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Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

June 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting for up to three months for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday. more »»

Much learned from lowly drosophila

June 10, 2014 I am told that some of my jokes do not translate well. Here is one: one fly tells another, “I must be very important, for wherever I go, people are clapping their hands. more »»

MGH program director, RN retires after 40 years

June 3, 2014 MARQUETTE — Laurie Neldberg-Weesen has worked at Marquette General Hospital for most of her life. more »»

Wisdom from quotes appreciated

June 3, 2014 I have always been impressed with the wisdom contained in some of the quotes I have read or heard. more »»

Sleep apnea help

May 27, 2014 ISHPEMING — Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep problems that people can have, and one that many suffer from without even knowing it. more »»

Surprised to become Superman

May 27, 2014 My childhood was a village crowded with curious characters, all of them, it seemed, were interested in only one question: “What do you want to do when you grow up?” they asked. more »»

MSU College of Human Medicine students training for careers throughout Upper Peninsula

May 20, 2014 MARQUETTE — Twelve medical students from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region are receiving first-hand experience practicing rural family medicine while... more »»

Battle royal in MTU lab

May 20, 2014 Olivia Hokenson, Levi Brule, Elisha Houle and Gavin Collette from Dollar Bay High School work on a microbiology challenge during the 25th annual Bioathlon at Michigan Technological University... more »»

Preventing stroke

May 13, 2014 HANCOCK — Although commonly associated with old age, strokes can happen to anyon. more »»

New chapter in life means challenges

May 13, 2014 Moving is a time for reflection. No matter whether it is to a new place, or to a new job, there is something in packing your old life in boxes that makes you think about the fundamentals of life. more »»

First case of MERS virus found in US

May 6, 2014 NEW YORK — Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East. The man fell ill after flying to the U.. more »»

Triglycerides should always be tracked

May 6, 2014 When we get our medical laboratory studies done, we often have our blood triglyceride levels checked, along with our other blood work. more »»

No One Fights Alone: IM students help ailing classmate

May 6, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Eighth graders in John Hogberg's gym classes at Central Middle School have been busy raising money to help out a fellow student. more »»

MGH becomes first US hospital to implant MRI-safe defibrillator

April 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette General Hospital recently became the first hospital in the country to surgically implant in a patient a defibrillator compatible with magnetic resonance imaging scans. more »»

Pots and lids must seek good matches

April 29, 2014 My grandmother was the queen of sayings. more »»

Friends common source of abused prescription meds

April 29, 2014 CHICAGO — Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for... more »»

‘Silent killer’ nearly claims new victims

April 22, 2014 ISHPEMING — Jim Pearson could have died. more »»

Happy birthday to state police

April 22, 2014 The Michigan State Police is truly regarded as one of the finest law enforcement organizations in the entire United States. more »»

Life saved

April 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — William Michelson of Marquette is alive today. more »»

 
 

 

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