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Pruritus ani poses many challenges

September 24, 2013 I often see patients with a complaint of anal irritation and itching. Anal itching is very bothersome and is usually the reason the person decides to seek medical help. more »»

Individual training key part of Healthy Weight Journal

September 17, 2013 ISHPEMING — Participants in this year’s Healthy Weight Journal started the program this week by learning that the recipe for success is a balanced approach to diet and exercise tailored specifically... more »»

New species of mankind identified

September 17, 2013 The other day, I thought, for a brief moment, that I discovered a new species, the homo matrimonous. Its members are the long-time married couples. more »»

E-cigarettes as good as nicotine patches

September 10, 2013 By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer LONDON — Electronic cigarettes worked just as well as nicotine patches to help smokers quit, according to the first study to compare them. more »»

Patient’s bill soars as health law program falters

September 10, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — Coping with advanced cancer, Bev Veals was in the hospital for chemo this summer when she got a call that her health plan was shutting down. more »»

Aspartame safety much studied

September 10, 2013 An individual recently mentioned to me that a friend told him that the sugar substitute aspartame was dangerous and caused cancer. He was not given any specific source for this very serious claim. more »»


September 3, 2013 MARQUETTE — For Neal Collick, one of the best parts of training for and running marathons is the friends he’s made. The 33-year-old Negaunee resident — a U.. more »»

The light at the end of the tunnel

September 3, 2013 And at the end of life, yet another transition awaits: from life to death, from being to being no more. What happens at the twilight zone, just before life ends, is an interesting question. more »»

Trillium House

August 27, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Omega House of Houghton has served more than 10 years as a place for the terminally ill to live fully in their last days. more »»

How much calcium is needed?

August 27, 2013 It is important that we all get enough calcium in our diet. Calcium is one of the most important minerals used by the human body. more »»

Looking for health insurance?

August 27, 2013 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 grant applicants in federally-facilitated and state partnership marketplace. more »»

Sex after heart attack? Docs urged to give advice

August 27, 2013 CHICAGO — Many heart specialists are hardly Dr. Ruth — sex is not something they relish bringing up with patients. more »»


August 20, 2013 MARQUETTE— Forty years ago an idea was generated that would give those with mental and physical disabilities a place to gather and build skills. more »»

Learning to play the waiting game

August 20, 2013 Lately, I have noticed that my general state of anticipation is often interrupted by unrelenting periods of waiting. more »»


August 13, 2013 ATLANTA — First it was bars, restaurants and office buildings. Now the front lines of the “No Smoking” battle have moved outdoors. more »»

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 »»



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