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    McLaren Northern Michigan earned the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite Plus , recognizing the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Each year program participants apply for the AHA award recognition by demonstrating how their organization has committed to providing quality care for stroke patients. In addition to following treatment...

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      The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body, making it very prone to strains and tears.        Most people think joint problems may be limited to athletes and older adults, but when it comes to shoulder pain, everyone is at risk. The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body, making it very prone to strains and tears. If pain and discomfort develop and range of motion decreases, replacement surgery may be considered. Patrick ...

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      "The PSA test can help ‘shine a light’ on whether your prostate gland is becoming abnormal, cancerous, or precancerous.”   It can be hard to believe that a walnut-sized organ can become a problem for some men, but it is possible. According to Zero Cancer : One in eight men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer once in their lifetime. Every two minutes, a prostate cancer diagnosis is given in the U.S. Prostate cancer takes the life of one man every 15 minutes. African American me...

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    The McLaren Proton Therapy Center , part of the Karmanos Cancer Network, welcomes Brian Yeh, MD, PhD to the team of radiation oncologists in Flint. Dr. Yeh has over a decade of experience in using proton therapy to treat cancer. He is a board-certified radiation oncologist with fellowship training in proton therapy. He has held lead positions at some of the country’s top proton therapy and radiation therapy centers, does clinical research, has written peer-reviewed publications, and has held faculty pos...

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    "I love the people I work with and the work is never the same. I learn something new every day."     At 10 years old, Jenna Brotherton viewed a future career in health care as a possibility. By 16, she was certain of it. However, she was unsure about what field to enter. The Everett High School graduate took a phlebotomy course while attending Lansing Community College, but the closure of a local Kmart in March of 2017 eliminated her job there and led to her getting hired as an environmental t...

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      Cholesterol exists in two forms; There is “bad” cholesterol and “good” cholesterol.        According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) , high cholesterol has no symptoms, so many people don’t know that their cholesterol is too high. Having high blood cholesterol raises the risk for heart disease (the leading cause of death) and stroke (the fifth leading cause of death). To be sure that you’re not at risk, it is beneficial to understand how to avoid high levels of bad ch...

  • McLaren Macomb, part of the statewide McLaren Stroke Network, has achieved the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke GOLD PLUS distinction for the third consecutive year. For its effective stroke care and efficiency in administrating that care, the hospital earned this American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognition in acknowledgement for its consistent compliance with national quality measurements. Additionally, McLaren Macomb earned the organization’s Honor Roll Elite for its prompt use o...

  • Mount Pleasant residents now have a new convenient and affordable care option. McLaren CareNow at Walgreens, an all-in-one, on-demand health care service delivered in one convenient location is now welcoming patients inside the Walgreens on Mission Road. “McLaren is thrilled to partner with Walgreens to bring this valuable care choice to residents in the central Michigan community,” said Deborah Conlon, MSN, FNP-BC, vice president of retail clinic operations at McLaren Health Management Group. “The clini...

  • Adam Kremer, MD, board certified neurosurgeon, recently joined McLaren Central Michigan’s medical staff. Dr. Kremer is a leader in the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery, publishing his surgical results in the Journal of Spinal Surgery in September 2019. His special interests include microscopic cervical, thoracic and lumbar surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery through a microscopic approach, motion preservation surgery and several other specialized procedures. Dr. Kremer has been in privat...

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    McLaren Central Michigan’s (MCM) President and CEO, Darrell Lentz has been named McLaren Bay Region’s (MBR) new executive leader. Lentz will be assuming the President and CEO role following the resignation of Clarence Sevillian, McLaren Bay Region’s President and CEO since December of 2014. Lentz will maintain executive oversight for MCM as the hospital’s President and CEO and will report directly to both Central and Bays’ Hospital Board of Directors. “We are thrilled Darrell will be expanding his respon...