‘The Color of Rain’ Tells the Story of Faith, Hope and Love

The Color of Rain Next week the Hallmark Movie, The Color of Rain, premiere party welcomes Lacey Chabert and Warren Christie to the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak. The two actors star in the movie, based on the book of the same name. The film tells the story of two Rochester Area families coping with the tragedy of cancer. Released in 2011 and co-authored by Michael and Gina Spehn, the book is a true story of “faith, hope and love.” Gina lost her husband, Matt Kell, to cancer on Christmas … [Read more...]

MDCH: Talk about medical history with family over the holidays

From the Michigan Department of Community Health: This Thanksgiving, Have a Family Health History Discussion Michigan Residents Encouraged to Discuss Cancer Risks Within Families LANSING – Each year, Thanksgiving marks Family Health History Day when families are encouraged to discuss their health history with one another. Learning about your families’ health history is important for certain cancer screenings, such as colorectal cancer. Screening helps detect issues before there are symptoms … [Read more...]

Crittenton to assist as FBI investigates fraudulent cancer doc’s private practice

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested local oncologist Farid Fata, M.D., for an alleged health care fraud scheme. The owner and founder of Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers (MHO) with offices across Southeast Mich. has been prescribing medically unnecessary services, according to report by the United State’s Attorney’s Office. The 48-year-old Oakland Township resident has submitted claims to Medicare for services like chemotherapy, Positron Emission … [Read more...]

Pictures of Purpose

Peace of mind is worth a lot to a mom. Well, it's at least worth the $20 co-pay to your child's pediatrician when you are worried about something. Call me a hypochondriac, but I'm one of those people who'd rather worry and be safe, than shrug it off and be sorry. So this weekend, when a photo of my sweet baby came up with a "red eye" reflex that was actually white, I immediately became concerned. Of course, this happened when 30 people were at my house. These kinds of things only happen … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, I Hate Airline Delays!

Dear Crabby, I hate it when the airlines promise to be on time and punctual and then are anything but that! Why can't a plane just take off and land when they say it will? Sincerely, Charles Landontime Dear Mr. Landontime, I think the simple answer here is NO! The airlines will always have delays, always make promises they cannot keep, and will always hire people that simply try to make your life as difficult as possible. I recently was trying to help a friend of mine fly to another … [Read more...]

BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS

ROCHESTER, MI – Crittenton and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are collaborating to bring social and emotional support to anyone in the community who is touched by a blood cancer diagnosis.  Meetings are free, and are held the second Wednesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the hospital.   Come and enjoy the support and caring of others who share your situation.  Please call 248-581-3885 for more information or register online at www.crittenton.com … [Read more...]

Facing Surgery, Councilman Brennan Won’t Seek Re-election

Incumbent Rochester Hills City Councilman J. Martin Brennan said he won’t run for re-election this year because he was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Brennan said Wednesday that he is scheduled for robotic surgery May 26. “Given my health condition and time to recuperate, I could not maintain an effective campaign,” he said. “You know the physical activity to campaign locally. You have to go door to door.” Brennan does not expect to undergo chemotherapy or radiation after … [Read more...]

Blood Cancer Support Group Meets at Crittenton Hospital Center

ROCHESTER, MI – Crittenton and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are collaborating to bring social and emotional support to anyone in the community who is touched by a blood cancer diagnosis.  Meetings are free, and are held the second Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the hospital.  The next meeting will be held January 12, 2011. Come and enjoy the support and caring of others who share your situation.  Please call 248-581-3885 for more information. … [Read more...]

CANCER PATIENTS: LOOK GOOD….FEEL BETTER NOV 8th

ROCHESTER, MI – This ongoing program provides information and cosmetic advice to those with cancer.  It includes hands-on instruction on makeup and skin care as well as suggestions for using wigs, turbans and scarves.  Cosmetics are provided for your personal makeover.  Facilitated by certified cosmetologists.  The program is free, and the next one will be held November 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Please call 248.652.5269 for registration. … [Read more...]

CANCER PATIENTS: LOOK GOOD….FEEL BETTER

  ROCHESTER, MI – This ongoing program provides information and cosmetic advice to those with cancer.  It includes hands-on instruction on makeup and skin care as well as suggestions for using wigs, turbans and scarves.  Cosmetics are provided for your personal makeover.  Facilitated by certified cosmetologists.  The program is free, and the next one will be held October 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Please call 248.652.5269 for registration and information or visit www.crittenton.com/classes to … [Read more...]