Preparing for healthcare changes this fall

As October nears, how will the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect you and your family? “The reform will affect different people in different ways,” said David K. Jones, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, whose dissertation research examines the role of states in implementing the new healthcare law. This week, local experts explain some of the basics of healthcare reform to help you understand some of the changes. More … [Read more...]

One for all: Clinical trial participants hope to expedite treatment for future patients

Last month, the Capitol hosted its first Clinical Trials Awareness Day showcasing some of the state’s 3,400 ongoing studies in an effort to educate the public. While there are varied risks involved with each program, “These trials can speed the healing time or even cure a disease,” State Rep. Gail Haines said in a press release. Haines is the chair of the House Health Policy Committee and hopes to encourage future legislation making Michigan further research-friendly. What is a clinical … [Read more...]

Not so sweet: Learning to treat children who have an adult illness

Last week the American Academy of Pediatrics debuted a list of guidelines for diagnosing and treating youngsters, ages 10 to 18 with type 2 diabetes. Children are now exhibiting the insulin-deficient health condition formerly exclusive to adults and this is a significant concern, Amy Banes-Berceli, a biology professor at Oakland University said. “It means we are in the middle of a serious health problem,” Banes-Berceli said. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic or lifetime condition … [Read more...]

Crittenton continues flu combat

In the midst of an epidemic, last week we covered some diagnostic tips when it comes to the flu and how to recognize when you need to head to the emergency room if your symptoms escalate. But this week, a Crittenton Hospital Medical Center expert shares a couple preventive measures to help you avoid the infamous virus this winter. Starting with home base At the beginning of the influenza season in October, Crittenton engaged in anti-flu combat by starting at square one—immunizing their … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital Unites Community, Shares Rich History

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center asked a simple question, “Tell us your story,” and the community responded. Some of the stories shared told about a first time expectant mother, an infant’s first hours, a family member who needed care, and an unexpected situation and those who ensured an astonishing outcome. The responses have been heartfelt and poignant telling of the lives that have been touched, bettered, and in some cases even saved at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. And now, … [Read more...]

Spotlight on the Specialists: Susan Taggart, birth doula, childbirth educator and hypnobirthing specialist

Welcome to Spotlight on the Specialists, a series of profiles on some of our most intriguing hometown healthy leaders. In an effort to connect with the Rochester and Rochester Hills community on a new and healthful level, we have set out to find some of the best, the most unique or quirky and the more underreported medical professionals in the area. Our hope is to uncover some helpful facts about our neighbors and inform you, our readers, of what a doula, a biostatistician or even a … [Read more...]

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and Oakland University School of Nursing Partner in $2 Million Endowed Professorship

There is a belief that the relationship between health care professionals and their patients is critical to the healing process and care satisfaction of patients as well as to the satisfaction of nurses. Crittenton Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) and Oakland University School of Nursing (OUSON) have set out to show the efficacy of  Relationship Based Care (RBC), a care delivery model,  through a $2 Million gift from the CHMC Foundation to the OUSON, that will support the advancement of … [Read more...]

Krish Dhanam Keynote Speaker at Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast

Continuing the Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast tradition at its new location, this year's inspirational message will be delivered by keynote speaker Krish Dhanam at The Royal Park Hotel in downtown Rochester on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Born in South India, Krish came to America to realize his dream and his potential. He speaks to thousands in need of a reminder of just how precious life and freedom are; Krish inspires and informs his audiences with a fresh perspective, a passionate style, and … [Read more...]

American Red Cross Babysitter Training at Crittenton

ROCHESTER, MI – Taught by a registered nurse, this 6 ½ hour class is designed to teach the basic skills of babysitting.  Participants must be at least 11 years old.  All participants receive a Babysitter’s Training Set.  Certificates are given at the completion of the class. We recommend taking CPR for Infants and Children as well.  The next classes will be held Friday, August 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 27 from 9a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the hospital. Registration deadline is … [Read more...]