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    Tucked just inside McLaren Flint’s main entrance is the hospital’s Special Things Gift Shop.  From necessities like personal care items to luxuries like clothing and handbags, the gift shop offers a little something for everyone. “You never know what you’ll find,” said Auxiliary volunteer Phyllis Hill. Phyllis does the gift shop books and orders all the merchandise, but she says she’s technically not the manager. “I was the manager, but that is a paid position, and I didn’t want to be paid for my w...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University will host the Sixth Annual Lymphoma Symposium on Saturday, Aug. 3. This year’s symposium will feature lymphoma specialists from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the National Cancer Institute, Columbia University, and more, in addition to Karmanos experts. “As program director, I look forward to hosting the annual symposium each year,” said Dipenkumar Modi, M.D. , hematologist, medical oncologist, and member of the Bone Marrow an...

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    As the fall sports season quickly approaches, the excitement builds for young athletes getting ready to hit the field, court, or track. Ensuring they are prepared for action starts with a comprehensive sports physical. These physicals are essential for making sure your child is in peak condition and ready to participate safely in their chosen sport.  Why should I get a physical for my child? Most schools require physicals for participation in athletic activities. Sports physicals are designed to de...

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    At the end of an ordinary January day on the job, Vance Corcoran’s life took an unexpected, devastating turn.  The 55-year-old Fenton man suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that left him paralyzed on the left side of his body.  “I was lifting weights at Lake Fenton High School where I am a varsity wrestling coach,” said Vance. “Thankfully I had a buddy with me who noticed I didn’t look right after we left to get in our cars to go home. I was having a hard time pressing my key fob to unlock my car a...

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    Dr. Matthew Rohloff, a urologist with McLaren Northern Michigan, part of statewide McLaren Health Care, ended June having performed more UroLift procedures in any single month than any other urologist in the state. Relieving the symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), a very common, noncancerous enlargement of the prostate, his proficiency in the procedure and prevalence of the condition led to Dr. Rohloff successfully completing 29 Prostatic Urethral Lift, commonly referred to as a UroLift, proc...

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    McLaren Central Michigan, part of statewide McLaren Health Care and the region’s only specialized program dedicated to assisting survivors in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault, has advanced its Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program with a pair of accreditations earned by its lead nurses. SANE Program Coordinator Beth Nesbitt, RN, and Rose Shufelt, RN, WCC, have each been certified by the International Association of Forensic Nurses with SANE-A accreditations. Available 24 hours a day in...

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    Gen Sheng Wu, Ph.D., member of the Molecular Therapeutics Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor of Oncology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, recently received a grant from the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. The four-year, $924,000 grant will benefit Wu’s study, “Targeting Dual-Specificity Phosphatase 1 in Platinum Resistance in Ovarian Cancer,” which aims to discover improved treatments for ovarian cancer...

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    Sarcoma is a type of cancer that develops in tissues or bones. There are more than 70 subtypes of sarcoma cancers, with bone and soft tissue sarcomas being the main two types. Soft tissue sarcomas develop in soft tissues like fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues. Sarcoma Risk Factors There are a couple of known risk factors that may contribute to someone developing sarcoma: It is possible for patients to develop sarcomas from radiation given to treat other cancers, s...

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    When Phyllis Brooks came to a local hospital due to shortness of breath, she was transferred to McLaren Greater Lansing hospital , where further testing confirmed her diagnosis of a heart condition, called cardiac amyloidosis . Cardiac amyloidosis is caused by a buildup of protein that can impair the heart’s ability to function normally, leading to heart failure symptoms. “During the cardiac tests, I was told I was going into A-Fib ( atrial fibrillation ), and I hadn’t even known it,” said Brooks. Becau...

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    Last year, when Ed Pincik’s prostate specific antigen (PSA) test came back higher than the year before, his doctor ordered a biopsy.  It wasn’t Ed’s first prostate biopsy. “I had three or four of them in the past and they always came back negative,” Ed said. “I was kind of hoping it would come back negative again.” Four samples from Ed’s biopsy came back positive. “My doctor suggested having my prostate removed,” Ed said. “When they checked me out at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint ,...