Although strokes are serious, 80 percent are preventable.
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.
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.
Kristina Miller, McLaren Oakland marketing development specialist, has been recognized as the 2017 Waterford Business Person of the Year.
“You’re going to get through this,” Diana’s co-workers kept telling her. “We got your back.”
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.
While the symptoms of influenza B mirrors those of A, the main difference between the two strains is who it can effect.
With more than 200,000 new cases each year, colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer.
Barton P. Buxton, EdD, has accepted the position of President and CEO of McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed Pontiac-based medical center.
An arrhythmia is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat and the most common type of heart arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation (AFib).
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.
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.
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.”
Patients with heart failure are able to lead full, enjoyable lives when the condition is managed with medications and a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Oncologists from around the country agree on the following screenings for early detection covering an array of cancer.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans die from various forms of heart disease while millions of others live with it every day.
McLaren Oakland and the McLaren Oakland Foundation are committed to providing potentially life-saving access to all eligible women through their Free Mammogram Program.
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning January 2, 2017
Currently in the midst of opioid epidemic, occurrences of overdoses are all too common to the physicians in local emergency departments.
What’s Going Around the week beginning December 19, 2016
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.
Statistically, one in every six women diagnosed with breast cancer had symptoms other than a breast lump.
McLaren Oakland physical therapists offer these tips to safely combat the sometimes-physically demanding removal of a fresh snowfall.
What's Going Around for the week beginning December 5, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone has experienced headaches—even those that they might call “the worst headache of my life.”
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.
What's Going Around - Week of October 31, 2016
Take the risk test (from the American Diabetes Association) to know just how at-risk you may be.
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?
Seared scallops and quinoa are a great combination for an easy seafood dinner under 200 calories per serving.
What’s Going Around for the week beginning October 10, 2016
Take steps to control your health—talk to your physician to determine if you qualify for early-stage lung cancer screening through McLaren Oakland.
These healthy recipes are great for anyone working to maintain a healthy lifestyle!
What's Going Around for the week beginning September 26, 2016
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning September 19, 2016
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning September 12, 2016
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning September 5, 2016.
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.
Michael Phelps and several other athletes turned to ‘cupping’ to heal sore muscles. Does it work?
What's Going Around for the week beginning August 29, 2016
“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.”
Kelly suffered a traumatic head injury and was rushed to McLaren Oakland's verified trauma center. Watch her story.
What's Going Around for the week beginning August 15, 2016
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning August 8, 2016
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!
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.
What's Going Around for the week beginning July 25, 2016
Congratulations to Helen Stewart, McLaren Oakland's July Employee of the Month.
With the temperature index heading above 100 degrees through the weekend "extra precautions should absolutely be taken."
Meningitis infections are preventable through vaccinations and hygienic best practices.
Suffering from chronic knee pain and wondering what causes it? Have you considered a knee replacement?
McLaren Oakland and Dr. Zacharias is hosting a free seminar to thoroughly cover heart disease, its symptoms and risk factors and take any questions
Learn the 3 ways social media could be causing sleep deprivation. Discover what you can do about it.
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.
Discover what barefoot running is, how it got so popular, the pros and cons, and tips for how to get started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American Stroke Month
Matters of balance: Physical therapy addresses vestibular issues
Happy National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!
Congratulations, Kris! McLaren Oakland marketer wins Business Person of the Year award
Breast cancer patient: “I was amazed at all the love and support”
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