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    The McLaren Proton Therapy Center is poised to become the first in the world to deliver proton therapy to patients with Leo Cancer Care’s ground-breaking upright treatment technology. In a landmark agreement, Leo Cancer Care will install two upright units at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint, Michigan, with the first patients set to receive care via the innovative treatment delivery system within the next two years upon receipt of FDA’s clearance for the technology. "The goal of Leo Cancer Care...

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    Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron will present a knee and hip pain program Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Charles Classroom (please use the Rourke entrance). Join Dr. Leonard Karadimas, orthopedic surgeon at McLaren Port Huron, as he discusses the common causes of knee and hip pain and treatment options to get you back to doing the things you enjoy. A boxed meal will be provided. This program is free, but registration is required. To register or for more information call HealthAcce...

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    Screenings can prevent more cervical cancers by finding abnormal cervical cell changes, so they can be treated before they have a chance to develop into cancer.       According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) , more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, more than 4,000 women die of cervical cancer each year, and 93% of cervical cancers could be prevented through screening and receiving the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. "We’ve made great strides...

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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...