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    “I always leave wishing I could do more, but I am so thankful for the time I do spend in Haiti and for all of my amazing colleagues who also donate their time to help,” said Dr. Melissa Richardson.      Imagine needing emergency health care and being turned away due to an inability to pay. This happens every day to the people of Haiti and one McLaren surgeon was called to help.  Melissa Richardson, DO, surgeon at McLaren Greater Lansing Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates , and he...

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    “I am so thankful for my co-workers and appreciate that they recognized and nominated me for this award,” said Mendoza.     Angelica Mendoza, Emergency Department technician at McLaren Greater Lansing, has been recognized as one of the Lansing Latino Health Alliance’s 2020 Outstanding Hispanic/Latino Caregivers. This award is given annually to a caregiver who has made a significant difference in the life of a patient, exceeded expectations in carrying out his or her responsibilities, and demon...

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    "Early detection is key when it comes to cancer survivorship. That’s why it’s crucial that women get their annual gynecological exams and Pap smears to ensure that if a woman has cervical cancer, it is caught at the beginning stages. "   All women are at risk for gynecologic cancers, and risk increases with age. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) , gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive organs. Each gynecologic cancer is unique, with different signs a...

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    Click here  to read the incredible story of a McLaren Greater Lansing nurse who carried a baby for a cancer survivor, updates our new hospital, upcoming free health and wellness virtual events, and more, in the latest edition of Greater Lansing Good Life!

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      "It's important to be proactive ."   By now you know it’s important to take care of your heart. The risks that come from heart disease are too serious to ignore, and it’s crucial to start taking steps right now to make sure you’re healthy long into the future. With that in mind,  McLaren Greater Lansing cardiologist David McComb, D.O. , has five simple tips that can start you on the road to a healthier heart. Get active “Generally, health care providers recommend at least 30 minutes of ...

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    "McLaren is going above and beyond to ensure the safety of their patients, visitors, and staff... ” The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in many ways, but one thing that hasn’t changed is McLaren Greater Lansing’s commitment to providing safe, compassionate emergency care whenever you need it.   McLaren Greater Lansing’s Emergency Department is here for you and your family’s health care needs. McLaren is going above and beyond to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, and staff by using th...

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      "...there have been countless Black innovators and trailblazers who have helped pave the way for progress and innovation.” Health care, medicine, and medical research are always changing, and there have been countless Black innovators and trailblazers who have helped paved the way for progress and innovation. February is Black History Month, and some of the members of McLaren Greater Lansing’s Diversity & Inclusion committee are sharing the stories of Black pioneers in medicine who inspire th...

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    Myths and facts: what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines "Vaccines were tested, trialed, and deemed safe and effective before being granted emergency use by the FDA.” Reinforcements in the fight against COVID-19 have arrived in the form of safe and effective vaccines that are being distributed across the United States. While these vaccines represent a turning point in the ongoing effort to save lives from this pandemic, many myths exist about the vaccines, side effects, and what you should do afte...

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    "Nurse Practitioners can handle most of the same health care needs physicians can . ” If you’re looking for someone who can quickly help you with your health care needs, a Nurse Practitioner could be the perfect fit. “A Nurse Practitioner is a nurse with advanced education and training,” said Lindsey Jenks, board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Mid-Michigan Physicians Healthcare Associates . “Nurse Practitioners start by becoming a Registered Nurse, then earn a graduate degree and pass a national...

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      "Colonoscopy is the gold standard  for detection and removal of colon polyps." If there was something you could do right now to lower your risk for cancer, would you do it?  That’s what you need to ask yourself if you’ve been putting off a colonoscopy. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer for Americans, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you’ve never had a colonoscopy before, here’s what you need...