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    Awards, recognitions, and overall successes of McLaren Health Care Graduate Medical Education programs. McLaren Bay Region Adds IM Residency Program McLaren Bay Region received approval to add an internal medicine residency to join its established family medicine program. Six internal medicine residents will join the hospital’s GME program when the program year begins July 1, 2024. “Primary care is a resource that guides our overall health and wellbeing,” said Dr. Kenneth Parsons, McLaren Bay Region Chi...

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    A serious, life-threatening emergency requiring immediate medical intervention, a stroke is a disruption of blood flow in the brain. Damaging brain cells by depriving them of their blood supply, the task for health care providers becomes reestablishing blood flow as quickly and as safely as possible. McLaren Health Care has established the statewide McLaren Stroke Network to provide stroke-trained interventional neurology experts’ evaluation and care within minutes of suspected-stroke patients’ arrival ...

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    Know your stroke risk factors and start addressing them to lower your chances now. In the United States and across the globe, the prevalence of stroke is rising among young adults, making it critical that everyone understand their risk factors and how that risk can be lowered or, in many cases, prevented. Anyone can take steps now that will begin to lower their risk, which include — according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion — quitting smoking, managing blood pressure, keeping bo...

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    McLaren Health Care Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Justin Klamerus, for the second consecutive year, has been named a ‘CMO to Know’ by Becker’s Hospital Review . Compiled annually, clinical leaders listed are those who “champion patient safety, uphold rigorous quality standards, act as liaisons between leadership teams and medical staff, manage risk” and strive for “continuous improvement.” A leading industry publication covering all aspects of health care, Becker’s, in its char...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and McLaren Health Care, the official health care system of the Tigers, continues the tradition of “Pink Out the Park” during the Saturday, June 8 game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Comerica Park. This special event has raised awareness for breast health for the past 12 years, celebrating survivors and honoring the legacies of those who have fought courageously. Breast cancer survivors will take part in a special pre-g...

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    McLaren Bay Region, part of statewide McLaren Health Care, has expanded its Graduate Medical Education program and, in doing so, has increased access to primary care in Bay City. The hospital received approval to add an internal medicine residency to join its established family medicine program. Six internal medicine residents will join the hospital’s GME program when the program year begins July 1, 2024. “Primary care is a resource that guides our overall health and wellbeing,” said Dr. Kenneth Parsons...

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    The potentially life-threating attack is trending younger. National Stroke Awareness Month in May is a time in which the focus is turned to the causes and potentially life-threatening and devastating effects of strokes . A sudden and severe neurological attack disrupting blood flow in the brain, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the United States, a prevalence that demonstrates a 60 percent increase over the past 30 years . In 2024, the threat of stroke in the United State s — and the world at large —...

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    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. The type of skin cancer someone has can impact both their prognosis and treatment options. There are three main types: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer. It develops in the basal cells, found in the deepest part of the outer skin layer. Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) accounts for 1.8 million skin cancer cases each year. It is caused by the overproduction of squamous cells in the top layer of the skin. Melanoma is the third most common...

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    Spring has officially returned — both on the calendar and in the weekly forecast. And with the excitement to head back outside and in the sun to throw a baseball, swing the golf clubs, run or hike some nearby trails, or simply be active again after a dormant winter, this return to activity can be accompanied by some muscle soreness and achy joints. Much of that discomfort can be attributed to “shaking off the rust,” but there does come a point at which the pain remains, not going away even with rest, an...

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    With weight loss maintaining its top spot among the annual list of New Year’s Resolutions, April and the beginning of spring is a great time to check in and gauge progress over the first three months of the year. Are you where you want to be? Are you making headway? Have you encountered adversity? Have you deviated from your original plan? Are you as committed as you were when you started? Can you recommit to the goal? The good news is that there is no deadline for these goals and no expiration date on ...