Brian Whiston, State Superintendent, Michigan Department of Education
Dearborn Public Schools

State Superintendent Brian Whiston, who led the Michigan Department of Education since 2015, has died. He was 56.

The department said Whiston died Monday evening at his home, surrounded by family. He had gone on long-term disability leave Friday after being treated for cancer since last fall.

State education board co-presidents Casandra Ulbrich and Richard Zeile issued a statement Tuesday calling Whiston a "wonderful person who devoted his life to serving others." They say his vision to make Michigan a top 10 education state will endure.

Living with Cancer

Jul 24, 2017

Author Dr. Vicki Jackson joins us to discuss her book, ‘Living With Cancer:  A Step by Step Guide for Coping Medically and Emotionally with a Serious Diagnosis.’

Pat Gavin

Jul 12, 2017

Pat Gavin, RPH and Cancer Survivor, returns to the Morning Show to discuss the subject of Cancer Treatment  Financial Toxicity.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society in West Michigan is hosting an event on March 23rd to showcase the work happening in West Michigan. Kyle Cutler joins us to talk about it.

More than 700 people have filed claims for payment in the case of a Detroit-area doctor who put patients through needless cancer treatments. Federal Judge Paul Borman got an update Tuesday from the government and a contractor hired to handle claims. No money has been paid yet.

Dr. Hui Shen, VAI

Nov 7, 2016

On the 16th of November, the Van Andel Institute presents a Conversation About Women's Health with remarks by Dr. Hui Shen. We speak to Dr. Shen this morning about on details and specifically how one can become their own personal advocate.

Cancer Survivors Day

Jun 8, 2016 / National Cancer Survivors Day

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day, and we speak with survivor Tammy Myers, who shares her story on behalf of Spectrum Health and today's local activities. 

Anne Nemschoff | via Sunality Facebook page

May was skin cancer awareness month. And now with the official kick off to summer in full swing, experts say it’s time to be vigilant about watching exposure to sun.

One skin cancer survivor has taken her journey public to help others.

"My husband prompted me to start Sunality. He looked at the way I was living immediately after the diagnosis; I was scared of the sun, I wouldn’t leave the house. I didn’t know how to handle my new reality.

Anne Nemschoff

May 25, 2016 / The Bramlett Agency

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and  survivor Anne Nemschoff joins us today to share her story and talk on how to live a Michigan summer while being kind to your skin. 

Dr. Craig Alguire

May 18, 2016

Spectrum Health's Dr. Craig Alguire shares his cancer story: From Caregiver to Care-getter.