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    Article Submitted by Erin O’Connor, PhD , Director of Behavioral Medicine Education, McLaren Flint During any other year, rates of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are around 5% of the population. However, during 2020 and now 2021, as we continue to struggle with the global pandemic known as COVID-19 , many more individuals may find themselves feeling down and overwhelmed for the first time, while those who have been struggling with this condition may experience increased severity.   SAD is a cond...

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    Over the last 30 years, obesity has become the most prevalent disease in the world, and more people suffer from the health effects of obesity than from any other disease. Morbid obesity, which is typically defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher, is a result of neurochemical changes that occur after a person gains a substantial amount of weight. As a result of these chemical changes, diets are often unsuccessful for patients in this condition and surgical intervention has been shown to...

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    McLaren Flint's free mammogram program not only promotes breast cancer awareness, but also provides 3D mammogram screenings for uninsured, at-risk, low-income women throughout Genesee County. Funding is made possible by the partnership between the McLaren Flint Foundation and the Flint Firebirds, and the generous sponsors who support the annual "Pink out the Rink for Mamms" hockey game held each October. However, no matter what month it is, women in our community are due for their annual mammogram. Annu...

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    The McLaren Wound Care Clinic specializes in treating acute and chronic hard-to-heal wounds. The clinic recently welcomed three new physicians to join Mark Williams, DPM , board-certified in podiatric surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, who has been caring for patients at the clinic since 2003. Those new clinical experts are Michael Eigenberg, MD, FACS , general surgeon; Krysta Schroeder, DPM, CWSP , board-certified in wound management; and Jason Weslosky, DPM . Th...

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    Gratitude is usually something we think about during the Thanksgiving holiday season, but we may sometimes forget to practice gratitude daily. “Gratitude is the active practice of appreciation of positive regard for self in life, for those around you, achievements, successes and more,” defined Samarea Lenore, PhD, Clinical Health Psychology Fellow at McLaren Flint, who also sees patients at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint . Studies and research show that gratitude can lead to positive effects...

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    It has been eight years of active surveillance for prostate cancer, and Bob Campbell has some exciting news to share. “At my last checkup with my urologist, my PSA was less than 0.1, which is the lowest it could possibly be,” said Bob. Bob was diagnosed in 2012 with low-grade prostate cancer. “I saw my urologist every six months for an exam and PSA draw,” explained Bob. “Things were pretty steady for about seven years. Then my PSA started to gradually pick up.” In March of 2020, Bob was sent for a prost...

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    When it comes to cancers located in the abdomen, Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint has a comprehensive cancer care team that works together to create the best treatment option for each patient. For some patients, their treatment plan may include tumor removal. Karmanos offers advanced and minimally invasive treatment options for patients in Genesee County and surrounding communities. Surgical oncologist Tolutope Oyasiji, MD, MRCSI, MHSA, FACS utilizes laparoscopic, robotic surgery, and can also...

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    McLaren Flint recently joined hospitals across the country, as they began the process of immunizing health care workers against COVID-19 . “It has been nine grueling months for our staff, our patients, and our community,” said Dr. Binesh Patel, Chief Medical Officer at McLaren Flint . “With vaccinations available now for health care workers we can finally take the fight directly to COVID-19.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, whi...

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    We want to salute all our staff who are ready to take THE FIGHT TO COVID, including our first five health care workers to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on December 17. McLaren employees were some of the first across the United States to receive this important defense against COVID-19. The number of staff getting inoculated on this historical day was limited but for a good reason. It allowed the hospital to test its vaccination plan to be sure it worked as it was supposed to, and it did. We also want...

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    McLaren Flint was awarded an ‘A’   in the  fall 2020  Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ,  a national distinction  recognizing McLaren Flint’s achievements  protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is ...