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History of sugar isn’t very sweet

August 13, 2013 A friend of mine recently presented me with the August, 2013, issue of National Geographic Magazine that has, as its cover article, “Sugar Love — A Not So Sweet Story. more »»

Thinking feet first

August 6, 2013 MARQUETTE — We do many things on our feet, from running to walking, dancing and jumping. Many people though, may not know how much of an impact they have on our entire body. more »»

Great read is always best in books

August 6, 2013 Sharon falls in love with her books, but not faithfull. more »»

Swallowing issues must be checked

July 30, 2013 We have all had the experience of getting something “stuck in our throat.” This is actually a fairly common experience and is usually not a serious problem. more »»

Study: Plastics in lakes could impact health

July 30, 2013 MARQUETTE —Toxic chemicals clinging to plastics could cause health problems for fish and other organisms in the Great Lakes. more »»

Pfizer sells key vaccine cheaply to poor countries

July 30, 2013 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. more »»

Medical marijuana

July 23, 2013 HOUGHTON — For patients with chronic conditions, ongoing disease management is an important part of maintaining health and controlling negative side effects of a disease. more »»

Dolores faced cancer with courage

July 23, 2013 This is the third and last story I am going to tell you about cancer patients. The diagnosis takes place in a doctor’s office. The walls are painted in a comforting beige. more »»

U.P. loaded with fun facts, features

July 16, 2013 Today, I would like to share some “fun facts” about our great Upper Peninsula of Michigan. For example, here are three facts about the Upper Peninsula and they all contain the number three. The U.P. more »»

Minnow reveals wastewater’s toxic effects

July 16, 2013 The fathead minnow is a common, dull gray baitfish, but it has acquired an outsize importance for researchers studying endocrine disruption. more »»

Fall turkey applications on sale today through Aug. 1

July 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that applications for fall turkey hunting licenses are on sale through Aug. 1. more »»

WHAT NOW Q&A about latest snag in health care law

July 9, 2013 WASHINGTON — Nothing's ever easy with President Barack Obama's health care law. more »»

On both sides of the divide

July 9, 2013 My brother and I are separated by 6,890 miles, at least 24 hours of travel, 7 hours of time difference and a long flight that spans three continents, two Great Lakes, an ocean and a sea. more »»

Reduce stroke risks through healthy living habits

July 9, 2013 Chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and arthritis are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems in the United States. more »»

Dial Help holds suicide prevention webcast

July 2, 2013 By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — People from various local groups met Thursday to find out ways to help prevent suicides. more »»

Fourth of July a very special time

July 2, 2013 The Fourth of July is clearly my favorite time to enjoy our great Upper Peninsula summers. more »»

Merck: FDA wants more studies of insomnia drug

July 2, 2013 TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. said Monday that federal regulators have ruled they won’t approve high doses of its experimental insomnia medication due to concerns about patient safety. more »»

Bike safety improving in state of Michigan

June 25, 2013 MARQUETTE — The number of Michigan’s bicyclist deaths dropped 17 percent between 2011 and last year. Meanwhile, cycling groups continue to advocate more safety measures. more »»

Journey back to life for Armstrong

June 25, 2013 I am often asked what cancer is, how cancer can be won, and why a battle with cancer is sometimes los. more »»


June 18, 2013 MARQUETTE — When Beth Deloria collapsed in her kitchen in 2004, it would be the start of a journey that would lead her from a tough beginning to now inspiring many like her to get back u. more »»



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