Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press

Kristen Jordan Shamus

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Kristen:

Henry Ford says its doctors performed first double-lung transplant in vape-injured patient

Doctors at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital have performed a double-lung transplant on a person with a vaping-related lung injury. → Read More

Doctors say Titus Cromer is brain dead, but lawyer says teen needs surgery

His skin is still warm to the touch. His heart continues to beat. But 16-year-old Titus Cromer Jr. is dead, Beaumont Hospital doctors told his family. → Read More

Answers to your questions about breast cancer screening: Is a 3D mammogram better?

As 3D mammograms become more widely available, women are left with questions about they're making the right choice for their health and their wallets. → Read More

5 Michigan kids died in house fires this week. Here's how to ensure it doesn't happen again

Logan. Briggs. Manolo. Juan. Ramiro. All 5 died in house fires this week. The best way to honor them: Ensure no other child dies the way they did. → Read More

Beaumont says Titus Cromer, 16, is brain dead. A judge says it can't pull the plug yet.

For the second time in a month, a teenager's life hangs in the balance as a Michigan hospital system and the child's family battle in court over who gets to decide to remove life support when a person has been declared brain dead. → Read More

Health officials: 81% of Michigan's vape-related lung injuries involved THC

New details are emerging about the spate of e-cigarette-related lung injuries that killed one Michigander and sickened 44 amid a national outbreak. → Read More

In a small Michigan town, one woman's determination could save lives

When a tiny hospital in the Thumb needed a new mammography machine, Margaret Rhead stepped up. → Read More

Michigan's domestic violence shelters to get $400K boost from DTE Energy Foundation

All 44 of the state-funded domestic violence shelters in Michigan will be eligible for grants totaling $400,000 from the DTE Energy Foundation. → Read More

6 Ann Arbor pools shut down, treated for parasite found in fecal matter

Six pools in Ann Arbor have been shut down in the past month to be treated for a parasite called Cryptosporidium, which is notoriously hard to kill. → Read More

Tony Hawk opens up about his mother's Alzheimer's disease, skateboarding and Detroit

Tony Hawk talks about his mother’s struggle with Alzheimer's disease, and how her support gave him the freedom to become a skateboarding legend. → Read More

Michigan health officials to host public forums on new Medicaid work rules

Michigan Medicaid work rules take effect Jan. 1. A series of public forums have been scheduled to help people understand them. Here's a schedule. → Read More

5th person in Michigan dies of EEE mosquito virus. Risk still high despite frost advisory

A fifth person has died in Michigan from the rare but dangerous mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis virus, state health officials said Monday. → Read More

She was 13 when she first attempted suicide. Telling her story has given her reason to live

Riley Juntti was smart, popular, athletic, and had a loving family in Oxford. But she was also depressed. She tried to take her own life at age 13. → Read More

10th human case of EEE confirmed in Michigan, high-risk area spreads

A new human case of the rare Eastern equine encephalitis virus was confirmed Tuesday in Cass County, Michigan and 5 new cases were identified in horses. → Read More

Michigan deer hunters at risk for contracting EEE virus, officials warn

The dangerous mosquito-borne virus Eastern equine encephalitis is a risk for deer hunters this season, as bow-hunting starts this week in Michigan. → Read More

EEE virus in Michigan: Kalamazoo County opts out of pesticide spraying program

About 128,000 acres in Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties were treated with pesticides Monday with hopes of stopping the spread of Eastern equine encephalitis. → Read More

Michigan hunters warned about catching tuberculosis from deer

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health advisory about the risk of catching tuberculosis when field-dressing deer. → Read More

Michigan's EEE aerial spraying program begins in southwest Michigan

Aerial spraying of pesticides began Monday night in Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Cass counties and were expected to continue until about 4:30 a.m. as the threat of mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis spreads in Michigan. → Read More

Michigan's flavored vape ban stops sales this week. Here's what you need to know.

Enforcement of Michigan's flavored vape ban begins Wednesday. Retailers will no longer be able to sell flavored e-cigarettes without fines, possible jail time. → Read More

Enrolling in a Medicare prescription drug plan? You'll need extra time, advocates say

The new online Medicare Plan Finder could make it more time-consuming and difficult for seniors to enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan, advocates say. → Read More