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Check-up: Could you have a herniated disc? (Alexander George, PA)

A herniated disc could be the cause of numbness and weakness.

Provider Video Profile: Betsy Becker, NP (Pediatric Medicine)

Introducing Betsy Becker, a nurse practitioner at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Stevensville.

Beat the buzz in your ears

Learn common causes of tinnitus, techniques for controlling symptoms, and the latest research for relief and management.

Check-up: How obesity affects breathing (Albert Naveed, MD)

Extra weight can force the respiratory system muscles to work harder than normal. This is called obesity hypoventilation syndrome.

Check-up: Could stomach pain be IBS? (Julie Yam, DO)

Gastroenterologist, Julie Yam, DO, discusses how to identify and avoid foods that may trigger IBS.

Physician Video Profile: William Lawrence, MD (Cardiology)

William Lawrence, MD is an interventional cardiologist with Spectrum Health Lakeland that specializes in adult cardiovascular disorders.

Provider Video Profile: Jaclynn Jackubowski, NP (Cardiology)

Jaclynn Jackubowski, NP, works with a variety of patients with complex heart conditions.

Check-up: What is general surgery? (Benjamin Sopczynski, MD)

General surgeons at Spectrum Health Lakeland specialize in surgical procedures to promote health and healing and treat a range of conditions and injuries from head to toe.

Vaginal birth after C-section: Kimberly Cramer "An empowered experience"

Nurse technician Kimberly Cramer shares her birthing experience with the care team at BellaNova Women's Health and how she felt empowered to safely deliver her second child with a vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC).

Provider Video Profile: Lauren Farris, PA (General Surgery)

Lauren Farris, PA, is a physician assistant at Southwestern Medical Clinic Surgical Specialties.

Nursing at Lakeland with Marilou Balsis, RN

Be part of the team caring for our Southwest Michigan community.

Nursing at Lakeland with Maureen Bishop, RN

Be part of the team caring for our Southwest Michigan community.

Nursing at Lakeland with Ellen Hatfield, RN

Be part of the team caring for our Southwest Michigan community.

Nursing at Lakeland with Verna McGruder, RN

Be part of the team caring for our Southwest Michigan community.

Robotic Hernia Repair (James Clancy, MD; Michael Webb, MD)

Learn what happens if hernias are not taken care of and about the latest treatment options.

Physician Video Profile: Maria Rapciak, DO (General Surgery)

Maria Rapciak, DO, is a board-certified general surgeon at Southwestern Medical Clinic Surgical Specialties in St. Joseph.

Food and cancer risk – what’s the connection?

Eating well and getting enough physical activity can reduce the risk for cancer occurrence by up to 61%. Even better, you don’t have to make a lot of changes all at once.

Check-up: Is it more than baby blues? (Thomas Wechter, MD)

OBGYN, Thomas Wechter, MD covers baby blues and postpartum depression.

Weight loss surgery: Sara Westfall "A decision she wouldn't regret"

Since consulting with bariatric surgeon, Michael Schuhknecht, DO, and under going a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Sara is down 182 pounds and enjoying life again.

Check-up: ABCDEs of skin cancer (Riddhi Shah, DO)

You can help find cancer early by checking your skin each month. Dermatologist, Riddhi Shah, DO, explains what to look for using the ABCDE method.

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May
16

Lory's Place Book Club

Book choices for each date will be announced two months prior to each date. Call Lory's Place to find out the upcoming book and to reserve your spot.

May
18

RN/LPN and CNA in-person hiring event

Spectrum Health Lakeland will host an in-person hiring event on Wednesday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Outpatient Services.

May
21

Run, Walk, Rock 5K

The annual Lory's Place Run, Walk, Rock 5K will be on Saturday, May 21, 2022

June
7

Veggie Van Drive-Through

The Veggie Van is coming to Southwest Michigan! Thank you to Spectrum Health and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids for supporting the partnership between Spectrum Health Lakeland the YMCA of Southwest Michigan.

June
14

Blood Drive, St. Joseph

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

June
15

Blood Drive, Niles

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

June
22

Camp Lifetimes 2022

Camp Lifetimes is focused on peer support, fun, and grief work for bereaved children in Southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. Any child who has experienced the death of a significant person in their life is invited to attend camp.

June
23

Blood Drive, Watervliet

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

July
19

Veggie Van Drive-Through

The Veggie Van is coming to Southwest Michigan! Thank you to Spectrum Health and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids for supporting the partnership between Spectrum Health Lakeland the YMCA of Southwest Michigan.

August
4

Veggie Van Drive-Through

The Veggie Van is coming to Southwest Michigan! Thank you to Spectrum Health and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids for supporting the partnership between Spectrum Health Lakeland the YMCA of Southwest Michigan.

August
9

Blood Drive, St. Joseph

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

August
17

Blood Drive, Niles

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

August
22

Blood Drive, Watervliet

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

September
15

Veggie Van Drive-Through

The Veggie Van is coming to Southwest Michigan! Thank you to Spectrum Health and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids for supporting the partnership between Spectrum Health Lakeland the YMCA of Southwest Michigan.

October
6

Veggie Van Drive-Through

The Veggie Van is coming to Southwest Michigan! Thank you to Spectrum Health and the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids for supporting the partnership between Spectrum Health Lakeland the YMCA of Southwest Michigan.

October
11

Blood Drive, St. Joseph

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

October
19

Blood Drive, Niles

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

October
25

Blood Drive, Watervliet

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

December
13

Blood Drive, St. Joseph

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

December
21

Blood Drive, Niles

Patients at all hospitals of Spectrum Health Lakeland benefit from community blood drives.

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