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    Port Huron, MI – Breanna Duncan has been named the Employee of the Month for September. Duncan has worked at McLaren Port Huron for three years as a housekeeper.  Duncan was nominated by her coworkers because she lives the hospital values. Her compassion, excellence and integrity stand out every day. She is empathetic toward customers and families, showing them kindness and going above and beyond for them. Duncan always comes to work with a smile and positive attitude and helps the department run s...

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      "We measure outcomes and teach people what exercises will help them best manage their conditions, because what's good for someone with diabetes might not be good for someone with cancer."   As an exercise physiologist who works at McLaren Greater Lansing’s cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation center, Laura Vaughn calls herself a wellness coach for people with chronic diseases. In a nutshell, she is trained to use exercise to help people treat various health conditions such as diabetes, cance...

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    Karmanos is pleased to announce that it has received a Movember – Prostate Cancer Foundation PCF Challenge Award totaling $1 million. PCF Challenge Awards are granted to teams at some of the world’s leading cancer research institutions to support cross-disciplinary pioneering research toward the goal of finding cures for prostate cancer. The funds were raised from the 2020 Movember U.S. Campaign and from the 2020 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , leader of the Genitourinary M...

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      "I felt a small bump, almost like a little pebble, so when I went to my appointment, I mentioned to my doctor, who decided it should be checked out with an ultrasound."    Two years ago, Emily Lobb, now 35, was getting ready for her appointment with her OB-GYN. She was pregnant with her sixth child, and she had noticed a lump in her left breast. “I felt a small bump, almost like a little pebble, so when I went to my appointment, I mentioned to my doctor, who decided it should be checked...

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      October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and the perfect time to bring to light how important it is to provide a safe sleep space for babies ages 0-12 months. “Guidelines for safe sleep have changed over time, and it’s important to provide continuing education to our patients and the community,” said Lori Orr, Manager of Labor and Delivery at McLaren Greater Lansing. Babies should be placed on their back, in a crib, bassinet, or portable crib, with a firm mattress, tightly fitted sheet, and n...

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    According to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, one-third of Americans are sleeping worse than they did before the pandemic. About 30 percent say they have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, while 19 percent of respondents say they get less nightly sleep than before the pandemic. This so-called “COVID-somnia” can be brought on by fears about the coronavirus, concern for our loved ones, economic worries, and limited social contact. The main causes of insomnia are acute em...

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    For a second consecutive year, McLaren Flint is the only Genesee County hospital to receive the four top awards for stroke care from the American Heart Association. These awards fall under the Get With The Guidelines® Gold Plus Stroke Quality Achievement Award for the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.   Stroke is the fifth cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in th...

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    “It’s a disease that gets the name ‘silent killer’ because symptoms can be difficult to recognize.” A woman’s ovaries are key to the reproductive functions of the body. They produce eggs for fertilization and the reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone. Any medical conditions that stop the ovaries from functioning properly can decrease a woman’s fertility. Unfortunately, the ovaries are also susceptible to cancer. “Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries, but it can also begin developing in the fal...

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    October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year extra emphasis is being placed on reminding women of the importance of getting their annual screening mammogram. There have been sharp declines in breast screenings during the ongoing pandemic, according to a June 30 press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total number of cancer screening tests received by women through CDC’s National Breast Early Detection Program declined by 87% for breast ca...

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    The Genesee County-based Singh & Arora Oncology/Hematology practice has joined the comprehensive cancer care team at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint. The move adds physicians Trevor Singh, MD, FACP ; Madan Arora, MD ; David Eilender, MD ; and Sandeep Grewal, MD to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Michigan’s largest provider of cancer care and research in the state . Their office will remain at  Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint , located at 4100 Beecher Road, Suite B, Fli...