HealthCurrents

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The Health and Wellness Magazine of Lakeland

Spring 2020

HealthCurrents Spring 2020

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Library Book Hounds: Educate, engage, and empower. Library Book Hounds, a program offered by the Lincoln Township Library and Best Friends 4-H Club, provides children an opportunity to practice their reading skills in a comfortable environment with the help of a canine friend. For a full list of upcoming community events, visit lincolntownshiplibrary.org

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Winter 2020

HealthCurrents Winter 2020

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During the holidays, Fernwood Botanical Gardens offers members and guests the opportunity to continue a holiday tradition or start a new one. Gather with family and friends to create natural holiday decorations using fresh greens from the gardens on site.

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Breathe Easier (Abigail Greaves, Respiratory Therapist)

Breathe Easier (Abigail Greaves, Respiratory Therapist)

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.

COVID-19 Press Conference (03-16-2020)

Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, discusses the health system's response to COVID-19 and steps being taken to ensure the safety of all staff, patients, and the community.

Lakeland has a Heart to Serve now with Spectrum Health

Improving health, inspiring hope, saving lives. Spectrum Health Lakeland is now part of Spectrum Health offering an expanded care team, additional specialties, and new technology for you and your family.

© Spectrum Health Lakeland 2020