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Warning signs against joy apparent

January 7, 2014 There are warnings everywhere. A label on my toaster declares that I should beware of hot surfaces. My peanut package warns of the possible presence of peanuts inside. more »»

Steps to a healthier New Year

December 31, 2013 As we wind up 2013 and celebrate the holidays at this great time of year, many of us adopt some New Year’s Resolutions. Often, they have to do with improving or maintaining our healt. more »»

Baked salmon as a healthy alternative

December 31, 2013 Fish en papillote is the elegant-sounding name of a staple recipe of classic French cuisine. Translated into English, it becomes the much less elegant-sounding — “fish in a bag. more »»

Eating the wrong things at the wrong times of day common during holidays

December 24, 2013 MARQUETTE — The holidays may be a time for celebrating but that doesn’t mean anyone needs to pack on the pounds. more »»

Getting through SAD: Winter depression can be treated

December 24, 2013 HANCOCK — Everyone who lives in the Copper Country and other northern climates knows the lack of sunshine during the winter can lead to a case of the blues, but it can also cause a more serious... more »»

Story of woks, stir fry is told

December 24, 2013 For me, visiting JJ’s Wok-N-Grill is not just a routine, not even a ritual, it is a fortnightly rite. I visit JJ’s on my way back from the Copper Country after two days of seeing patients. more »»

Addiction’s tiniest victims

December 17, 2013 MARQUETTE — According to a recent University of Michigan study, one baby is born addicted to prescription and non-prescription drugs every hour in the United States. more »»

Snacks for holidays can be healthy

December 17, 2013 As we enter into our wonderful Holiday Season, many of us will be attending parties, having guests over and entertaining in our homes, as we enjoy the company of our loved ones, family, and friends. more »»

Energy drinks more harmful than helpful

December 17, 2013 HANCOCK — Everyone needs a pick-me-up every now and then. But some beverages are healthier than others when it comes to getting energ. more »»

Study: Many lung cancer tumors prove harmless

December 10, 2013 CHICAGO — Harmless lung cancer? A provocative analysis suggests the world’s top cancer killer isn’t as deadly as doctors once thought, finding that almost 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are... more »»

‘Going nuts’ a matter of perspective

December 10, 2013 Have you gone nuts yet? Perhaps you should. According to a new study published in the New England journal of Medicine, there is an association between nut consumption and mortality. more »»

Taking it one step at a time

December 3, 2013 MARQUETTE — The kind of structured, individualized program offered by the Healthy Weight Journal experience can, by itself, provide enormous benefits. more »»

Toys for Tots a good way to donate

December 3, 2013 This is the time of year for us to support the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. more »»

Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

December 3, 2013 BOSTON — Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. Nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, new federal numbers sho. more »»

Human interaction key for HWJ participant

November 26, 2013 MARQUETTE — Lynn Anderson joined the Healthy Weight Journal program to understand and improve her overall health, and she recognizes that, for her, human interaction is an indispensable element in... more »»

Alzheimer’s disease impacts caregivers and well as patients

November 26, 2013 HOUGHTON — Amid the cluster of charts and lists on the wall for Marja Salani’s class for dementia caregivers is a quadrant: “Powerful” and “Powerless” from top to bottom, “negative” and “positive”... more »»

Bilingualism has unusual consequence

November 26, 2013 My mother-tongue died almost two thousand years before I was born. It died like languages do — gradually. more »»

PAD patients

November 19, 2013 MARQUETTE — Sandra Pangratz has always lived a very healthy lifestyl. more »»

Link between cancer and obesity known

November 19, 2013 We know there are many health risks from being obese. Obesity also significantly raises the risk for many cancers. more »»



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