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  • 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...

  • McLaren Greater Lansing has been recognized for having the top-rated hip and knee replacement programs in the Lansing area by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019-20 Best Hospitals ranking and achieving the highest rating possible for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). U.S. News & World Report evaluates hospitals in certain procedures and conditions and assigns each hospital a rating of high performing, average, or below average in each procedure or condition. McLaren Gre...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Q: Where did your nursing career begin? A: I started my nursing career in the adult surgical and burn intensive care units. As a young nurse, I wanted to learn all there was about our profession, so I moved about every few years to garner experience in the many areas that touch the lives of our patients and their families. The areas that I was a bedside/clinical nurse include: medical/surgical, neonatal intensive care, cardiac catheterization, operating room, emergency room and home care. I later moved ...

  • Chip and Katie. Katie and Chip. Ask Kristine Kuhnert about her good friends from Haslett and the director of Ele’s Place – Capital Region will tell you that when she describes the attributes of Dr. Charles “Chip” Taunt, she could just as easily be talking about his wife, Katie. “They are fabulous people,” Kuhnert said. “I think the best phrase for Katie and Chip is ‘To whom much is given, much is expected.’ Whether it’s professionally, or personally with their children, or with our community, they rise ...

  • While it’s the study and treatment of obesity, bariatrics is not simply for patients who are “extremely overweight.” When considering height and gender, patients can be 100 pounds overweight–not considered “extreme”–with a body mass index of 35 to 39 and present with a range of weight-related conditions and be considered a candidate for a bariatric procedure. (Patients can also present with a BMI of 40 or more and qualify.) These conditions can include high blood pressure, diabetes, obstructive sleep ap...

  • Sometimes, it’s not easy to know what to say to a loved one or friend who has cancer.  Even when you want to be supportive, fear of saying the wrong thing can lead to saying nothing at all.   Karamanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Lapeer offers these tips:  Listen without judgement. Listening can be much more helpful than talking. Don’t ignore uncomfortable topics or emotions.  Acknowledge your loved one’s feelings and say you are right there with him or her.  Offer to help....