HealthCurrents Women's Health Issue
Inside this special issue
"During these uncertain times, you may find it more challenging than ever to make
your health, and the health of your family, a priority. However, keeping up with
scheduled visits, medications, and care plans can be the difference between routine
care and a more serious health condition down the road.
This special issue of HealthCurrents magazine covers many topics women
encounter when choosing to grow their family—whether it’s preparing for a birth,
staying healthy during pregnancy, or working through grief after a miscarriage.
Our team of providers at Spectrum Health Lakeland has decades of experience and
knowledge in gynecological, obstetrics, and newborn care. Your health—and the
health of your family—is our highest priority."
Karen Zienert, MD
Medical Director, Quality Obstetrics Services
In this issue:
HealthCurrents Fall 2020
On the Cover
Move to the beat: Cardio drumming has
gained popularity across
the U.S., including with
participants at the
St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior
Service Center. The
high-energy fitness class
pairs an exercise ball and
drumsticks with dance
moves to create an aerobic
workout suitable for all
ages and fitness levels. The
intensity of the workout can
easily be adjusted based
on how hard you drum.
In This Issue:
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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.
Breathe Easier (Abigail Greaves, Respiratory Therapist)
After assistance from a Lakeland nurse, Nancey received intervention for a life-threatening condition in the nick of time.
Dr. Geronimus discussed weathering and the ways that structurally rooted biological and psychosocial processes shape health inequities in our society.
Dr. Choucair shares how his organization is working to improve conditions for health and equity
Dr. David Williams discusses institutional discrimination, individual discrimination, and structural competency.
Dr. David Williams discusses his research on ways to recognize and prevent implicit bias.
Dr. David Williams discusses his research on health inequities caused by racial discrimination.
Dr. David Williams discusses his research on the distinctive social exposures linked to racial status.
Dr. Patricia Rush discusses the impact of psychological trauma on the brain and on chronic disease and health inequities.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.
The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities has awarded Spectrum Health Lakeland a $1.2 million grant to support a rapid response to COVID-19 disparities experienced by residents of Benton Harbor.
Today, Spectrum Health issued an anti-racism pledge, committing to act against structural racism and pledging to take on the challenge to eliminate racism and its impact on health, hope and lives.
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.
With public health and safety as its top concern, Spectrum Health Lakeland is reminding patients and visitors that guidelines to control COVID-19 remain in effect at its facilities.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has earned level eight certifications in acute and ambulatory care in the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are urging residents to get vaccinated against the flu.
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.
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.
Spectrum Health has taken additional action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing new hospital family and visitor guidelines.
Officials from the Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are noting accelerating trends of increased COVID-19 activity over the past several weeks.
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.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a six-week summer job program for African American and Latinx students.
Through the Allied Health Careers Scholarship program, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awarded a total of $47,500 in the form of 37 scholarships.
Spectrum Health Lakeland recently appointed Lynn Todman, PhD, as vice president, health equity.
The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in southwest Michigan.