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Wise vending choices a key part of good health

February 26, 2013 Editor’s note: This is the third of eight consecutive installments detailing the Healthy Lifestyle Journal: Community Wellness Challenge 2013. MARQUETTE — “Making the healthy choice the easy choice. more »»

Exercise, yoga can help improve life, health

February 19, 2013 MARQUETTE — Residents who attended the activity night Wednesday at Marquette General Hospital were able to partake in a sampling of different exercises as part of the Healthy Lifestyle Journal:... more »»

Finding balance can lead to healthier lifestyle

February 12, 2013 MARQUETTE — As the new year unfolds, an ever-popular resolution is losing weight. It’s the steps taken to achieving this goal however, that often trip up new year enthusiasts. more »»

Organizers hope to streamline services, ease access to Medicare, Medicaid

February 5, 2013 MARQUETTE — A pending statewide pilot program with an Upper Peninsula presence is aimed at streamlining health services for patients using both Medicare and Medicaid. more »»

In 1918-19, Spanish flu killed thousands in the US, including many in Superiorland

January 29, 2013 MARQUETTE — Despite annual concern over varying forms of influenza, it is unlikely the country will ever again see a flu season like that of late 1918 and early 191. more »»

Hepatitis is new focus of public health efforts

January 22, 2013 LANSING — The state will use a new $1.6 million federal grant to better determine barriers to hepatitis screening, testing and treatment. more »»

New study suggests controversial sweetener may lead to obesity

January 15, 2013 MARQUETTE — Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. more »»

YMCA program will assist early-stage Alzheimer’s patients

January 8, 2013 MARQUETTE — Those suffering from early-stage Alzheimer’s could have somewhere to turn for education — as well as a sense of relief and community — under a new program being piloted by the YMCA of... more »»

Maintaining health in holidays starts with taking single step

December 18, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Christmas and New Year’s holidays — often a time for family, friends and feasts — don’t typically bring to mind exercise and healthy eating. more »»

Post heart surgery device ‘pioneered’

December 11, 2012 MARQUETTE — For two decades, Marquette-based Pioneer Surgical has been improving the medical world through the creation of simple and effective instruments and devices. more »»

Wintertime condition prevalent in northern climes

December 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — As winter encroaches on the Marquette area, local residents may find themselves dealing with seasonal affective disorder, a common type of depressio. more »»

Creating electronic patient records in region is expected to speed services, lower costs

November 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — A new regional health information exchange could lower the administrative costs of health care, while making the complicated medical world a bit easier to maneuver for patients. more »»

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Part 4

November 26, 2012 Click on the image below to enlarge. more »»

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Part 3

November 26, 2012 Click on the image below to enlarge. more »»

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Part 2

November 26, 2012 Click on the image below to enlarge. more »»

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Part 1

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Lack of doctors plague small communities

November 20, 2012 LANSING — The state’s physician shortage has an adverse impact on smaller rural counties like Crawford and Roscommon while the demand for physicians nationwide remains high. more »»

Sawyer company develops new spinal surgical device

November 13, 2012 MARQUETTE — A new product — designed and set to be manufactured in Marquette County — could make spinal surgeries quicker and cheaper, while shortening patient recovery periods. more »»

Whooping cough cases on rise in U.P., state of Michigan

November 6, 2012 MARQUETTE — The state of Michigan — as well as the Upper Peninsula — is seeing an increase in whooping cough cases that may be attributed to a decline in immunizations, according to state and local... more »»

Flu shots are as important as ever

October 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — As cooling temperatures herald in the start of the influenza season, those in Marquette County should consider getting a flu shot soon, according to expert. more »»

 
 

 

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