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HIV diagnosis rate

July 22, 2014 By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK — The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study find. more »»

Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

July 22, 2014 CHICAGO — Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests. more »»

Guilt often a crushing weight

July 22, 2014 I am interested in the man running behind the presidential limousine, for I know that for the rest of his life, his heart would be pierced by the spike of guilt. It was a sunny day in Dallas, Nov. more »»

Teal Lake Swim fun and for a good cause

July 15, 2014 NEGAUNEE — If you’ve ever stood on the shore of Teal Lake, looked out over its waters to the far side and thought to yourself, “I could swim that,” you’ll soon have the chance to challenge yourself ... more »»

Seney Stretch and Seney wildlife refuge

July 15, 2014 The Upper Peninsula can boast about being home to the three oldest cities in the State of Michigan. The oldest city in our great state is Sault Ste. Marie, founded in 1668. St. more »»

Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds recently

July 15, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes. more »»

Volunteers assist with Medicare, Medicaid

July 8, 2014 ESCANABA — At a time when navigating the health insurance industry’s complexities can feel labyrinthine and convoluted on the best of days and downright impossible on others, local volunteers traine... more »»

No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

July 8, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers’ bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be... more »»

Vincent’s tale educates, entertains

July 8, 2014 On occasion, when I feel especially bored, I imagine myself meeting with an important historical figure. more »»

Great Lakes Recovery’s new youth home will expand care, continue to help kids

July 1, 2014 NEGAUNEE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers’ new youth residential home in Negaunee will not only expand the organization’s ability to provide troubled and in many cases traumatized Upper Peninsula kids... more »»

Cancer, sugar, insulin are all related

July 1, 2014 As you likely know, the four most common cancers in the U.S. are prostate, breast, lung, and colorectal cancer. more »»

Guideline: Most healthy women don’t need pelvic examination

July 1, 2014 By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — No more dreaded pelvic exam? New guidelines say most healthy women can skip the yearly ritual. more »»

Pioneer Days Classic run gets state endorsement

June 24, 2014 ISHPEMING — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties does a lot more than pair a kid (or “little”) with adult volunteers through one-on-one mentorship. more »»

Dipped cone is a marvel to behold

June 24, 2014 My life is spent along a serpentine curve connecting two points. At one end is my home, at the other, a hospital. more »»

VA challenged on handling of whistleblower charges

June 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A top federal investigator said Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs is risking patients’ health by not fully addressing whistleblower complaints about the quality of care. more »»

Hospice care pioneer receives lifetime achievement award

June 17, 2014 MARQUETTE — After more than 40 years as a pioneer of comfort, home health and private duty care — founding, in 1973, the first hospice in the state of Michigan and only the third in the U.S. more »»

Progress made on a ‘bionic pancreas’ for diabetics

June 17, 2014 Scientists have made big progress on a “bionic pancreas” to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. more »»

America just marked pair of birthdays

June 17, 2014 This past weekend, on June 14, 2014, the finest country on the face of the earth celebrated two very significant historical birthdays. more »»

Coordinating care

June 10, 2014 MARQUETTE — Bringing health care services to people instead of them going to five places is a way to streamline — and therefore improve — accessibility to people most in need. more »»

Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

June 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting for up to three months for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday. more »»



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