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Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D.

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Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D.

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., MS, is the Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer for Henry Ford Health System. She served as Michigan’s first Surgeon General, appointed by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm in 2003. In February 2012, Dr. Wisdom was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. She is the recipient of numerous awards, has authored several peer-reviewed publications, and appeared on national television, including ABC’s Nightline, and has presented to audiences across the country and internationally. Dr. Wisdom is a board-certified emergency medicine physician.

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Can Clearing Out Clutter Boost Your Mental Health?

: Wellness expert Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom shares why clearing out clutter can help improve focus, reduce stress and improve emotional well-being.

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6 Strategies For Coping With Change

: Change is inevitable, and any life change, good or bad, can lead to stress. Here are tips to help you manage change with mental and physical health in...

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Health Disparities & Unconscious Bias: What You May Not Know

: Health disparities and unconscious bias or “blind spots” are pervasive in society, however, there are things you can do to become part of ...

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The Health Perks Of Mindfulness

: With today’s around-the-clock work schedules and professional demands, you may feel like you’re being pulled in a dozen different directio...

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Journaling: The Healing Power Of The Pen

: A Henry Ford physician Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom explains why writing in a journal can be a great way to manage health challenges, whether you use it fo...

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Thirdhand Smoke: More Danger When You Light Up

: You've heard of secondhand smoke, but did you know that thirdhand smoke has been found to be a real health threat too? Learn what it is and how to avo...

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The Power Of Gratitude

: Research shows that people who express gratitude are happier, more optimistic and have stronger immune systems and emotional ties. 5 tips to get start...

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Finding Your Physician Soulmate

: Selecting a doctor can be a daunting undertaking. Here are 7 things to consider before choosing a physician or other provider for you or your family.

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The Dangers Of Sitting Too Much (And What To Do About It)

: Living a sedentary lifestyle can lead to serious health problems, even if you exercise regularly. Learn some tips on how to spend less of your time si...

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