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  • Dr. Elfatih Abter   There will come a day when the practices of social distancing and wearing a mask will no longer be required. But until that day arrives, public health experts and infectious disease specialists alike urge everyone to continue those proven mitigation strategies in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “COVID-19 changed everything, and it has forced us all to sacrifice for the health of ourselves and those around us,” said Dr. Elfatih Abter, an infectious disease direct...

  • Before heading out, ask yourself a few questions to minimize your COVID-19 risk As the state has eased a number of restrictions that were put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, it’s important to know that there still remains a risk of spreading COVID-19. And while doctors and researchers are working hard to create viable treatments and a vaccine, there is no way to ensure that people venturing out into public will do so with zero risk. However, there are best practices aimed at minimizing o...

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    Experts urge everyone to continue COVID-19 best practices There will come a day when the practices of social distancing and wearing a mask will no longer be required. But until that day arrives, public health experts and infectious disease specialists alike urge everyone to continue those proven mitigation strategies in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “COVID-19 changed everything, and it has forced us all to sacrifice for the health of ourselves and those around us,” said Dr. Anthony Og...

  • Along with at least six feet of social distancing, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the wearing of a mask or face covering whenever out in public or around others as a measure aimed to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Months into the pandemic, with mask usage now commonplace, questions are being raised about proper cleaning instructions for cloth masks. (Note that soiled clinical masks cannot be washed and re-used. They should be discarded.) The CDC has provided its recomme...

  • As the number of patients who require care for COVID-19 at McLaren Greater Lansing continues to decrease, McLaren is resuming all health care services as restrictions put in place by the state are being lifted. McLaren Greater Lansing is now treating less than 10 COVID-19 patients, down from a peak of 21 patients in mid-April. Since then, the number of positive tests and patients being admitted for COVID-19 at McLaren have steadily declined. Since March 10, McLaren Greater Lansing has discharged nearly ...

  • Twenty-six days. That’s how long Tom Johnson spent at McLaren Greater Lansing fighting COVID-19. Johnson was recently discharged after winning his battle against the virus, and he’s sharing his story of survival. Johnson is a member of the Michigan Department of Corrections Fugitive Task Force. He decided to help his fellow officers by taking shifts at McLaren Greater Lansing’s corrections unit when he suddenly passed out. What he didn’t know at the time is that COVID-19 was already taking a toll on his...

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has made people think about hand-washing, social distancing and even wearing a face mask. But for those who have cancer, these practices have already been a part of everyday life.

  • McLaren Macomb has begun to safely re-open The past several weeks have drastically changed the lives of virtually every person in the world. It was during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic that many patients have not had full access to the services provided by McLaren Macomb. While those closures were measures taken to ensure the safety of our community, those restrictions have begun to ease and we are very pleased to again offer many of these services. In an effort to safely provide these services and...

  • Spring has brought with it some sun and warmer weather, but it also kicks off the start of the allergy season. And with the unfortunate unique circumstances the world finds itself in amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many may mistake their common allergy symptoms for those of the coronavirus. Coughing, headache and sore throat are symptoms any allergy sufferer may experience on any given high-pollen day, so the question becomes: how can you tell the difference between allergies and COVID-19? Allergists and im...

  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added additional symptoms of COVID-19. Those added symptoms include: Chills Repeated shaking from chills Muscle pain Headaches Sore throat Loss of taste and smell These are added to the existing symptoms of: Cough Fever Shortness of breath Eye redness Gastrointestinal distress COVID-19 For more information, including updates, on COVID-19, visit cdc.gov/COVID19. Click here