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The Health and Wellness Magazine of Lakeland

Summer 2021 Issue

Cancer Care Special Issue 2021

HealthCurrents Special Cancer Care Issue 2021

Inside this special issue
At Spectrum Health Lakeland, we’re proud to offer comprehensive cancer care, including the latest technology, access to new therapies and research trials, highly trained medical professionals, and skilled partner physicians. Programs and services focus on cancer prevention, detection, treatment, education, and support to help provide the best quality of life possible for our patients. Now, more than ever, screenings and close monitoring for unusual changes can mean earlier detection, less invasive treatment, and increased survival. Getting people back to the life they love, cancer free, drives us to keep innovating and providing exceptional care. Read on to learn more about what we offer.

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Breathe Easier (Abigail Greaves, Respiratory Therapist)

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.

Community Food Network: A Leg Up on Life

After assistance from a Lakeland nurse, Nancey received intervention for a life-threatening condition in the nick of time.

Weathering and Health Inequity: Letting the Epigenome Out of the Bottle Without Losing Sight of the Structural Origins of Population Health

Dr. Geronimus discussed weathering and the ways that structurally rooted biological and psychosocial processes shape health inequities in our society.

Interview with Bechara Choucair, MD: Advancing Health? It's About the Mind, Body, and Community

Dr. Choucair shares how his organization is working to improve conditions for health and equity

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Structural Competency and Institutional Discrimination

Dr. David Williams discusses institutional discrimination, individual discrimination, and structural competency.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Recognizing and Preventing Implicit Bias

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on ways to recognize and prevent implicit bias.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Discrimination and Health Disparities

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on health inequities caused by racial discrimination.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Social Influences on Health

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on the distinctive social exposures linked to racial status.

Interview with Patricia Rush, MD, MBA

Dr. Patricia Rush discusses the impact of psychological trauma on the brain and on chronic disease and health inequities.

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