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Smartphone ‘voices’ not always helpful in a health crisis

March 15, 2016 CHICAGO — It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone’s virtual voice in a health crisis? A study says the answer is often “not very. more »»

Foot problems may be treated by many

March 15, 2016 What do you do when you have a toothache? Obviously, you go to a dentist. There aren’t any other reasonable options. more »»

Cell phone courtesy and safety

March 8, 2016 Many of us have observed two or more people trying to have a verbal conversation, with some of them just occasionally glancing up at the other person or person. more »»

Local vegans refrain from meat, dairy for health

March 8, 2016 MARQUETTE — Why are some people vegan? Going beyond simple vegetarianism and refraining from eggs and animal milk as well as meat and fish might be difficult for some people. more »»

Emerging evidence: Nerve problems begin before diabetes

March 8, 2016 Regular readers of these pages are hopefully well educated on the dangers of neuropathy, as well as some of the symptoms that are associated with it. more »»

Planting the seeds of knowledge - literally

March 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — The North Farm at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, the Transition Marquette County Seed Co-op, MQT Growth and the U.P. more »»

Healthy food access a key challenge

March 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — A total of 1.8 million Michigan residents — including 300,000 children — live in communities with no easy access to affordable food. more »»

Some new ways to heal old wounds

March 1, 2016 There is an epidemic occurring — I know what you are thinking: another? — considered “silent” by many, taking place world-wide. more »»

Mind and body are examined separately

March 1, 2016 Are the mind and body separate entities and if so, how exactly do they interact? I previously wrote in this column about Descartes, a philosopher who believed that the mind and body are separate... more »»

GHS hosts Love Your Self! fair

February 23, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer GWINN — There’s more than one way to take care of yourself by being healthy, and a variety of ways to do that were shown to the public at Sunday’s Love Your... more »»

Shin pain caused by mechanics

February 23, 2016 Exercise has become a mantra, of sorts, to many people, pursuing their passion for working out, or whatever activity happens to be their exercise addiction, religiously, sometimes even risking their... more »»

NMU pre-med students are well prepared

February 23, 2016 Medical school is an intense four years of post-graduate study that allows a person to qualify to be licensed to practice medicine, and then go on to complete residency training before starting thei... more »»


February 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — Where could you have sampled Asian quinoa, had your blood pressure checked and petted a therapy dog, all under one roof? If you were a student or faculty member of Northern Michigan... more »»

Effort to curb antibiotic overuse underway

February 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — It’s cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in, seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or a cough that has nagged for weeks. more »»

Cause of infection a mystery

February 16, 2016 I recently saw an individual who presented to my office, with complaints of what appeared to be a developing infection of his lower leg. more »»

Is there a grumpy old man inside me?

February 16, 2016 If I were a grumpy old man, I would say: When I was a medical resident, being on duty meant arriving at work early in the morning and working through the day and night until the end of the next... more »»

Brain switch

February 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marquette psychiatrist Dr. Kelley Mahar believes it’s possible for people to “turn on their brains” regardless of age. more »»

Born with no voice & low odds, boy talks with new voice box

February 9, 2016 Grant Hasse was born with two very rare conditions — one that’s usually fatal, the other that should have left him unable to talk. more »»

What to do and when to do it

February 9, 2016 We all have jobs and tasks to do on a daily basis. These may be things that need to get done at work or at home. more »»


February 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — Caring for a loved one with the common cold is one thing. Caring for a loved one with mental illness is another. more »»



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