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‘Out of the Darkness’

August 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — The phrase “out of the darkness” can have many meanings, but to people taking a special walk next month at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming, it has several dimensions. more »»

Severe burns can threaten lives

August 9, 2016 I happened to turn to a channel the other day, where I discovered a rerun of an old slasher horror movie. The monstrous villain was quite a sight, scarred and disfigured as he was. more »»

Tahquamenon Logging Museum worth the trip

August 9, 2016 The Tahquamenon Logging Museum is an absolutely wonderful place to visit and learn about the logging industry that is such a great part of our wonderful Upper Peninsul. more »»

Scouts on a mission

August 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — Not every youngster can empathize with people afflicted with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. After all, there’s a big age gap between the preteen set and seniors. more »»

Cartilage injury common in trauma

August 2, 2016 Do you know Arthur? Probably, although he’s not a particularly popular guy. (To me, he’s Mr. Itis!) He’s often called Arthur-itis. more »»

?Scientists warn against comparing apples to oranges; poets ignore their advice

August 2, 2016 ?In a 16-line poem called Introduction to Poetry, Billy Collins, a former Poet Laureate of the United States, wants you to hold a poem up to the light as if it was a color slide, drop a mouse into a... more »»

Importance of fluids stressed in hot weather

July 26, 2016 As we are now into our wonderful warm, and recently very hot, Upper Peninsula summer season, let me again review the many health benefits of maintaining proper hydration in our body. more »»

Sports shoe selection not easy

July 26, 2016 As a physician specializing in care of the foot and ankle, I am often asked “What is the best shoe?”, as though there is one particular brand and model that will work best for everyone and every... more »»

HOOP IT UP

July 26, 2016 K.I. SAWYER — Ten-year-old Alyssa Schoonover of K.I. Sawyer gobbled down her red grapes Wednesday at the K.I. Sawyer Community Center just like they were cand. more »»

Seniors can stay active with the right exercises

July 19, 2016 MARQUETTE — Not every senior wants to keep in shape by lifting 20-pound weights or running marathons. Sometimes lifting 2-pound weights in the privacy of their own homes is enough. more »»

Ancient Chinese exercise aids in health maintenance

July 19, 2016 Medical advances seem to occur almost daily, with amazing new techniques and procedures becoming available regularly. Organ transplants are now considered routine, including liver, heart and kidney. more »»

Workshop focuses on connection

July 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — It’s not always just about learning the mechanics of throwing the perfect right hook, casting the perfect trout fly or playing the perfect chord progression on the piano. more »»

Rare foot condition can be a challenge

July 12, 2016 I think it’s time for some fun foot facts. Doesn’t that sound thrilling? But I won’t regal you with the excitement of the dreaded nail fungus, nor the plague that is heel pain. more »»

Define cataracts and how are they treated?

July 12, 2016 The National Eye Institute is part of the federal government National Institutes of Health. more »»

UPHS intros cardio method

July 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette cardiologists continue to pave the way forward for specialized heart care in the Upper Peninsula after completing a successful case of an innovative procedure... more »»

Total body transplant is happening now

July 5, 2016 ?In May 2016, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital performed the first US penile transplant. more »»

Class teaching participants tasty ways to stay healthy

June 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — Preparing special diets for people with medical conditions could cause the most accomplished chefs to settle for bland dishes, just to be on the safe side. more »»

Farmers markets, CSA good for diabetics

June 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — For diabetics — and anyone who wants to eat healthy — farmers markets and Community-Supported Agriculture can make daily diets a lot easie. more »»

Herbal medicine has long history

June 28, 2016 Upon arriving in the Upper Peninsula, lo, some months ago, I was immediately introduced to the idiosyncracies of the region. more »»

 
 
 

 

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