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    Procedures can address the many, common quality-of-life-limiting symptoms caused by heart disease. With the close of February and American Heart Month upon us, much as been shared about the symptoms, risk factors, and causes of the many forms of heart disease. But for those living with the illness and its symptoms, what options do they have? There are several minimally invasive procedures cardiologists can perform to address and relieve the symptoms that all too often leave those suffering with heart di...

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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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    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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    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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    WILX News 10 Jayson Field, M.D. , gynecologic oncologist at MSU Health Care, Inc. and  Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing and member of the Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team , joins WILX’s Studio 10 to explain the importance of routine cervical cancer screenings to catch pre-cancer and early-stage disease, and the HPV vaccine. Watch here .

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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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    When you are suffering from a fever, a runny nose, body aches, or non-stop sneezing or coughing, there is no place like home. However, sometimes seeking health care is necessary to feel better. To minimize the amount of time you would wait in the waiting room at their emergency room (ER), McLaren offers an online check-in option , so you can save your spot in line and wait from the comfort of your home.  “I compare our online check-in to the use of an urgent care or your primary care when you can’t...

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    Turning 40 is a milestone birthday that is often associated with transformation and reflection, as many consider this to be a life-changing birthday. It’s also the time most health care professionals recommend that women begin screening for breast cancer with a mammogram . “My recommendation is the earlier the better, so I advocate for my patients to begin their mammogram screening at the age of 40,” said Aubrey Chartier, DO, resident at McLaren Greater Lansing Family Medicine . “However, you can wait u...

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    McLaren Greater Lansing Neuroscience Diagnostic Services has received a Laboratory Accreditation with Exemplary status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). The AANEM established laboratory accreditation criteria for electrodiagnostic (EDX) laboratories to ensure patients receive quality medical care in a safe environment. Laboratory accreditation provides patients, referral sources, and payers with a credible measure to differentiate the laboratory’s q...