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  • AFTERSHOCK: A Dialogue on Black Maternal and Infant Mortality    CME Event, Hosted by the MSU College of Nursing  Tuesday, May 7, 2024  12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  Free and Virtual  The film Aftershock serves as the catalyst for discussion and educational content in this session of the Health Equity Film Series. The film cannot be broadcast via ZOOM due to licensing restrictions, so participants are encouraged to view it independently in advance. Methods for viewing will be shared u...

  • Meet McLaren: Urology Services Our team of dedicated urologists offers comprehensive care to your patients suffering from conditions and disorders that affect the urinary tract, kidneys, bladder, or diseases that affect the reproductive system. Our physicians use various diagnostic tools, such as ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI scans to help diagnose and treat these conditions. Treatment options may include medication, non-invasive procedures, or surgery. Click here to print the Urology Meet McLaren.

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  • Meet McLaren: General Surgery At McLaren Greater Lansing we have a comprehensive team of general surgeons that can provide your patients surgical services of the abdomen, digestive tract, breast, skin and more. Click here to print the General Surgery Meet McLaren.

  • Meet McLaren: Oncology Services At Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Greater Lansing, we use a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of cancer, customizing a personalized treatment plan to suit each patient’s need. We offer comprehensive oncology care including medical, radiological, and surgical oncology services. Our Karmanos Cancer Institute offers comprehensive oncology care including: Medical oncology Chemotherapy and infusion services Latest in advanced radiation therapy Surgical special...

  • Beating back cancer

    “To hear that was a godsend.” It was a familiar face that delivered the news to Lori. It was Nov. 29, and Lori was sitting in the McLaren Oakland emergency department in Pontiac. For the past 10 days, she had been feeling an odd sensation that resulted in her dry-heaving multiple times every day. She was afflicted with something, and when it didn’t get any better, she decided it was time to get it checked out. A retired emergency department nurse, Lori admits to having a “burden of knowledge,” and she k...

  •   With everything going on in the world it may be hard to establish healthy sleep habits, but it’s more important than ever to make sure you are practicing good sleep hygiene. Healthy sleep habits, or good sleep hygiene, is important for physical and mental health and overall quality of life.   “If you aren’t practicing good sleep hygiene, it may cause insomnia, frequent waking, and daytime drowsiness,” said Jim Shuler, respiratory therapist, polysomnographer, RPSGT, LRCP, at McLaren Grea...

  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Each year, about 228,820 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in the United States and about 135,720 people die from this disease. Most people with lung cancer don’t have symptoms until the cancer is advanced, so it is critical to be screened if you are between the ages of 55-80 and have a history of heavy smoking. At very early sta...

  • Mammograms save lives, and McLaren Greater Lansing’s Breast Care Center is using the latest technology to detect breast cancer earlier, allowing for more effective treatment. Tomosynthesis 3D imaging, also known as 3D mammography , is a screening and diagnostic tool producing images as small as one millimeter thick. The technology is able to create both 3D and standard 2D images that allow expert radiologists to look for breast cancer. The only difference between a 3D and 2D mammogram is the technician ...

  •   You probably remember the days when hand sanitizer and soap were hard to find as COVID-19 caused shortages at stores. Now that the supply is replenished in most places, it’s important to know what kind of products you should be looking for and how to use them most effectively. Check out the fast facts below from the experts at McLaren Greater Lansing . What counts as an effective hand sanitizer? A hand sanitizer containing a minimum of 60% alcohol is considered effective. The only two types of al...