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Monday, May 15, 2017

American Stroke Month

Although strokes are serious, 80 percent are preventable.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Matters of balance: Physical therapy addresses vestibular issues

As people age, the likelihood of encountering issues related to balance and dizziness become much more prevalent and can often impact that person’s quality of life.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of the medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Congratulations, Kris! McLaren Oakland marketer wins Business Person of the Year award

Kristina Miller, McLaren Oakland marketing development specialist, has been recognized as the 2017 Waterford Business Person of the Year.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Breast cancer patient: “I was amazed at all the love and support”

“You’re going to get through this,” Diana’s co-workers kept telling her. “We got your back.”

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Congratulations, Kim! Nurse Kim Hand wins 2017 Nightingale Award

Congratulations to Kim Hand, RN, midnight supervisor of patient care services at McLaren Oakland, who has won the Emerging Leader award for the 2017 Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Influenza A and B: What’s the difference?

While the symptoms of influenza B mirrors those of A, the main difference between the two strains is who it can effect.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

With more than 200,000 new cases each year, colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Barton P. Buxton named president and CEO of McLaren Oakland

Barton P. Buxton, EdD, has accepted the position of President and CEO of McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed Pontiac-based medical center.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Atrial fibrillation: What you need to know

An arrhythmia is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat and the most common type of heart arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation (AFib).

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Low-dose lung cancer screenings: Offering peace of mind

McLaren Oakland low-dose CT screenings are key in the early detection of lung cancer, but for one patient, it was also a way to achieve peace of mind.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Winter: Peak time for heart attacks

When compared to the warm summer days enjoyed during July, the cold and low-sunlight days of winter can be linked to a two-fold increase in the number of heart attacks.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Flu season escalating: What you should know

The slow start to the annual flu season has picked up in recent weeks to the point that one McLaren Oakland and McLaren Clarkston emergency medicine physician described it as “epidemic.”

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Healthy at home: American Heart Month

Patients with heart failure are able to lead full, enjoyable lives when the condition is managed with medications and a healthy lifestyle.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

McLaren cardiologist only physician in state to offer ‘no-dose’ procedure for common heart condition

McLaren Heart Rhythm Treatment Center cardiologist M. Cameron Willoughby, DO, a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology, is the first physician in Michigan to offer completely fluoroless (no radiation exposure) ablations as a treatment for all types of cardiac arrhythmias.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Cancer screenings: Catch it early

Oncologists from around the country agree on the following screenings for early detection covering an array of cancer.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Heart disease: Are you at-risk?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die from various forms of heart disease while millions of others live with it every day.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Free Mammogram Program at McLaren Oakland

McLaren Oakland and the McLaren Oakland Foundation are committed to providing potentially life-saving access to all eligible women through their Free Mammogram Program.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Renovations expand cath lab, cardiovascular capabilities at McLaren Oakland

The renovations to the cath lab mark the first step in an effort to expand the cardiovascular capabilities at McLaren Oakland, which includes additional board-certified cardiologists joining the health system-owned McLaren Cardiovascular Institute.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

What's Going Around - Week of January 2, 2017

What's Going Around for the week beginning January 2, 2017

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Friday, January 6, 2017

The real problem (and solutions) of opioid abuse

Currently in the midst of opioid epidemic, occurrences of overdoses are all too common to the physicians in local emergency departments.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

What’s Going Around – December 19, 2016

What’s Going Around the week beginning December 19, 2016

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, medical and hematology oncologist named a ‘Top Doc’

Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, medical and hematology oncologist and chair of the cancer committee at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Oakland, has been named a ‘Top Doc’ by HOUR Detroit.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What are the other, lesser-known symptoms of breast cancer?

Statistically, one in every six women diagnosed with breast cancer had symptoms other than a breast lump.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Best tips for safe, injury-free snow shoveling

McLaren Oakland physical therapists offer these tips to safely combat the sometimes-physically demanding removal of a fresh snowfall.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of December 5, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning December 5, 2016

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Every calorie counts: How many calories do your daily activities burn?

Almost 30 million people in the United States are diabetic, representing about 9.3 percent of the population. With 8.1 million undiagnosed and 79 million diagnosed as pre-diabetic, the number of diabetic Americans is certainly poised to grow.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

App aids to track diabetes

With a diabetes diagnosis comes the need to track everything from food intake to blood-sugar levels. It can all be very confusing, but technology is there to help diabetics along the way.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Autumn Salad with Cranberries

Looking for a light and refreshing starter for Thanksgiving, this recipe packs a nutritious punch by combining antioxidants, heart healthy unsaturated fats and fiber-rich apples to benefit both you and your heart.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Could these be symptoms of my diabetes? Lesser known diabetic symptoms.

While the most recognized and widely-known symptom of diabetes remains the body’s inability to produce an adequate amount of insulin to properly regulate the levels of sugar in the blood, there are a number of symptoms associated with a diabetes diagnosis that go unnoticed.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

When is my headache more than a headache?

Everyone has experienced headaches—even those that they might call “the worst headache of my life.”

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

‘Tis the season of eating. What should I do?

Instead of taking the reactive approach of a New Year’s weight loss resolution, approach the season with the mindset that you are going to avoid the weight gain entirely with these proactive approaches.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Am I at risk for type-2 diabetes?

Take the risk test (from the American Diabetes Association) to know just how at-risk you may be.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

When should you get your flu shot?

While some medical professionals may slightly differ on when to get a seasonal flu shot, all agree that getting a flu shot is better than not. So when should you get one?

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Seared scallops and quinoa

Seared scallops and quinoa are a great combination for an easy seafood dinner under 200 calories per serving.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

What’s Going Around – Week of October 10, 2016

What’s Going Around for the week beginning October 10, 2016

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Don’t wait, catch it early: Low-dose CT scan screenings for early lung cancer detection

Take steps to control your health—talk to your physician to determine if you qualify for early-stage lung cancer screening through McLaren Oakland.

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Tomato bell pepper quiche

These healthy recipes are great for anyone working to maintain a healthy lifestyle!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of September 26, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 26, 2016

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The time is now to prepare for flu season

While it’s not possible to predict how long and severe—or mild—any flu season may be, health care professionals agree that preparation is key to staying healthy throughout the season.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of September 19

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 19, 2016

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Friday, September 23, 2016

$25,000 grant expands youth biking and trauma program

McLaren Oakland and the McLaren Oakland Foundation are the beneficiaries of nearly $25,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of EMS, Trauma & Preparedness to expand the hospital’s Safe Wheels and Heels program.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of September 12, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 12, 2016

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Clarkston and McLaren Oakland Foundation grateful to LaFontaine for van donation

The McLaren Oakland Foundation and Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Clarkston are the grateful recipients of a Chrysler Town & Country van generously donated by the LaFontaine Automotive Group to benefit active cancer patients who might not have reliable transportation to and from their life-saving treatment.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of September 5, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning September 5, 2016.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Back-to-school: Healthy lunches

The majority of school-aged students returned to class this week and dietitian experts with McLaren Oakland note it’s important to ensure students get everything they need at lunch time to last them the rest of the school day.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Cupping: Does it work?

Michael Phelps and several other athletes turned to ‘cupping’ to heal sore muscles. Does it work?

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of August 29

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 29, 2016

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Back-to-school infection prevention

“This time of year, with back to school and the older kids heading up to college, we tend to see an increase in infectious illnesses,” said Rhonda Leitch, an infection control specialist at McLaren Oakland. “This is directly related to our kids living and studying in close proximity—prime conditions for the spread of germs and other disease-causing pathogens.”

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Trauma patient: Kelly's story

Kelly suffered a traumatic head injury and was rushed to McLaren Oakland's verified trauma center. Watch her story.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of August 15, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 15, 2016

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Karmanos care at McLaren Oakland

When McLaren Health Care affiliated with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, it brought with it the world-renowned reputation for excellence and patient care synonymous with Karmanos and is making it available to McLaren Oakland cancer patients through its offices in Pontiac, Clarkston and Bloomfield.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of August 8, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning August 8, 2016

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Great job, Cheri!

Huge shout out to Cheri today in the cardiology unit. She was EXTREMELY helpful in getting my daughters ECHO results delivered to her primary physician in such a timely manner!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Pine Knob Elementary student art beautifies McLaren Clarkston ER

Thanks to the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Pine Knob Elementary, the walls of the McLaren Clarkston Emergency Center are no longer bare.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

What's Going Around - Week of July 25, 2016

What's Going Around for the week beginning July 25, 2016

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Congratulations, Helen! July Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Helen Stewart, McLaren Oakland's July Employee of the Month.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Stay cool during a heat advisory

With the temperature index heading above 100 degrees through the weekend "extra precautions should absolutely be taken."

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Meningitis: What to know

Meningitis infections are preventable through vaccinations and hygienic best practices.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Knee pain? Free seminars presented by McLaren Oakland orthopedic surgeons

Suffering from chronic knee pain and wondering what causes it? Have you considered a knee replacement?

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Are you at risk for heart disease?

McLaren Oakland and Dr. Zacharias is hosting a free seminar to thoroughly cover heart disease, its symptoms and risk factors and take any questions

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How Social Media May Be Causing Sleep Deprivation

Learn the 3 ways social media could be causing sleep deprivation. Discover what you can do about it.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

5 Boater Safety Tips

Summertime is perfect for boating outings. But how do you make sure everyone is safe while having fun on the waters? Here are 5 boater safety tips.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

What’s The Deal With Barefoot Running?

Discover what barefoot running is, how it got so popular, the pros and cons, and tips for how to get started.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

5 Tip’s for protecting your family this summer

McLaren cares about you and the health and safety of your family. We have put together a list of tips to help your family enjoy a healthy and safe summer.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Facebook Likes = $$ for Grace Centers of Hope

During the month of April, McLaren Oakland is running a campaign to help raise money for Grace Centers of Hope. For every “Like” we receive between April 1 and April 30, we will donate $1 back to Grace Centers of Hope.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Sports After Joint Replacement: Off Limits or Okay?

There are many things to consider before you hit the ice this winter. Here’s what you should know about winter sports after joint replacement.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fat, Cholesterol, Carbs, Sodium: Just How Healthy are Holiday Foods?

Knowing what you’re up against can help you avoid post-holiday weight gain regret. Here’s a look at how typical holiday foods measure up.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Avoiding the enterovirus virus

Kids are back in school and so are the “bugs” that can cause colds and other illnesses. With reports of a rare respiratory virus suspected in nearby states, it’s a good idea to remind your children about some important steps they can take to stay healthy.

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