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    For more than 70 years, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States, affecting millions each year and putting countless others at risk. It is also unique in the fact that many forms of heart disease are preventable by taking up and sticking to a heart-healthy lifestyle that can lower the risk of developing a condition later in life. And efforts to lower that risk can never be started too late or too early — adopting that heart-healthy lifestyle has real and impactful benefits ...

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    McLaren Oakland, part of statewide McLaren Health Care, and its McLaren Clarkston medical campus have launched online scheduling for patients seeking non-life-threatening emergency care at the locations’ emergency departments. For patients looking to minimize their wait time in the ER, visiting mclaren.org/oaklandER will let them view all available upcoming treatment times and register for a time that fits their schedule, allowing them to wait at home until their time arrives. “Online check-ins are a gr...

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    In just over five years since opening, the McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint, part of the Karmanos Cancer Network, has demonstrated its ability to deliver care proficiently and effectively by reaching the milestone of treating its 1,000th cancer patient. Treating its first patient in late 2018, the Center, one of only two in the state, celebrated the completion of its 1,000th patient’s treatment — a mid-Michigan woman receiving care for recurring breast cancer — in January 2024. And as the McLaren ...

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    For more than 70 years, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease extends beyond the suddenness and potential fatality of a heart attack. Many forms of chronic heart disease cause several quality-of-life-limiting symptoms, often progressing so subtly that sufferers can explain away these symptoms as “just getting older.” Talk to your primary care provider about your risk for heart disease, any potential symptoms, and if you need a cardiologist. No. 1 Cause of ...

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    McLaren Oakland, part of McLaren Health Care and its statewide McLaren Stroke Network, has earned designation from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, affirming the hospital’s level of specialized critical care to achieve favorable long-term outcomes for stroke patients. A quality designation in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Primary Stroke Center status is attained when a hospital has demonstrated its ability to meet national standardized per...

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    Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is difficult. However, thinking about cancer screening and prevention now could improve your odds of survival if you have the disease. Routine screenings can lead to early detection. These tests are one of the most powerful cancer weapons our clinical experts have in their arsenal to catch cancer early and give patients more treatment options. If you aren’t sure which screenings you need, Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care experts can work with you to come ...

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    For many, the daily struggle with joint pain severely limits their engagement with the activities and events that make their life fun and enjoyable — be it walking the dog, playing sports, or staying active with the grandkids. The discomfort and immobility that stem from degenerative conditions like arthritis often ultimately culminate in a pivotal question: “Should I consider joint replacement surgery?” Arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis, leads the reasons behind joint replacement surgeries, and th...

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    McLaren Health Care, the three-state comprehensive health care providers and health plan, has been included among “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity” from Newsweek. Companies included on the list are those that “nurture an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued” — ideologies that result in enhanced job satisfaction and reducing turnover rates. The second of what has become an annual list, Newsweek and Plant-A Insights reviewed 1.5 million companies across 78 industries, interviewing hum...

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    Though men and women experience heart attacks very differently, risk factors remain the same. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, though the symptoms of these potentially deadly attacks can present starkly different between the two. The classic symptoms that people are generally aware of, mainly seen in men, include chest pain/discomfort and pain in the shoulders, neck, or jaw. For women, though, a heart attack may present as shortness of breath and n...

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    The cold air and furious winds of winter do much more than cause runny noses and chapped lips. The dip in temperature over the winter months can directly affect the heart and bring about symptoms of heart disease, especially during strenuous activities. Cardiologists note that this is a time of year that can put significant strain on the heart, especially for those who might not know they are at-risk for heart disease or are just beginning to show symptoms. And the temperatures do not need to approach a...