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      When it comes to cervical cancer , there’s good news: the number of people dying from the disease has decreased. Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of death for Americans who were assigned female at birth.   Cervical Cancer Quick Numbers Around  13,960  new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2023. In the U.S., about 4,310 people are expected to die from cervical cancer in 2023. Cervical cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women ages ...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute kicks off year two of its “Inspired” campaign, inviting the community to view a cancer diagnosis not as an ending but as an opportunity to think bigger, think broader, think “Cancer is a Beginning.” Viewers will be immersed in imagery, TV commercials, radio spots, billboards, and print and digital advertisements, supporting a new journey to push patients to achieve possibilities that once seemed unreachable. This next campaign era is a continuation of the Nation...

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    Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer deaths among American women and people assigned female at birth, but that has since taken a turn for the better. Here are the top four things you should know about cervical cancer and how to lower your risk: 1. An increase in screening is one reason fewer people are dying from cervical cancer. Females should receive one or both of the recommended routine cervical cancer screenings: the Papanicolaou (Pap) test also known as a Pap smear, and...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, headquartered in Southeast Michigan, is one of the nation’s leading cancer centers.   One of 53 across the country, Karmanos is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center in metro Detroit. As part of  McLaren Health Care , Karmanos’ headquarters anchors 15 locations throughout the Karmanos Cancer Network, with most located near McLaren hospitals. Recognized as one of Michigan’s most preferred cancer care treatment ...

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    Talk to your doctor and be honest with yourself to make this year your healthiest yet. Every January the New Year brings about people’s collective resolutions, aiming to improve an aspect of their individual life. Far and away the most popular resolution: health. When 2022 flips to 2023, countless people will resolve to better themselves and their overall general health through increased exercise, more conscious food choices and the avoidance of some bad habits. Before setting goals and cementing your c...

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    More common than most realize, the electrical disruption to the heart muscles carries a 90% fatality rate. On a highly anticipated Monday Night Football matchup, millions tuned in, but the game quickly took a horrifying and unprecedented turn. Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, popping up on his feet after a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins, collapsed into unconsciousness in the middle of the field. Medical personnel were quick to provide care as teammates and competitors looked on...

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    The first signs of the disease may be difficult to spot. Another high-profile death at the hands of colon cancer has again brought awareness to the disease and the importance of screening for it. Movie and television star Kirstie Alley passed away soon after a diagnosis and brief battle with the cancer, once again bringing attention to the risk and prevalence of colon cancer. Signs and risk factors While it can be caught at a treatable stage, colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death...

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    The McLaren Center for Research and Innovation organized the participation of three Michigan-based McLaren Health Care hospitals in a nationwide clinical trial that resulted in a new standard of care for patients with severe COVID-19 to avoid dangerous blood clots. A comprehensive program facilitating McLaren Health Care’s participation in clinical trials, the McLaren Center for Research and Innovation began its participation in the COVID-PACT study in November 2020, resulting in its outcomes being publ...

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    More than 16 million Americans live with COPD, but it can be managed. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death by disease in the United States, with more than 16 million people living with a diagnosis — and millions more who have not yet been diagnosed. With COPD, the airways in your lungs are blocked (or “obstructed”), making it difficult to breathe, worsening with exertion. There is no cure for COPD, but it can be managed and treated. Through medications, oxy...

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    RSV: A fall surge

    When compared to previous years, the current surge in RSV cases has been significantly more severe, grabbing headlines as it causes infant children to become hospitalized, filling the state’s pediatric beds. Respiratory syncytial virus, RSV, is not a virus that’s new, or “novel” — this is a virus that routinely spreads during the fall and winter months, resulting in cold/flu-like symptoms and, maybe, a trip to the doctor. This year, however, many factors have led to an increased spread and surge of RSV,...