A Sisterhood of Nursing: Three Beaumont Nurses Follow in Their Mom’s Footsteps

Their mom is dubbed "Michigan's longest serving nurse." The nursing longevity gene seems to run in the family. Julie McClure, Darlene Ditrapani and Laurie Johnson are all Beaumont nurses. Their combined years of nursing experience equal 105. Their mother is Dorothe Canty, who retired just last year from nursing at age 89. She

Beaumont Ministrelli Women's Heart Center hosts 'Spring Fling' May 18

a community health fair for women, which includes free screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar), along with CPR demonstrations, nutrition/fitness information and refreshments. Friday, May 18, noon - 4 p.m. Ministrelli Women's Heart Center Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Fee: No charge. For more information, call 248-898-8794;

Common Ground, Beaumont partner to offer mental health first aid training

The stigma surrounding mental illness often prevents people from seeking help or even acknowledging that they need help. When they do want help, they don't know where to turn. Common Ground and Beaumont Health System have joined forces to try to remove the stigma. They have teamed up to sponsor Mental Health First Aid, an internationally

Cane and Able Stroke Support Group Celebrates 30th Year

At 46, Rochester Hills children's author Brenda Yee experienced a stroke. Recalls Brenda, "April 15, 2002 was the worst day of my life." The stroke left her with mental and physical challenges including balance, vision and cognitive issues. She wondered whether she'd regain her writing skills. Before her stroke, Brenda was a voracious

Beaumont Children's Hospital Opens State's First Hospital-Based Anti-Bullying Program

Beaumont Children's Hospital has launched Michigan's first hospital-based, anti-bullying program to raise awareness, provide supportive counseling and develop research-based bullying programs. Based at Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak, the No Bullying Live Empowered, or NoBLE program, will offer individual and group psychoeducational

Holy Guacamole: Have a Healthy Cinco de Mayo

You can almost taste the tacos and smell the spicy salsa just thinking about Cinco de Mayo, a day many will celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. But you don't have to be Latino to participate in festivities or to enjoy the delicious food. On this day, Americans will use 81 million pounds of avocados in their Cinco de Mayo meals - that is 162

Beaumont’s Trauma Team Saves Madison Heights Man’s Foot

It all happened so fast. Dale McDowell, can't remember all the details of the accident at his workplace. But it's a day he'll never forget. Dale, 53, prides himself on his work ethic and until this past October- his safety record. "You don't think it's going to happen to you," he explains. In an instant a 1,000 pound table fell on his

Beaumont offers community health lifestyle series

Beaumont Health System offers a healthy lifestyle series focusing on nutrition, physical activity and weight management. Classes will be held Tuesdays, May 1, 8 and 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Medical Center, Macomb Township (conference rooms A and B), 15959 Hall Road. Cost is $30. Visit classes.beaumont.edu or call, 800-633-7377 to

Beaumont, Grosse Pointe hosting baby fair for new and expecting parents

Beaumont Health System is hosting a to provide new and expecting parents in Grosse Pointe and surrounding communities free information, demonstrations and activities. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Assumption Cultural Center, 21800 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores. Those attending can learn about Beaumont birthing centers, including the

Beaumont Health System's AED donation helps save lives

Beaumont Health System and the American Heart Association are partnering to purchase and donate Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, to community organizations to help save lives. Grace Christian Church in Sterling Heights received a donated AED on April 20, the latest organization to benefit from the Beaumont/AHA program. An AED is an