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    McLaren Lapeer Region, part of statewide McLaren Health Care, as a result of its recent skin cancer screening event, identified several cases of potentially severe skin cancer. One of the most common forms of cancer, catching skin cancer in an early stage is vital in making treatment more effective and possibly lifesaving. Of the 56 screenings performed at the free May 22 event, 31 attendees were referred for a more thorough diagnostic screening after physicians identified suspicious, potentially cancer...

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    McLaren Health Care, the three-state, fully integrated health care provider, has taken an ownership stake in Leo Cancer Care as part of the proton therapy technology developer’s Series C financing round. Leo Cancer Care is the manufacturer of the Marie, an innovative upright proton therapy unit of which two are currently being installed at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint. Following this investment, McLaren Health Care Chief Administrative Officer Greg Lane will join the Centaur Health Holding...

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    With the arrival of the official start of summer, and people already increasing their time and activities outdoors, there has already been a steady flow of patients arriving to emergency departments with injuries resulting from these outdoor and water activities. But there are several common summertime hazards with symptoms severe enough that patients should seek care in an ER — those that may not be as obvious. Heat Illness Michigan and the rest of the United States have already experienced headline-gr...

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    June is recognized yearly as National Cancer Survivors Month, an important time to recognize the strength and perseverance of cancer survivors worldwide. A cancer survivor isn’t only someone who is considered ‘cancer-free.’ Everyone who receives a cancer diagnosis, from the start of treatment to the end, no matter where they are in their journey, is considered a cancer survivor and will be for the rest of their life. Thinking about the steps taken during your journey can be overwhelming, but Karmanos Ca...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is partnering with Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine, the University of Rochester, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bring attention to the unique needs of cancer survivors and their caregivers in the LGBTQ+ community. The idea for this work came from LGBTQ+ stakeholder partners, who identified improving the well-being of cancer caregivers as a top priority for research and interventions. Now, the investigators are soliciting input fro...

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    The summer travel season will see countless Michigan residents explore the beauty of our state — from the picturesque landscapes, vibrant up north towns, and resorts by the beach. But it is those nearly 100 sunny summer days between Memorial Day and Labor Day that are known as trauma season for health care providers. It is during those active summer days that accidents and other injury-causing events bring about a spike in the number of broken bones, fractures, and lacerations, among other traumatic wou...

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    Awards, recognitions, and overall successes of McLaren Health Care Graduate Medical Education programs. McLaren Bay Region Adds IM Residency Program McLaren Bay Region received approval to add an internal medicine residency to join its established family medicine program. Six internal medicine residents will join the hospital’s GME program when the program year begins July 1, 2024. “Primary care is a resource that guides our overall health and wellbeing,” said Dr. Kenneth Parsons, McLaren Bay Region Chi...

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    A serious, life-threatening emergency requiring immediate medical intervention, a stroke is a disruption of blood flow in the brain. Damaging brain cells by depriving them of their blood supply, the task for health care providers becomes reestablishing blood flow as quickly and as safely as possible. McLaren Health Care has established the statewide McLaren Stroke Network to provide stroke-trained interventional neurology experts’ evaluation and care within minutes of suspected-stroke patients’ arrival ...

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    McLaren Lapeer, part of statewide McLaren Health Care, in honor of those who served in the United States Military and keeping to its commitment as stewards of the community’s wellbeing, will assist in organizing the Michigan Veteran’s Benefit Fair along with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) and Lapeer County Veterans Services. Hosted at the American Legion Post #16 on May 21 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) the event is free to attend, and those interested can register at easternMIVBF.eventbrite.com . “We...

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    Know your stroke risk factors and start addressing them to lower your chances now. In the United States and across the globe, the prevalence of stroke is rising among young adults, making it critical that everyone understand their risk factors and how that risk can be lowered or, in many cases, prevented. Anyone can take steps now that will begin to lower their risk, which include — according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion — quitting smoking, managing blood pressure, keeping bo...