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    Changes in temperature and air moisture can cause your nose to be dryer during winter months and, consequently, cause nosebleeds. “You may experience nosebleeds more frequently in the winter, but it is important to confirm with your doctor that these nosebleeds aren’t a result of another underlying issue,” said Dr. Esmael Amjad , ENT at McLaren Lapeer Region . “While you can self-treat minor nosebleeds, it is important to see a doctor if the severity and frequency of your nosebleeds increase.” Steps to ...

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    “Most of the oropharyngeal cancer cases are caused by the HPV virus, rather than smoking and drinking.” Though we hear about the human papillomavirus (HPV) causing cervical cancer in women, this sexually transmitted infection can also cause cancer growth in other areas of the body. The HPV virus is linked to the majority of vulva and vaginal cancer cases in women, over half of penile cancer diagnoses in men, and most anal and oropharyngeal cancer in both men and women. Oropharyngeal cancer, also known a...

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    McLaren Caro Region welcomes Karmanos Cancer Institute's board-certified medical oncologist, Somdev Roy, MD, and oncology nurse practitioner, Katie Lange, FNP-BC. Together, Dr. Roy and Lange create individualized plans for their patients with dynamic cancer treatment options. Dr. Roy and Lange will be on-site at McLaren Caro Region every second and fourth Wednesday of the month for initial evaluations, follow-ups or re-evaluations and second opinions. Some infusion treatments may be available in Caro, ou...

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     “The new BrainLab navigation platform provides an interoperative CT scan that allows us to place spinal hardware in the exact location it needs to go."   According to Georgetown University , nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain. Some 16 million adults — 8% of all adults — experience persistent or chronic back pain, and as a result are limited in certain everyday activities. While most cases of chronic low back or neck pain can be treated conservatively, surgery may...

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    Accessibility will also be easier for commuters who use public transportation. CATA has begun a new bus route, the Capital City Crosstown, which takes people from the city’s east side to the west side using Mt. Hope Avenue. One of the planned stops on the bus route is McLaren’s new health care campus.   As the opening of the new McLaren Greater Lansing hospital and health care campus nears, talk about access to the campus continues. “Access to the new hospital was one of the major considerations wh...

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    "Symptoms to a common cold are typically a short period of time, lasting a few days to a week, but a sinus infection will have other associated symptoms such as a fever or foul smell, and it tends to linger."    Upper respiratory illnesses are more common during the winter season, and many people develop the sniffles. Sometimes those sniffles can progress into a sinus infection. Sinus infections , also called sinusitis, happens when fluid builds up in the air-filled pockets or sinuses, which a...

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    Frostbite occurs when the top layer of your skin and underlying tissues freeze. Frostbite is most common on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Exposed skin is most vulnerable to frostbite, but covered skin can also be affected. “Many don’t even realize they have frostbite, so it is important to know the signs,” said Dr. Joseph Zajchowski, Chief Medical Officer at McLaren Lapeer Region . FROSTBITE SYMPTOMS Cold and prickly-feeling skin Numbness Unusual skin color Hard or waxy-looking skin Jo...

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    “The majority of cervical cancer cases that I see are of women who have not had Pap tests routinely." We have come a long way in preventing cervical cancer and catching it early. According to the American Cancer Society, cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer deaths among women. Though that death rate has dropped with increasing screening options, the rate has not changed in the last decade. A woman’s chances of preventing cervical cancer starts with her routine screening exami...

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    McLaren Greater Lansing has earned its third consecutive two-year certification for Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.    When someone is having a stroke, every second counts. At McLaren Greater Lansing, experts are going above and beyond to ensure their care strategies are among the best in Michigan. McLaren Greater Lansing has earned its third consecutive two-year Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-pro...

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    "Doulas have the ability to spend a lot of time with the patient and build a close relationship that helps support their prenatal and birthing plan wants and needs."    For those who are expecting, you may be busy planning out every last detail on your baby’s arrival, from writing a birth plan to how you will manage labor pain. One thing you may also want to consider: whether you want to hire a doula. A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional, physical, and informational support...