Recently the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology changed the guidelines for blood pressure, stating that anything higher than 130/80, instead of 140/80, will be considered hypertension or "high blood pressure." With the new definition, millions more Americans (46 percent of the adult population) will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Lauren Boleen, PA, discusses simple things you can do at home to help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level in the video below:
Spectrum Health Lakeland internist, John Gosling, MD, talks about the warning signs and symptoms of severe acid reflux and consequences if untreated.
Spectrum Health Lakeland clinicians David Chalupa, PA, and registered dietitian, Courtney Dixon, cook up a heart-healthy meal while talking about risk factors for heart disease.
Spectrum Health Lakeland physician assistant, David Chalupa describes different heart valve conditions and what it means to have a leaky valve.
Spectrum Health Lakeland physician assistant, Brett Hoseth, provides a quick explanation about who may need cardiac rehabilitation and how long it lasts.
Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Jerome Kuhnlein, MD, explains how an angiogram can help determine if an angioplasty is needed to improve blood flow through the heart.
Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Jerome Kuhnlein, MD, describes how a pacemaker gets implanted under the collarbone to help regulate heart rhythm issues.
Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, MD, explains why a person would need to be prescribed a blood thinner and the importance of measuring the blood’s thickness to prevent clots.
Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, MD, explains what a widow maker heart attack is and why it’s serious.
Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiologist, Christopher Chiu, explains why too much salt can have bad side-effects for patients with congestive heart failure.
Albert Naveed, MD, pulmonologist at Lakeland Pulmonology explains the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.
Spectrum Health Lakeland was recently awarded the 2020 Progress Sitefinity Website of the Year Award for Health Care.
IBM Watson Health™ today published its 100 Top Hospitals® annual study naming Lakeland among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S.
Studies have shown domestic violence rates rise with times of stress similar to what workplaces, schools, and communities around the country are facing during COVID-19
Spectrum Health Lakeland is taking the following steps related to public events through May 31, 2020.
In honor of frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, 1st Source Bank has donated $30,000 to the Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation.
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton announced the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau will be awarding a $351,175 grant to Lakeland Regional Health system to support telehealth services
Through the Allied Health Careers Scholarship program, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awarded a total of $47,500 in the form of 37 scholarships.
In honor of frontline health care workers at Spectrum Health Lakeland, Andrews University has commissioned an art installation which was recently unveiled within the Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are urging residents to get vaccinated against the flu.
The late Lynn Gray, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a family physician in Berrien Springs, was recognized posthumously with the 2020 Michigan Family Physician of the Year Award.
The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) awarded Lakeland Medical Center and Lakeland Hospital Niles with the Patient Safety Excellence Award.
Beginning December 2, all community members age 12 and older who are visiting a loved one in the inpatient units at Lakeland Medical Center.
Spectrum Health is offering free screening for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, community members, donors, and organizations throughout Southwest Michigan have come together in support of those serving on the front lines at Spectrum Health Lakeland.
On July 16, 2020, Spectrum Health Lakeland was made aware of a global data security incident involving Blackbaud, Inc., which hosts data for the Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation.