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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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    "This expands the coverage of those who are at high risk for lung cancer to receive screening sooner in the hopes of detecting lung cancer at an earlier stage."     According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with cigarette smoking as the number one cause of lung cancer. Although many lung cancers are found in the late stages, making it more difficult to treat, the good news is a recent change in lung cancer sc...

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    "Sun exposure increases  your risk of skin cancer, but you can protect your skin by using protective hats and clothing, and wearing sunscreen to minimize your risk."      Summer may be winding down but protecting your skin and eyes from the sun should continue all year whether the sun is out or not. UV rays can reach you on cloudy and cool days, and they reflect off surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow. In the continental United States, UV rays tend to be strongest betwee...

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    "We strongly believe that each member of the McLaren family - from patient to surgeon, from volunteer to nurse, from family member to physician - should have access to the support, resources, and counsel they need to nurture and preserve their spiritual health."    A sanctuary for respite, reflection, and renewal was recently dedicated at the new McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. Members of the regional faith community joined health care providers and the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation Spi...

  • 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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    "We had to rethink the way we provide care. This means the experience you had a year ago may not look the same at your next visit."      The COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing shortage of qualified workers across nearly every sector of the economy has brought enormous change to every industry and prompted organizations to fundamentally change how they provide services. Some of the more innovative changes can be found in health care, especially in how hospitals deliver emergency care. ...

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    Both exams are crucial aspects of caring for your child's health but are needed for different situations.     Many parents believe that well-child visits and sports physicals are the same; however, this is not the case. Both exams are crucial aspects of caring for your child’s health but are needed for different situations. “The main difference between a sports physical and well-child visit is the goal of the visit,” said D avid Pohl, DO , a primary care physician at McLaren Greater Lansi...

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    Know the latest information about the virus the WHO calls “a global health emergency.” The first ever case of monkeypox was reported in 1970, and the virus had previously grabbed headlines prior to 2022 and this current worldwide outbreak. Classified as a poxvirus (a virus characterized as causing skin lesions and rashes), monkeypox outbreaks are occurring throughout the world, prompting the World Health Organization director to be “concerned” about the current outbreak, specifically its “scale and spre...

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    "The word midwife means 'with women.'"   Whether you are expecting your first baby or your last, pregnancy, labor, and delivery can be both joyous and come with challenges. It’s important to have a team of people around you who support you during this special time in life. This support team should also include a medical provider. Throughout pregnancy, moms have periodic prenatal visits to ensure that both mom and baby are healthy. These visits are typically done with an OBGYN or nurse. However, McL...

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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...