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On the Cover: Amazing Grazing
Dairy goats forage and play at Ron and Suzanne Klein’s Windshadow Farm & Dairy in Bangor. This 46-acre farm is Animal Welfare Approved, which demonstrates that goats are raised according to the highest animal welfare standards using sustainable agriculture methods. Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery in Fennville turns these goats’ milk into delicious artisan cheeses, available for purchase in their tasting room and at local retailers.
In This Issue:
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.
Thank you to all those serving on the front lines. You are the true heroes. Together, we are strong. Together, we will see this this through.
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.
Whirlpool Corporation has worked rapidly since the pandemic began to obtain several shipments of medical supplies over the last few weeks for donation to Spectrum Health Lakeland.
New COVID-19 testing equipment, additional supplies, and expanded testing criteria in the state are making it possible for more people in Southwest Michigan to be tested for the virus.
A drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection site is open in St. Joseph at the Center for Outpatient Services for individuals who have a physician's order to be tested, Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spectrum Health is offering free screening for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Hiro, a two-year-old male German shepherd from Slovakia, joins handler, Chris Aungst, a retired police officer with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.
Cardiologist, Dennis Disch, MD, answers several of the most commonly asked questions about COVID-19.
To help protect the health of our patients, team members, and visitors, Spectrum Health Lakeland is instituting a revised visitation policy for its hospitals.
Studies have shown domestic violence rates rise with times of stress similar to what workplaces, schools, and communities around the country are facing during COVID-19
Spectrum Health Lakeland offers financial aid options to provide people with the care they need, regardless of ability to pay.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are working to care for several individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 at Pine Ridge.
Spectrum Health Lakeland, in collaboration with Versiti Blood Centers, has begun treating COVID-19 patients with blood plasma from patients who have recovered from the disease.
Whirlpool Corporation, Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products are pleased to announce a collaboration to provide much-needed respirators.