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'Tis the season for allergies

May 22, 2012 MARQUETTE —Temperatures have climbed and plants have started blooming recently, but spring isn’t the only thing in the air. more »»

Where, exactly, did the term 'pink slime' come from?

May 22, 2012 NEW YORK — “Pink slime” was almost “pink paste” or “pink go. more »»

New regional skin cancer cases keep medical care pros busy

May 15, 2012 HANCOCK — Mercedes Maki sees three or four patients a month with some sort of lesions on their skin, and 35 to 40 lesions are removed a year, but most of them are benign. more »»

Another picnic season beckons, but there are some health and safety risks

May 8, 2012 MARQUETTE —As the average daily temperature climbs, more and more people are venturing outdoors. more »»

Debate still lights up over Michigan smoking ban

May 1, 2012 LANSING — Some state lawmakers are trying to burn holes in Michigan's two-year-old smoking ban, which has cleared the air in public places and enjoyed public support but contributed to cash-flow... more »»

Early spring brings out bumper crop of ticks

April 24, 2012 MARQUETTE — Though an early spring has been warmly welcomed by Upper Peninsula residents valuing the opportunity to get outside, it has also been a boon for ticks. more »»

Gwinn team grabs top honors for second time

April 17, 2012 MARQUETTE — After eight weeks, the communities of Marquette, Ishpeming, Gwinn and Negaunee managed to eat 16,746 cups of fruits and vegetables, rack up 156,571 minutes of exercise and lose a total o... more »»

Improving health at work or school

April 10, 2012 MARQUETTE — The summer of 2011 and the past eight weeks have seen individuals from across the county working to improve their health through the Healthy Weight Journal Community Wellness Challenge. more »»

Easter holiday means lots of candy

April 3, 2012 MARQUETTE — We made it through Halloween, the weeks from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years, through Valentine’s Day and the Super Bowl. And now we’re hit with Easter. more »»

Workplace wellness a key part of fitness

March 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — Besides home, the one place most adults spend the majority of their time is at their place of work, usually one-third or more of the day. more »»

Seniors ‘exercise’ good judgment

March 20, 2012 MARQUETTE — Regular physical activity and exercise benefits both children and adults, but for senior citizens, staying active is of particular importance. more »»

Healthier choices needed in restaurants

March 13, 2012 MARQUETTE — Restaurant dining is a typically tasty, often festive occasion, although sometimes a necessary convenience for those with hectic schedules. more »»

Dealing with depression a challenge

March 13, 2012 HOUGHTON — For some families, hiring professional caregivers for older family members suffering from depression is something they can do only on a limited basis, and an online presentation today is... more »»

Self assessment a key to success

March 6, 2012 MARQUETTE — We spend most of our lives comparing ourselves to those around us — test scores in school, how our friends and family are doing in their careers, how we look compared to celebrities. more »»

Balance the key to healthy life

February 28, 2012 MARQUETTE — Work, taking care of the kids, taking care of elderly parents, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, getting everyone to appointments and lessons on time — for many people, each day is so... more »»

Report: Women have rare egg-producing stem cells

February 28, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. more »»

Controlling thyroid issues: Deficiencies, overabundance can affect metabolism, memory

February 28, 2012 LAURIUM — When people begin to have medical issues, problems with their thyroid levels are likely not the first thing to pop into their head. more »»

Motivation key to changing life

February 21, 2012 MARQUETTE — Last summer, when a friend suggested she try participating in the Healthy Weight Journal Community Wellness Challenge, Suzanne Price of Marquette was skeptical at best. more »»

Winter is the time for vitamin D

February 21, 2012 Vitamin D supplements are recommended during the winter for those living beyond latitudes of 40 degrees, as little to no UV-B radiation occurs. more »»

Healthy living: Daily goals start with a first step

February 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — Healthy living is critical to everything from combating the country’s obesity epidemic to managing chronic conditions to generally improving your quality of life. more »»



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