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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 »»

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 »»



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