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  • Each week, we ask our ER team what they’re seeing more and more of in our Emergency Department. This week, Dr. Evan Coyne, an emergency physician at McLaren Macomb, reports: Flu While the volume has not yet spiked, there is still a steady number of patients reporting flu symptoms, especially a high fever and body aches. Upper respiratory infection Symptoms of cough, congestion and runny nose, indicative of an upper respiratory infection, continue to be reported in high volumes. Gastro A viral infection ...

  • Once Thanksgiving arrives, a very common concern among countless adults is weight gain over the coming weeks. From the end of November and throughout the entire month of December and into January, the holiday season brings about endless parties and festivities rich in “binge” food and drinks. In the spirit of the season, many partake. But many might not, perhaps wanting to avoid the bottomless empty calories associated with many of the holiday treats and sweets. How much weight do we gain during the hol...

  • AFib and stroke

    Could chest pains, fatigue and dizziness lead to a stroke? These leading symptoms of atrial fibrillation affect more than 5 million people around the country and could lead to an increased risk for stroke and a decreased quality of life. What is AFib? What should I do? AFib is the heart condition occurring when the heart’s chambers malfunction, causing an irregular heartbeat and pooling blood in the atria. Blood clots can form in this back-up and possibly reach the brain, blocking the flow of oxygenated...

  • Rehabilitation Newsletter for December  McLaren Rehabilitation Services has hired new staff to support the expansion of their specialty service lines! Upper Extremity Lymphedema Kjersti Danielson, PTA A 2011 graduate of Baker College joined MGL in July of 2019. She recently earned her certification as a Klose trained Lymphedema Therapist.  She will work closely with Kristin Masters, PT, who has been certified as an UE lymphedema therapist for over 5 years. Hand Therapy Stacy Tapscott, OTR, CHT...

  • Cardiology Conference: “BASICS OF CARDIOLOGY” Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Bay City Time: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Registration fee is $40 for physicians/healthcare providers and $20 for residents/students.  Click here for the full brochure and Agenda for the event. Questions? Contact Patti Wesenick, CME Coordinator McLaren Bay Region  (989) 894-3783 patti.wesenick@mclaren.org 

  • PerfectServe is going live on Tuesday, December 3rd at 0700. PerfectServe consultants will be onsite rounding throughout all clinical departments and physician lounges during the following dates and times:  ·        Tuesday, December 3rd – Thursday, December 5th from 0700 - 1700 ·        Tuesday, December 3rd – Wednesday, December 4th from 1900 - 2100 Consultants are prepared to address your support issues or answer any questions that may surface.  Need ...

  • Winter and heart disease

    The cold air and furious winds of winter do much more than cause runny noses and chapped lips. The dip in temperature over the winter months can directly affect the heart and bring about symptoms of heart disease, especially during strenuous activities. “This time of year can put significant strain on the heart, especially for those who might not know they are at-risk for heart disease or are just beginning to show symptoms,” said Dr. Melissa Ianitelli , a cardiologist with McLaren Macomb. “Routine phys...

  • A study recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that levels of LDL (low-density lipoproteins, or the “bad cholesterol”) are trending lower in the United States. The study attributes the decreased levels to a change in treatment guidelines recommended by the American College of Cardiologists and American Heart Association in 2013. As a result, cholesterol levels in adults taking cholesterol-lowering medications have decreased from 122 mg/dL (milligrams per decilit...

  • Below is a list of committees that are in need of physician leadership: Bylaws Committee Cancer Committee Continuing Education Committee  Credentials Committee  Critical Care Committee Endoscopy Committee Infection Disease Committee Institutional Review Board Leadership Council  Medical Bioethics Committee Medical Education Committee Peer Review Committee Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Practitioner Health Committee Radiation Safety Committee  Trauma Committee Stroke Committee Ut...

  • With winter just days away, it might be easy to think that the risk for injuries are limited since the snowy/icy mix of weather will keep many people in-doors until the flowers bloom in the spring. “In the summer, we see a lot of motorcycle accidents, boating and jet ski injuries, as well as outdoor-related traumatic injuries,” said Marleen Nowakowski, trauma program manager at McLaren Macomb. “But during the winter months, the risk for slip-and-falls is significantly higher, especially in our geriatric...