Detroit Medical Center http://michiganradio.org en Cereal drive targets a downside of summer: child hunger http://michiganradio.org/post/cereal-drive-targets-downside-summer-child-hunger <p>There’s an effort underway to make sure kids who usually get breakfast at school don’t go hungry in the summer months.</p><p>This is the fifth year that nurses at the Detroit Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital have taken up a <a href="http://www.childrensdmc.org/cerealdrive">cereal drive for those at-risk kids</a>.</p><p>The drive was the brainchild of Pam Taurence and her colleagues on the Professional Nurse Council.</p><p>Taurence says it started in 2010, when the group was trying to come up with an idea for a community service project.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:25:40 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 17827 at http://michiganradio.org Cereal drive targets a downside of summer: child hunger Stateside: Mike Duggan's run for Mayor of Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-mike-duggans-run-mayor-detroit <p>Detroit has become a poster child for the struggling Rust Belt city, and its struggles affect both Southeast Michigan&nbsp; and the entire state.</p><p>This is why the possible mayoral candidacy of Mike Duggan is going to be closely watched.</p><p>Duggan—former aide to Wayne County Executive Edward McNamara, former Wayne County prosecutor, and now CEO of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC)—has filed the paperwork needed to set up a campaign committee for a possible run to become the next Mayor of Detroit.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:28:35 +0000 Stateside Staff 9269 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Mike Duggan's run for Mayor of Detroit Game on: Mike Duggan all-but-officially in Detroit mayor's race http://michiganradio.org/post/game-mike-duggan-all-officially-detroit-mayors-race <p>Detroit Medical Center chief Mike Duggan has all-but-officially thrown his hat into the Detroit mayor’s race.</p><p>Duggan filed papers Wednesday to create a campaign committee to raise money while he explores that possibility.</p><p>"I've never seen things this bad," Duggan said in a statement explaining his run. "This month we had 32 murders in 15 days, the city's plan to replace streetlights collapsed in Lansing, and the city just ran up another $40 million deficit in the last quarter despite the consent agreement.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:47:56 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 9256 at http://michiganradio.org Game on: Mike Duggan all-but-officially in Detroit mayor's race Medical technician may have infected Michigan patients with Hepatitis C http://michiganradio.org/post/medical-technician-may-have-infected-michigan-patients-hepatitis-c <p>Michigan health officials say a hospital worker who allegedly spread <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_c">Hepatitis-C</a> to patients at a hospital in New Hampshire also worked at several facilities in Michigan.</p><p></p><p>They suggest former patients at those Michigan hospitals may want to <a href="http://mi.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-8347-283370--,00.html">get tested</a> for Hepatitis-C. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:46:30 +0000 Steve Carmody 8486 at http://michiganradio.org Medical technician may have infected Michigan patients with Hepatitis C Detroit Doctors reduce premature births http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-doctors-reduce-premature-births <p>Detroit is the site of an important medical discovery that&rsquo;s expected to reduce infant mortality.</p><p>Doctors at the <a href="http://www.dmc.org/">Detroit Medical Center</a>,<a href="http://home.med.wayne.edu/"> Wayne State University</a>, and the<a href="http://www.med.wayne.edu/prb/"> National Institutes of Health</a> identified women likely to deliver their babies early with a simple hormone gel. They treated those women with a hormone gel and reduced the chance of premature delivery by 45 percent. Mike Duggan is the President of the Detroit Medical Center.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;The idea that you could spot a likelihood of that premature delivery and prevent it in really remarkable numbers it is a world changing discovery. This is going to change the infant mortality rate.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Doctor Tom Malone is the head of DMC&rsquo;s Hutzel Women&rsquo;s Hospital.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Prematurity and small for gestational age probably impacts infant mortality more than anything else, and the infant mortality rate in the city of Detroit is the highest in the state. So you get an idea of how significant this study is.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Over 500,000&nbsp; babies are born early each year in the United States. Prematurity is the leading cause of infant mortality. Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:25:36 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1934 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Doctors reduce premature births