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Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten

September 9, 2014 CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained ther. more »»

Childhood cancers are rising

September 9, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesit. more »»

Sneezing: why do people sneeze?

September 9, 2014 Sneezing is a very common and normal action of the nose and mouth of the human body that we all experience from time to time. more »»

YMCA of Marquette County seeks to bring greater awareness to issue

September 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — The YMCA of Marquette County is embarking on a public outreach and education campaign designed to help kids understand their weight and parents to know how to make healthier choices. more »»

Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

September 2, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found. more »»

Playing chess with death a challenge

September 2, 2014 Read in the news: “Two die during Chess Olympiad in Norway; a 67-year-old member of the Seychelles team collapsed and died during the final round Thursday of the two-week Chess Olympiad in Tromsoe. more »»

Doctor as healer, citizen, a community leader

August 26, 2014 MARQUETTE — In its focused approach to community-based medicine, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine has already helped changed the medical profession, and in the process its... more »»

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice

August 26, 2014 CHICAGO — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the... more »»

MGH-MSU anniversary marked

August 26, 2014 Last Wednesday, Marquette General Health System and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine joined to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MSU CHM medical schoo. more »»

Ebola prep

August 19, 2014 Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — In the last few months, the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and other partners have been actively engaged in responding to the Ebola outbreak... more »»

Looking for lies, and the baron

August 19, 2014 There is a sweet, fuzzy spot in my heart exclusively reserved for (some) liars. It started when I was a kid, as I was reading “The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen” by Rudolph Erich Rasp. more »»

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

August 19, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. more »»

Outreach program: Doctors, heart patients connect for U.P. care options

August 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette General Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Institute has teamed up with Minneapolis-based medical technology company Medtronic to create the Physician Patient Outreach Program, its... more »»

Virus drugmaker fights pediatrician’s new advice

August 12, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician’s group, which recommends scaling back use of... more »»

Metabolism: Control it for good health

August 12, 2014 We often hear or read about the concept of, “metabolism. more »»

HIV, hepatitis study

August 5, 2014 MARQUETTE — A neuropsychologist at Marquette General Hospital belongs to a team of neuroscientists at the forefront of research into how Hepatitis C and the human immunodeficiency virus affect brain... more »»

Guilt can be used to learn, to recover

August 5, 2014 This is a story about a young doctor (I will call her doctor B.) and her patient, George. More precisely, it is a story about guilt. It’s 4 a.m. in a crowded emergency room. Doctor B. more »»

Stress: A little is good but too much can be toxic

July 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — In the short term, stress can be a good thing. It can drive us to move, to respond and adapt, to change and grow as people. more »»

Question: What do yawns mean?

July 29, 2014 A yawn is generally defined as the involuntary act of opening one’s mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom. more »»

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn’t much of a bump, the government reported recentl. more »»



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