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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 »»

Beaumont seeks volunteers for treatment study

November 19, 2013 ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Beaumont Health System is seeking volunteers for a prostate cancer treatment study. more »»

Flu season prevention

November 12, 2013 MARQUETTE — With winter already here, the flu season is just around the corner, which is why doctors and nurses everywhere are recommending the flu shot. more »»

Do-it-yourself not best for medicine

November 12, 2013 There is something I need to tell readers: I am a recovered do-it-yourselfer. Now that I said it, let me clarify. By recovered I do not mean completely recovere. more »»

Watch those liquid calories

November 5, 2013 MARQUETTE — Liquid calories and fast food were topics of Monday night’s Healthy Weight Journal education session. more »»

Important to always recall Veterans Day

November 5, 2013 Next Monday, on November 11, 2013, we celebrate Veterans Day. The date of Nov. 11 is very significant because it was on Nov. more »»

Living with arthritis

November 5, 2013 HANCOCK — Sue Slinde was born with congenitally dislocated hips, and over the years she had many treatments for the condition. But later in life, other health problems developed, including arthriti. more »»

Here’s how to become exceptional

October 29, 2013 You would expect doctors, for the sake of their patients, to do their job well. more »»

Wellness education: Learning to improve health

October 15, 2013 MARQUETTE — Participants in the Healthy Weight Journal are learning to make diet and exercises changes a part of their lifestyles as they move forward. more »»

Stethoscope a doctor’s best friend

October 15, 2013 It was during a rotation in the Department of Internal Medicine that I realized that our bodies are a confused orchestra, a cacophony of sounds. more »»

U.P. Health Plan turns 15

October 8, 2013 MARQUETTE — Concerning the future of the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, the prognosis is good. more »»

Superior Dome is one of a kind

October 8, 2013 The Superior Dome of Northern Michigan University is truly a structure to behold and appreciate. When someone first sees the inside of the Superior dome, it is usually a jaw-dropping experienc. more »»

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 »»



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