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Monday, April 16, 2018
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What's Going Around - April 16, 2018

What's Going Around for the week beginning April 16, 2018

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Know your allergies to beat them

Dr. Pulin Patel says knowing exactly what you’re allergic to will allow you to make any necessary lifestyle changes to allow you to live in comfort.  

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Monday, April 9, 2018
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What's Going Around - April 9, 2018

What's Going Around for the week beginning April 9, 2018.

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Monday, April 9, 2018
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Upcoming FREE seminars

All seminars are FREE to attend, but registration is required.

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Monday, April 2, 2018
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McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races set for April 28

Now in its eighth year, the McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races includes runs of various distances and activities for all ages.

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Friday, March 23, 2018
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Is flu season over?

Last week brought the first day of spring and hope to many that this particularly nasty flu season is now over.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Meet Dr. Ardeshna - Epileptologist and Medical Director of Epilepsy Services at McLaren Macomb

McLaren Macomb's epileptologist, Dr. Nikesh Ardeshna, speaks of diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with epilepsy, including his in-depth specialty of monitoring and reading EEGs. As the medical director of epilepsy services he also shares his philosophy on patient care.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Doctor Profile: Dr. Ardeshna explains why he chose epileptology as a specialty

Get to know McLaren Macomb's Epilepsy Services' medical director and epileptologist, Dr. Nikesh Ardeshna, as he shares why he chose to be an epileptologist and how his free time is used in a meaningful way.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Epilepsy Q&A: What is an epileptologist?

McLaren Macomb's Epilepsy Services' medical director and epileptologist, Dr. Nikesh Ardeshna, describes what an epileptologist is.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Epilepsy Q&A: What causes seizures?

McLaren Macomb's Epilepsy Services' medical director and epileptologist, Dr. Nikesh Ardeshna, explains the causes of seizures.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Epilepsy Q&A: What characteristics do seizures have?

McLaren Macomb's Epilepsy Services medical director and epileptologist, Dr. Nikesh Ardeshna, answers common questions asked by newly diagnosed epilepsy patients; Why do I have seizures now, Do all seizures start with a warning, What are the subtle symptoms of a seizure? and, Why are my seizures different?

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Epilepsy Q&A: How are seizures treated?

McLaren Macomb epileptologist, Dr. Nikesh Ardeshna, explains what the first treatment option for epilepsy is, what's available if medications don't work and what other medical conditions might also occur simultaneously with epilepsy.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Stomach flu: What you should know

With the worst flu epidemic in recent memory dominating the news, it might be easy to overlook another very common winter illness afflicting many—viral gastroenteritis.  

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Friday, February 16, 2018
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Stroke patient: “Thank you”

Thank you, McLaren Macomb hospital for saving my life.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Winter and heart disease

The cold air and furious winds of winter do much more than cause runny noses and chapped lips.

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Monday, February 12, 2018
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AFib and stroke: What you should know

Could chest pains, fatigue and dizziness lead to a stroke?

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Revision: Replacing a hip replacement thumbnail

Revision: Replacing a hip replacement

A day will likely come when an artificial hip ceases to function normally, giving way to typical wear and tear, and need to be replaced.

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Monday, February 12, 2018
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Make 2018 your healthiest year yet

Statistics have shown that the vast majority of health-related New Year's Resolutions are abandoned by the time the calendar flips to February.

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Monday, February 12, 2018
Healthy at home: American Heart Month thumbnail

Healthy at home: American Heart Month

Patients with heart failure are able to lead full, enjoyable lives when the condition is managed with medications and a healthy lifestyle.

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Monday, February 5, 2018
Influenza A and B: What’s the difference? thumbnail

Influenza A and B: What’s the difference?

While the symptoms of influenza B mirrors those of A, the main difference between the two strains is who it can effect.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Dr. Joseph Cuppari - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - January-February 2018

General and vascular surgeon Dr. Joseph Cuppari explains an innovative new procedure that can assist with carotid artery disease and reduce the risk of stroke.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Dr. Cassandra Ramar - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - January-February 2018

OB/GYN Dr. Cassandra Ramar discusses hysterectomies and the benefits of robot-assisted surgery.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
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In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - January-February 2018

In this episode of In Good Health with McLaren Macomb, we speak with OB/GYN Dr. Cassandra Ramar concerning hysterectomies and the benefits of robot-assisted surgery, Dr. Joseph Cuppari about an innovative new procedure and learn ways to stay active in the winter months.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Flu season peaking: What you should know

Recent media reports have described the current flu season as an "epidemic."

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Monday, January 8, 2018
Meet Jennifer - Employee of the Month thumbnail

Meet Jennifer - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Cancer-causing behaviors: What you should know thumbnail

Cancer-causing behaviors: What you should know

A recent study concluded that nearly half of all cancer deaths can be attributed to unhealthy behaviors.

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Meet Annette - Employee of the Month thumbnail

Meet Annette - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Hepatitis A: What you should know thumbnail

Hepatitis A: What you should know

Although the illness is treatable with medical intervention, it can also be prevented.

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Monday, November 20, 2017
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American Diabetes Month: Taking control

Each year, the National Institutes of Health find that more and more Americans are being diagnosed with a form of diabetes.

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Mary: A letter of thanks thumbnail

Mary: A letter of thanks

As I move into this season of gratitude I cannot help but start with being thankful for my active life.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Pulmonary embolisms: What you should know thumbnail

Pulmonary embolisms: What you should know

A life-threatening condition, pulmonary embolisms require prompt medical intervention to reduce the risk of death and/or complications.

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Monday, October 30, 2017
BRAvo 2017 “Dancing with Our Docs” performances thumbnail

BRAvo 2017 “Dancing with Our Docs” performances

If you weren’t able to make it to BRAvo 2017, no worries.

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Monday, October 16, 2017
Dr. Albert Przybylski - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - September-October 2017 thumbnail

Dr. Albert Przybylski - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - September-October 2017

Family medicine physician Dr. Albert Przybylski discusses the common health risks young children and students might face when returning to school and fall returns.

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Monday, October 16, 2017
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Community Outreach - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - September-October 2017

McLaren Macomb is committed to improving the health and well-being of Macomb County's diverse community, and Kelley Lovati, community outreach coordinator, leads that initiative.

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Monday, October 16, 2017
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Dr. Michael Wagner - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - September-October 2017

Dr. Michael Wagner, an orthopedic surgeon with McLaren Macomb, discusses some of the signs and symptoms of knee pain and some innovative treatment options aimed to get patients up and walking sooner.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Sports physicals: Don’t let it go undetected

Annual statistics published by the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research report cardiac- and asthma-related fatalities in youth sports as the most common.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Back-to-school: A healthy lunchtime

With designated lunch periods, nutrition and dietitian experts at McLaren Macomb note it’s important to ensure students get everything they need at lunch to last them the rest of the school day (and through any after-school activities).

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Fall Prevention Awareness

Fall Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging, aims to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults, and at McLaren Macomb, Susan Schafer, RN, MSN, trauma program manager, devotes herself to this preventative education. “Falls from a standing position have the potential to cause life-threatening injuries."

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
BRAvo dancer profile: Debbie Norris and Dr. Neal Bhatt thumbnail

BRAvo dancer profile: Debbie Norris and Dr. Neal Bhatt

A breast cancer diagnosis was one of the last things on Debbie’s mind.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
BRAvo dancer profile: Kelly Taylor and Dr. Joseph Kaiser thumbnail

BRAvo dancer profile: Kelly Taylor and Dr. Joseph Kaiser

On a long-scheduled family vacation to the Upper Peninsula, she had to leave five days early and drive home because she was scheduled to begin her radiation treatment the next day. It was on that solo drive home that Kelly first felt her breast cancer diagnosis truly interfering with her life.

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Friday, September 22, 2017
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Fall Prevention Awareness Day

“Falls from a standing position have the potential to cause life-threatening injuries."

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
BRAvo dancer profile: Michele Beitelshees and Dr. Michael Wagner thumbnail

BRAvo dancer profile: Michele Beitelshees and Dr. Michael Wagner

Even before her diagnosis, Michele was determined to never let breast cancer get the better of her.

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Monday, September 18, 2017
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Walk-In Wednesdays

Join McLaren Macomb’s nursing team!

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Monday, September 11, 2017
BRAvo dancer profile: Kathleen Konath and Dr. Timothy Logan thumbnail

BRAvo dancer profile: Kathleen Konath and Dr. Timothy Logan

Knowing it was much easier for her than the countless other women who bravely battle breast cancer every day, she jumped at the chance to participate in BRAvo 2017.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Diagnosed diabetic, he turned his life around

Like many, William had been living somewhat of a sedentary lifestyle and letting his diet slip.But in the months since his diabetes diagnosis, William has been successful in turning his life around with his own dedication and guidance from the team in Nutritional Counseling & Diabetes Education at McLaren Macomb.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Dr. Richard Reidy – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – July-August 2017

Dr. Richard Reidy, an emergency medicine physician with McLaren Macomb, discusses some of the more common ailments parents and their kids experience during the summer.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
McLaren Macomb Vein Center – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – July-August 2017 thumbnail

McLaren Macomb Vein Center – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – July-August 2017

The McLaren Macomb Vein Center in Clinton Township is under the direction of two board certified general and vascular surgeons, who perform all procedures.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Dr. Shelley Schendel – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – July-August 2017

Dr. Shelley Schendel, a pulmonologist with McLaren Macomb, discusses lung diseases and the importance of screenings.

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Monday, August 7, 2017
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In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - July-August 2017

Dr. Richard Reidy, emergency medicine physician, discusses some summer safety points for kids, the McLaren Macomb Vein Center is explored and Dr. Shelley Schendel, pulmonologist, details the importance of lung screenings.

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Monday, July 31, 2017
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McLaren Macomb cardiologists recognized for saving local man’s life

For their combined efforts that ultimately resulted in the saving of a man’s life, McLaren Macomb cardiologists Dr. Sibin Zacharias and Dr. M. Cameron Willoughby were recognized for the interdisciplinary care of a heart attack patient.

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Monday, July 24, 2017
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McLaren Macomb awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission

McLaren Macomb has earned the Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check.

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Monday, July 17, 2017
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McLaren Macomb successfully performs Macomb County's first Pipeline™ Flex embolization

Interventional neurologists at McLaren Macomb have successfully performed Macomb County’s first Pipeline™ Flex embolization, a minimally invasive neurological procedure for the treatment of brain aneurysms.  

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Monday, July 17, 2017
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Meet Dr. Pesta - General and Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Pesta explains the medical benefits and processes of bariatric surgery and what many bariatric patients are able to do as a result of their weight loss.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Options for painful carpal tunnel

Opting for surgery only when necessary, non-invasive treatment options for carpal tunnel have demonstrated high rates of success.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Athletic Medicine Institute: Golf swing analysis thumbnail

Athletic Medicine Institute: Golf swing analysis

This summer, injuries will send more than 55,000 golfers to their nearest emergency department.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Summer sports: Keeping it safe thumbnail

Summer sports: Keeping it safe

With fall sports practice starting soon in these hot months ahead, Dr. Richard Reidy offers his expert advice on the most common, serious conditions.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Protection from common summer traumas

The rush of warm, seasonal weather sending more and more people outside for fun and physical activities also unfortunately sends more people seeking out their nearest emergency department after sustaining various injuries.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017
Meet Nancy - Employee of the Month thumbnail

Meet Nancy - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017
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McLaren Macomb emergency medicine residents 'wow' at SonoCup 2017

Several McLaren Macomb emergency medicine residents recently participated in Detroit SonoCup 2017, a competition pitting emergency medicine residents from several Metro Detroit hospitals into friendly competition.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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Free knee pain seminar

If knee pain is limiting your active lifestyle, it’s time to take control.

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Friday, June 16, 2017
Grab your bikes! Introducing Ride Richmond thumbnail

Grab your bikes! Introducing Ride Richmond

Presented by McLaren Macomb and featuring bike rides of 1, 15 and 25 miles in and around the City of Richmond, the day’s proceeds will benefit A Beautiful Me.  

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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Expecting moms: Mom welcomes first child while another welcomes third thumbnail

Expecting moms: Mom welcomes first child while another welcomes third

"The staff at the hospital was very helpful and great at making me feel comfortable. Having someone come check on the baby and I every two hours or so was very helpful!"

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Monday, June 5, 2017
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Meet Joyce - Employee of the Month

Meet Joyce, June 2017 Employee of the Month

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Dr. Pesta: Mission Peru thumbnail

Dr. Pesta: Mission Peru

It was 68 surgeries over a hectic three-and-a-half day period, but Dr. Carl Pesta gladly donated his time and surgical abilities to an underserved population of Peru.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Meet Dr. Gaborek - Board Certified General and Vascular Surgeon thumbnail

Meet Dr. Gaborek - Board Certified General and Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Greg Gaborek introduces himself and reveals what a patient can expect at their first appointment, after diagnosis and during recovery.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Meet Dr. Mathia- Board Certified General and Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Lynn Mathia introduces herself and shares what laser treatments can be used for, the differences between varicose veins and spider veins, and if patients need a referral to be seen at the McLaren Macomb Vein Center.

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Friday, May 19, 2017
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Dr. Melissa Ianitelli - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - May-June 2017

Cardiologist Dr. Melissa Ianitelli discusses the symptoms of heart disease and some of the preventative measures that can be taken to decrease the risk.

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Friday, May 19, 2017
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One Macomb - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - May-June 2017

Pam Lavers, Macomb County deputy county executive, shares Macomb County's One Macomb diversity and inclusion initiative.

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Friday, May 19, 2017
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Dr. Gregory Gaborek - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - May-June 2017

Board-certified general and vascular surgeon Dr. Gregory Gaborek discusses chronic venous disease and introduces the new McLaren Macomb Vein Center

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Friday, May 19, 2017
In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – May-June 2017 thumbnail

In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – May-June 2017

Cardiologist Dr. Melissa Ianitelli discusses symptoms and prevention of heart disease. Surgeon Dr. Gregory Gaborek explains chronic venous disease and introduces the new McLaren Macomb Vein Center. Local Macomb County high school students learn about the importance of diversity.

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Monday, May 15, 2017
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American Stroke Month

Although strokes are serious, 80 percent are preventable.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
For your health! Upcoming events thumbnail

For your health! Upcoming events

Take control of your health by attending one of McLaren Macomb’s free informational and educational seminars.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Chronic venous disease (CVD): Are you at risk? thumbnail

Chronic venous disease (CVD): Are you at risk?

An improper functioning of the valves in veins, chronic venous disease (CVD) causes blood to pool in the legs, leading to to painful and unsightly spider and varicose veins, swelling and skin color changes.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Meet Andrew - Employee of the Month thumbnail

Meet Andrew - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month Award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races: Giving back thumbnail

McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races: Giving back

For the first time in its seven year history, proceeds from the McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races will be donated to deserving and worthwhile local charitable causes.

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Monday, April 17, 2017
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Let’s Move Festival of Races: Staying in the race

Many years of jogging and distance running can eventually take its toll on the body, specifically the knees, potentially leading to painful damage and, possibly, osteoarthritis.

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Monday, April 10, 2017
McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races: Ready to run thumbnail

McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races: Ready to run

With races of varying length and the drive of friendly competition, runners for the McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races strive to show up on race day prepared to turn in a personal best.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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My pain-free life

May 2, 2016, was the start of a pain-free life.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month thumbnail

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

With more than 200,000 new cases each year, colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer.

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Friday, March 10, 2017
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Losing for love

“It’s the everyday things, everyday living that morbid obesity does not allow you to do. Now you have your life back.”

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Thursday, March 9, 2017
Two major heart events in a week: Patient grateful for lifesaving docs and device thumbnail

Two major heart events in a week: Patient grateful for lifesaving docs and device

“I should have been dead. I couldn’t ask for better docs.” Thanks to advanced heart monitoring technology at McLaren Macomb, a patient experiencing sudden cardiac arrest at home was revived after 47 seconds with no heartbeat.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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Dr. Erin Baker: Mission Uganda

In what she described as an eye-opening and humbling experience, the McLaren Macomb physician spent her Christmas holiday caring for orphaned children in Africa.

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Expecting moms: Learning from those who have been (and are) there thumbnail

Expecting moms: Learning from those who have been (and are) there

I am here, at 36 weeks pregnant, to tell you that everything will work out and everything will be okay! Your baby will get what they need from you. Your partner, your parents or your friends—just surround yourself with people who truly care and love you and your soon-to-be bundle of joy.

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Friday, March 3, 2017
McLaren Macomb Vein Center celebrates its open house thumbnail

McLaren Macomb Vein Center celebrates its open house

McLaren Macomb Vein Center celebrated with the community and Macomb County Chamber during its open house

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Monday, February 27, 2017
Atrial fibrillation: What you need to know thumbnail

Atrial fibrillation: What you need to know

An arrhythmia is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat and the most common type of heart arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation (AFib).

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Culture and Cuisine - featuring recipes from the American South thumbnail

Culture and Cuisine - featuring recipes from the American South

Put some delicious country flavor on your dinner table tonight with these classic Southern American recipes. Culture and Cuisine is a free, monthly event developed by the McLaren Macomb Diversity & Inclusion Council to provide employees an opportunity to taste test authentic cuisines from around the world.

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Monday, February 20, 2017
Meet Dr. D'Almeida - General and Bariatric Surgeon thumbnail

Meet Dr. D'Almeida - General and Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. D'Almeida introduces himself and reveals who would be a good candidate for bariatric surgery and how long a bariatric patient's hospital stay is.

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Friday, February 3, 2017
Expecting moms: When it comes to pregnancy, experience counts thumbnail

Expecting moms: When it comes to pregnancy, experience counts

There is still a lot to be gained from the experiences of those who have gone through a pregnancy (and are going through one again!).

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Friday, February 3, 2017
Cancer screenings: Catch it early thumbnail

Cancer screenings: Catch it early

Oncologists from around the country agree on the following screenings for early detection covering an array of cancer.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
McLaren Macomb offering first-of-its-kind dissolving heart stent thumbnail

McLaren Macomb offering first-of-its-kind dissolving heart stent

McLaren Macomb, through the health system-owned McLaren Cardiovascular Institute, has begun offering the only FDA-approved fully, naturally-dissolving heart stent as a treatment option for patients suffering from coronary artery disease.

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Monday, January 9, 2017
Meet Alicia - Employee of the Month thumbnail

Meet Alicia - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month Award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Friday, January 6, 2017
Expansion completed on Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb thumbnail

Expansion completed on Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb

After two years of interior and exterior renovation, construction to expand the capacity and capabilities of the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb, Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center is now complete.

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Friday, January 6, 2017
Back on his feet thumbnail

Back on his feet

Seemingly with no recourse, Bruce Higbee was just days away from having his leg amputated.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016
With a little help from her doc, she’s still active at 90 thumbnail

With a little help from her doc, she’s still active at 90

Thelma has always enjoyed her freedom. Which is why when that freedom was threatened, she let it be known to her doctor that she wanted to keep it.<br>

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
What are the other, lesser-known symptoms of breast cancer? thumbnail

What are the other, lesser-known symptoms of breast cancer?

Statistically, one in every six women diagnosed with breast cancer had symptoms other than a breast lump.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Best tips for safe, injury-free snow shoveling thumbnail

Best tips for safe, injury-free snow shoveling

McLaren Macomb physical therapists offer these tips to safely combat the sometimes-physically demanding removal of a fresh snowfall.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Dr. Kristopher Weemes – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – November-December 2016 thumbnail

Dr. Kristopher Weemes – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – November-December 2016

Dr. Kristopher Weemes, an OB/GYN with McLaren Macomb, addresses many questions women may have when thinking about pregnancy.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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Dr. Patrick Flaherty – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – November-December 2016

Dr. Patrick Flaherty, an emergency medicine physician with McLaren Macomb, discusses how the opioid epidemic hits local emergency departments and what people can do to help stop abuse.

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Friday, December 9, 2016
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A Beautiful Me – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – November-December 2016

Karen Palka, executive director of A Beautiful Me, shows how her local organization and its events empower young ladies.

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Friday, December 9, 2016
In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - November-December 2016 thumbnail

In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - November-December 2016

The November-December 2016 episode of In Good Health with McLaren Macomb

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Every calorie counts: How many calories do your daily activities burn? thumbnail

Every calorie counts: How many calories do your daily activities burn?

Almost 30 million people in the United States are diabetic, representing about 9.3 percent of the population. With 8.1 million undiagnosed and 79 million diagnosed as pre-diabetic, the number of diabetic Americans is certainly poised to grow.

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Monday, November 21, 2016
Could these be symptoms of my diabetes? Lesser known diabetic symptoms. thumbnail

Could these be symptoms of my diabetes? Lesser known diabetic symptoms.

While the most recognized and widely-known symptom of diabetes remains the body’s inability to produce an adequate amount of insulin to properly regulate the levels of sugar in the blood, there are a number of symptoms associated with a diabetes diagnosis that go unnoticed.

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Friday, November 18, 2016
When is my headache more than a headache? thumbnail

When is my headache more than a headache?

Everyone has experienced headaches—even those that they might call “the worst headache of my life.”

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
‘Tis the season of eating. What should I do? thumbnail

‘Tis the season of eating. What should I do?

Instead of taking the reactive approach of a New Year’s weight loss resolution, approach the season with the mindset that you are going to avoid the weight gain entirely with these proactive approaches.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
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Meet Robin - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month Award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Am I at risk for type-2 diabetes? Take the test. thumbnail

Am I at risk for type-2 diabetes? Take the test.

Take the risk test (from the American Diabetes Association) to know just how at-risk you may be.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
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When should you get your flu shot?

While some medical professionals may slightly differ on when to get a seasonal flu shot, all agree that getting a flu shot is better than not. So when should you get one?

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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Dr. Aniel Majjhoo – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – September-October 2016

Aniel Majjhoo, MD, an interventional neurologist with McLaren Macomb, educates about the risks, symptoms and care options for stroke patients through the McLaren Stroke Network at McLaren Macomb.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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Dr. Arthur Frazier – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – September-October 2016

Arthur Frazier, MD, a radiation oncologist with the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb, Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center, explains some of the recent advancements in cancer care and what to expect in the near future.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
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Meet Magda - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month Award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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The time is now to prepare for flu season

While it’s not possible to predict how long and severe—or mild—any flu season may be, health care professionals agree that preparation is key to staying healthy throughout the season.

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Friday, September 9, 2016
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Back-to-school: Healthy lunches

The majority of school-aged students returned to class this week and dietitian experts with McLaren Macomb note it’s important to ensure students get everything they need at lunch time to last them the rest of the school day.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016
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Meet Cheryl - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month Award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Back-to-school infection prevention

“This time of year we tend to see an increase in infectious illnesses,” Dr. Ognjan said. “This is directly related to our kids living and studying in close proximity—prime conditions for the spread of germs and other disease-causing pathogens.”

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Cupping: Does it work?

Michael Phelps and several other athletes turned to ‘cupping’ to heal sore muscles. Does it work?

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Monday, August 15, 2016
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Video: Dr. Tristan Guevara – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – July-August 2016

Dr. Tristan Guevara, a family medicine physician with Shelby Creek Urgent Care in McLaren Macomb-Shelby Creek Medical Center, explains when you should head to the emergency room or to urgent care.

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Video: Lake St. Clair Appreciation Day 2016 – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – July-August 2016 thumbnail

Video: Lake St. Clair Appreciation Day 2016 – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – July-August 2016

Presented by the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by McLaren Macomb, local officials and fans of Lake St. Clair come together on this Appreciation Day.

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Friday, August 12, 2016
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Karmanos care at McLaren Macomb

When McLaren Health Care affiliated with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, it brought with it the world-renowned reputation for excellence and patient care synonymous with Karmanos.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Urgent care or emergency room?

Dr. Tristan Guevara recognizes the confusion many patients still have—questioning if they should go to the nearest ER, urgent care or wait to make an appointment with their family physician.

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Monday, August 1, 2016
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Meet Raye - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month Award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values. Raynette’s life began in Sanford, Florida where she was born by the same midwife who delivered her mom 20 years earlier. At just four months, Raye and her mom moved to Michiga...

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Friday, July 22, 2016
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Stay cool during a heat advisory

With the temperature index heading above 100 degrees through the weekend "extra precautions should absolutely be taken."

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Meningitis: What to know thumbnail

Meningitis: What to know

Meningitis infections are preventable through vaccinations and hygienic best practices.

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Friday, July 1, 2016
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Concussions: Watch for youth symptoms

Unrecognized and untreated concussions can result in an athlete returning to play sooner than medically advised.

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Friday, June 24, 2016
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McLaren Macomb creates Macomb County's first PERT

McLaren Macomb PERT is the first team of its kind in Macomb County utilizing the latest technology to quickly treat pulmonary embolisms.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Eliminate the pain from your swing

This summer, golf will send more than 55,000 people around the country to emergency rooms. A biomechanical analysis and fitness evaluation will identify issues early on.

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Monday, June 6, 2016
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Video: In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - May-June 2016

On this episode of In Good Health with McLaren Macomb, allergist Pulin Patel, DO, helps us get through the summer's allergy season, Dr. Kurtis Kieleszewski, DO, offers us ways to improve the quality of our sleep, and - finally - we go Back to the Beach.

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Video: Dr. Pulin Patel – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – May-June 2016 thumbnail

Video: Dr. Pulin Patel – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – May-June 2016

Dr. Pulin Patel, an allergist with McLaren Macomb, tells us how to limit our symptoms during allergy season.

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Video: Back to the Beach – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – May-June 2016 thumbnail

Video: Back to the Beach – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – May-June 2016

Back to the Beach races at Stony Creek Metropark pit teams from McLaren Macomb and McLaren Oakland in competition while raising money and awareness for a great cause.

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Video: Dr. Kurtis Kieleszewski – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – May-June 2016 thumbnail

Video: Dr. Kurtis Kieleszewski – In Good Health with McLaren Macomb – May-June 2016

Dr. Kurtis Kieleszewski, a primary care physician with McLaren Macomb, answers the question of if we are getting enough sleep and how we can improve our quality of sleep.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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How are you sleeping?

“When we sleep, we not only rest a tired body, but also rest and refresh the mind,” said Kurtis Kieleszewski, D.O. “We are really undervaluing the usefulness of a good night’s sleep.”

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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Families Against Narcotics leads addiction fight

For several years, actions have been underway in Macomb County to fight addiction, a common occurrence to local emergency rooms.

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Friday, May 6, 2016
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Saving your arm: Tracking little league pitch count

Studies have shown that most youth injuries are due to overuse, and in youth baseball players those injuries are a result from high pitch counts and pitching too frequently or pitching for multiple team.

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Monday, May 2, 2016
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Terry beats cancer

"At McLaren Macomb, we are not just stats. We are real breathing, grieving, fearful, recovering, struggling people, and are treated as such. Every patient there is treated with kindness and dignity."

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Monday, May 2, 2016
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Meet Kim - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month Award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
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What does a bariatric patient look like?

“Since that first day, post-op, I have not needed to take any medications that were once related to my obesity.”

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Friday, April 15, 2016
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Hip procedure leads to quick and lasting recovery

“In the world of joint replacement procedures, this is very minimally-invasive,” said Dr. Andrew Ajluni.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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Knowledge leads to better diabetic management

When faced with a diabetes diagnosis, learning self-management is essential to proper maintenance.

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Friday, April 1, 2016
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Meet Carol - Employee of the Month

At McLaren Macomb we believe in recognizing outstanding employees who consistently exceed expectations to ensure the highest degree of patient satisfaction. The Employee of the Month award is presented to an employee whose exemplary performance, professionalism and leadership contributes to McLaren Macomb’s mission and core values.

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Monday, March 28, 2016
Video: Jennifer Dixon, RN - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - March-April 2016 thumbnail

Video: Jennifer Dixon, RN - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - March-April 2016

Jennifer Dixon, RN, BSN, trauma injury prevention coordinator with McLaren Macomb and chapter director of ThinkFirst McLaren Macomb, discusses the dangers ahead for teen drivers in the warm months, but also how to keep them safe.

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Monday, March 28, 2016
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Video: Walk for Warmth - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - March-April 2016

McLaren Macomb was a proud sponsor of the 26th Annual Walk for Warmth, an indoor-outdoor 5k walk-run presented by Macomb Community Action and raised more than $24,000 during the single-day event.

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Monday, March 28, 2016
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Video: Dr. Michael D'Almeida - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - March-April 2016

Dr. Michael D'Almeida, a general and bariatric surgeon with McLaren Macomb, talks about some of the misconceptions and lesser known benefits of bariatric surgery.

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Monday, March 28, 2016
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Video: In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - March-April 2016

The March-April episode of In Good Health with McLaren Macomb, featuring Dr. Michael D'Almeida (general and bariatric surgeon), the 26th Annual Walk for Warmth and Jennifer Dixon, RN (trauma injury prevention).

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Monday, March 21, 2016
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Keep your teens safe during the 100 Most Dangerous Days

When spring hits, more and more teens will be heading out – with their friends, on the roads, in the water. Anywhere. With this increased amount of activity brings with it an increased risk of accident and injury.

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Monday, March 7, 2016
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National Nutrition Month – Take the time to savor the flavor!

“We're all busy and crunched for time and, honestly, one of the first sacrifices we make is the time spent on meal preparation. That needs to change. A few simple meal preparation steps can create positive changes that will allow you to reach your goal of eating healthier.”

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Saturday, February 27, 2016
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What expectant mothers should know about Zika

With the first case of Zika confirmed in Michigan, many questions will be asked about how this virus can affect us, especially expectant mothers.

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Video: Dr. Christopher Nicholas - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - Jan-Feb 2016 thumbnail

Video: Dr. Christopher Nicholas - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - Jan-Feb 2016

Dr. Christopher Nicholas, an orthopedic surgeon with McLaren Macomb, lets us know if the pain in our knee is something we need to look further in to.

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Friday, February 12, 2016
Video: Louise Bommarito, PT - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - Jan-Feb 2016 thumbnail

Video: Louise Bommarito, PT - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - Jan-Feb 2016

Louise Bommarito, PT, manager of outpatient rehabilitation services for McLaren Macomb, helps us stay active during the cold months by leading us through some exercises we can do at home.

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Friday, February 12, 2016
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Video: Dr. M. Blair DeYoung - In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - Jan-Feb 2016

Dr. M. Blair DeYoung, a cardiologist with McLaren Macomb, tells us about a new procedure that combats CTO, a common heart disease, leading to patients' increased quality of life.

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Friday, February 12, 2016
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Video: In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - Episode 2- Jan-Feb 2016

The January-February 2016 episode of In Good Health with McLaren Macomb, featuring Dr. M. Blair DeYoung (cardiologist), Louise Bommarito (physical therapist) and Dr. Christopher Nicholas (orthopedic surgeon).

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Cardiac innovations leads to improved quality of life

While certain heart conditions are still widely regarded as manageable and non-life threatening, McLaren Macomb cardiologists have championed new procedures to help patients regain the quality of life they once enjoyed. 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Staying in shape over the winter months

Staying warm and in-doors during the winter doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health – you can still exercise at home!

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Monday, February 1, 2016
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Quiz: Can six questions help you recognize the signs of a heart attack?

With six "light-hearted" questions, this American Heart Association quiz can help you recognize the warning signs of a heart attack. Find out how well you know your heart health.  Every minute counts during a heart attack – time is muscle.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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McLaren Macomb ER physicians urge you to take extra caution

Winter isn’t going away any time soon with cold and icy conditions coming in and as your first verified trauma center in Macomb County, the team at the McLaren Macomb emergency department are among the front line when it comes to seeing patients who have sustained major injuries.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
An Appreciation – By Wade Leonard thumbnail

An Appreciation – By Wade Leonard

Longtime McLaren Macomb volunteer and friend Wade Leonard recently had a heart attack. Upon his recovery, he sought to thank those whose efforts saved his life.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Keep your family safe with these winter tips thumbnail

Keep your family safe with these winter tips

Although its winter and many weeks of staying in-doors lay ahead, the threat of injury is still prevalent.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Prevention tips to beat the flu

Fall is almost officially over and preparations are being made for the long winter ahead – preparations that should include ways to prevent the spread of the pesky flu.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Podcast: Selfridge Salute- Mark Hackel

Macomb County Executive, Mark Hackel, honors our veterans with a Selfridge Salute. In addition to Air Force aircraft, the Army, Coast Guard, and Customs and Border Protection Agency all operate helicopters at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Meet Angela - Employee of the Month

The first of five children, three boys and two girls Angela was born in Adrian, Michigan and grew up in two small neighboring towns, Cement City and Grass Lake. The first home she lived in was a dairy farm and her second home where she lived most of her young life was a Christmas tree farm. Angela graduated from her local high school and soon went on to college at Jackson Community College in Jackson, Michigan where she was the youngest graduate in her class. Much of Angela’s inspiration throughout her l...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Podcast: Selfridge Salute- Alex Avila

Alex Avila honors our veterans with a Selfridge Salute. He speaks about the sacrifices families make when troops are deployed. He is proud to support The Selfridge Family Readiness Support Fund.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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Additional tips to avoid excessive weight gain during the holidays

Dr. Erin Baker, DO, a family medicine physician with McLaren Macomb, recently offered her practical tips on how to avoid the holiday weight gain many people experience.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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Video: In Good Health with McLaren Macomb- Episode 1- Fall 2015

Holidays can bring about busy routines and heightened expectations. In our first episode of In Good Health with McLaren Macomb, Dr. Erin Baker, McLaren Macomb primary care physician, shares her insight on avoiding holiday weight gain. Chef Pete Loren, director of culinary development at Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace cooks up some tasty holiday recipes. Loraine Cusumano, director of cardiovascular services discusses stress and its long term affect on the body.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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Video: In Good Health- Fall 2015- Segment - Dr. Erin Baker

McLaren Macomb's primary care physician, Dr. Erin Baker, discusses strategies to avoid holiday weight gain.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Video: In Good Health- Fall 2015- Segment - Chef Pete Loren thumbnail

Video: In Good Health- Fall 2015- Segment - Chef Pete Loren

Chef Pete Loren, director of culinary development at Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, offers holiday recipes that will help keep the pounds off, including a reduction sauce, roasted sweet potatoes and pumpkin custard.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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Video: In Good Health- Fall 2015- Segment - More cooking with Chef Pete Loren

In Good Health with McLaren Macomb gets some great holiday recipes from chef Pete Loren, director of culinary development at Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace. In this special segment, chef Pete demonstrates how to make tasty bagel chips, a healthy vegetable reduction to replace traditional gravy and a delicious apple crisp dessert.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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Video: In Good Health- Fall 2015- Segment - Loraine Cusumano

Loraine Cusumano, director of cardiovascular services at McLaren Macomb, explains the how holiday stresses can affect heart health and provides some of the best ways to manage that stress.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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The risks of “What’s your sport?” – Dr. Christopher Nicholas

There is a question that I have heard being asked to more and more young athletes in recent years – “What’s your sport?” Not “What sport are you playing this season?” but “What’s your sport?” as in what singular sport does your child play and dedicate all their time to?

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
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Meet Dawn - Employee of the Month

Dawn was born at Mount Clemens General Hospital and grew up in Macomb County. She has been married to her husband Todd for 22 years and has two sons - Jesse, 18, and Scotty, 8. Dawn attended Ross Medical Education Center in Chesterfield. She chose to work at Mount Clemens General after her Ross instructor arranged an internship for her. She professes, “After spending just a short time on the job, I fell in love with MCGH, my many co-workers, physicians and, of course, the patients.” Dawn is proud to now ...

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
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McLaren Macomb participating in first-ever Richmond Health Fair

The first-ever Richmond Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. and running until 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by Richmond Community Schools, Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Richmond Police Department. The health fair’s goal is to help promote healthy school lunches, healthy living and provide school-aged children and their families an opportunity to learn affordable ways to pack a healthy school lunch. The idea originated with district superintendant Brian Walmsley, who fe...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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McLaren Macomb offers affordable advanced sports physicals for athletes

Every year, before they step onto the field, student-athletes are required to have a sports physical done and McLaren Macomb’s Athletic Medicine Institute works hard to make it affordable for everyone. The basic sports physical includes measuring height and weight, taking pulse rate and blood pressure, checking the heart and lungs, checking reflexes, coordination, strength, testing vision, hearing, ears, nose and throat, a urinalysis and a hernia screening for males. McLaren Macomb offers this for only $...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Meet Nicole - Employee of the Month

Born and raised in Macomb County Nichole Sens and her fiancé plan to continue to make Sterling Heights their home town. Her dad was born in the Netherlands and her mother is from Michigan. Nicole attended Baker College where she studied nursing. Nicole has been employed at McLaren Macomb for 10 years and is currently a Registered Nurse working in a very fast paced medical surgical telemetry unit, on 4 South. Her duties include communicating openly with patients, families, doctors, and patient care associ...

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Friday, August 14, 2015
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McLaren Macomb “ImPACT”s Concussion Prevention

McLaren Macomb’s Athletic Medicine Institute started using the concussion evaluation program ImPACT, as they work to prevent and treat concussions by administering baseline concussion screenings to contact-sport athletes. An estimated 5 million concussions occur annually and affects athletes on all levels of play, but according to The Concussion Place, individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 are at the greatest risk for concussions. From a genetic standpoint female athletes are more prone to concussion...

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Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Meet Jeff - Employee of the Month

Born in Mt. Clemens, Jeff and his family have lived in Clinton Township all their lives. He attended grade school in Macomb County, graduating from Chippewa Valley High School before earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Oakland University and Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Baker College. Jeff has worked at McLaren Macomb for 13 years, currently as a cashier in Food and Nutritional Services. He is well-known by just about all of the day shift employees for his cou...

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Monday, July 13, 2015
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Podcast: Preventing common golf injuries

Roughly 55,000 injuries reported annually to ERs nationwide were sustained on the golf course or during other golf-related activities.  Some of these golfers lack sufficient flexibility and strength and may also have poor posture and swing mechanics setting them up for possible injury.

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Monday, July 6, 2015
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Quiz: Macomb County Trivia

How well do you know Macomb County? Take our Quick Quiz to find out.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Meet Safi Mohammed, D.O. - Employee of the Month

Born and raised in Schaumburg, a suburb northwest of Chicago, Dr. Mohammed is the oldest of three first-generation, U.S.-born children. Dr. Mohammed is grateful for his parents who often worked two to three jobs while instilling in him and his siblings at a young age how hard work, dedication and a kind personality all contribute to the achievement of goals and success throughout life. The first in his family to attend college, Dr. Mohammed received an undergraduate degree in chemistry and molecular/cell...

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Friday, June 19, 2015
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McLaren Macomb departments on-hand for 26th annual Senior Fun Festival

On Friday, June 12, the Gibraltar Trade Center hosted the 26th annual Senior Fun Festival, an event organized by the Macomb County Senior Citizens Services Department, the largest senior expo in Macomb County.  McLaren Macomb, in addition to other local hospitals, had medical professionals from different departments on hand to provide information and answer any questions attendees may have on fall prevention, heart failure, diabetes and healthy eating, volunteer opportunities as well as health scre...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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What’s the deal with barefoot running?

You were born to run. No, really. The  human anatomy and metabolic system  are made to run long distances, reports a July 2012 study in the scientific journal Ageing Research Reviews. The  length of your toes  might even be an indication that evolution favored a body fit to run long distances, suggests another report in the March 2009 issue of The Journal of Experimental Biology.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Beat your allergies this season

Education is key, says Dr. Pulin Patel of Allergy & Asthma Physicians at McLaren Macomb. Know exactly what you’re allergic to. Know when the pollen is at its highest during the day. Know what seasons you have symptoms. And know how to prevent it. 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Meet Orlando - Employee of the Month

Orlando was born in the Philippines and moved to Hawaii in 1978. After receiving his Associates degree in Electrical installation and Maintenance Technology, Orlando worked in the electrical field including industrial, commercial and marine construction in Hawaii for fifteen years. In early 2001 he moved to Michigan. In February of 2015, he and his wife celebrated their 30 th  wedding anniversary. Orlando has worked for McLaren Macomb since May 2001 and is currently a Master Electrician in Plant Op...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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McLaren Macomb volunteers honored at annual recognition banquet

There was a full house and a great time was had by all as McLaren Macomb volunteers were celebrated and had their work appreciated at the annual Volunteers Recognition Banquet.   In 2014, volunteers donated more than 50,000 hours to McLaren Macomb – a fact that was met with a rousing round of applause – adding to the atmosphere of service and satisfaction to McLaren Macomb.   Held at the Italian American Cultural Center in Clinton Township, the event was hosted by Daniela Dimovski, Supervisor ...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Quiz: Trauma Facts

To become a verified trauma center, hospitals must meet rigorous national standards—like having trauma surgeons evaluate patients within 15 minutes of arrival. At McLaren Macomb, that’s not good enough. We understand that minutes make a difference. That’s why our trauma surgeons are in-house 24/7 to evaluate each trauma patient immediately upon arrival.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Meet Kay - Employee of the Month

Born and raised in Clinton Township, Mich., Kay attended Macomb Community College earning a degree in business.  Kay began her healthcare career in 1986 when she was just 16 years old, working in Nutritional Services at Mount Clemens General Hospital. Deciding MCG was where she wanted to be, Kay transferred to patient finance and remained there for 5 years. She set her career aside to stay home and raise her five children – four sons and a daughter. Proud of their accomplishments she is happiest kn...

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Friday, January 30, 2015
McLaren partner Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives $5M grant thumbnail

McLaren partner Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives $5M grant

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, which partnered with McLaren Health Care in 2013, creating the largest cancer researcher and provider in Michigan, was the recipient of a $5.3 million grant from the Dresner Foundation on January 5. The grant, distributed over the next five years, is meant to enhance research and services to patients with blood-related cancers. This will elevate Karmanos to being a leader in hematologic malignancies research. It will also create an endowed chair position. Dr. C...

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
5 Healthy Tips to Stay Safe this Flu Season thumbnail

5 Healthy Tips to Stay Safe this Flu Season

5 healthy tips to stay safe this flu season. The best offense is a good defense. In the middle of this particularly-dangerous flu season, this adage can be applied in fighting the spread and preventing contraction of the flu.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Meet Asmir - Employee of the Month

Born in Bosnia, Asmir believes he has been welcomed to a whole new world in the United States where he is able to use his skills to make a difference in people’s lives.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Winter Sports After Joint Replacement: Off Limits or Okay? thumbnail

Winter Sports After Joint Replacement: Off Limits or Okay?

There are many things to consider before you hit the ice this winter. Here’s what you should know about winter sports after joint replacement.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Fat, Cholesterol, Carbs, Sodium: Just How Healthy are Holiday Foods? thumbnail

Fat, Cholesterol, Carbs, Sodium: Just How Healthy are Holiday Foods?

Knowing what you’re up against can help you avoid post-holiday weight gain regret. Here’s a look at how typical holiday foods measure up.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Meet Samuel - Employee of the Month thumbnail

Meet Samuel - Employee of the Month

Born in Albany New York, Sam moved to Michigan in 1998. Sam has one brother David who resides in Sydney Australia and a sister Gail who resides in New Jersey.  Currently Samuel is an employee in the Environmental Services Department as a porter. His responsibilities include refuse and medical waste removal, furniture relocation and general floor care.

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Monday, November 3, 2014
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Meet Lindsay - Employee of the Month

Lindsay was nominated for  Employee of the Month  by Julia Gron, assistant clinical manager on 3 West, for extending the highest level of compassionate care to a patient. The patient was alone with no friends or family to rely on for support. Upon discharge the patient expressed their sincere gratitude for the comfort and kindness Lindsay provided by helping them cope during their stay.

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Friday, September 26, 2014
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McLaren Macomb has named Thomas M. Brisse, FACHE, as president and CEO

McLaren Macomb has named Thomas M. Brisse, FACHE, as president and CEO, effective September 18, 2014.  Brisse replaces Mark O’Halla, who was promoted to executive vice president/chief operating officer of McLaren Health Care. Brisse brings 27 years of hospital operations experience to his new role. Most recently, he served as executive vice president of operations for the Beaumont Health System. Prior to that, he held administrative positions at Beaumont Troy, including senior vice president/hospit...

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Friday, September 12, 2014
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Avoiding the enterovirus virus

Kids are back in school and so are the “bugs” that can cause colds and other illnesses. With reports of a rare respiratory virus suspected in nearby states, it’s a good idea to remind your children about some important steps they can take to stay healthy.

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