Doris Taha, MD, FAAP

  • Pediatric Endocrinologist on staff and Associate Professor
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University School o
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Dr. Taha is a pediatric endocrinologist on staff at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, a nationally renowned pediatric hospital. Her clinical interests include:
Disorders of Growth and Puberty, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Neonatal Diabetes, Genetic Aspects of Endocrine Disorders. Her research interests include Neonatal diabetes syndromes, Type 2 diabetes in children and Adrenarche.

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Diabetes

Manage diabetes in your child and help them stay healthy

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Thyroid Disease

Have a thyroid disorder? Work with a health coach to help you heal
Thyroid disease does not have to stop you from losing weight
Problems losing weight with thyroid disease? Follow this advice
How to find the best thyroid doctor for you
Thyroid 101: What is thyroid disease and how does it affect you?

Men's Health

Recognize symptoms of erectile dysfunction and get help
Using marijuana can be a contributing factor to erectile dysfunction
Using marijuana can have adverse effects on male fertility
Address the psychological effects of erectile dysfunction (ED)
Satisfy her and have better sex by reducing premature ejaculation
Men's mental health issues are often misunderstood, get help now
How to speak with your loved one about erectile dysfunction
How men can supercharge their fertility

Aging and Longevity

Your elderly parent fell? This could change everything
Choose a trustworthy and qualified caregiver for your elderly parent
Empower yourself as a senior because you deserve a better lifestyle
Prevent falls as a senior by creating a safer living environment
Discover in-home healthcare options that are safe and comfortable
Live longer and feel younger by delaying old age as late as possible
Embrace the change of moving into an assisted living facility
Choose a qualified in-home caregiver from a reliable provider
Keep your independence with the help of an in-home care agency
Reduce the effects of aging using vitamin and nutrient supplements
Overcome your fear of death by embracing love and happiness
A life coach can help you reduce stressful decisions in retirement
Planning and preparation can help with the care of aging parents
Age gracefully with a positive attitude, strong mind and healthy body
Expect spiritual expansion and change when experiencing hospice
Forgetful? Memory enhancement is still possible as you age
Help managing Parkinson's disease symptoms and getting treatment
Embrace hospice as a guide on the journey through terminal illness
Ensure you track and take your medications on time
What can older adults expect from assisted living communities?
Understand Alzheimer’s disease and the care options available
Using modern technology can help elderly people with dementia
Age beautifully and gracefully to help stay healthy and happy
You may be able to stay in your house with home care assistance

Cancer

Expert advice on undergoing breast reconstruction due to breast cancer
Take a DNA test to avoid a breast cancer biopsy misdiagnosis
Integrate acupuncture and Western medicine to help treat cancer
Advice on getting lymph node transfer for lymphedema patients
Recognizing moles and skin as cancerous and getting help
Maintain your femininity when diagnosed with breast cancer
Breast cancer treatments: How to choose the best option for you
Cancer rehabilitation can help you recover and tolerate treatment
Mohs micrographic surgery can help treat skin cancer
Advice for getting proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer
Little known things that can reduce your cancer risk
A patient’s survival guide: Prevent medical mistakes and misdiagnosis
Prevent cervical cancer with early detection and education
Advice on helping a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer
Preventing melanoma starts with protecting your skin from UV rays
Find the right dermatologist to remove precancerous moles
Steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer
What to expect and how to prepare for undergoing chemotherapy
Advice on treating and managing cervical cancer
You can reduce the risk of skin cancer and enjoy the great outdoors
How to manage lymphedema when undergoing cancer treatments
Stay positive when diagnosed with cervical cancer
How to emotionally cope when you are diagnosed with cancer
Prepare for surgery by speaking with your anesthesiologist
A trusted healthcare team can help manage and treat ovarian cancer
Manage your chronic pain while going through cancer treatment
Prevent skin cancer by protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure
Finding support will help you manage ovarian cancer

Fertility

Expert advice when your having a hard time getting pregnant
Low sperm count? Consider IVF to improve chances of conception
Reduce toxins and increase fertility and chances to conceive
Get pregnant faster: Advice for boosting your chances of conceiving
How to protect your fertility after a cancer diagnosis
Considering In Vitro Fertilization? How to pay for IVF costs
A healthy and balanced diet can have a great impact on fertility
Having a baby: What you should know when trying to conceive
Couples can make conception more successful and less stressful
Endometriosis can affect fertility. Here’s how to get help

Pregnancy

Nutritional advice for you and your baby while pregnant
Hypnosis can remove stress and hormonal cravings when pregnant
Successfully treat postpartum depression after having a baby
Your wife needs your support to help her beat postpartum disorder
Prevention and treatment for pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders
Cope with the loss of a baby after having a miscarriage
Help surviving a summer pregnancy and staying cool in the heat
Have a healthy baby and pregnancy with this expert advice
Holistically treat post-pregnancy nutritional deficiencies
Control the risk factors of autism and ADHD prior to pregnancy
Collect and store cord blood to protect your newborn's future health
Treat common pregnancy ailments at the first sign of discomfort
Reduce and treat pregnancy swelling in your feet and ankles
An online baby registry is a great way to get the gifts you want
Avoid developing gestational diabetes to ensure a healthy pregnancy
How you should prepare for pregnancy when you have diabetes
Exercising while you are pregnant is healthy for you and your baby
Varicose veins can be prevented during and after pregnancy
How to recover after experiencing a traumatic birth
Reduce the worry, anxiety, and stress experienced during pregnancy
Adjusting to life after having a baby and coping with postpartum
Exercising while pregnant is safe and eases recovery after delivery
It is important to protect your back and spine during pregnancy

Caring for Aging Parents

Advice for elderly families in transition
Help your elderly parent maintain independence with good communication
Get help caring for an elderly parent with this expert advice
Get long-term care that is the right fit for your elderly parent
Discussing difficult life issues with aging family members
Managing the stress often associated with family caregiving
Minimize the holiday blues for seniors suffering from depression
Talk openly by starting a care conversation with aging parents
Preserve the dignity of your elderly parents by caring for their needs
Navigating the challenges of becoming a caregiver to aging parents
Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community
Advice for managing the depression of your aging loved ones
How to best approach your parent on moving into a nursing home
How to find a good home care agency and stay in your home
Loved ones can help seniors though the progression of Alzheimer's
How to ensure the safety of your aging parents behind the wheel
Maximize rewards and minimize stress when caring for aging parents
How to help and support your aging parents as they grow older
Advice on what to do when an aging loved one wants to hasten death
Pay careful attention to your elderly parent's hospitalization
Adult children can help their aging parents manage hearing loss

Healthy Immune System

How to keep a healthy immune system
Boost your immune system with vitamin D to stay healthy
Vitamins, minerals, and exercise are key in optimizing women’s health
Protect your mitochondria to help boost your immune system
Boost your immune system by practicing yoga on a regular basis
How certain yoga poses can help boost your immune system
Massage therapy can help strengthen your immune system
Use your mobile device to get in shape and improve your health

Colds, Flus, and Sickness

Treat the common cold by strengthening your immune system with zinc
Get rest to treat fever and chills and monitor your temperature
Treat symptoms and causes of the common cold and flu with Qi
Treat the stomach flu right away to have you feeling better in no time
Beat the cold and flu this season with natural remedies
Prevent and treat the cold and flu to help you stay healthy
Arm yourself against the spread of the cold and flu viruses
Natural methods to help treat nasal issues
How your doctor can help you manage and overcome allergies

Respiratory Diseases

Recognize the symptoms of COPD and get the help you need
Know the differences between COPD and asthma to get the help you need
Breathing techniques for people with chronic lung diseases like COPD
Advice for treating and managing COPD symptoms during the winter

Menopause

Regain your health when suffering from perimenopausal symptoms
Expert advice on getting hormone replacement therapy with pellets
Break the myths of menopause to help celebrate this natural change
Symptoms to look for when suspecting menopause
Expert advice on treating and preventing hot flashes during menopause
Prevent weight gain during menopause with this expert advice
Expert advice for living with someone going through menopause
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help during menopause
Advice for selecting a bio-identical hormone therapy for menopause
Testosterone replacement therapy can help women during menopause

Dieting

Use hypnosis to lose weight and achieve your weight loss goals
Avoid weight cycling to achieve long term weight loss
Use self-hypnosis to satisfy cravings, eat less and lose weight
Advice for the busy mom on healthy eating and losing weight
Using self-hypnosis to control cravings and loose weight
Stop overeating to more effectively lose weight and live healthier
Lose weight, feel great, and get rid of the peri-menopausal muffin top
Help your partner lose weight without harming your relationship
Lose weight with a gluten free diet and balanced meals
Deal with physical side effects of weight loss and enjoy your new body
When losing weight make lifestyle changes to avoid yo-yo diet trap
A vegetarian diet can help prevent child obesity
Cope with the mental challenges of weight loss and embrace your new body
Women: Lose weight the healthy way with this expert advice
How to lose weight with long-term healthy eating habits
Master your mindset for weight loss results that last a lifetime
Holistically lose weight by finding a program that is personalized for you
How to curb your 9-5 cravings with healthy eating habits
Men: encourage healthy and efficient weight loss to feel your best
Lose weight the healthy way and stop the obsession with being skinny
Healthy weight loss will keep the pounds off for the long run
Skinny habits that easily help you reach your weight loss goals
Enjoy your life while losing the weight and keeping it off
Become friends with your bathroom scale when losing weight

Eating Disorders

How to stop binge eating and live a healthier life
Support your loved one to help them overcome an overeating problem
Treat compulsive eating by taking the power away from food
Expert advice to help you address anorexia and bulimia
Navigating insurance coverage for the treatment of eating disorders
Midnight snacking out of control? It's called night eating syndrome
Overcome compulsive, binge, and over-eating with this advice
Athletes are more susceptible to eating disorders: Get help now
Advice for avoiding midnight snacking
How to end emotional eating once and for all
Lose weight by breaking free of emotional eating
How athletes can beat anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
Food and sugar addiction: Why you can’t stop eating
Control your appetite and binge eating using supplements
Bulimia nervosa: Help your child overcome their eating disorder

Kids with Eating Disorders

Coping with a teenage daughter suffering from an eating disorder
Help your child struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia
Supporting your child with an eating disorder is vital to recovery
Advice for parents to help their child overcome an eating disorder
Advice for parents to help their child who binge eats
I think my child might have an eating disorder. What should I do?
What parents should do if they think their child has anorexia
Helping your child with an eating disorder move towards recovery
Helping children who may be struggling with an eating disorder

Health Insurance

Manage your health savings account
Selecting disability income insurance
Why you need travel insurance for your trip
Purchasing travel medical insurance
Dealing with a family member's long-term care insurance
Considering a Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?
No longer covered by your parents’ health insurance?
Buy travel medical insurance for a safe study-abroad experience
Best pet insurance policy to protect your cat or dog and budget
Long term care insurance ensures you're covered for medical costs
Know how to navigate the Affordable Care Act to get the best coverage
Recent college grads should understand their health care options
Prepare for higher medical costs during senior and retirement years
Plan ahead for Alzheimer's and obtain long-term health insurance
Advice for women on getting long-term care insurance
Health and disability insurance can protect you when playing baseball
How to get the right health insurance coverage for you and your family
Protect your family's financial security with the right insurance
Determine your need to buy a long-term care insurance policy
Think ahead when purchasing a long-term care insurance policy
How to apply and receive veteran's benefits and services
How to mitigate and avoid the denial of a health insurance claim
Understand the financial benefits of voluntary insurance
Advice to recent college graduates on buying necessary insurance
Insurance coverage you need to protect your teenage children

Menstruation

Nutritional advice for women to overcome symptoms of PMS
Expert advice for reducing and treating premenstrual symptoms
Yoga can help alleviate cramps, fatigue, and other menstrual pains
Be proactive in identifying and managing endometriosis
Stay mentally in control when you have difficult menstrual cycles
What to do if you have irregular menstrual periods or bleeding

Children's Health

You can survive the NICU
Acupressure is a wonderful, gentle remedy for your child’s ailments
Teach your children about healthy nutrition and wise choices
An acupuncturist can help treat your child's health conditions
Ensure the top level of care for your baby’s eye health
Parents guide on how to prevent hearing loss in your children
Maintain your child’s vision and eye health to optimize learning
Prevent childhood obesity by making healthier food choices
Battle obesity in children by fostering an active family lifestyle
Encourage mental health in children with a psychological evaluation
Protect your baby during the winter: Know the facts about RSV
Cord blood banking can help your children stay healthy
Getting your child interested in sports will help prevent obesity
Know the warnings signs and symptoms of depression in your child
Cooking healthy foods for picky eaters to help them eat healthier
Be proactive when getting your child treatment for scoliosis
Why rewarding children with sugar or treats is a big mistake
What you should do if you suspect your child has ADHD

Diabetes

Healthy weight loss for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Exercise helps blood glucose levels for diabetics
Manage diabetes in your child and help them stay healthy
Expert advice on preventing type 2 diabetes and staying healthy
Eat healthy when you have type 2 diabetes
The power of planning your diet to minimize the impact of diabetes
Advice for preventing falls at any age even when you have diabetes
Type 2 diabetes: Improve your health and overall attitude
Choose the right insulin pump case to help manage diabetes
Eat nutritiously during the holidays with type 2 diabetes
Protect and improve your eyes when you have diabetes
Advice for getting a full night’s rest when wearing an insulin pump
Diabetes and eating disorders: A common threat
Reduce the risk of serious complications when living with diabetes
Choose the right diabetes insulin pump for your child to wear
How diabetics and pre-diabetics can avoid and treat neuropathy
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