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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer for women. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, nearly 300,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Although death contributed to breast cancer has declined, it is still the second highest cancer death among women. At McLaren Northern Michigan, we want to remind our community that early detection saves lives. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatments are more likely to ...

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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets plenty of attention. The question is, are women acting on the plea to get their annual mammogram? Across the country, and right here in mid-Michigan, patients continue to delay and avoid medical care, even routine life-saving screenings.   “As a physician I cannot stress enough the importance of early detection and how key it is to breast cancer survival,” said Ashley Richardson, DO, a breast surgical oncologist at McLaren Flint. “Survival outcomes depend largely ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Core Grant has been renewed. This renewal extends Karmanos’ prestigious NCI designation through 2025. Karmanos is among 51 centers nationwide to receive this designation. NCI-designated cancer centers are characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. They play a vital role in advancing towards the goal of ...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to welcome board-certified cardiologist, David Ternes, DO, to Michigan Heart & Vascular Specialists. Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Ternes began his health care career right out of high school as a patient transporter and continuing his career in health care to others areas of the hospital. Dr. Ternes received his medical degree for Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiology residency at McLaren ...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is excited to offer 3D Mammography in Petoskey. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, the new exam is clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers by 41 percent. In conventional 2D Mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to callbacks. With the new three-dimensional method of imaging, callbacks for tissue overlap are reduced by 40 percent....

  • Port Huron, MI – Kurt Brinker has been named the Employee of the Month for August. Brinker has worked at McLaren Port Huron for 15 years, and is the physical therapist lead for inpatient care.  Brinker was nominated by his peers because he exemplifies the hospital values and always does what’s best for patients and coworkers. Brinker cares about his patients. You can always find him with a patient laughing, encouraging them and reassuring them they are safe and doing great. When a patient has a nee...

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    There’s no getting around it: COVID-19 is scary, but skipping your doctor’s visit or emergency care can be even scarier. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 41% of American say they’ve delayed or avoided seeking routine or emergency care due to concerns over COVID-19. That number is concerning for health care leadership at McLaren Northern Michigan. “Putting off care over fear of contracting COVID-19 can lead to progression of chronic diseases,” said Quentin D...

  • McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed hospital serving all of Macomb County, has expanded its surgical services with the addition of two leading-edge pieces of technology to treat conditions common to the public. Offering an increased level of precision, the MR Fusion Prostate Biopsy provides a less invasive option to successfully biopsy suspected prostate cancer lesions and tumors, selectively targeting more aggressive forms of cancer, leading to reduced occurrences of false positives. With more than 180,000 new...

  • September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and McLaren Caro Region Senior Life Solutions is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy and tele-therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of senior ad...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that gastroenterologist, Cale Sebald, DO, has joined McLaren Northern Michigan Digestive Health, working alongside James Doull, MD, Kyle Robertson, DO, and Luke McCrone, MD. “Growing up in a family full of health care workers, medicine always was a path that I have been on. My family has been so supportive during my medical schooling and career. My mother is an interventional radiology PA-C, my father is a retired sale manager, and my sister is an oncolog...