investing in Willow Run Airport will support economic development in the region,” Senator Stabenow said in a release. “Willow Run Airport is a critical gateway for our local economy in Ypsilanti and Washtenaw, as well as throughout the entire tri-county area,” Congresswoman Dingell said in a release. “With more than $15 million in federal funds, Willow Run can make critical improvements to their runway that will keep pilots and passengers safe, while increasing cargo capability arriving at and departing from the airport.
New exhibit at The Henry Ford puts you in the driver’s seat
There is new exhibit racing into the Henry Ford. It is called “Driven to Win.” The exhibit is the first of its kind, and highlights the history of racing in America, from its earliest days until now. Best of all, the exhibit puts you in the driver’s seat with race simulators that give you that real race car feel. “Live In The D” host Tati Amare spoke to Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at the Henry Ford, about why you should race on over to The Henry Ford to check it out. Get a sneak peak in the video above.
Henry Ford Health performs Michigan’s first COVID-linked double lung transplant
DETROIT – Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital performed the first double lung transplant in Michigan that was linked to COVID-19. I was getting sick so fast,” Jackie Dennis said. Special education teacher Jackie Dennis was diagnosed with COVID in November of last year. Doctors said Dennis needed a double lung transplant. She underwent the transplant at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on Jan. 16.
Patient’s health journey influences design for new cancer pavilion
After Deidra Moody received cancer treatment at two different hospitals, she used her experiences to make a difference at Henry Ford’s new cancer pavilion, now open in Detroit. What did she want most for other cancer patients in the new facility? Before coming to Henry Ford, Moody went to another health system and was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at age 45. “Even though it takes more effort, we always recommend second opinions for cancer patients,” Bensenhaver said. So, we offered her oncoplastic surgery to reduce and reshape her large breasts and control the cancer,” Bensenhaver said.
Planet Fitness to open workout facility inside Detroit Pistons Performance Center
DETROIT – Planet Fitness will build a fitness center inside the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center in Detroit. The public will be able to access the fitness center. The fitness center is expected to open late this year. READ: Detroit Pistons coverageWe are pleased to work with Planet Fitness as a new retail partner at the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center and look forward to growing our existing partnership for years to come. AdI’m thrilled that Planet Fitness chose the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center as the place to open its newest location in the city.
Henry Ford Museum to open ‘Driven to Win’ an American auto racing exhibition presented by General Motors
DEARBORN – The first exhibition covering various forms of American auto racing will open on March 27 inside the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The exhibit covers stock car, sports car, drag racing, Indy car, hill climbing and land-speed racing. The In the Driver’s Seat Simulators presented by Brembo, allow visitors to virtually experience what it’s like to drive the world’s fastest cars on the most challenging tracks. In the Driver’s Seat does cost an extra fee. READ: Top NASCAR drivers to honor two Henry Ford nurses during Cup Series race
Cardiologists say iPhone 12 could pose danger to people with defibrillators, pacemakers
DETROIT – Doctors at Henry Ford said that an iPhone 12 can pose dangers to people with an implanted defibrillators or pacemakers. READ: Henry Ford doctors say iPhone 12 can disrupt defibrillators, pacemakersA recent study found that the magnet in the iPhone 12 has the potential to stop the implanted device from working. “When I first was reading about the new iPhone, they said the magnet was so strong, you could actually attach it to your refrigerator. You know, I wonder what it would do to a potential device,” Dr. Greenberg said. It’s not just the iPhone 12 that doctors are concerned about.
Henry Ford doctors say iPhone 12 can disrupt defibrillators, pacemakers
DETROIT – Cardiologists at the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute said that the magnet in the iPhone 12 can disrupt the function of a defibrillator. Their findings are backed by a warning from Apple that tells people with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators to keep their devices more than 6 inches apart. READ: Metro Detroit doctor encourages people to pay more attention to their heart healthMedical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. AppleAccording to Henry Ford, there are more than 300,000 recipients of implanted defibrillators and pacemakers every year. Henry Ford cardiologists, led by Gurjit Singh, M.D., released a manuscript about their findings and submitted it to the medical journal HeartRhythm.
Michigan counties canceling appointments amid COVID-19 vaccine shortage
Some county health departments are canceling COVID-19 vaccine appointments due to a supply shortage. Henry Ford Hospital leaders addressed the vaccine and the magnitude of this project. Henry Ford alone will deliver more than 1 million individual doses of this two-dose vaccine. Which means making 7 million vaccination appointments over the next several months,” said Bob Riney, president of Healthcare Operations and COO with Henry Ford. We’re cancelling the one we’ve got coming up on Tuesday (Jan. 19).”Washtenaw County Health Department said the appointments they had to cancel next week will be rescheduled.
When can we realistically expect schools to reopen?
DETROIT – There could be some good news on the horizon in terms of reopening schools and getting back to normal. During a Harvard webinar, Dr. Anthony Fauci told a group that transmission in schools is lower than originally thought. Read: Michigan high schools allowed to reopen today as part of revised COVID order“When you look at it, the number of children getting it is less than you would have expected, which is good news for keeping the children in school,” Fauci said. “If it spreads in the school, the kids brings it home, parent brings it to work and spreads it there,” Sims said. “We have teachers who are ill, teachers quarantined from home and there’s a substitute shortage,” Roberts said.
Metro Detroit woman regains hearing after 50 years with new device
DETROIT – Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has been at the forefront of a lot of different kinds of surgery and medical treatment. One in particular is called piezoelectric sound conduction, which is a new electronic way to help those with hearing loss and restore full hearing. Holland grew up in Roseville, and at age 12, she needed a growth inside her ear surgically removed. That meant the loss of the hearing structures inside her left ear. The device also connects to Bluetooth, which Holland can answer the phone and no one else can hear.
2020 is over: When can we realistically expect things to improve?
As the vaccine rollout continues, many people are excited that 2020 is finally in the past. While that doesn’t mean coronavirus disappeared at midnight, experts are weighing in when it’s realistic to expect things to get back to normal. He said mask wearing, social distancing and other precautions will stay in place until at least 70% of the population is vaccinated. Those things will affect how long it takes to reach broad public immunity.”The same thoughts are held on a national level too. Dr. Anthony Fauci said masks, social distancing and other precautions will have to stay in place until the majority of people are vaccinated.
Dr. Frank McGeorge reveals what it’s like to get the COVID-19 vaccine
One of the health care workers eligible to get vaccinated was Local 4′s own Dr. Frank McGeorge. Dr. McGeorge received an email from Henry Ford Hospital, where he’s an emergency room physician, informing him that it was his turn to receive the vaccine. Dr. McGeorge said in the hours after receiving the shot, he didn’t notice anything different. READ: New tool will help Centers for Disease Control monitor COVID-19 vaccine recipients for any reactionsMcGeorge plans to download the V-Safe app from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ask Dr. McGeorge
Michigan health officials to work with community leaders to address vaccine concerns
DETROIT – The first COVID-19 vaccine could potentially be rolled out by mid-December, but local health system leaders voiced their concern Friday about recent polls that suggest people may be reluctant to get it. In a briefing Friday, Henry Ford’s chief clinical officer Dr. Adnan Munkarah said addressing those concerns is a top priority. “People ask me am if I’m going to take the vaccine, I’m going to say, ‘Absolutely, yes. The minute the FDA has us gives us the proof that there’s a vaccine that is effective and safe,’” Munkarah said. But there is a concern that many in the community will be hesitant to take the vaccine.
Better Business Bureau warns of COVID-19 vaccine scams
The Better Business Bureau is sounding the alarm in hopes you won’t be fooled. Read: How Henry Ford Hospital played key role in Moderna vaccine studyCon artist are offering up ways to get a vaccine by telling people they can take part in clinical trials. Watch out for red flags -- if you haven’t inquired about a clinical trial and you get a message about one, delete it. Once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, Henry Ford says it is prepared to receive and store the vaccine -- which requires storage at extremely low temperatures. Drug companies Pfizer and Moderna have both developed promising COVID-19 vaccines that are nearing approval in the U.S.
Nightside Report Nov. 25, 2020: Mother of Skelton boys speaks out on 10 year anniversary
DETROIT – The investigation into the Skelton boys disappearance continues with age-progression photos of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Scattered showers clear up by ThanksgivingWe’ll dry out before sunrise on Thanksgiving. The email is being sent from a Gmail account that appears to be from the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) -- it is not. Once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, Henry Ford says it is prepared to receive and store the vaccine -- which requires storage at extremely low temperatures. Drug companies Pfizer and Moderna have both developed promising COVID-19 vaccines that are nearing approval in the U.S.
Henry Ford receives Eli Lilly antibody treatment, readies freezers for COVID-19 vaccine
DETROIT – There is new hope that a coronavirus vaccine is closer than ever to making its way to Metro Detroit. Henry Ford Hospital said it could see its first doses being delivered in upcoming weeks, and they have the specialized freezers and equipment ready to go for when a COVID-19 vaccine arrives. Additionally, doses of Eli Lilly’s monoclonal antibody treatment have arrived. Dr. Adnan Munkarah, the chief clinical officer of the Henry Ford Health System, discussed the antibody treatment and preparing for the arrival of vaccines. We’re learning more about how quickly the coronavirus vaccine could be rolled out.
Henry Ford prepares to receive COVID-19 vaccine as approval nears
Once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, Henry Ford says it is prepared to receive and store the vaccine -- which requires storage at extremely low temperatures. So far, Henry Ford has begun installing 12 freezers: six that can appropriately store the Pfizer vaccine, and six that can appropriately store the Moderna vaccine. Henry Ford hospitals in Wyandotte, Macomb, West Bloomfield and Jackson will each have one of each type of freezer. Pfizer formally requested an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 20. Details about where the COVID-19 vaccine will first be shipped to in Michigan are still being finalized.
Here’s a look inside Henry Ford’s COVID-19 testing lab
The main lab at Henry Ford was the first in Michigan, outside of the health department, to be able to test for COVID-19. Now, the health system tests over 1,500 samples a day and have done roughly a quarter of a million tests since March. Depending on the urgency of the result, the lab can actually choose to do the PCR test on a specific, smaller machine with a rapid turnaround. In general, the majority of tests take less than 24 hours to determine results when they’re done on the larger machines. Dr. Linoj Samuel with Henry Ford Health System explains the process.
SPOTLIGHT: Sophomore tennis player, YouTuber with 4.25 GPA also aims for med school
Favorite subject in school: Mathematical AnalysisHometown: Macomb TownshipFavorite place in hometown: Macomb Recreational CenterFavorite lunch at school: French friesFavorite Artist: Elton JohnRole Model: Martin Luther King, Jr. The fans have voted, and Henry Ford II’s Joey Melaragni is the winner of Favorite Sophomore in Boys Tennis! Despite only beginning to play tennis a year and a half ago, Joey has picked up the game incredibly fast, much of which he credits to his coaches. “If I can compete well, I want to play tennis at Wayne State.”Melaragni has a versatile set of interests that go well past school and athletics. “You never know if a match is truly over.”Congratulations to Joey on winning the Fan Choice Award for Favorite Sophomore in Boys Tennis!
Henry Ford hospitals tighten visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge in Michigan
DETROIT – Henry Ford hospitals are tightening their visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge in Michigan. On Tuesday, state officials reported a single-day high of 6,473 COVID-19 cases and 84 additional deaths. “While Henry Ford recognizes the importance of the support by loved ones during a patient’s hospitalization or when receiving care, and because we recognize the importance of family engagement to promote healing, any decision to restrict visitation and limit family presence is difficult,” Henry Ford Health System said in a statement. In areas where COVID-19 transmission is not as active, hospitals might maintain the most recent visitation policy: one adult visitor per patient. READ: 4 key data points that show extent of COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan right nowIn areas where COVID-19 transmission and COVID-19 hospitalizations are high, such as at Henry Ford Macomb and Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, the restrictions are much more stringent.
Henry Ford to carry out phase 3 of COVID-19 vaccine trial in Metro Detroit
Henry Ford Health System is partnering with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to carry out the third phase of a COVID-19 vaccine trial. The Metro Detroit health system is one of three sites in Michigan, and one of many around the world, that will test the “safety and efficacy” of a single dose of Janssen’s potential COVID-19 vaccine, also known as JNJ-78436735 or Ad26.COV2.S, officials said. The clinical study, also called the “ENSEMBLE trial," is recruiting individuals who are not immunocompromised to receive either a single dose of the investigational vaccine or a placebo. Participating health systems in the U.S. and around the world are expected to recruit about 60,000 adults to carry out the third phase of the COVID vaccine trial. Related NewsAstraZeneca to deliver vaccine trial data by year’s endFeds issue coverage plan for COVID-19 vaccine and treatmentsProtests in Brazil support president in anti-vaccine stanceNearly 2.4 million Michigan residents have received flu vaccine this season
How Henry Ford Hospital has adapted to overcome shortages during COVID-19 testing
DETROIT – From the beginning of the pandemic, testing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a challenge for hospitals. Before COVID-19, when hospitals ran low on supplies, they would simply order more from their usual vendor. The Henry Ford Health System runs more than 1,500 COVID-19 tests each day, so keeping supplies in stock is a challenge. Flu season will put even more strain on labs when they have to test for both the flu and COVID-19. Any combined flu and COVID-19 test will have its own set of supply requirements specific to the testing method, so do-it-yourself solutions will be limited.
Proposed Henry Ford Hospital parking garage raises concerns for Detroit neighbors
DETROIT – Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) has proposed a seven-story parking garage for its location in Detroit -- which is raising some concerns for residents in the area. HFHS in Detroit currently has a parking lot with about 300 spots for its employees and patients. While the current parking lot may not be big enough, the significantly-larger proposed parking garage may pose some issues for its Detroit neighbors. HFHS’s proposed parking garage would accommodate approximately 2,000 vehicles -- a solution to a parking problem that was addressed in a community outreach meeting. Residents said that a parking garage is needed, but the proposed plan could decrease their property values and increase their taxes.
Cancer doesn’t quarantine: The importance of safe, uninterrupted chemotherapy during COVID-19
It was that her breast cancer defied isolation. Converging events propelled her to receive chemotherapy this spring at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, where enhanced safety measures continue to deliver uninterrupted cancer care in the face of COVID-19. Late that night, the physician contacted a colleague at Henry Ford’s Breast Cancer Program. In less than a week, Krygier met with the Henry Ford breast cancer team. As part of her plans to help others through cancer, Krygier offered some advice: Listen to yourself.
Years of headaches leads to shocking diagnosis for Grand Blanc woman
Kate White, a 44-year old Grand Blanc resident and mother of three, had suffered from what she thought was stress-related headaches her entire life. Her pain became worse, and the next thing she remembered was waking up at Henry Ford Hospital with no memory of how she had gotten there. She is currently in the process of receiving an additional 12-month maintenance chemotherapy treatment overseen by Dr. Vrushali Dabak, a medical oncologist at Henry Ford Hospital, and Dr. James Snyder, a Henry Ford neuro-oncologist. “In all sincerity, I owe Dr. Robin my life,” White said. “I am positive that I am here today to tell my story because of the fast action and outstanding treatment provided by my Henry Ford care team.
Henry Ford Health: Only 128 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients still admitted
DETROIT – Almost 2,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have been discharged from Henry Ford hospitals in the last two months, and fewer than 130 remain hospitalized, officials said. Officials at Henry Ford Health System report 1,965 coronavirus patients have been discharged over the last 60 days, while 128 remain hospitalized. The number of coronavirus patients still in the hospital dropped from 128 on Saturday to 128 on Monday. In total, 25,859 people have tested negative, while 7,132 have tested positive at Henry Ford Health System’s hospitals. Patients are spending an average of 11 days in the hospital, and those who need it are also spending 11 days in the intensive care unit, according to hospital officials.
Henry Ford Health: 1,833 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients discharged in last 60 days
DETROIT – More than 1,800 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have been discharged from Henry Ford hospitals in the last month, and fewer than 300 remain hospitalized, officials said. Officials at Henry Ford Health System report 1,833 coronavirus patients have been discharged over the last 60 days, while 282 others remain hospitalized. The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has dropped from 679 on April 4, to 486 on April 24, to 371 on Thursday. In total, 17,035 people have tested negative, while 6,705 have tested positive at Henry Ford Health System’s hospitals. Patients are spending an average of 8.6 days in the hospital, and those who need it are spending 11.3 days in the intensive care unit, according to hospital officials.
Henry Ford Health: 1,705 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients discharged in last 30 days
DETROIT – More than 1,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have been discharged from Henry Ford hospitals in the last month, and fewer than 400 remain hospitalized, officials said. Officials at Henry Ford Health System report 1,705 coronavirus patients have been discharged over the last 30 days, while 377 others remain hospitalized. The number of coronavirus patients still in the hospital dropped from 418 on Tuesday to 377 on Wednesday. In total, 13,647 people have tested negative, while 6,362 have tested positive at Henry Ford Health System’s hospitals. Patients are spending an average of 12 days in the hospital, and those who need it are spending 14.6 days in the intensive care unit, according to hospital officials.
WHIP COVID-19: Henry Ford Health is enrolling for prophylactic hydroxychloroquine study
The Henry Ford Health System is calling for participation in the “Will Hydroxychloroquine Impede or Prevent COVID-19” study. The study, now being referred to as “WHIP COVID-19," is a 3,000-subject look at whether hydroxychloroquine prevents front-line workers from contracting the COVID-19 virus. Henry Ford Health is now enrolling:“Participation in this study is completely voluntary. Then, an informed consent process will take place with those who potentially meet parameters of the study. During the consent process, volunteers will have an opportunity to have any questions about participation addressed, prior to enrollment in the study.
Celebrate fall, and Hispanic Heritage month at these events
Founders Outer LimitsBeer and music combine this weekend for Founders Detroit: Outer Limits Party. Latin Trap EventIt's Hispanic Heritage month and we've got a great way to celebrate Latin pride! This is the first-ever Latin Trap Party at the Detroit Shipping Company. You will experience the best of the new Latin trap music genre with some authentic Mexican food and Detroit's very own tequila Cabresto. The party starts at Saturday at 8pm.
Henry Ford to host nursing job fair Oct. 8
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Henry Ford Home Health Care will conduct on-site interviews for registered nurses at a job fair Oct. 8 where hopefuls can also meet the home health care and hospice teams. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 24445 Northwestern Highway in Suite 106 in Southfield with presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The company is looking for candidates who enjoy helping patients manage their care at home through interdisciplinary collaboration and serving their community. Candidates of all experience levels are welcome to attend the fair. For more information, visit Henry Ford Health System's website.
Mismatch podcast: Square Dancing in the Amazon
Mismatch is a podcast that tells stories about the things in life that just don’t fit. During his life, Henry Ford was one of the wealthiest men in the world. Deep in the Amazon jungle, Ford aimed to tame the South American jungle and extract its resources. On this episode, we chronicle Ford’s utopian dream with the help of historian and author Greg Grandin, Henry Ford museum archivist, Matt Anderson, and Fordlandia resident and tour guide, Ana Rita Souza. Mismatch is a production of Graham Media Group with WDIV-Local 4 in Detroit.