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Jan 5 2011
Behind The Scenes of "Michigan on Film" w/DMC's Emery King

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 The Detroit Medical Center has contributed to the growth of Michigan's filming industry and now the radio industry wants a piece of the pie.

Last month, members of the DMC Social Media Team were invited to WDET 101.9 FM Detroit Pubic Radio for a special behind-the-scenes look a program called "Michigan on Film." 

Michigan on Film is hosted by DMC's own Emery King. Emery's co-host on this broadcast is Jim Burnstein, chairman and vice-chairman of the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council (MFOAC).
The monthly radio show airs each first Friday of the month at 11:00 AM. This 30-minute program serves as a forum for individuals, businesses and organizations involved in Michigan's growing film industry.

This video is a brief infroduction of our behind-the-scenes visit. 

For more information on the Michigan Film Initiative and DMC's role in the MI Film Industry, check out:

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Dec 22 2010
Best of DMC Blog 2010

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The DMC Social Media Team would like to thank everyone who has followed along in their "adventures in social media" in 2010. To celebrate this, the DMC Blog is featuring some of the best videos that they had put together in the past year for everyone to view again. From dancing fun with "Monday Morning Hustle" to the very insprining journeys of a trio of young people at our DMC Rehabilitation Institute with the "RIM/Mike Utley Scholars" video diary series, there are a lot of great videos to watch once again. So check them out below and again thanks from DMC Social Media :)

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Dec 15 2010
A Visit from "Tim's Shoes"

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Tim’s Shoe (an actual gym shoe) travels the world to raise awareness about Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Because there are no parades, marathons, or fundraisers for MSA, the travels of Tim’s Shoe around the world have come to represent an invisible marathon. This week, the shoe visits Motown and DMC was one of the hot spots. Next week, Tim’s Shoe is headed to Italy. 

Presented with an official DMC Badge, Tim’s Shoe visited DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

“MSA is a rare condition that causes progressive neurological degeneration. Presently, there are no treatments to delay the progress and very few treatments to deal with its symptoms. The disease tends to advance rapidly over the course of five to 10 years, with progressive loss of motor skills, eventual confinement to bed and then death. The cause of MSA is unknown, there is no remission and currently, there is no cure, “said Phil Fortier, Tim’s Shoe Detroit Caregiver. Fortier’s brother suffers from MSA.

For pictures and video from the visit, click here to visit our DMC Flickr site at www.flickr.com/dmc_heals.

Other Resources on Tim's Shoe and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)


YouTube Video on Tim's Shoe:



Tim's Shoe Facebook Site:



MSA Information:




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Oct 27 2010
Halloween Safety Tips - CHM

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With Halloween frightfully close, you child's safety is paramount while Trick or Treating outdoors. For this reason, the DMC Blog has teamed up with DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan  and Safe Kids USA to provide some safety tips for Halloween weekend.


Tips for Parents

On average, twice as many kids are killed in pedestrian/vehicle incidents on Halloween as compared to other days of the year. Pedestrian safety is not just the responsibility of the driver, however, parents can do their part to help kids stay out of the emergency room on Halloween by emphasizing safe pedestrian behaviors before they go out trick-or-treating. So make sure to...

• Cross streets safely. Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

• Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Walk, don’t run, across the street.

• Pedestrians should try to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

• Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.

• Parents should remind children to be safe pedestrians around cars. Watch out for cars that are turning or backing up. Never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

• Children should not be alone at night without adult supervision if they are under the age of 12. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit.

Kids will be out while it is dark – making it harder for drivers to see them. This lack of visibility makes it important for drivers to slow down and watch out for trick-or-treaters, especially around crosswalks. Parents should remember that costumes can be both creative and safe. So...

• Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.

• Choose face paint and make-up whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.

• Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as be seen by drivers.

While pedestrian safety is a main concern on Halloween, parents and kids should also be careful when dealing with candy and costumes. So...

• Check treats for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them. Remind children to only eat treats in original, unopened wrappers. Candy should be thrown away if the wrapper is faded or torn, or if the candy is unwrapped.

• While glow sticks are good for visibility, remember that the liquid in glow sticks is also hazardous, so parents should remind children not to chew on or break them.

• Look for non-toxic designations when choosing Halloween makeup.

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Oct 20 2010
"RUN with DMC": Pro vs Rookie

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In case you didn't catch it last week and you're looking for a good laugh, please check out the DMC Social Media Team's funny YouTube video "RUN with DMC". The video was made to help promote the DMC and its "RUN with DMC" t-shirts for the weekend of the Detroit Free Press Marathon last weekend. If you like the t-shirt video (and want to be as cool as the guy wearing it in video), you can purchase them at the RIM Brasza Center front desk for $25. So visit the link here to watch on and hope you enjoy. 

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