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Up in smoke: Jury still out on e-cig safety

March 4, 2014 ISHPEMING — Electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigs” have exploded in popularity in the past couple years, often thought of as a safe alternative to tobacco or as a way to quit smoking. more »»

Experiment adds sense of touch to artificial hand

February 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — To feel what you touch — that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. more »»

U.P.-MSU has a wonderful medical school

February 25, 2014 We are indeed very fortunate to have one of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Regional Medical School campuses located here in Marquette. more »»

No sun? No problem!

February 18, 2014 ISHPEMING — Those of us who live in the Upper Peninsula don’t have to deal with volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods or hurricanes. more »»

Doctor gives large dose of wise advice

February 18, 2014 Two weeks ago, I was under the weather. A heavy precipitation event took place in my body — my nose was dripping — I was shivering like a lonely leaf on an autumn night. more »»

Exercise a key to curing winter blues

February 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — There’s the hard-core winter enthusiast, the type who runs at 6 in the morning at 20 below zero, or the one who thinks a snow bike trek of 10 miles is just a quick jaunt in the woods. more »»

Think before sugar is added to one’s food

February 11, 2014 The findings of a major scientific study indicating very serious heart disease problems caused from “added” sugars were just published. These findings were reported on Feb. more »»

Vaccinations: For some, there are no easy answers

February 4, 2014 ISHPEMING — The development of vaccines for a variety of illnesses — including measles, polio, chicken pox and the flu — is believed by many in the health and medical fields to be among the greatest... more »»

Want the flu?

January 28, 2014 BETHESDA, Md. — Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses. more »»

Watch out for body inflamation

January 28, 2014 The word “inflammation” is medically defined as the response of our tissues to injury, infection or irritation. more »»

Fighting multiple sclerosis: Women primarily affected

January 28, 2014 HANCOCK — Multiple sclerosis, commonly known as MS, is an unpredictable autoimmune disease that primarily affects women, with an average age of diagnosis at 30. more »»

Food industry cuts calories four-fold over pledge

January 21, 2014 ISHPEMING — Some of the nation’s largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, more than four times the amount the industry pledged to slash by next year,... more »»

Good stories can lead to good advice

January 21, 2014 There will be a time in your life when you will be called upon to give advice to a younger person regarding the professional direction he or she should take in life. more »»

Coping with OCD: Local man tells of accepting — and managing — disorder

January 21, 2014 HOUGHTON — There’s a stigma towards obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental illnesses. But it’s not rare, and it’s not anyone’s fault. more »»

January is National Radon Action Month

January 14, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that January is National Radon Action Month. more »»

Study: Nuts in pregnancy do not raise allergy risk

January 14, 2014 A new study gives reassurance that women who eat nuts or peanut butter during pregnancy are not raising the risk that their children will have nut allergies. more »»

Frostbite facts you need to know

January 14, 2014 For good reason, we are advised to avoid prolonged skin exposure during severely cold weathe. more »»

Saving the life of a lifesaver

January 7, 2014 MARQUETTE — The house was in flames when the firefighters arrived at the scene on the morning of Oct. 1. more »»

Warning signs against joy apparent

January 7, 2014 There are warnings everywhere. A label on my toaster declares that I should beware of hot surfaces. My peanut package warns of the possible presence of peanuts inside. more »»

Steps to a healthier New Year

December 31, 2013 As we wind up 2013 and celebrate the holidays at this great time of year, many of us adopt some New Year’s Resolutions. Often, they have to do with improving or maintaining our healt. more »»

 
 

 

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