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Check-Up: What causes thyroid disease?

Internal medicine doctor, John Gosling, MD, says he has hundreds of patients with thyroid disease and why it’s important to monitor the condition for good health.

Are there more side effects with the second dose than the first dose of the vaccine?

Learn about the immune response some people experience after receiving the vaccine.

What is mRNA?

Learn how mRNA vaccines work and what makes them effective.

How effective are the vaccines?

Learn about the effectiveness of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

What is herd immunity, and how do we achieve it?

Learn about herd immunity and how it's calculated.

What is the difference with masking and double masking?

Learn about when and if it's appropriate to double mask.

Check-up: Losing weight the healthy way (Halley Harmon, RD)

Registered dietitian, Halley Harmon, RD, shares tips to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Why I vaccinated: Community member, Deborah Haynes

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and stay protected, community members are getting a tiny poke with a big impact.

COVID-19 Update 2.25.21

Kendall Troyer, vice president of quality, safety and physician practices at Spectrum Health Lakeland and Nicki Britten, health officer at the Berrien County Health Department share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.

Check-up: Eating out the healthy way (Halley Harmon, RD)

Registered dietitian, Halley Harmon, RD, shares tips for simple menu substitutions and choices you can make when eating out at any restaurant to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Why I vaccinated: Community member, Sharon Kuhns

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and stay protected, community members are getting a tiny poke with a big impact.

Check-up: Do hemorrhoids need surgery? (Seth Miller, MD)

General surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, discusses at home treatments for hemorrhoids and when surgery may be required to correct the problem.

Face migraine pain head on (Michael Schiman, FNP)

Learn about the preventative and minimally invasive treatment options for migraine and cluster headaches.

Check-up: Reading food labels

Follow these simple tips for reading food labels shared by registered dietitian, Selena Diaz, RD.

Check-up: The importance of protein in your diet (Halley Harmon, RD)

Registered dietitian, Halley Harmon, RD, shares more about how much protein you should be eating and good sources of protein in the food you eat.

Check-up: When is bedwetting not normal? (Vanessa Cool, PT)

Physical therapist Vanessa Cool talks about the activities and therapies used to help children overcome bedwetting.

Provider Video Profile: Jasmine Gillet, PA (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Jasmine Gillet, PA at Lakeland Ear, Nose and Throat works with a variety of patients with a variety of conditions such as, sinus infection, ear infections, sleep disorders, and allergies.

Provider Video Profile: Craig Rigler, MA, CCC-A (Ear, Nose & Throat)

As a local of Southwest Michigan, audiologist, Craig Rigler, MA, CCC-A, is passionate about providing excellent care for members of his own community who experience hearing and balance issues.

Community Grand Rounds - Battling Structural Racism

Structural Racism, meaning biases that have been built into the institution's people rely on, is a pervasive issue in the US.

Living with heart failure? (Jaclynn Jackubowski, FNP)

Learn about the factors that contribute to an individual's risk for heart failure.

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March
24

Community Grand Rounds: Health Equity in Action

Health Equity in Action is an upcoming panel discussion that is free-to-attend for all. The event will examine health equity as it pertains to each speaker: Aletha Maybank, Dr. Renée Branch Canady, and Nicki Britten.

April
13

Hidden History: Understanding the Origins of Racial Inequity - Slavery to the Civil War, 1600s to 1860s

Through a collaboration with Spectrum Health Lakeland, Lake Michigan College and the city of St. Joseph, Mich., there will be three free, online panel discussions on the impact of slavery, the Civil War and the failure of Reconstruction, and the Post-Reconstruction era on modern times. The first is Slavery to the Civil War, 1600s to 1860s.

April
19

Blood Drive, Watervliet

Patients at all hospitals of Lakeland Health benefit from community blood drives.

April
21

Blood Drive, Niles

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

June
14

Blood Drive, Watervliet

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

June
15

Hidden History: Understanding the Origins of Racial Inequity - The Struggle for Civil Rights and Beyond 1900s to present

Through a collaboration with Spectrum Health Lakeland, Lake Michigan College and the city of St. Joseph, Mich., there will be three free, online panel discussions on the impact of slavery, the Civil War and the failure of Reconstruction, and the Post-Reconstruction era on modern times. The third panel is called The Struggle for Civil Rights and Beyond 1900s to present.

June
16

Blood Drive, Niles

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

August
9

Blood Drive, Watervliet

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

August
18

Blood Drive, Niles

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

October
4

Blood Drive, Watervliet

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

October
20

Blood Drive, Niles

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

December
6

Blood Drive, Watervliet

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

December
15

Blood Drive, Niles

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

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