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  • In a surprise order, the state of Michigan and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer banned the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes , the first state in the US to do so. E-cigarettes have come under heavy scrutiny over the summer as the use of its products – vaping – has been cited as the cause of more than 200 hospitalizations, mostly of teens with life-threatening lung conditions. The Michigan ban comes on the heels of other such bans of e-cigarette sales in large cities, such as San Francisco, and pleas from others to...

  • It seems you see commercials for them all over TV, fast food restaurants rolling out “impossible burgers,” plant-based burgers that pass the taste test for those looking for “the real thing.” With this product, there’s the implication that because the patty is plant-based (mostly soy beans) that it’s the healthier option. But while the taste may satisfy, McLaren Macomb registered dietitians urge burger seekers to check the nutrition facts for themselves to make sure they’re well aware of what they’re pu...

  • Take control of your health by attending one of McLaren Macomb’s free informational and educational seminars. All seminars are FREE to attend, but registration is required and can be made online at mclarenmacomb.eventbrite.com or by calling (855) 362-5273. September 19 Treatment options for hip and knee pain 5:30 p.m. dinner/6 p.m. seminar Zuccaro’s (46601 Gratiot Ave. in Chesterfield) Register here On-going seminars from the Bariatric Surgery Institute at McLaren Macomb All bariatric seminars are hoste...

  • A recently published study concluded there was a link between pregnant women who drank fluoridated water during their pregnancy and a lower adolescent IQ for their child. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics , a publication of the American Medical Association, was based on a federally funded Canadian study of several hundred women and their infant children. The report suggested that mothers who drank water treated with fluoride during their pregnancy were more likely to have a child with a slightly l...

  • Labor Day and the start of the new school year is right around the corner, but fall high school sports practices are already in full swing. Be it soccer, football or any other organized sport, excessive heat can present a potential risk to student-athletes getting ready for the regular season. McLaren Macomb emergency physicians stress being prepared for the heat and vigilant of its effects. Here are items for parents and athletes to consider before heading out to practice. Weather advisories: Heat advi...

  • Coni, an ultrasonographer, recounts how a simple mistake and the resulting laughter turned a stressful situation into a moment of normalcy for one of her patients, a breast cancer survivor. #iownit At McLaren Macomb, we are proud to have team members who make our patients their top priority. Thank you Coni. Watch Coni's Story

  • View the video below to see the time-lapse construction of the McLaren Macomb Northwest Tower, which includes the Wayne and Joan Webber Emergency and Trauma Center.

  • Dana - Before Dana never considered herself a candidate for bariatric surgery.  She had never really struggled with her weight, but once she gave birth to her third child later in life, she found it more difficult to lose the baby weight. And once it started to hinder her family life, she knew she had to make a change. “I had a toddler, and I was trying to keep up with him, but I would keep getting tired and that made it hard to get around,” Dana said. “I made the decision to change my life—to real...

  • Registered nurse, Alecia, shares her story and recalls the moment she realized the emotional significance of bonding with the family of a very sick child who had passed away. #iownit At McLaren Macomb, we are proud to have team members who make our patients their top priority. Thank you Alecia. Watch Alecia's Story