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     “The new BrainLab navigation platform provides an interoperative CT scan that allows us to place spinal hardware in the exact location it needs to go."   According to Georgetown University , nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain. Some 16 million adults — 8% of all adults — experience persistent or chronic back pain, and as a result are limited in certain everyday activities. While most cases of chronic low back or neck pain can be treated conservatively, surgery may...

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    Accessibility will also be easier for commuters who use public transportation. CATA has begun a new bus route, the Capital City Crosstown, which takes people from the city’s east side to the west side using Mt. Hope Avenue. One of the planned stops on the bus route is McLaren’s new health care campus.   As the opening of the new McLaren Greater Lansing hospital and health care campus nears, talk about access to the campus continues. “Access to the new hospital was one of the major considerations wh...

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    "Symptoms to a common cold are typically a short period of time, lasting a few days to a week, but a sinus infection will have other associated symptoms such as a fever or foul smell, and it tends to linger."    Upper respiratory illnesses are more common during the winter season, and many people develop the sniffles. Sometimes those sniffles can progress into a sinus infection. Sinus infections , also called sinusitis, happens when fluid builds up in the air-filled pockets or sinuses, which a...

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    McLaren Greater Lansing has earned its third consecutive two-year certification for Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.    When someone is having a stroke, every second counts. At McLaren Greater Lansing, experts are going above and beyond to ensure their care strategies are among the best in Michigan. McLaren Greater Lansing has earned its third consecutive two-year Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-pro...

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    "Doulas have the ability to spend a lot of time with the patient and build a close relationship that helps support their prenatal and birthing plan wants and needs."    For those who are expecting, you may be busy planning out every last detail on your baby’s arrival, from writing a birth plan to how you will manage labor pain. One thing you may also want to consider: whether you want to hire a doula. A doula is a trained professional who provides emotional, physical, and informational support...

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    "The people in Liberia are so grateful and appreciative, it was a wonderful experience for me to be able to help. It was truly a life-changing experience."      Suzanne Hanses, DO , a surgeon at McLaren Greater Lansing Breast Care Center , is a veteran when it comes to participating in medical mission trips. Hanses started her volunteerism through the Peace Corps in 1978, where she was stationed in Liberia, West Africa. Since then, Dr. Hanses goes on mission trips as often as she can. “I ...

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      "I am very surprised and honored,” Camargo said. “This is a team effort; this isn’t just me that takes care of patients here. I am very honored to work with such a great team." McLaren Greater Lansing nurse Lauren Camargo was honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the exceptional care nurses provide every day. The nomination, submitted by Lauren’s co-workers, read as follows: “Lauren Camargo has endured this past 14 ...

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    "The McRee Guest House is just one important piece of McLaren's history."     For the 30 years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the smell of freshly baked cookies greeted the guests entering the McRee Guest House at McLaren Greater Lansing. Through the generosity of McLaren Greater Lansing volunteers, employees, physicians and friends, the guest house was built in 1991 as a comfortable place for families to stay while their loved ones received care at the hospital. Until the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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    "Together, MSU Health Care and McLaren will combine the latest imaging technology with the clinical and research expertise of talented providers, technologists, and researchers. We will provide quicker and more accurate diagnosis, shorter wait times, and research, to meet the growing need in our community."   The new McLaren health care campus opening spring 2022 is already growing with the addition of another medical services building, officials announced at a groundbreaking event today. The new 6...

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    "Just because the weather changes, that doesn't mean the recommendation of daily exercise does."   As cold days and long nights roll in, it can be harder to stay active. However, exercise should be a part of your daily routine, no matter the weather. “Just because the weather changes, that doesn’t mean the recommendation of daily exercise does,” said David Pohl, DO,  physician at  McLaren Mid-Michigan Physicians Family Medicine and Lipidology. “You want to shoot for at least 150 minutes p...