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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Upcoming FREE seminars

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

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Monday, November 13, 2017

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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Monday, November 13, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of November 13, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning November 13, 2017

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Friday, November 10, 2017

McLaren Macomb Spiritual Care Volunteer Fair

Meet members of the Spiritual Care Department at the Spiritual Care Volunteer Fair on Thurs., Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

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, November 6, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of November 6, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning November 6, 2017

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Monday, October 30, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of October 30, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning October 30, 2017

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Monday, October 30, 2017

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 23, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of October 23, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning October 23, 2017

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Culture and Cuisine - featuring recipes from Nigeria

Bring beautiful color to your table with these unique dishes. You'll find pumpkin in a deliciously satisfying casserole and peanut butter in a soup that will have your guests begging for more. 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, October 16, 2017

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

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

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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Monday, October 16, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of October 16, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning October 16, 2017

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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

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

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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Monday, October 9, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of October 9, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning October 9, 2017.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of October 2, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning October 2, 2017

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of September 25, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 25, 2017

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Culture and Cuisine - Recipes from Argentina

Are you looking to send your taste buds on an adventure? Grapes, pears, peaches and prickly pear cactus make bold appearances in these recipes. Go ahead and give them a try. 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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Friday, September 22, 2017

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

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

What's Going Around - Week of September 18, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 18, 2017

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Walk-In Wednesdays

Join McLaren Macomb’s nursing team!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Free skin cancer screening

Do you spend a lot of time outdoors? Have you been exposed to too much sun over the years?

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Monday, September 11, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of September 11, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 11, 2017

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Monday, September 11, 2017

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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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of September 4, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 4, 2017

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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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Monday, August 28, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of August 28, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 28, 2017

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Monday, August 21, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of August 21, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 21, 2017

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Welcome, Julia! Libcke named chief nursing officer at McLaren Macomb

Julia M. Libcke, DNP, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC, has been named chief nursing officer at McLaren Macomb.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Culture and Cuisine - featuring recipes from Hawaii

Looking for a tasty dish to pass at your next party? Give these flavorful dishes a try 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, August 14, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of August 14, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 14, 2017

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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

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

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

What's Going Around - Week of August 7, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 7, 2017

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Monday, August 7, 2017

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

What's Going Around - Week of July 31, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning July 31, 2017

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Monday, July 31, 2017

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

What's Going Around - Week of July 24, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning July 24, 2017

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Monday, July 24, 2017

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

What's Going Around - Week of July 17, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning July 17, 2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017

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

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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Monday, July 10, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of July 10, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning July 10, 2017.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

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

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

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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Monday, July 3, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of July 3, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning July 3, 2017

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

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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Monday, June 26, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of June 26, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning June 26, 2017.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

Free knee pain seminar

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

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Culture and Cuisine - featuring recipes from Norway

Looking to add a delicious side dish, hor d'oeuvre or dessert to your party menu? Try these Norwegian recipes. Your guests will love them. Culture and Cuisine is a free, monthly event developed by the McLaren Macomb Diversity & Inclusion Council to provide employees an opportunity to try authentic cuisines from around the world.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of June 19, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning June 19, 2017

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Friday, June 16, 2017

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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Monday, June 12, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of June 12, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning June 12, 2017.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

Meet Joyce - Employee of the Month

Meet Joyce, June 2017 Employee of the Month

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Monday, June 5, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of June 5, 2017

What's Going Around for the week of June 5, 2017

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Culture and Cuisine - featuring recipes from Costa Rica

Add a twist to some good 'ole fashioned comfort food. These Costa Rican recipes are sure to please the whole family. 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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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of May 29, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning May 29, 2017

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Friday, May 26, 2017

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

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

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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Monday, May 22, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of May 22, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning May 22, 2017

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Friday, May 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

What's Going Around - Week of May 15, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning May 15, 2017.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

American Stroke Month

Although strokes are serious, 80 percent are preventable.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of May 8

What's Going Around for the week beginning May 8, 2017

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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?

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

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, May 1, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of May 1

What's Going Around for the week beginning May 1, 2017

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

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.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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 24, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of April 24, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning April 24, 2017

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Culture and Cuisine - featuring recipes from China

Try something new. Surprise your taste buds with these authentic and unique Chinese 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, April 17, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of April 17, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning April 17, 2017

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Monday, April 17, 2017

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

What's Going Around - Week of April 10, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning April 10, 2017

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Monday, April 10, 2017

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

My pain-free life

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

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Monday, April 3, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of April 3, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning April 3, 2017

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Video: What's Going Around - Week of March 27, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning March 27, 2017

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Culture and Cuisine - featuring recipes from Egypt

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.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of March 20, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning March 20, 2017

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Monday, March 13, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of March 13, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning March 13, 2017

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Friday, March 10, 2017

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

“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

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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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of March 6, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning March 6, 2017

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Friday, March 3, 2017

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

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

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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, February 28, 2017

Low-dose lung cancer screenings: Offering peace of mind

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.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of February 27, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning February 27, 2017

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Monday, February 27, 2017

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

Winter: Peak time for heart attacks

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.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of February 20, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning February 20, 2017

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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

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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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Flu season escalating: What you should know

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.”

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What’s Going Around – Week of February 13, 2017

What;s Going Around for the week beginning February 13, 2017

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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 13, 2017

Culture and Cuisine – featuring recipes from Australia

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.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of February 6, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning February 6, 2017

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Friday, February 3, 2017

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

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

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Heart disease: Are you at-risk?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die from various forms of heart disease while millions of others live with it every day.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of January 16, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning January 16, 2017

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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 16, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of January 9

What's Going Around for the week beginning January 9, 2017

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Transition to Wellness: “A Stronger You After Cancer” - Feb. 2

Motivated to create a comprehensive program, Transition to Wellness addresses the physical, emotional and nutritional needs specific to cancer survivors.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

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

Meet Dr. Dennis Cunningham, McLaren Macomb’s new chief medical officer

McLaren Macomb was pleased to welcome Dennis Cunningham, MD, to the hospital’s leadership team as its chief medical officer.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of January 2, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning January 2, 2017

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Friday, January 6, 2017

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

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

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Friday, December 30, 2016

What’s Going Around – December 26, 2016

What’s Going Around for the week beginning December 26, 2016.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

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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Friday, December 23, 2016

What’s Going Around – December 19, 2016

What’s Going Around the week beginning December 19, 2016.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

What’s Going Around – December 12, 2016

What’s Going Around for the week beginning December 12, 2016

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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

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

What's Going Around - Week of December 5, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning December 5, 2016

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Monday, December 5, 2016

What’s Going Around – Week of November 28, 2016

What’s Going Around for the week beginning November 28, 2016

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

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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Thursday, December 1, 2016

The real problem (and solutions) of opioid abuse

Currently in the midst of opioid epidemic, occurrences of overdoses are all too common to the physicians in local emergency departments.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of November 21, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning November 21, 2016

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Dr. Meisner, emergency medicine resident, published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine

Craig Meisner, DO, an emergency medicine resident at McLaren Macomb, had his case study published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine .

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Apps that aid in tracking diabetes

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.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Autumn Salad with Cranberries

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.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of November 14, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning November 14, 2016

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Monday, November 21, 2016

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?

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

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Monday, November 14, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of November 7, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning November 7, 2016

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

‘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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Monday, November 7, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of October 31, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning October 31, 2016

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

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

What's Going Around - Week of October 24

What's Going Around for the week beginning October 24, 2016

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Friday, October 28, 2016

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

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 25, 2016

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, October 25, 2016

What’s Going Around – October 17, 2016

What’s Going Around for the week beginning October 17, 2016

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Seared scallops and quinoa

Seared scallops and quinoa are a great combination for an easy seafood dinner under 200 calories per serving.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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

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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Monday, October 17, 2016

What’s Going Around – Week of October 10, 2016

What’s Going Around for the week beginning October 10, 2016

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Friday, October 7, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of October 3, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning October 3, 2016.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Tomato bell pepper quiche

These healthy recipes are great for anyone working to maintain a healthy lifestyle!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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, October 4, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of September 26, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 26, 2016

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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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Monday, September 26, 2016

Dr. Wagner, orthopedic surgeon, joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

Michael A. Wagner, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of September 19, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 19, 2016

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

BRAvo dancer profile: Dena Achille and Dr. Patrick Flaherty

“It was so fast,” she said. “I felt so vulnerable—it was like an outer body experience.”

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of September 12, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 12, 2016

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Friday, September 9, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of September 5, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 5, 2016.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

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 8, 2016

BRAvo dancer profile: Wendy Pagano and Dr. Sanjay Vora

Every morning, Wendy Pagano would look in the mirror and directly address the cancer that was inside of her. “You picked the wrong girl.”

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Dr. Ianitelli, cardiologist, joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

Melissa M. Ianitelli, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Dr. Willoughby, cardiac electrophysiologist, joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

Michael Cameron Willoughby, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

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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Thursday, September 1, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of August 29, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 29, 2016

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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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Monday, August 29, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of August 22, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 22, 2016

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

BRAvo dancer profile: Dr. Albert Przybylski and Kathy Lauinger

“You really see the goodness in people,” Kathy Lauinger said. “It’s amazing how many people stood up.”

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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 22, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of August 15, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 15, 2016

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dr. Johnson, radiation oncologist, joining McLaren Macomb medical staff

Matthew D. Johnson, MD, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

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

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

What's Going Around - Week of August 8, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 8, 2016.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

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

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 8, 2016

Great job, Luca!

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.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

BRAvo dancer profile: Dr. Carl and Ms. Penny Pesta

“I was very positive throughout the whole process, and I was very lucky.”

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Friday, August 5, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of August 1, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 1, 2016

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

McLaren Macomb celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

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.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

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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Thursday, July 28, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of July 25, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning July 25, 2016

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Way to go, Cesar!

I truly appreciate the way that Cesar took care of me while I was his patient. He is a very good nurse.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

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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Thursday, July 21, 2016

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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What's Going Around - week of July 18, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning July 18, 2016

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Meningitis: What to know

Meningitis infections are preventable through vaccinations and hygienic best practices.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Melon and Serrano Ham Salad with Almonds

Full of healthy fats and low in carbs, a simple and refreshing salad perfect to bring to a summer cookout.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great job, Karolina!

"Karolina was very good to me, checking and keeping up on my blood pressure and other needs."

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Interventional radiologist Stenz joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

Justin Stenz, MD, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Family medicine physician Takov joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

Veronica A. Takov, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Emergency medicine physician Shamass joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

Christopher Shamass, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Internist Shobe joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

Bradley Shobe, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Internist Patterson joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

Michael S. Patterson, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

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

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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Friday, June 17, 2016

McLaren Macomb ER hosts future med students

Utica Community School students were welcomed in to experience a real-life, front-line medical atmosphere.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Progress over the summer with “Let’s Talk”

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.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016 McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races

McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races returns bigger than ever for its sixth year!

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

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

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

McLaren Macomb approved for 8 licensed specialty care nursery beds

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.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

McLaren Macomb receives 3-year accreditation from The Joint Commission

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.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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

McLaren Macomb cardiologists successfully perform county’s first EkoSonic® thromboysis on pulmonary embolism

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.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Resident Ramsey among 25 selected nationally to present at ACOEP seminar

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.

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

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 26, 2016

Stomach flu still going around

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.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dr. Sibin K. Zacharias, cardiologist joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

Sibin K. Zacharias, cardiologist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

McLaren Macomb Joint Replacement Program earns Blue Distinction Center+ designation from BCBS

McLaren Macomb has been designated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS) as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thankful Recognition - By Patricia Hurley

I get choked up just thinking about how much their kindness comforted me.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

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

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

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

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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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

RSV making the rounds this winter

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.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Know your numbers - Heart Assessment Program

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.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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

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

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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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Runner and Triathlete Training Seminar

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.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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

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

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

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Medical Staff makes donations for the holidays

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.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Dr. Askar, primary care physician joins McLaren Macomb 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.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, November 24, 2015

Reduction sauce

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.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Roasted sweet potatoes

This beautiful dish is sure to make your mouth water and it is so simple to make.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Individual pumpkin custards

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.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Apple crisp

Cut the added calories from an apple pie but lose none of the delicious flavor with an easy-to-make apple crisp.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Parsnip spice cupcakes with maple frosting

Are you ready to impress your guests with something different? Give this unique dessert recipe a try.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Butterscotch bourbon bread pudding

Try this mouthwatering recipe with your next scoop of vanilla ice cream. So tasty.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Persimmon, pistachio, and coconut rice pudding parfaits

Celebrate with a sassy twist to your next rice pudding parfait.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pumpkin ice cream

Rich and creamy, this ice cream is filled with flavor that is sure to please. 

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Salted dark chocolate tart with pistachios

This tart will whisk you away to chocolate paradise. Simply delectable.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

FREE class — Lymphedema management and relief

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...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

2016 Family Birthing Center educational classes calendar

2016 Prenatal Classes at McLaren Macomb's Family Birthing Center are now on an easy to read calendar.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

American Cancer Society revises mammogram guidelines

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.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hour Detroit lists McLaren Macomb "Top Docs"

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.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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

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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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

McLaren Macomb cancer physician Arthur Frazier, M.D., inducted into Macomb Hall of Fame

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...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dr. Prasad, cardiologist joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dr. Linda Karadsheh named to list of Best OB/GYNs in Southeast 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.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

McLaren Macomb implants first Macomb County patient with new heart failure monitoring solution

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.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

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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Monday, September 14, 2015

Dr. Jacob, neurosurgeon joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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

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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Monday, August 31, 2015

McLaren Macomb partners with Medstar, Henry Ford Macomb to launch Mobile Health Paramedic Program

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...

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Dr. Aniel Majjhoo and TeleStroke: McLaren Macomb introduces its Interventional Neurology Program

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...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dr. Zimel, orthopedic oncology surgeon joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dr. Harnden, general surgeon joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

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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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dr. Ramachandran, gastroenterologist joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dr. Rogers, podiatric surgeon joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dr. Kieleszewski, primary care physician joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dr. Nelson, internal medicine hospitalist joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dr. Inocencio, pediatric hospitalist joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

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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Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Derra, internal medicine hospitalist joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Abdulrazzak, nephrologist joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Andjelkovski, primary care physician, joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Ramar, obstetrics and gynecologic surgeon joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Scott, primary care physician joins Mclaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Prior, primary care physician joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dr. Alammar, otorlaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dr. Pulice, internal medicine hospitalist joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Getting Xavier back in the game

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.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fresh strawberry and spinach salad

It is easy to love this popular combination. Light and delicious. A wonderful treat for an explosion of taste.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Grilled flank steak salad with tomatoes

Looking for a creative way to use those beautiful tomatoes in your garden? Try this grilled flank steak salad for a mouth-watering meal.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

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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Friday, July 10, 2015

Endive salad with persimmons & pomegranate

Here's a light and tasty summertime salad to enjoy.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

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

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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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dr. Michael D’Almeida joins Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb

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.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

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

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

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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Friday, May 29, 2015

Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb receives Comprehensive Center Accreditation

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.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

McLaren medical laboratory receives accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

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.  

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

“Let’s Talk” Summer Speech Camp at McLaren Macomb

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...

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mike Mulcahy named Director of rehabilitation services at McLaren Macomb

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.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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

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

Community involvement helps McLaren Macomb remain prepared for anything

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.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

McLaren Macomb’s Jennifer Dixon presenting at National ThinkFirst Conference

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...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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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Monday, April 6, 2015

Meet Judy - Employee of the Month

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...

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Dr. Ajlouni, pain management/anesthesiologist, joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dr. Xavier, vascular neurologist, joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.    

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award for McLaren Macomb site

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...

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Karmanos Cancer researchers collaborate with CURES to study environmental links to disease development

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...

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

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, February 13, 2015

McLaren Macomb Ebola Rapid Response Team

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:

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dr. Rourke, otolaryngologist, joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Dr. Cucchi, orthopedic surgeon, joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

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 29, 2015

Two Chances to attend a FREE "How-to" running seminar – Information on the Run

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.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

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

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?

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?

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

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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Friday, November 7, 2014

November is National Diabetes Month

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....

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Monday, November 3, 2014

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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Monday, October 27, 2014

Dr. Ghumman, Gastroenterologist, joins McLaren Macomb medical staff

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.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's going around? An emergency room report

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...

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

McLaren Macomb employees attend emergency preparedness training

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.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

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

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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