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      “This vision-saving technology is crucial for early detection and timely treatment.”   Diabetes can occur in any individual at any stage of life. While diabetes risk is typically diagnosed through A1C blood sugar tests, your eyes can help see additional risk like vision loss by looking through them—early and often. The most common cause of vision loss and blindness for individuals living with diabetes is an eye condition known as diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vesse...

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      "I would tell donors that their money is well spent. Your gift gives someone the opportunity to concentrate on healing as opposed to how they're going to pay their bills. Stress is a detriment to any type of healing. The Hospitality House at McLaren helps relieve that stress. It's a wonderful thing." As more and more Michigan residents look for innovative and non-invasive cancer care, some face obstacles, including travel demands and overnight lodging accommodations, that can weigh on their minds...

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    "Listen to what the doctor tells you... I'm almost 78 and I'm still here." After over 40 years in the business, Richard Centilli of Clio, Michigan, is normally waiting for this year’s latest car models to hit the showroom floor at the dealership where he works. When he was told that he had to seek treatment for prostate cancer, little did he know the latest muscle machine available to fight cancer was nearby. “I’ve been monitored for prostate cancer for 10 years and every time I took a PSA, [the level] ...

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    Sometimes in the hospital, renovations are undertaken for expansion or reconfiguration purposes. Others take place because it is time to refresh and renew. No matter the purpose, the goal is always to provide a welcoming environment for both patients and visitors, as well as the best use of space that becomes a source of pride for staff. Other projects are simply unique. One such project is the Reflection Room at McLaren Flint. Formerly known as the Chapel, this renovated room was completed this spring....

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    Since opening in March 2020, McLaren Fenton’s commitment to the community was to continue to add providers and services for patients. A recent American College of Radiology (ACR) successful review process is the latest reason for celebrating this pledge. Two important cancer screenings are available at the Owen Road location and both have received ACR accreditation.   McLaren Fenton is now an ACR designated lung cancer screening center and mammography accredited facility. To achieve the ACR Gold St...

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    "Everyone is at risk of skin damage caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) components of sunlight, regardless of their skin color.”   This spring and summer, as COVID-pandemic restrictions lift due to increased vaccinations, many Americans are looking to enjoy more time outdoors with family and friends. The bright, warm sunshine is a great reminder to put on sunscreen. Skin cancer is the most common cancer, affecting one in five Americans before they turn 70 years old. According to the Skin Can...

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      Last year, Joey Loper, 43, of Boyne Falls, went to the doctor with a very bad headache. They gave him a shot and sent him home. The next morning, his headache was still there and not improving. At this point, Joey’s wife, Barb, decided to take him to the ER at McLaren Northern Michigan. “We were walking into the ER and Joey collapsed on the floor due to a seizure,” said Barb. The doctors quickly did CT scans, which showed a brain bleed. At that point, he was evaluated by  Bharath Naravetla, ...

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    “The thing about art therapy is it gives you such self-confidence. Not a little, but a lot of self-confidence.” Cancer is a journey, and many patients struggle to come to terms with the way their life has suddenly changed. Art can be one way patients are able to find the words, or the creativity to express their feelings and understand their emotions. “Upon a cancer diagnosis, a person's life is forever changed. From that day on, it can be confusing, overwhelming and emotional for anyone touched by canc...

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    No one chooses to have a stroke, but everyone can learn the signs of one. The community is invited to join Aniel Majjhoo, MD, board-certified interventional neurologist, and Medical Director of Neurosciences and the McLaren Stroke Network at McLaren Health Care, for a live webinar to discuss what a stroke is, who is at risk for one, and the importance of learning the signs of stroke. This free educational program is being held on Wednesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. Dr. Majjhoo will take questions following his ...

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      "I decided to be proactive and began researching the most recent treatments for cancer." 2020 was more than just the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for William Johnson of Detroit, Michigan. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer . “It was horrible. No one wants to hear the ‘c’ word,” said William. “I’m glad they caught it early because I didn’t have any symptoms.” Other than having to use the restroom often, he had no idea he had cancer. If it was not for his regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA...