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    Congratulations are again in order for McLaren Health Care president and CEO Philip A. Incarnati and Dr. Gerold Bepler, president and CEO of Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, who, for the second consecutive year, have been included in the “Detroit 500.” An annual feature from DBusiness Magazine, the “Detroit 500” compiles the 500 most influential business leaders in metro Detroit. The pair were included in last year’s highly selective list as well. Individuals are selected based on several factors,...

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    Joining the McLaren Family Medicine team this month is Leslie Yocom RN, LCE, who specializes in lactation education and consultation services. Now offering out-patient lactation education and support, individuals can schedule an appointment with McLaren Family Medicine for one-on-one support with Leslie. Appointments can be made prior to delivery to learn more about breastfeeding, discuss expectations, and to receive breastfeeding support. Post-delivery services include support with latching, positionin...

  • August 1, 2022 COLONOSCOPY FOLLOW UP SCREENING GUIDELINES   BACKGROUND: The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated recommended follow-up intervals after screening colonoscopy in average-risk individuals. This guidance does not apply to people with hereditary syndromes that increase Colorectal Cancer (CRC) risk, inflammatory bowel disease, serrated polyposis syndrome, or personal or family history of CRC. These guidelines consider colonoscopy results alone and do not evaluate the...

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    McLaren Flint is pleased to announce July’s Outstanding Employee of the Month, Jennifer Hodson. Hodson was presented the honor by hospital leadership on July 20, 2022. Pictured l-r: Bethany Zima, director of patient access; Fred Korte, chief financial officer of McLaren Flint; Jennifer Hodson, McLaren Flint’s Employee of the Month for July; Chris Candela, president and CEO of McLaren Flint; and Mary Everett, manager of patient access. “Receiving this award is a huge honor,” said Hodson. “There are a lot...

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    McLaren Flint has a long and distinguished history of advancing medicine in Genesee County and beyond. The hospital is the region’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center, has a long-standing reputation as the area’s heart hospital, is home to the area’s only proton therapy center, and expanded access on the eve of the pandemic by opening a free-standing emergency department and imaging center in Fenton, and remains the hospital of choice for advanced oncologic and major surgery. While all these achievements...

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    In April 2021, Jyllian Luchenbill, 20, of Swartz Creek, began to have severe and debilitating headaches. Over the next two months, the headaches worsened, and she began experiencing memory lapses and trouble concentrating. Due to her high pain tolerance, Luchenbill initially brushed it aside. But soon, even she could no longer tolerate it. With Covid still going around, Luchenbill first suspected she may have the virus. So, she went to urgent care, but tested negative. Pain medication did little to help...

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    Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute , in partnership with the Detroit Tigers and McLaren Health Care, the official health care system of the Tigers, will once again spread awareness about prostate cancer at the second annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. On Monday, July 25, the Tigers will welcome hundreds of prostate cancer survivors to the ballpark as they take on the San Diego Padres. Survivors will be honored on the field during the special pre-game ceremony which will include a Karmanos patien...

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    For a third consecutive year, McLaren Flint has received the four top awards for stroke care from the American Heart Association. These awards fall under the Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Stroke Quality Achievement Award for the hospital’s continued success in utilizing the Get with the Guidelines - Stroke patient management program. Stroke is the fifth cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, and every 3.5...

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    The McLaren Proton Therapy Center is poised to become the first in the world to deliver proton therapy to patients with Leo Cancer Care’s ground-breaking upright treatment technology. In a landmark agreement, Leo Cancer Care will install two upright units at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint, Michigan, with the first patients set to receive care via the innovative treatment delivery system within the next two years upon receipt of FDA’s clearance for the technology. "The goal of Leo Cancer Care...

  • July 1, 2022 Diabetes Control in the Elderly   SUMMARY: Management of the elderly patient with diabetes promote relaxed targets and avoidance of aggressive control. Choice of diabetes medications in the elderly requires careful assessment of hypoglycemic risk 1 . Adults > 65 years of age with diabetes should be a high priority for depression screening and treatment.   MANAGEMENT: Individualize Targets and Goals 2 7 - 7.5% is reasonable for healthy patients over age 65 with no or few comorbi...