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    On April 5, 2021, Christine Heine, 69, of Clio was feeling funny and knew something just wasn’t quite right. “I had just gotten back from my neighbor’s house, and I was sitting in my garage,” said Christine. “I was on the phone and my arms started feeling funny and I kept dropping the phone. The person who I was on the phone with notified a loved one of mine that I was slurring my words and just didn’t sound right, so they called an ambulance.” When the ambulance got to Christine, they told her they wer...

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    The continued growth of the McLaren Flint heart program is leading to extensive facility renovations and technology investments that enhances physicians’ abilities to deliver world-class cardiology services to patients. The two dedicated heart surgery operating rooms (ORs) at the hospital recently received complete makeovers, work that followed a 2019 project that overhauled the entire heart catheterization unit, including adding two new catheterization labs, a separate prep recovery area, a new waiting...

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      "The PSA test can help ‘shine a light’ on whether your prostate gland is becoming abnormal, cancerous, or precancerous.”   It can be hard to believe that a walnut-sized organ can become a problem for some men, but it is possible. According to Zero Cancer : One in eight men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer once in their lifetime. Every two minutes, a prostate cancer diagnosis is given in the U.S. Prostate cancer takes the life of one man every 15 minutes. African American me...

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    The McLaren Proton Therapy Center , part of the Karmanos Cancer Network, welcomes Brian Yeh, MD, PhD to the team of radiation oncologists in Flint. Dr. Yeh has over a decade of experience in using proton therapy to treat cancer. He is a board-certified radiation oncologist with fellowship training in proton therapy. He has held lead positions at some of the country’s top proton therapy and radiation therapy centers, does clinical research, has written peer-reviewed publications, and has held faculty pos...

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    Time to Do a Skin Check

    “Right now is a good time to take inventory of your skin.” There was plenty of sun in Michigan this summer. Spending more time outdoors and enjoying the great weather means your skin was exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light, a larger amount than what your skin would be exposed to in the fall and winter seasons. Even though you may have protected your skin and lathered on the sunscreen, there is still a risk of skin damage . “Right now is a good time to take inventory of your skin,” said Tolutope Oyasiji, M...

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    The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint is expanding to fulfill the increasing need for oncology services in Genesee County with the addition of four highly respected Karmanos Cancer Institute physicians. Robert Morris, M.D .; Radhika P. Gogoi, M.D., Ph.D. .; John J. Wallbillich, M.D .; and Ira S. Winer, M.D., Ph.D . are joining the comprehensive cancer care team at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint to bring advanced care for cancers of the female reproductive system to the community. “W...

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    The trauma center at McLaren Flint has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the COT's Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants...

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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 receive inte...

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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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    "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...