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  • August 1, 2022 COLONOSCOPY FOLLOW UP SCREENING GUIDELINES   BACKGROUND: The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated recommended follow-up intervals after screening colonoscopy in average-risk individuals. This guidance does not apply to people with hereditary syndromes that increase Colorectal Cancer (CRC) risk, inflammatory bowel disease, serrated polyposis syndrome, or personal or family history of CRC. These guidelines consider colonoscopy results alone and do not evaluate the...

  • July 1, 2022 Diabetes Control in the Elderly   SUMMARY: Management of the elderly patient with diabetes promote relaxed targets and avoidance of aggressive control. Choice of diabetes medications in the elderly requires careful assessment of hypoglycemic risk 1 . Adults > 65 years of age with diabetes should be a high priority for depression screening and treatment.   MANAGEMENT: Individualize Targets and Goals 2 7 - 7.5% is reasonable for healthy patients over age 65 with no or few comorbi...

  • Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron Foundation and its health care partners have awarded scholarships to 27 students pursuing degrees in professions represented in the hospital and the community. Since 1988, 551 recipients have received $651,250 through the scholarship program. Scholarships are funded by the Carter family, Demashkieh family, Folske family, Godbold family, McLaren Port Huron Auxiliary, McLaren Port Huron Employees That Care Club, and McLaren Port Huron Foundation. The 2022 scholarship rec...

  • June 15, 2022 Current Procedural Terminology Category II Codes (CPT-2 Codes)   WHAT ARE CPT-2 CODES: They describe the following: Clinical components, such as those typically included in evaluation, management, or other clinical services. Results from clinical laboratory or radiology tests and other procedures. Identified processes intended to address patient safety practices (such as fall risk). Services reflecting compliance with state or federal law.   PURPOSE: CPT II codes help define nati...

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    Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron Foundation will present Ladies Night Out, a free health event for women, Tuesday, June 14, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Marysville Community Center, located at 867 E. Huron Blvd. All women are invited to bring a daughter, sister aunt and friends for this event. Take advantage of free women’s health information and activities while enjoying a delicious, healthy snack. Don’t forget your walking shoes! This program is free, and registration is required. For more information or to r...

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    Lymphedema, inflammation caused by an accumulation of fluid, is a condition that may occur after breast cancer surgery when lymph nodes are removed. Lymphedema can occur months or years after treatment. It’s a chronic (ongoing) condition that has no cure. However, steps can be taken to prevent it and to reduce or relieve symptoms. For breast cancer patients with lymphedema, the gold standard treatment approach includes skin care, compression with bandaging or garments, manual lymph drainage, massage, an...

  • Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron and its health care partners have awarded scholarships to 28 students pursuing degrees in professions represented in the hospital and the community. Since 1988, 524 recipients have received $615,750 through the scholarship program. Scholarships are funded by the Carter family, Demashkieh family, McLaren Port Huron Auxiliary, Goldbold family, McLaren Port Huron Employees That Care Club, and McLaren Port Huron Foundation. The 2021 scholarship recipients are: Marwood Nur...

  • The McLaren Port Huron Foundation announced today that the 32nd Annual Festival of Trees raised more than $65,000. This year’s event was a fundraiser to support new technology for early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.  “Hosting the Annual Festival of Trees was a priority for McLaren Port Huron,” says Sara Tait, director of the McLaren Port Huron Foundation. “How to do that in the age of COVID required some out-of-the-box thinking, which our team really stepped up to.”  For this year’s ...

  • Port Huron, MI – Kick off the holiday season with McLaren Port Huron Foundation’s 32nd Annual Festival of Trees.  The event will take place Thanksgiving through the New Year in McLaren Port Huron’s South Tower lobby. The lobby will be transformed into a winter wonderland of decorated window displays. The community is invited to drive by or walk the sidewalk outside to view the displays. “Festival of Trees is the start of the holiday season for many in our community.  We are proud to continue t...

  • Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron and its health care partners have awarded $28,000 in scholarships to 23 students pursuing degrees in professions represented in the hospital and the community. Since 1988, 501 recipients have received $587,750 through the scholarship program. Scholarships are funded by the Carter family, Demashkieh family, McLaren Port Huron Auxiliary, McLaren Port Huron employees, McLaren Port Huron Employees That Care Club, and McLaren Port Huron Foundation. The 2020 scholarship rec...