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Dementia and obesity

November 8, 2011 MARQUETTE — The rising number of Michigan residents with dementia and the state’s increasing obesity rate could be linked. more »»

Workout 101: Choosing right routine a challenging task

November 1, 2011 MARQUETTE — Zumba, spinning, lifting weights, running, cycling, yoga high intensity interval training. more »»

Initiative launches with help from state health department grant

October 25, 2011 GWINN — For the first time in more than 15 years, Gwinn high school and middle school students had immediate access to a school nurse on Oct. 1. more »»

Snyder calls for state mental health reform

October 18, 2011 LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has called for changes to mental health programs to keep mentally ill people out of prison. What his administration plans to do about it is unclear. more »»

RADON: Corralling a silent killer

October 18, 2011 Radon gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless, and potentially lethal. more »»

Medical marijuana: Enforcement of state law a challenging task

October 11, 2011 LANSING — Do cops have trouble enforcing Michigan’s medical marijuana law? “Dude, what kind of question is that?” jokes Terrence Jungel, executive director of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association. more »»

Taking no chances: How to lessen the chance of sudden infant death syndrome

October 11, 2011 HANCOCK — What causes sudden infant death syndrome is still a mystery. Regardless, there are several basic things parents can do that significantly lessen their infant’s risk of death. more »»

Local anesthesiologist is key member of surgical team

October 4, 2011 MARQUETTE —Watching an anesthesiologist work is a fascinating thing. more »»

Healthy Weight Journal summer-long effort concludes

September 27, 2011 MARQUETTE — Twelve weeks, 280 regular participants and 759 pounds lost. more »»

Flu shot clinic in Copper Country draws 1,000 people

September 27, 2011 HANCOCK — About 1,000 people got an early jump on staying healthy during flu season Saturday at Hancock Central High School. more »»

Improving health starts with making wise choices

September 20, 2011 MARQUETTE — Making a change to your lifestyle by adding more exercise and a healthier diet can be inspiring at first, but as the weeks go on, the original effort might seem to lose its spark. more »»

How safe are your medical records?

September 20, 2011 LAURIUM — An incident in California last year points out the importance of protecting electronic medical records, and local hospitals said they’re taking steps to ensure the safety of their EMR. more »»

Caregiver program for vets set

September 20, 2011 MARQUETTE — Creating Confident Caregivers for Veterans, a new program designed for family caregivers caring for a veteran with memory loss, will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. more »»

Scheduling fitness: Do what’s possible now, then build on program

September 13, 2011 MARQUETTE — People from across Marquette County have spent the past couple of months learning to change their lifestyles — adopting healthy diets with more servings of fruits and vegetables and... more »»

Region promoted in new book

September 13, 2011 HOUGHTON — With roots in the Keweenaw, Carol Sheldon has always had a soft spot in her heart for the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Area blood drives scheduled

September 13, 2011 MARQUETTE — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General Hospital, will sponsor Blood Mobile blood drives at the following locations. - Saturday — 8 a.m. more »»

Portion control plays key role in healthy eating

September 6, 2011 MARQUETTE — Huge plates and enough food to serve two or three people in one entree – American restaurant portions grew in the last half of the 20th century, making dining out seemingly contradictory... more »»

Effort keeps kids healthy

September 6, 2011 HOUGHTON — For all the benefits school provides, the transition back can do a number on health. Lack of physical activity. Less sleep. More stress. more »»

ACHIEVE supports local policies that contribute to good health

August 23, 2011 MARQUETTE — Health can be a state of being: you’re sick or you’re not. more »»

Easing into exercise best way to avoid injuries

August 23, 2011 HOUGHTON — Sometimes it’s the “tire” around the belly. It can also be the thighs or arms. more »»



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