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  • Summer safety tips

    Exercise – walking, running, sports or other activities – is important for good health. With so many outdoor activities to choose from, summer makes being active easy. Summer also increases the chances of injury related to active lifestyles. June is National Safety Month. Follow the safety tips below for a safe, healthy summer. Sun Safety Protecting your skin from the sun is key. UV rays from the sun can damage skin cells and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. These rays are strongest between...

  • The prevalence of obesity has risen dramatically over the past 20 years, and more people experience the health effects of obesity than any other disease.  Obesity is a complex medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. Obesity is typically defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater and is associated with the leading causes of death, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. In addi...

  • Only life-long smokers are at risk for lung cancer, right? Wrong. This is just one of the common misconceptions surrounding the second most common type of cancer. Not only is it common, it’s deadly. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Every year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Smoking is the leading risk factor for lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death a...

  • June is Men’s Health Month, an opportunity to increase awareness about health issues important to men of all ages.  Men die an average of five years younger than women. Men make up the majority of workplace injuries, are less likely to be insured, and are far less likely to see a doctor for preventive care. Familiarity with men’s health issues, regular screenings and prevention are keys to maintaining good health. Preventive care is the best way to keep the men in your life healthy. Below are a few...

  • Call it a physical, check-up or annual exam, but a regular appointment with a primary care provider can have endless and potentially untold benefits. It’s understandable that many people only make doctor appointments when they’re sick. They are examined, get a prescription and feel better in a few days. An annual check-up, though, is the appointment when patients can check in with their doctor about their overall health. During an annual exam the doctor will perform several standard — but very important...

  • It’s easy to think of an excuse not to see a doctor. There are many things that keep women very busy, such as work, school or family. However, women have unique health needs that should be addressed each year with a well woman exam. Read on to find out why a well woman exam is vital to your health. Preventive Care During a well woman exam, your doctor will evaluate your current health with a general physical exam and help you take preventive measures against disease. The earlier health problems are dete...

  • The American Hospital Association and the AHA Community Health Improvement (ACHI) has sponsored Community Health Improvement Week during the first week in June to celebrate and honor those working to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. For more than 139 years, McLaren Port Huron remains committed to making a difference in the health of the communities we serve. As a 501c3 Charitable Hospital Organization, we conduct a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to ev...

  • Art therapy, when facilitated by an art therapist, can be defined as the use of art and the creative process to promote healing. Art in this sense addresses the physical, emotional, as well as spiritual needs that accompany a cancer diagnosis.  For many people living with cancer, art therapy may be helpful in many ways. In addition to providing a relaxing escape from treatment, anxiety and fear for the future, painting or drawing may help you understand the difficult emotions that go along with a c...

  • McLaren Port Huron is a Level III Trauma Center. What does that mean for you?  It means that 24 hours a day, surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, specially trained nurses and other vital personnel provide immediate care rather than on-call care. Vital support services throughout the hospital are also available, such as the blood bank, laboratory, respiratory therapists and imaging services, as well as case managers, clinical social workers, physical therapists and other medical professionals. T...

  • The Ally Project

    June is recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ community and to recognize the impact they have made in the world. While the gay rights movement in America has welcomed substantial progress over the last several decades, there is still a long way to go in the struggle for equal LGBTQ rights and acceptance. McLaren Port Huron believes sexual orientation or gender identity should never be a barrier to receiving excellent health care. That’s why we are announcing The Ally Project, a ...