HEALTHWATCH WITH DICK HAEFNER | WEEKDAYS

WJR Special Correspondent Dick Haefner examines the latest innovations in our healthcare industry, with focus on how these advances are impacting Michigan‘s citizens and economy. 

HEALTHWATCH PODCASTS:


March 15, 2021 ~ Social distancing and masks are working for kids.  WJR’s Dick Haefner speaks with Dr. Rudolph Valentini from Children’s Hospital of Michigan, who says there’s an overall decrease of viral infections for children, with hospitalizations and deaths substantially down year-over-year.


March 1, 2021 ~ WJR Special Correspondent Dick Haefner examines societal fatigue associated to COVID and what you can do to keep both your mind and body well through the pandemic.

ABOUT THE HOST:

Dick Haefner

WJR Special Correspondent Dick Haefner is one of the most recognizable news voices in Detroit.  His 50-plus-year news career ~ all of it spent here in Detroit ~ led him to cover, and in many cases break, some of our region’s biggest stories.

As WJR’s news director, a role he retired from in December 2020, the station was honored with nearly every national and local news award in the broadcast business.  Awards include the Peabody Award, the Associated Press National Award for Best Broadcast Reporting, several Edward R. Murrow awards, and numerous state news awards.  His most recent personal awards were for “Best Newscast” and “Best Feature” in 2019 from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

In 2005, Dick was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  His diagnosis spurred his reporter instincts, with research that led him to become one of the first patients to undergo robotic surgery.  He tracked his own surgery and recovery as a reporter, and used his experience to produce the series, “Robots in The O-R.”  This series remains as the only radio production to win the National Association of Medical Communicators Award, the top honor in the field of health and medical reporting.


WJR Special Correspondent Dick Haefner
is one of the most recognizable news voices in Detroit.  His 50-plus-year news career ~ all of it spent here in Detroit ~ led him to cover, and in many cases break, some of our region’s biggest stories. 

As WJR’s news director, a role he retired from in December 2020, the station was honored with nearly every national and local news award in the broadcast business.  Awards include the Peabody Award, the Associated Press National Award for Best Broadcast Reporting, several Edward R. Murrow awards, and numerous state news awards.  His most recent personal awards were for “Best Newscast” and “Best Feature” in 2019 from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters

In 2005, Dick was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  His diagnosis spurred his reporter instincts, with research that led him to become one of the first patients to undergo robotic surgery.  He tracked his own surgery and recovery as a reporter, and used his experience to produce the series, “Robots in The O-R.”  This series remains as the only radio production to win the National Association of Medical Communicators Award, the top honor in the field of health and medical reporting.