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On guard against atrial fibrillation

September 25, 2012 HANCOCK — People who have atrial fibrillation may not always feel symptoms, however, Dr. Sigurds Janners said if the heart condition goes unnoticed, it can increase one’s risk of stroke. more »»

Screening for colorectal cancer can be easy

September 18, 2012 MARQUETTE — Regular screenings for colorectal cancer can be one of the most important visits to a doctor’s office that a person will ever make. more »»

Visiting doctor focuses on mind-body medicine

September 11, 2012 MARQUETTE — A nationally recognized internist will be in town this weekend to share her unique take on medicine with the Marquette community. Dr. more »»

West Nile virus: No cases reported in Upper Peninsula

September 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — While cases of West Nile virus have cropped up around the country this summer, the Upper Peninsula has remained untouched, with no reported cases, officials said. more »»

Shot records a key component in getting children ready for school

August 28, 2012 MARQUETTE — Parents and others preparing children to return to school in the coming weeks should be aware of the current state of their children’s vaccinations. more »»

NMU’s Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center offers variety of services

August 21, 2012 MARQUETTE — As Northern Michigan University students begin to filter back into town this week, they will quickly become acquainted with their surroundings. more »»

Regional blood center copes with blood shortage

August 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center has been battling through a seasonal lull that has been worst than most. more »»

Biker plans to cross finish line after aortic dissection

August 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — The last time Dave Bach was on a bike, the date was Aug. more »»

Yoga is a big stretch

July 24, 2012 MARQUETTE — For years, Mary Connor has attempted to spread her knowledge of a 5,000-year-old eastern tradition in the Marquette are. more »»

Dog days of summer

July 17, 2012 MARQUETTE — With daily highs routinely hovering around 90 degrees in recent weeks, people know very well how to stay cool. more »»

It’s marijuana vs. alcohol

July 10, 2012 LANSING – The amount of alcohol abuse among teenagers dropped over the past decade, but drug abuse continued to go up, say health specialists in Michiga. more »»

Getting a physical

July 3, 2012 MARQUETTE — Though many people are uncomfortable in a doctor’s office, experts say a regular trip can save a lot of trouble. more »»

Overcoming childhood obesity

June 26, 2012 MARQUETTE — Programs to curb childhood obesity would be more effective if they were gender-specific, researchers say. more »»

Cut on finger ends up threatening Marquette woman’s life

June 19, 2012 MARQUETTE — When Marquette resident Kristin Walton cut her thumb three years ago, she never expected the injury would change her life. more »»

Training day

June 12, 2012 MARQUETTE — The last weekend in June is going to be a busy one for Ishpeming resident and cyclist Dan Hill. more »»

Fibromyalgia: Treatment is often challenge

June 5, 2012 MARQUETTE — When Shannon Carter gave birth to her second child about 10 years ago, she struggled through what she calls “a very difficult” labor. more »»

‘Biggest loser’ is winner in TV program participation

May 29, 2012 MARQUETTE — One year ago, Cassandra Sturos was an in-home caregiver working to write a memoir and dreaming of a life in New York City. more »»

'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 »»



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