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  •  McLaren and Karmanos are bringing ear, nose and throat (ENT) services to patients throughout Genesee and Lapeer Counties and beyond by launching a comprehensive ENT service line. The service line features five convenient locations, two in Genesee County and two in Lapeer County, for general ENT conditions and a head and neck cancer clinic at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint. Patients of all ages with common ear, nose or throat conditions and cancers of the head and neck can now recei...

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    This summer thousands of Michigan residents are flocking to campgrounds, golf courses, hiking and walking trails either in or surrounded by woods. Whether their adventure is in the western Upper Peninsula, along the Lake Michigan coast, or further inland in the southern part of the state, they will be sharing the great outdoors with ticks. Lots of them. There has been a significant increase in the state’s tick population this year. This explosion has led many Michiganders to brush up on the precautionar...

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    McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation honored Karen DenBesten, MD; Steve Eibling, and Moon Seagren with the Jack Clark Philanthropy and Service Award at a celebration July 19. The award was presented by Elise Fisher, Chair of the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Board of Trustees. “Traditionally the Jack Clark Award is only given to one person each year,” said Fisher. “But in 2021, we decided there were several individuals we wanted to honor. Each of them has made an incredible impact on McLaren North...

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    McLaren Port Huron has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and procedures.  McLaren Port Huron earned High Performing ratings for: • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • Heart Attack • Heart Failure • Kidney Failure These ratings recognize...

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    "I actually had thyroid cancer before, so, I’m not someone to mess around. If I think something’s suspicious, I want to get it taken care of.” For Susan Plessner, there was no chance of skipping doctor appointments or ignoring the signs of a health issue, even during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. One reason for her diligence is the prevalence of cancer in her family. “I always figured I’d get it some way or another because of the high incidence in our family history,” said Susan, who lives in Auburn...

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    What is Sarcoma? Sarcomas are rare tumors that develop in tissue, like bone or muscle. There are more than 70 subtypes of sarcoma cancers. Soft tissue sarcomas develop in soft tissues like fat, muscle, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues.   Sarcoma Risk Factors Radiation exposure accounts for less than five percent of sarcomas. However, patients can develop sarcomas from radiation given to treat other cancers, such as breast cancer or lymphoma. In addition, s ome family can...

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      “We need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to be full rested. But many people do not get that amount because they spend so much time on their hand-held devices right before they go to bed."   If you want to improve your chances of getting a good night’s sleep, turn off your cell phone, tablet, or other video screens in your home an hour or more before you go to bed. That is the advice of Mark Meade, a registered polysomnographic technician with the Sleep and Alertness Center at McLaren Greate...

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      “The pressure increases the oxygen and how far it travels in the tissue promoting faster and more effective healing."   Oxygen is essential for life and is a key factor in tissue growth and healing. When tissue is damaged, additional oxygen is needed for the wound to heal. Exposing a wound to 100% oxygen may speed up healing and that is where hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment used to enhance the body’s natural healing ability for wounds. Comm...

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    McLaren Fenton is continuing to bring more services to Fenton area patients with the addition of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) diagnostic imaging unit. The mobile Ingenia 1.5T S MRI brings revolutionary high-quality imaging, with a high-quality patient experience to this location. “McLaren Fenton is proud to bring even more health care services closer to Fenton and improve access to needed diagnostic services for residents in southern Genesee County and beyond,” said Chad Grant, Executive Vice Pres...

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    McLaren Flint welcomes Chris Candela to the position of president and CEO effective August 1. Chris has more than 27 years of successful, progressive responsibility in health care, including both clinical and executive leadership experience. “Chris has a strong focus on patient safety, clinical quality, physician and team member relationships, and overall operational and financial performance with a proven track record of success,” said Chad Grant, executive vice president and chief operating officer fo...