Detroit has many nicknames. The D. The Motor City. Motown. The 3-1-3. It may be obvious where some of these names come from. The motor city is of course after the auto industry that found its birthplace in Detroit. Motown is a reflection of the great music legends who have come out of the city. The 3-1-3 may not be as clear for some - but the nickname is a homage to the area code used in Detroit city limits.
Myeloma Awareness Month
The month of March is recognized as Myeloma Awareness Month. Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that begins in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell that is important for a healthy immune system. Over time, myeloma cells will collect in the body’s bone marrow, forming tumors in the body’s bones.
National Women's History Month
March is dedicated to celebrating Women’s History. All throughout the month of March, we celebrate the contributions women have made to history and society. National Women’s Month is celebrated in the United States, United Nations, and Australia and corresponds with International Women’s Day which takes place on March 8th each year.
Toxic Hair Relaxer Products
The journal of the National Cancer Institute published a study in October of 2022 that found an increased risk of uterine cancer in women who use certain chemical hair relaxers and straighteners. When used on the hair, toxic chemicals can be absorbed through the scalp, causing adverse health problems.
Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Tactics Rejected
Big news came out of bankruptcy court last week regarding the Johnson & Johnson asbestos-related claims. On January 30th, a judge shot down J&J’s attempt to utilize the bankruptcy court system in regards to their talc lawsuits.
Happy Valentine’s Day
Saint Valentine’s Day, more commonly known as Valentine’s Day, is celebrated each year on February 14th. The holiday, which originated as a Christian feast day, has since become a pop-culture phenomenon filled with cards, candy, flowers, and, love! Dating as far back as the early 1400s, February 14th has been a day to honor romance and all things love.
February 9 - National Pizza Day
February 9th is a day that celebrates a food favorite that spans generations and cultures - pizza! Flatbreads with toppings have been enjoyed as far back as the ancient Egyptians, but early pizza as we know it traces its roots back to Italy. Legend has it that in 1889 Queen Margherita and King Umberto I visited Naples after traveling through France.
National Cancer Prevention Month
February is recognized as National Cancer Prevention Month. While some risk factors for cancer are out of our control, cancer risk can be decreased with healthy lifestyle changes and early detection testing options. Here are 7 tips to reduce your cancer risk.
February - Black History Month
For the entire month of February, the United States observes Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month. Throughout the month, we remember important people and events relating to the history of the African diaspora.