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    Heatstroke is a life-threatening emergency that starts as heat exhaustion. “To prevent heat exhaustion, it is important to hydrate properly, rest in a cool place, wear light and loose clothing, and avoid alcohol,” said Dr. Joseph Zajchowski, Chief Medical Officer at McLaren Lapeer Region . How to recognize and treat heat exhaustion Symptoms of heat exhaustion include: Muscle cramps Headache Dizziness and confusion Loss of appetite or feeling sick Excessive sweating and pale, clammy skin Fast breathing o...

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    Firework Safety

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found a 50 percent increase in deaths and injuries from fireworks-related incidents in 2020 compared to 2019. Hands and fingers are most at risk of injury when it comes to handling fireworks, followed by the head, ears, face, eyes, limbs, and trunk. Leave fireworks to the professionals. However, if you do plan to use your own fireworks: Heed the instructions for proper use. Keep a bucket of water or fire extinguisher on hand. Never drink alcohol when li...

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    McLaren Flint is pleased to announce June’s Outstanding Employee of the month, Carrie Morris, Environmental Services Housekeeper from 8 South. Morris was presented the honor by hospital leadership on June 20, 2022. “I am blessed to work with such a great group of coworkers on 8 south,” said Morris. “We really do represent "Teamwork” and it means a lot to me that the EVS department doesn't go unnoticed. It's important that the work we do has an impact. I take pride in making sure my unit is clean and san...

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    In June we get to celebrate Father’s Day, which just happens to take place during Men’s Health Month. A coincidence, probably not. What may come as a surprise, is that men are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women due to being biologically more susceptible to the disease, making it even more important for men to keep an eye on their health. Type 2 diabetes impairs the body to regulate and use glucose, also known as sugar, as fuel. Too much sugar in the bloodstream can lead to high blood suga...

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    After reaching its final phase in June 2022, McLaren Flint’s Emergency Department’s renovations have been completed. The project, which had to be broken down into several phases due to its size, reached its final phase this spring with the patient waiting and registration areas. This important patient entrance into the hospital is not only remodeled but also reconfigured for better patient flow. The planning phase for the project officially kicked off in October 2020 with construction starting in Decemb...

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    Maintaining your health can be a difficult task, but this is something you do not have to do alone. Remember to always consult your doctor and express any concerns you may have.     According to the CDC , someone in the United States dies of a stroke every 3.5 minutes, and it is the leading cause of long-term disability worldwide . As scary as that sounds, 80% of strokes are preventable. While there are factors we cannot control, there are several modifiable risk factors you can change to lowe...

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    McLaren Health Care, the three-state, 14-hospital health care system and health plan, has appointed Justin F. Klamerus, M.D., M.M.M., as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Klamerus has served as President of Karmanos Cancer Hospital & Network, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, since January 2017. An oncologist by training, Dr. Klamerus assumes the position previously held by Dr. Michael McKenna, McLaren Health Care’s first CMO, who passed away in May. “Over what has already b...

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    The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint offers a full range of oncology services in Genesee County. The Gynecologic Oncology Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) at Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to providing outstanding and innovative care for women with cervical, fallopian tube, ovarian, primary peritoneal, uterine (endometrial), vaginal and vulvar cancers, as well as gestational trophoblastic disease. In some cases, they can even rule out what appeared to be a potential cancer diagnosis. Gynec...

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    Port Huron, MI – John Corturillo has been named the Employee of the Month for June. Corturillo has worked at McLaren Port Huron for 20 years and is currently a radiology technologist in Medical Imaging. Corturillo was nominated by his coworkers because he embodies the hospital values. He is selfless. Every day, he always takes the time to be helpful, encouraging and supportive. He is the go-to person when new employees or students have questions because he makes them feel comfortable. Corturillo’s perfor...

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    Being prepared can make your visit a more comfortable experience.     Annual physical exams are important to our overall health and well-being, but many of us fear them because we do not know what to expect. Being prepared can make your visit a more comfortable experience. Emily Smith, DO , a family physician at McLaren Greater Lansing Primary Care - Okemos suggests these five key questions to ask during the appointment: 1. What are my numbers? (Weight, body mass index, blood pressure, cholest...