HealthCurrents Special Issue: Men's Health
Inside this special issue
Studies show that physical and mental health doesn’t always make it to
the top of the priority list for men. But there are some things every man
should know. Males are at higher risk for prostate cancer, heart attack,
lung cancer, excessive drinking, and more. Statistically, men may take more
risks and pay less attention to their health. Although health might not
always be on your mind, it’s always on ours at Spectrum Health Lakeland.
In this special issue, we explore some common health issues men may
encounter and solutions that can help.
In This Issue:
HealthCurrent Fall 2021
On the Cover
The Benton Harbor Arts Association, with support from area businesses and the community, commissioned a new mural
located near The Livery.
L to R: Dean Campillo (on the cover), Dorothy Jean Carter, and Megan Canon, painted the mural which depicts the history and culture of Benton Harbor passed down through generations.
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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)
Structural Racism, meaning biases that have been built into the institution's people rely on, is a pervasive issue in the US.
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.
Our individual and collective resources are being overwhelmed, and we need our communities’ help to get back on track.
Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation for Medical Excellence in heart failure treatment and stroke by CareChex® Awards by Quantros.
Following the conclusion of the series, “Hidden History: Understanding the Origins of Racial Inequity,” Community Grand Rounds is launching a contest for Berrien County youth ages 13 and older.
Effective Saturday, September 25, the outpatient laboratories at Spectrum Health Lakeland Niles and Watervliet hospitals and the Center for Outpatient Services will revise their operating hours.
For minor conditions and illnesses, health officials encourage patients to contact their primary care provider (after hours answering service is available at most locations) or visit a local walk-in clinic.
A new level of molecular testing is now available at Spectrum Health Lakeland through a $350,000 investment in the cobas® 6800 System which allows for real-time PCR testing.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised its visitor guidelines effective Wednesday, September 8. Revised guidelines allow for two visitors from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the duration of a patient’s stay.
Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health have signed a formal integration agreement, the next step in the process to create a new health system that is For Michigan, By Michigan™.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are urging parents of adolescents 12 years and older to have them receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lynn Todman, PhD, has accepted the role of vice president, health equity, Spectrum Health System.
With a focus on the health and safety of its team members and the community, along with thorough review of the scientific evidence, Spectrum Health has announced that it will require the COVID-19 vaccine.
Spectrum Health has been named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount.
Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, two of the most respected health systems in Michigan, announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore creating a new health system.
Spectrum Health Lakeland will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines at four new locations throughout Southwest Michigan including the Center for Outpatient Services in St. Joseph and the health system’s three walk-in clinics.
Spectrum Health has received reports from patients and Priority Health members that they are receiving calls from individuals pretending to be from Spectrum Health or Priority Health.