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April is ‘National Facial Protection Month’

April 8, 2014 MARQUETTE — April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Dental Association and other organizations hope to use the month to raise awareness of the frequency and severity of facial... more »»

Power of coincidences significant

April 8, 2014 We have all had coincidences happen to us, and we may think about them for a time, and also wonder as to why did this chance meeting, phone call, or specific event happen to me right now? First,... more »»

Heart valve update

April 8, 2014 Medtronic Inc.’s CoreValve is photographed at an American College of Cardiology Conference in Washington recently. more »»

Illness doesn’t stop Negaunee teenager

April 1, 2014 NEGAUNEE — In many ways, Angeleah Gravedoni is a typical teenager. more »»

Being alone not that easy to do

April 1, 2014 To be properly alone, you may need to travel far, far away, to remote, deep places, so far and so low as the Dead Sea. more »»

Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

April 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart’s main gate, without open-heart surgery. more »»

Financial assistance available to help offset some costs

March 25, 2014 NEGAUNEE — Breast cancer patients in the Upper Peninsula who are struggling financially can now apply to receive up to $1,000 in aid for breast care-related bills, biopsies, procedures and... more »»

Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health

March 25, 2014 It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and stroke. more »»

MGH has great family residency

March 25, 2014 After a student has finished their four years of pre-medical education, and successfully completed their four years of medical school, they go on for additional education and training in what is... more »»

Weight loss study

March 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University graduate student has designed an experiment that will test whether high-intensity workouts in a chamber that simulates high altitudes will yield better... more »»


March 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — The need for blood never goes away. And the U.P. more »»

Up in smoke: Jury still out on e-cig safety

March 4, 2014 ISHPEMING — Electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigs” have exploded in popularity in the past couple years, often thought of as a safe alternative to tobacco or as a way to quit smoking. more »»

Experiment adds sense of touch to artificial hand

February 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — To feel what you touch — that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. more »»

U.P.-MSU has a wonderful medical school

February 25, 2014 We are indeed very fortunate to have one of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Regional Medical School campuses located here in Marquette. more »»

No sun? No problem!

February 18, 2014 ISHPEMING — Those of us who live in the Upper Peninsula don’t have to deal with volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods or hurricanes. more »»

Doctor gives large dose of wise advice

February 18, 2014 Two weeks ago, I was under the weather. A heavy precipitation event took place in my body — my nose was dripping — I was shivering like a lonely leaf on an autumn night. more »»

Exercise a key to curing winter blues

February 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — There’s the hard-core winter enthusiast, the type who runs at 6 in the morning at 20 below zero, or the one who thinks a snow bike trek of 10 miles is just a quick jaunt in the woods. more »»

Think before sugar is added to one’s food

February 11, 2014 The findings of a major scientific study indicating very serious heart disease problems caused from “added” sugars were just published. These findings were reported on Feb. more »»

Vaccinations: For some, there are no easy answers

February 4, 2014 ISHPEMING — The development of vaccines for a variety of illnesses — including measles, polio, chicken pox and the flu — is believed by many in the health and medical fields to be among the greatest... more »»

Want the flu?

January 28, 2014 BETHESDA, Md. — Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses. more »»



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