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  •  AARP hosted a webinar: Pain In the Back? and Physical Therapist Jill Marlan, Peak Performance, and Dr. Clay Dorenkamp, Michigan Orthopedic Center, shared the steps and treatment options that are available to help the people in our community suffering from back pain get back to doing the things they love. You can watch below:   Click here to watch the webinar.

  • Screenings and vaccination could prevent 93% of cases. Every year,  more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer , and, sadly, it claims the lives of more than 4,000. The disease, though, is one that can be prevented . Dr. Garret Holcomb, an OB/GYN with McLaren Macomb, stresses the importance of preventive measures, specifically regular screenings and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine . “The HPV vaccine is now recommended for children starting at the age of 9 up to adults through ...

  • Meet McLaren: Oncology Services At Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing, we use a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of cancer, customizing a personalized treatment plan to suit each patient’s need. We offer comprehensive oncology care including medical, radiological, and surgical oncology services. The new cancer center, opened in February 2022, offers comprehensive oncology care including: Medical oncology Chemotherapy and infusion services Latest in advanced radiation therap...

  • An innovative heart procedure helps a man regain his energy. Had it not been for an old racquetball injury and eventual foot procedure, Ken might not have known the extent of his atrial fibrillation. It was during the routine, pre-op tests that his doctor first told him he was, at that very moment, in AFib. “There was none of that classic fluttering of the heart,” Ken said, “but I always thought there was something there.” “I was told you could stroke out, and I had some friends who had had strokes,” Ke...

  • Meet McLaren: Bariatrics

    Meet McLaren: Bariatrics  Greater Lansing area patients have access to a high-quality, accredited program should they choose to pursue bariatric surgery with the guidance of their primary care physician.  The program’s telemedicine capabilities make it possible for patients to receive most of their care close to home. Much of the surgical weight loss journey can occur through virtual visits with the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute team and the support of their primary care physician. Surgica...

  • ‘We had to rethink the way we provide care.’ The COVID-19 pandemic and the staffing challenges across nearly every sector of the economy has brought enormous change to every industry and prompted organizations to fundamentally change how they provide services. Some of the more innovative changes can be found in health care, especially in how hospitals deliver emergency care. One major trend patients have noticed is that emergency care is being delivered in many locations, settings and by different types...

  • Tips for a Healthy School Year    The start of the school year is here. In order to keep your child healthy, it is important to get them prepared for the school year. Here are some health tips to keep in mind for this back-to-school season. Proper Handwashing Teach or remind your child how to perform proper handwashing. It is the single best way to stop the spread of the viruses that are responsible for illness. The trick to this is to have proper techniques. Hand sanitizer needs to be rubbed ...

  • Gear Up for Back to School Sports    Getting a routine physical exam is an important back-to-school preparation, no matter which grade your child is about to enter. It is often combined with a sports physical, required if your child will be participating in extracurricular activities this school year, even if school sports look differently than years prior. For student athletes, early detection of critical underlying health conditions, including cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that causes th...

  • Healthy Lunch Options for Back to School    School is back in session, signaling a return to the cafeteria line or packing of a sack lunch. With designated lunch periods, nutrition and dietitian experts at McLaren Northern Michigan note it's important to ensure students get everything they need at lunch to last them the rest of the school day (and through any after-school activities). Nutrition experts state a lunch should contain at least one fruit and vegetable. An easy way to achieve a heal...

  • Managing Chronic Pain

    What is pain? Pain occurs when something hurts, which causes an uncomfortable or unpleasant feeling. It is usually a sign that something is wrong. If pain persists, it can be debilitating and frustrating, and interfere with activities, sleep, work and quality of life. Acute pain vs. chronic pain Acute pain is caused by something specific, such as an injury or surgery. It goes away when the underlying cause of the pain is healed.  Chronic pain is ongoing, continuing even after the injury or conditio...