National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning April 24, 2017
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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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning April 10, 2017
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.
May 2, 2016, was the start of a pain-free life.
What's Going Around for the week beginning April 3, 2017
While the symptoms of influenza B mirrors those of A, the main difference between the two strains is who it can effect.
What's Going Around for the week beginning March 27, 2017
Add some flare to your dinner tonight. Try these mouth-watering Egyptian 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.
Take control of your health by attending one of McLaren Macomb’s free informational and educational seminars.
With more than 200,000 new cases each year, colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer.
What's Going Around for the week beginning March 20, 2017
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“It’s the everyday things, everyday living that morbid obesity does not allow you to do. Now you have your life back.”
“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.
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning March 6, 2017
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.
McLaren Macomb Vein Center celebrated with the community and Macomb County Chamber during its open house
Take control of your health by attending one of McLaren Macomb’s free informational and educational seminars.
McLaren Macomb low-dose CT screenings are key in the early detection of lung cancer, but for one patient, it was also a way to achieve peace of mind.
What's Going Around for the week beginning February 27, 2017
An arrhythmia is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat and the most common type of heart arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation (AFib).
When compared to the warm summer days enjoyed during July, the cold and low-sunlight days of winter can be linked to a two-fold increase in the number of heart attacks.
What's Going Around for the week beginning February 20, 2017
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.
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.
The slow start to the annual flu season has picked up in recent weeks to the point that one McLaren Macomb emergency medicine physician described it as “epidemic.”
What;s Going Around for the week beginning February 13, 2017
Patients with heart failure are able to lead full, enjoyable lives when the condition is managed with medications and a healthy lifestyle.
Take the ho-hum out of dinner and mix it up with these four Australian dishes. Recipes available for download. Culture and Cuisine is a free, monthly event developed by the McLaren Macomb Diversity and Inclusion Council to provide employees an opportunity to taste test authentic cuisines from around the world.
What's Going Around for the week beginning February 6, 2017
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!).
Oncologists from around the country agree on the following screenings for early detection covering an array of cancer.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die from various forms of heart disease while millions of others live with it every day.
What's Going Around for the week beginning January 16, 2017
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning January 9, 2017
Motivated to create a comprehensive program, Transition to Wellness addresses the physical, emotional and nutritional needs specific to cancer survivors.
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.
McLaren Macomb was pleased to welcome Dennis Cunningham, MD, to the hospital’s leadership team as its chief medical officer.
What's Going Around for the week beginning January 2, 2017
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.
Seemingly with no recourse, Bruce Higbee was just days away from having his leg amputated.
What’s Going Around for the week beginning December 26, 2016.
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>
What’s Going Around the week beginning December 19, 2016.
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Statistically, one in every six women diagnosed with breast cancer had symptoms other than a breast lump.
McLaren Macomb physical therapists offer these tips to safely combat the sometimes-physically demanding removal of a fresh snowfall.
What's Going Around for the week beginning December 5, 2016
Dr. Kristopher Weemes, an OB/GYN with McLaren Macomb, addresses many questions women may have when thinking about pregnancy.
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.
Karen Palka, executive director of A Beautiful Me, shows how her local organization and its events empower young ladies.
The November-December 2016 episode of In Good Health with McLaren Macomb
What’s Going Around for the week beginning November 28, 2016
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.
Currently in the midst of opioid epidemic, occurrences of overdoses are all too common to the physicians in local emergency departments.
What's Going Around for the week beginning November 21, 2016
Craig Meisner, DO, an emergency medicine resident at McLaren Macomb, had his case study published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine .
With a diabetes diagnosis comes the need to track everything from food intake to blood-sugar levels. It can all be very confusing, but technology is there to help diabetics along the way.
Looking for a light and refreshing starter for Thanksgiving, this recipe packs a nutritious punch by combining antioxidants, heart healthy unsaturated fats and fiber-rich apples to benefit both you and your heart.
What's Going Around for the week beginning November 14, 2016
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.
Everyone has experienced headaches—even those that they might call “the worst headache of my life.”
What's Going Around for the week beginning November 7, 2016
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning October 31, 2016
Do you or a loved one live with an ICD?
What's Going Around for the week beginning October 24, 2016
Take the risk test (from the American Diabetes Association) to know just how at-risk you may be.
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?
What’s Going Around for the week beginning October 17, 2016
Seared scallops and quinoa are a great combination for an easy seafood dinner under 200 calories per serving.
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.
A unique, four-legged 5K to benefit the Macomb Literacy Partners.
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.
What’s Going Around for the week beginning October 10, 2016
In Good Health with McLaren Macomb - September-October 2016
What's Going Around for the week beginning October 3, 2016.
These healthy recipes are great for anyone working to maintain a healthy lifestyle!
What's Going Around for the week beginning September 26, 2016
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.
Michael A. Wagner, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
What's Going Around for the week beginning September 19, 2016
“It was so fast,” she said. “I felt so vulnerable—it was like an outer body experience.”
What's Going Around for the week beginning September 12, 2016
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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.
Every morning, Wendy Pagano would look in the mirror and directly address the cancer that was inside of her. “You picked the wrong girl.”
Melissa M. Ianitelli, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
Michael Cameron Willoughby, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
What's Going Around for the week beginning August 29, 2016
“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.”
What's Going Around for the week beginning August 22, 2016
“You really see the goodness in people,” Kathy Lauinger said. “It’s amazing how many people stood up.”
Michael Phelps and several other athletes turned to ‘cupping’ to heal sore muscles. Does it work?
What's Going Around for the week beginning August 15, 2016
Neal H. Bhatt, MD, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
Matthew D. Johnson, MD, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
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.
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning August 8, 2016.
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.
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.
I was scared and anxious when I came into the E.R. I required a lot of blood work. It is typically a difficult task and very painful to have my blood drawn due to other medical issues.
“I was very positive throughout the whole process, and I was very lucky.”
What's Going Around for the week beginning August 1, 2016
During this World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7), Blair Malian, lactation consultant at McLaren Macomb, believes all attention should be on the child’s development.
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...
What's Going Around for the week beginning July 25, 2016
I truly appreciate the way that Cesar took care of me while I was his patient. He is a very good nurse.
With the temperature index heading above 100 degrees through the weekend "extra precautions should absolutely be taken."
What's Going Around for the week beginning July 18, 2016
Meningitis infections are preventable through vaccinations and hygienic best practices.
Full of healthy fats and low in carbs, a simple and refreshing salad perfect to bring to a summer cookout.
"Karolina was very good to me, checking and keeping up on my blood pressure and other needs."
Justin Stenz, MD, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
Veronica A. Takov, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
Christopher Shamass, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
Bradley Shobe, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
Evan Fonger, MD, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
Michael S. Patterson, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
Unrecognized and untreated concussions can result in an athlete returning to play sooner than medically advised.
McLaren Macomb PERT is the first team of its kind in Macomb County utilizing the latest technology to quickly treat pulmonary embolisms.
Utica Community School students were welcomed in to experience a real-life, front-line medical atmosphere.
McLaren Macomb’s “Let’s Talk” Speech Summer Camp, the twice-weekly, month-long speech language program, provides students with various disabilities the opportunity to continue to maintain and enhance the skills they developed with school speech therapists during the school year.
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.
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.
Dr. Pulin Patel, an allergist with McLaren Macomb, tells us how to limit our symptoms during allergy season.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
For several years, actions have been underway in Macomb County to fight addiction, a common occurrence to local emergency rooms.
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.
"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."
McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races returns bigger than ever for its sixth year!
“Since that first day, post-op, I have not needed to take any medications that were once related to my obesity.”
“In the world of joint replacement procedures, this is very minimally-invasive,” said Dr. Andrew Ajluni.
McLaren Macomb’s Family Birthing Unit applied and has been approved for 8 licensed specialty care beds after obtaining a certificate of need from the State of Michigan. The added beds will allow the Family Birthing Unit to care for babies who have been born at 32 weeks of pregnancy or greater and to stabilize babies born prior to 32 weeks until transfer is available to a specialized facility.
McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed Mount Clemens-based hospital, earned a 3-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates, accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs throughout the United States. The mission of The Joint Commission is to “continuously improve health care for the public” by “evaluating health care and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
When faced with a diabetes diagnosis, learning self-management is essential to proper maintenance.
McLaren Macomb cardiologists successfully performed Macomb County’s first EkoSonic® Endovascular system with Acoustic Pulse Thrombolysis™, a unique procedure to break up blood clots that have formed in the circulatory system. The patient, diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs), was suffering symptoms associated with reduced blood flow, which could lead to death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
“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.”
Dr. Shaun Ramsey, a fourth-year emergency medicine resident at McLaren Macomb, has been selected to present his case at the Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Case Competition.
With the first case of Zika confirmed in Michigan, many questions will be asked about how this virus can affect us, especially expectant mothers.
While not traditional influenza, gastroenteritis – often referred to as “stomach flu” – has been an all too common diagnosis around local emergency rooms since the fall and it has not let up.
Sibin K. Zacharias, cardiologist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.
McLaren Macomb has been designated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS) as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement.
I get choked up just thinking about how much their kindness comforted me.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Although this season’s flu pales in comparison to the same time last year, another viral infection has circulated, sending many heading to their nearest ER.
In an effort to combat the leading cause of death for American adults, the Cardiac Rehabilitation team at McLaren Macomb’s Mat Gaberty Heart Center created the Heart Assessment Program.
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.
Staying warm and in-doors during the winter doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your health – you can still exercise at home!
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.
Runners and athletes of all ages and skill levels are welcomed to learn from the pro at the Runner and Triathlete Seminar hosted at McLaren Macomb.
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.
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.
Although its winter and many weeks of staying in-doors lay ahead, the threat of injury is still prevalent.
In an act of seasonal generosity, the Medical Staff of McLaren Macomb donated several thousands of dollars to multiple Macomb County nonprofit organizations. The Arc of Macomb County, HOPE Center in Macomb and MCREST (Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team) all benefitted from the surprise donations made by the medical staff.
Maan Askar, M.D., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Askar earned his medical degree from the University of Al-Mustansiriyah Medical School in Baghdad, Iraq, and continued his education with the completion of a family practice internship and residency program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
McLaren Macomb's primary care physician, Dr. Erin Baker, discusses strategies to avoid holiday weight gain.
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.
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.
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.
Gravy on your turkey or potatoes is like adding pads of butter to your plate. Keep the flavor but lighten your meal by adding a chicken reduction to your table.
This beautiful dish is sure to make your mouth water and it is so simple to make.
A pumpkin custard will let you have the best of both world – still enjoy this traditional dessert but feel guilt-free with this fat-free recipe.
Cut the added calories from an apple pie but lose none of the delicious flavor with an easy-to-make apple crisp.
Are you ready to impress your guests with something different? Give this unique dessert recipe a try.
Try this mouthwatering recipe with your next scoop of vanilla ice cream. So tasty.
Celebrate with a sassy twist to your next rice pudding parfait.
Rich and creamy, this ice cream is filled with flavor that is sure to please.
This tart will whisk you away to chocolate paradise. Simply delectable.
While it is not something that can be cured, lymphedema and its symptoms can be managed, which is the motivation behind new, free classes offered by McLaren Macomb Cancer Rehabilitation. Friends and family are welcomed to attend the free classes as well, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Karmanos Cancer Center at McLaren Macomb, Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center, on the campus of McLaren Macomb. All classes are free, but registration is required and can be made by calli...
2016 Prenatal Classes at McLaren Macomb's Family Birthing Center are now on an easy to read calendar.
The American Cancer Society is revising its own guidelines regarding when – and how often – women should get mammograms. The revisions endorse annual mammogram breast cancer screenings beginning at age 45 rather than 40, before switching to mammograms every other year at age 55.
Each year, Hour Detroit compiles its list of “Top Docs” and we are proud to congratulate the following McLaren Macomb physicians who are included on this year’s list: Congratulations to all.
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?
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 ...
Dr. Arthur Frazier, a radiation oncologist and medical director of the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb, Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center, was voted into the Macomb Hall of Fame. Presented by the Macomb Foundation, in association with the Macomb Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Frazier was inducted for his work treating cancer patients during a ceremony on Sept. 24. “It’s an honor and incredibly humbling to be inducted in the hall of fame,” said Dr. Frazier. “This recognition is shared with all of my excell...
Amish Prasad, D.O., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Prasad earned his medical degree from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada, and continued his education with the completion of an internal medicine residency program at Valley Hospital Medical Center also in Las Vegas, and a cardiology fellowship at McLaren Oakland Medical Center in Pontiac, Michigan.
Linda Karadsheh, D.O., F.A.C.O.O.G., a McLaren Macomb OB/GYN, was named to the list of Best OB/GYNs in Southeast Michigan by Metro Parent magazine. One of just 21 practicing OB/GYNs named to the list, Dr. Karadsheh was very surprised and equally excited to have been included on the Metro Parent list.
McLaren Macomb implanted the first Macomb County patient with the new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demand. Heart disease is the no. 1 cause of death in Macomb County.
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...
Jeffrey T. Jacob, M.D., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Jacob earned his medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., before continuing his education with a neurosurgical residency and a skull base fellowship, both at the Mayo Clinic, also in Rochester. He is board eligible in neurosurgery.
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 $...
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...
McLaren Macomb, with Medstar Ambulance and Henry Ford Macomb, has partnered to launch the Mobile Health Paramedic, a program unique to the county that provides in-home support to recently-discharged patients. The Mobile Health Paramedic program will utilize Medstar’s staff of emergency medical technicians to follow up with patients in their homes to help them remain on track with medications and physician directions. A joint effort between Medstar, McLaren Macomb and Henry Ford Macomb—which are the co-ow...
Aniel G. Majjhoo, M.D., a neurologist specializing in interventional and vascular neurology, has joined the McLaren Macomb medical staff and will assist in ushering in leading edge telemedicine technology as part of the hospital system’s interventional neurology initiative. The program will incorporate the remote-presence device, TeleStroke, with the aim at reducing the effects of strokes and the patients’ rehabilitation time. The program will be integrated at McLaren Oakland and McLaren Port Huron, with...
Melissa Zimel, M.D., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Zimel earned her degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and continued her education with the completion of an orthopedic surgery residency program at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. She also completed an orthopedic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is board eligible in orthopedic surgery.
Ashley Harnden, D.O., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Harnden graduated from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa, and she continued her education with the completion of a residency program at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens, Michigan. She is board eligible in general surgery.
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...
Poorna Ramachandran, D.O., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Ramachandran earned her degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada, before continuing her education with the completion of an internal medicine residency program at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan, and a gastroenterology fellowship at St. John Macomb – Oakland in Madison Heights, Michigan.
Ryan Rogers, D.P.M., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Rogers graduated from the medical school at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery before continuing his education with the completion of a podiatric surgery residency program at St. John Hospital in Detroit.
Kurtis Kieleszewski, D.O., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Kieleszewski earned his degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan, before continuing his education with the completion of a family medicine residency program at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens, Michigan.
Tara Nelson, D.O., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Nelson earned her degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. She continued her education with the completion of an internal medicine residency program at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and is currently performing a nephrology fellowship with Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Norma M. Inocencio, M.D., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Inocencio graduated from the medical program at the University of Santo Thomas in Manilla, Philippines. She continued her education with an internship at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey, and the completion of a pediatrics residency and a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship program, both at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
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...
Brittany Derra, D.O., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Derra graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan and continued her education with the completion of an internal medicine residency program at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens.
Ameer Abdulrazzak, M.D., FACP, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Abdulrazzak graduated from the Damascus University Faculty of Medicine medical school in Damascus, Syria. He continued his education with an internal medicine residency at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan and a nephrology fellowship at St. John Hospital in Detroit.
Kristifor Andjelkovski, D.O., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Andjelkovski graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan and completed his residency in family medicine at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital in Warren, Michigan.
Cassandra N. Ramar, D.O., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Ramar graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri, before completing an obstetrics and gynecology residency program at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens, Michigan.
Colleen M. Scott, D.O., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Scott graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan, and continued her education with a family practice internship at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and residency at St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital in Warren, Michigan.
Matthew J. Prior, D.O., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Prior graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan, before completing a family practice residency at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He is board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Nouha I. Alammar, D.O., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Alammar graduated from the medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan and continued her education with a general surgery internship at Mount Clemens General Hospital, which she followed with an ENT and otorlaryngoly surgery residency at the Warren campus of Henry Ford Hospital. She is board certified in otorlaryngology and facial plastic surgery.
Paul Pulice, D.O., has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Pulice graduated from the medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing and continued his education by completing an internal medicine residency at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He is board certified in internal medicine.
The sound of the break was so loud that coaches from nearby fields stopped to take notice before dropping everything and leaping into a concerned sprint. What they found was 17-year old Xavier Nuckles, their senior cornerback for the Richmond High School football team writhing on the ground in unbearable pain. Xavier, during a tackling drill at one of the team’s first practices of the 2014 season, had a player fall on his leg, breaking the tibia, fibula and dislocating his ankle on his right leg.
It is easy to love this popular combination. Light and delicious. A wonderful treat for an explosion of taste.
Looking for a creative way to use those beautiful tomatoes in your garden? Try this grilled flank steak salad for a mouth-watering meal.
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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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...
Michael J. D’Almeida, D.O., FACOS, CWS, of the Northeast Surgical Group will once again be performing bariatric surgery for the hospital through its Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb. Previously, Dr. D’Almeida was director of the Great Lakes Bariatric Treatment Center, which was affiliated with the then-Mount Clemens General Hospital, performing more than 400 bariatric surgeries. Currently, he is the director of the Nutrition and Metabolic Support Team at McLaren Macomb.
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...
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.
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.
The Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb earned the Comprehensive Center accreditation, acknowledging the Institute “meets the needs of its patients by providing multidisciplinary, high-quality and patient-centered care.” The accreditation was granted by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), whose objective is to advance safe, high-quality care for bariatric surgical patients through its accreditation process.
McLaren Medical Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs. With this recognition, McLaren Medical Laboratory joins the prestigious ranks of the more than 7,600 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
Students making headway in school speech therapy programs don’t have to lose momentum when heading into summer vacation. McLaren Macomb’s Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Department will host its annual Summer Speech Camp, offering speech and language services for children with various disabilities. “Many students have been working throughout the school year with a speech pathologist, making real progress,” said Kirstin Gubin, a McLaren Macomb Speech Language Pathologist. “This camp p...
Mike Mulcahy, Manager of Outpatient Rehab Services at McLaren Macomb, has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Rehabilitation Services at McLaren Macomb. Mulcahy has more than 6 years of experience in managerial roles and 22 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist. Mulcahy assumed his new position on April 13.
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...
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 ...
McLaren Macomb, in an effort to maintain proficiency and preparedness, routinely practices disaster scenarios. During Friday’s drill, McLaren Macomb received invaluable assistance from members of the community, including students from nearby Chippewa Valley High School and Macomb Community College, who helped make the drill as close to “real world” as possible.
McLaren Macomb Injury Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Dixon, RN, BSN, also the Chapter Director of ThinkFirst McLaren Macomb, has been invited to speak and present at the national ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention in Washington, DC. The ThinkFirst Foundation is a national injury prevention organization that works to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through on-site education and training session. With traumatic injury the number one cause of death to Macomb County resident...
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.
The daughter of a father who was a physician and a mother who was a nurse, Judy grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan. The fourth of five children Judy and her siblings admired the hard work and determination of her father, who migrated from Turkey at age 30 to pursue his dream to become a doctor, and her mother, who set a stellar example both as mother and pediatric nurse. As a proud mother of four children, 2 boys and 2 girls Judy’s passion was to follow in her parents footsteps. When her...
Alexander I. Ajlouni, M.D., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Ajlouni earned his medical degree upon graduation from Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit. He followed with completions of an anesthesiology residency program at Providence Hospital in Southfield and then a pain fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management.
Andrew Xavier, M.D., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Xavier graduated from the medical school at the Jawaharial Institute of Post Graduate in India and continued his education with an internship at the Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center and the completion of a residency program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine CUNY in New York City and fellowships with University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey and SUNY at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Macomb, Ted B. Wahby Cancer Center in Mount Clemens has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) It is one of only two cancer programs in Michigan to receive the award. The other is Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. In total, there were 76 cancer programs nationwide on the list of preliminary winners. “We are very proud of our affiliation with the Kar...
Five researches from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have joined CURES, an transdiciplinary research project with the goal of disease prevention in Detroit and surrounding areas. The Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), within Wayne State University’s Institute on Environmental Health Sciences (IEHS), is a collaboration between several community health providers and organizations focusing on understanding how exposures to chemical and nonchemical stressors prevalent i...
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...
As the Ebola outbreak in Africa, eventually reaching stateside, made headlines across the country in the fall of 2014, it was a corporate initiative to remain prepared in these situations. With that, the McLaren Macomb Ebola Rapid Response Team was formed – specially-trained and always, on-call the nine-person team, with more than 200 years worth of combined experience, includes:
Dr. Rourke earned his degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. He followed graduation with the completion of an ear, nose and throat residency program at McLaren Oakland in Pontiac and a rhinology and skull base surgery fellowship at the Sinus and Nasal Institute of Florida in Saint Petersburg.
Anthony Cucchi, D.O., has joined the medical staff of McLaren Macomb. Dr. Cucchi graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Ill., and continued his medical education with an internship and orthopedic surgery residency program at the Warren campus of Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. He followed that with a spinal surgery fellowship at the Michigan Brain and Spine Institute at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.
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...
McLaren Macomb Athletic Medicine Institute and Hansons Running are pleased to be presenting “Information on the Run,” a pair of FREE information events that will leave attendees with everything they need to know about how to have to get the most from running, while also staying safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. If it’s not controlled, diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems. One in 12 Americans has diabetes – that’s more than 25 million people. And another 79 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes....
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.
Dr. Ghumman earned her medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Botsford Hospital, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at St. John Providence Hospital.
This week Dr. Glenn DeLong, an emergency physician at McLaren Macomb, reports: *Upper Respiratory Infections - During the past week, emergency physicians have seen an increase in children and adults with upper respiratory infections with symptoms of sore throat, cough and sneezing. Dr. DeLong recommends common-sense measures to help prevent the spread of germs, including frequent hand washing with soap and water, and avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. *Gastroent...
As part of McLaren Macomb’s commitment to emergency preparedness, five hospital employees recently completed a week-long training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama.
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...
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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