Healthy Teen Hearts

Healthy Teen Hearts Who do you visual when you think of a heart patient? A senior. Certainly not a high school senior! However, Hurley’s Teen Heart Screening clinics have detected potential heart conditions for 111 teenagers in Genesee County. Some of these detections required serious procedures such as defibrillators and other heart surgeries. Scott Bonzheim, […]

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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 can reduce fatigue, maintain or […]

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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 information and support after the […]

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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 been, life was simple, our […]

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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 than a heavy prosthetic or […]

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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 grocery shopping. We have to […]

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Breast Health Resources

You are Not Alone Breast Health Resources The internet is filled with sources for breast cancer.  It is especially important to keep a primary care provider informed about any breast cancer risk factors. Talk to your primary care provider if you have any of these symptoms:  A lump, thickening or change in size or shape of the […]

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Ask Your OBGYN

BEFORE YOU GET PREGNANT Ask Your OBGYN Am I on any medications that will affect my pregnancy? • If you have hypertension, controlling your high blood pressure is important during pregnancy. But certain blood pressure medications are not compatible with pregnancy.Your doctor can change your medication before you conceive to one that is more compatible […]

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United Way of Genesee County 211 To the Rescue

211 To the Rescue-United Way of Genesee County Flint Water Crisis When local leaders declared a public health emergency in Flint last fall and advised residents to stop drinking their lead-tainted municipal water, the questions immediately starting flowing from panicked residents: How do I get bottled water? Which water filters safely eliminate lead? Is the water […]

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Ways to Donate

You Can Make A Difference Ways to Donate. There are many organizations that are conducting fund-raising efforts for the water crisis in Flint. Not all of them have a track record, and some may take advantage of donors’ generosity. We recommend that you direct your donations to these local, reputable organizations that are raising money […]

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