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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 »»

Human body evolves to fight illness

April 15, 2014 Wayne Smith was standing next to the window, looking outside. Years ago, he was a captain on a ferry sailing between Port Jefferson, New York and Bridgeport, Conn. more »»

April is ‘National Facial Protection Month’

April 8, 2014 MARQUETTE — April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Dental Association and other organizations hope to use the month to raise awareness of the frequency and severity of facial... more »»

Power of coincidences significant

April 8, 2014 We have all had coincidences happen to us, and we may think about them for a time, and also wonder as to why did this chance meeting, phone call, or specific event happen to me right now? First,... more »»

Heart valve update

April 8, 2014 Medtronic Inc.’s CoreValve is photographed at an American College of Cardiology Conference in Washington recently. more »»

Illness doesn’t stop Negaunee teenager

April 1, 2014 NEGAUNEE — In many ways, Angeleah Gravedoni is a typical teenager. more »»

Being alone not that easy to do

April 1, 2014 To be properly alone, you may need to travel far, far away, to remote, deep places, so far and so low as the Dead Sea. more »»

Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

April 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart’s main gate, without open-heart surgery. more »»

Financial assistance available to help offset some costs

March 25, 2014 NEGAUNEE — Breast cancer patients in the Upper Peninsula who are struggling financially can now apply to receive up to $1,000 in aid for breast care-related bills, biopsies, procedures and... more »»

Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health

March 25, 2014 It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and stroke. more »»

 
 
 

 

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