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Whooping cough reported in Dickinson County

December 16, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Health officials have confirmed eight cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in Dickinson County since October. This represents an increase in confirmed cases since Dec. more »»

Cancer patients in US testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

December 16, 2014 Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease. more »»

Healthy holiday hints here

December 16, 2014 The holidays are a special time of year with family, friends, relatives, co-workers, neighbors, and others. more »»

DNA directs diet, exercise

December 9, 2014 MARQUETTE — A Marquette fitness center is offering a DNA test that considers key indicators for nutrition and fitness on 33 genes, then uses that information to tailor personal workout and diet... more »»

Fighting addiction

December 9, 2014 PORT HURON, Mich. — Howard Colby lost 18 years of his life to addiction. He’s spent the past 28 ensuring others don’t do the same by sharing his story. more »»

A new knee

December 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Advanced Center for Orthopedics in Marquette is one of the first orthopedic care practices in the region to begin offering a new total knee replacement surgery that maintains much of... more »»

Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

December 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. more »»

Develop listening skills

December 2, 2014 One of my favorite inspirational authors is Mr. Wilferd Peterson. Mr. Peterson was born in Whitehall, Michigan. more »»

Oral health

November 25, 2014 MARQUETTE — With the recent launch of the “U.P. Wide Smiles” Oral Health Initiative, the Marquette County Health Department and other Upper Peninsula health agencies will help ensure that U.P. more »»

Obesity and the Microbiome

November 25, 2014 “Do these pants make me look fat?” Women naturally know what the appropriate answer is but most men dread this question, for they feel that no matter how hard they try to answer it, the result is... more »»

Macular degeneration:

November 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — Diagnosed with macular degeneration in her left eye a little less than a year ago, Emlee Young searched the Marquette area for a support group for others with the degenerative disease. more »»

Tech helps locate people lost because of cognitive, neurological disorders

November 18, 2014 ESCANABA — Tracking technology is now available to search and rescue personnel to help find residents who wander due to cognitive or neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism and... more »»

Thanksgiving a time of reflection

November 18, 2014 Next week, we will celebrate our annual Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday, Nov. 27. more »»

Winding down

November 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — Over the past 14 years, the Medical Care Access Coalition has helped thousands of people without health insurance in Marquette, Alger and Schoolcraft Counties get access to primary care... more »»

Eating locally produced food a positive

November 11, 2014 In business news (recently), Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, said its quarterly earnings plummeted 14 percent compared to a year ago, continuing a decade-long trend of softening... more »»

Study: Global warming worsening watery dead zones

November 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it’s only going to get worse, according to a new... more »»

Combatting a deadly disease

November 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — November is National Diabetes Awareness Month in the U.S. more »»

November is Diabetes Month

November 4, 2014 The stated mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. more »»

Free dentistry to be available to area veterans

November 4, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — The John Fornetti Center for Dental Implants and Aesthetics will present Dentistry For Our Vets, taking place at The John Fornetti Center on Nov. 11. more »»

UPCAP to provide program to improve balance

November 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activit. more »»



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