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      McLaren Flint is pleased to announce January’s Outstanding Employee of the Month, Mary Ellen Rinks, PT, manager of rehab services. Hospital leadership honored Rinks the week of January 16.   “I am very humbled to receive this recognition,” Rinks said. “This award is reflective of the entire therapy department and is really a recognition of all of them. The therapy team is a group of dedicated professionals who want to do what is best for our patients. They are truly a team that excels at com...

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    "Give yourself grace periods. They will happen. The most important part is that you keep going."    The new year brings about people’s collective resolutions, aiming to improve an aspect of their individual life. One of the most popular resolutions is health. Countless people have resolved to better themselves and their overall general health through increased exercise, more conscious food choices and the avoidance of some bad habits. Emily Smith, DO, primary care physician at McLaren Greater ...

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    "It's important women are familiar with what their breasts look like and feel like, so they are in tune with any changes that may indicate a problem."    A woman should have an annual mammogram once she turns 45. However, younger women are encouraged to perform a breast self-exam once every month to maintain breast health and look for any abnormalities. “Self-breast-exams are important, but so is breast awareness,” said Sarah Barber, RN, breast oncology nurse navigator at McLaren Greater Lansi...

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      When it comes to cervical cancer , there’s good news: the number of people dying from the disease has decreased. Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of death for Americans who were assigned female at birth.   Cervical Cancer Quick Numbers Around  13,960  new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2023. In the U.S., about 4,310 people are expected to die from cervical cancer in 2023. Cervical cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women ages ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute kicks off year two of its “Inspired” campaign, inviting the community to view a cancer diagnosis not as an ending but as an opportunity to think bigger, think broader, think “Cancer is a Beginning.” Viewers will be immersed in imagery, TV commercials, radio spots, billboards, and print and digital advertisements, supporting a new journey to push patients to achieve possibilities that once seemed unreachable. This next campaign era is a continuation of the Nation...

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    Nearly 1.6 million people are in hospice care in the United States. Here are some common myths about hospice, followed by the facts.    Myth #1: Hospice means giving up In order to enter hospice treatment, a patient must first be diagnosed by a physician to have a likelihood of living for six months or less. Patients are then treated for comfort and not for a cure. Because of this, the most common misconception about hospice for patients and their families is that entering hospice means giving...

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    "The 40-foot container was filled with hospital beds, stretchers, IV poles, along with over 150 boxes filled with emergency medical supplies such as bandages, tapes, digital thermometers, tourniquets, bed pans, and syringes. Additional donations include hospital gowns, blades, and office tables, and chairs. "   On December 13, 2022, members of the Lansing Regional Sister Cities (LRSCC) and employees of McLaren Greater Lansing joined together to fill a 40-foot container with medical equipment and su...

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    Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer deaths among American women and people assigned female at birth, but that has since taken a turn for the better. Here are the top four things you should know about cervical cancer and how to lower your risk: 1. An increase in screening is one reason fewer people are dying from cervical cancer. Females should receive one or both of the recommended routine cervical cancer screenings: the Papanicolaou (Pap) test also known as a Pap smear, and...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, headquartered in Southeast Michigan, is one of the nation’s leading cancer centers.   One of 53 across the country, Karmanos is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in metro Detroit. As part of  McLaren Health Care , Karmanos’ headquarters anchors 15 locations throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, with most located near McLaren hospitals. Recognized as one of Michigan’s most preferred cancer care treatment ...

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    Talk to your doctor and be honest with yourself to make this year your healthiest yet. Every January the New Year brings about people’s collective resolutions, aiming to improve an aspect of their individual life. Far and away the most popular resolution: health. When 2022 flips to 2023, countless people will resolve to better themselves and their overall general health through increased exercise, more conscious food choices and the avoidance of some bad habits. Before setting goals and cementing your c...