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  • Experiences Fight Breast Cancer

    Experiences Fight Breast Cancer

    Each Hurley comprehensive Breast Center patient is different. Their stories and experiences through diagnosis, treatment and recovery are different. But many find support, help and direction from Marsha Schmit RN, BSN, CBCN, Hurley’s Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator. Th e Breast Navigator program, the first of its kind in Flint, guides and supports patients every step of the …Read More »
  • Quality of Life Programs and Support Groups

    Quality of Life Programs and Support Groups

    Quality of Life Programs and Support Groups In recognition of breast cancer, we want to share resources available in our community. #YouDontHaveToFaceThisAlone Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute offers many free programs to help patients and family members cope with their cancer diagnosis. With a goal to reduce stress, increase health, mobility and balance, …Read More »
  • Let’s Get Physical

    Let’s Get Physical

    Let’s Get Physical Physical activity is important in all phases of life and it can be very helpful for people recently diagnosed with cancer, as well as for patients in remission. Some of the effects of physical activity are quickly apparent in patients’ overall wellness or quality of life. Exercise …Read More »
  • Maple French Toast Overnight Oatmeal

    Maple French Toast Overnight Oatmeal

    Maple French Toast Overnight Oatmeal….easy and healthy breakfast! Maple French Toast Overnight Oatmeal….easy and healthy breakfast!Read More »
  • All About Menopause – What you Need to Know

    All About Menopause – What you Need to Know

    All About Menopause – What you Need to Know Although many women look forward to the days of having no more periods, they may find themselves struggling with menopausal symptoms as they move through the change of life. More than half of all women in the United States experience some …Read More »
  • You Have Cancer

    You Have Cancer

    You Have Cancer: Those are three of the most frightening words a person can hear. The person will experience the emotional stress of living with a diagnosis of cancer and its treatment, the fear of recurrence, and the distress imposed by living with the day-to-day physical problems of the disease. All of that can …Read More »
  • Breast Cancer Health Navigator

    Breast Cancer Health Navigator

    What is a Breast Cancer Health Navigator? Marsha Schmit, RN, BSN, Hurley’s Certified Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator, shared some of the duties she provides while helping women battling breast cancer: Sits down one-on-one with a patient and family members shortly after diagnosis to answer questions and offer another layer of …Read More »
  • The Gift of Friendship During Breast Cancer and Beyond

    The Gift of Friendship During Breast Cancer and Beyond

    The Gift of Friendship During Breast Cancer and Beyond Eastern Michigan University Girls  By Karin Burnett In the fall of 1982, a group of 17- and 18-year-old girls moved into their dorm rooms on the third floor of Sellers Hall on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. As it should have …Read More »
  • Knitted Knockers

    Knitted Knockers

    Knitted Knockers have a light-hearted name, but a very real purpose. The hand knit prostheses provide a soft, comfortable and lighter alternative to women who have undergone a mastectomy. Placed in a bra, they take on the shape and feel of a natural breast. Some women find them more comfortable …Read More »
  • Diagnosis of breast cancer is stressful, frightening

    Diagnosis of breast cancer is stressful, frightening

    A diagnosis of breast cancer is stressful, frightening — and overwhelming. Get the confidence to focus on your health and your recovery by choosing a breast cancer program with the highest standards of breast care, professional expertise and treatment options. You’ll be assured you are receiving every significant advantage in your …Read More »
  • Lives Flash Before Their Eyes

    Lives Flash Before Their Eyes

    Lives Flash Before Their Eyes By Jacqueline Smiley, Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, Hurley OB /GYN Associates It was a regular evening at my folks’ house, just chit–chatting, making tea, and relaxing. My dad had on shorts, no shirt, just as usual. As a nurse for many years, I see the human body on …Read More »
  • Exercise Desk-ercise Your Way through the Day

    Exercise Desk-ercise Your Way through the Day

    Desk-ercise Your Way through the Day: 10 Ways to Get a Workout in at Work On average, people spend 9.3 hours every day in the seated position. Whether in the car, at a desk or on the couch watching television, most of us are sitting for longer periods of time throughout …Read More »
  • Media to Inspire Living with Love

    Media to Inspire Living with Love

    Media to Inspire Living with Love Movie Pick “Amélie” (2001) This French romantic comedy gives viewers an interesting take on living life. Bashful main character Amelie decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. Through her actions she also grows …Read More »
  • The World Is A Stage – Flint Youth Theatre

    The World Is A Stage – Flint Youth Theatre

    The World Is A Stage – Flint Youth Theatre http://www.thefyt.org The theater’s staff and its young participants are taking their talents into the community, part-nering with area organizations in many differ-ent ways. It is part of FYT’s mission to present community-based, socially engaged work that speaks directly to the needs and issues …Read More »
  • Design the life you love

    Design the life you love

    Design the life you love One of the best wellness practices that you can do to move forward in your life, or release past hurts and struggles, is to truly BE with the emotion when it comes up. Take a moment to ask yourself: Why am I feeling this way? …Read More »
  • Community Clinical Excellence

    Community Clinical Excellence

    Community Clinical Excellence From our opening in 1908, Hurley Medical Center has been dedicated to providing exceptional clinical care and compassion. Today, 108 years later, that mission of “clinical excellence, service to people” is alive and well, along with the importance of giving back to our community. Our clinical expertise allows our outstanding caregivers and support staff to care for …Read More »
  • Community Passion – Letter from United Way of Genesee County CEO

    Community Passion – Letter from United Way of Genesee County CEO

    Community Passion – Letter from United Way of Genesee County CEO “My experiences have taught me that it is the passion to give back that helps us accomplish so much throughout our community.” There are a million things that we feel we have to do. We have to cut the lawn. We have to go …Read More »
  • Live Life with Love

    Live Life with Love

    At 40-something, widowed with two young boys, I am discovering a whole new version of life. I was un- der the impression that you grad-uate from college, have a career, work hard, start a family and live happily ever after – right? Well, most of that was the case for …Read More »
  • Isaiah’s Story

    Isaiah’s Story

    Isaiah’s Story It’s been several years since a suddenly out-of-control backyard bonfire severely injured Isaiah Struck. Then just 3 years old, Isaiah was engulfed in flames and suffered second and third degree burns to his arms, legs and one hand.  Doctors told his family the Bay City toddler might never …Read More »
  • Campfire Safety Tips

    Campfire Safety Tips

              Campfire Safety Tips Fenton Fire Chief Robert Cairnduff and STAT EMS Chief Operating Officer Joseph R. Karlichek shared some tips to help keep your family safe this summer. 1. Never leave a campfire unattended, not even for a minute! 2. An adult should always supervise …Read More »
  • Summer Fun Learning Activities

    Summer Fun Learning Activities

    Summer Fun Learning Activities – making learning fun for your kids this summer By Marla Morgan Hagan, from Kudos Magazine Summer Fun Learning Activities can be fun!!  Print this playful check list and make sure you check off each box before summer says. “good bye!” It’s time to get in touch with your inner …Read More »
  • Summer Family Fun Bucket List

    Summer Family Fun Bucket List

    Summer Family Fun Bucket List – Insight to  jump starting your summer family fun! By Marla Morgan Hagan, from Kudos Magazine At the beginning, summer seems endless. Long days, warm nights, relaxed schedules, fewer responsibilities. You feel like you have all the time in the world. Then, before you know it, …Read More »
  • Happy Moments

    Happy Moments

    Happy Moments….” Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss.      Read More »
  • 4th of July Trivia

    4th of July Trivia

    4th of July Trivia- 10 fun history facts you may not know. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America. Here are some things you may not know about our nation’s independence. Declaration of …Read More »