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The Health and Wellness Magazine of Lakeland

Summer 2020

HealthCurrents Summer 2020

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Red, White and Blueberries Southwest Michigan is often called the “fruit belt” due to its moderate climate and rolling terrain which creates ideal growing conditions. The area is also home to several u-pick fruit farms and stands, like Starbuck’s Blueberry Farm in Bridgman. Blueberries are a great healthy snack since they are low in calories and high in nutrients and antioxidants. 

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Orthopedics Special Issue

Special Orthopedics Issue

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The information in this special issue of HealthCurrents magazine aims to cover many aspects of orthopedic joint replacement surgery and treatment. Here in Southwest Michigan, orthopedic specialists at Spectrum Health Lakeland have decades worth of experience and knowledge in advanced surgical procedures that have shortened hospital stays, optimized patient outcomes, improved recovery times, kept infection rates low, and minimized surgery complication risks.  

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The editorial content of this online publication is taken from the print version of HealthCurrents published by Lakeland. This information is not a substitute for a consultation with a personal physician.

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Breathe Easier (Abigail Greaves, Respiratory Therapist)

Breathe Easier (Abigail Greaves, Respiratory Therapist)

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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