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Battling the disease

MARQUETTE — October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, although most people probably are aware of the disease 365 days a year. “Breast cancer is quite mainstream, and it’s all over the media,” said Dr. Sheetal Acharya, who specializes in cancer care at UP Health System-Marquette. ...

Regrowing and caring for hair after chemotherapy

By MetroCreative Chemotherapy and radiation are common treatment options for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. While radiation may be targeted at specific areas, chemotherapy is systemic. This means it affects the entire body. As a result, as chemotherapy kills fast-growing cancer ...

Help your body bounce back after cancer treatment

By MetroCreative Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy can take a toll on patients’ bodies. Fatigue, bruising and bleeding and skin irritation are some of the more common short-term side effects associated with cancer treatments. But cancer patients may also experience ...

Foods that may help fight cancer

By MetroCreative People concerned about their cancer risk may find that switching their diets can do a world of good. Certain foods may reduce cancer risk, according to various cancer experts, including the MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, some foods might increase a person’s risk of ...

Understanding family cancer syndromes

By MetroCreative Few, if any, families have not been affected by cancer. While no individual or family is immune to cancer, some families may be more at risk of developing certain types of cancer than others. In many instances, cancers that run in families can be linked to behaviors that ...

How to find the right oncologist

By MetroCreative The day a person is diagnosed with cancer is a life-altering moment. Many people rely on support networks made up of family and friends to help them during their cancer treatments, and such support networks can extend to patients’ choice of oncologists as well. Oncology ...

Cut River Bridge to reopen

MARQUETTE — The Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge on U.S. 2 in Mackinac County is expected to reopen to traffic on Thursday, depending on weather. The bridge is currently under a detour during the ongoing $4.8 million Michigan Department of Transportation repair project. Crews ...

DNR meetings seek public input

MUNISING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled October public meetings to solicit public input on various natural resources management and outdoor recreation opportunities. The next local meeting is the Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council, to be held ...

Homecoming royalty named in Gwinn

Mallory Delmont and Seth Aho were named Gwinn High School’s homecoming queen and king Friday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of the Aho family)

DCHS unions want Schon out as CEO

By Iron Mountain Daily News Staff IRON MOUNTAIN — Two Dickinson County Healthcare System employee unions today called for hospital administrator and CEO John Schon to resign or be fired. The call comes as the hospital heads toward a Chapter 11 bankruptcy after two potential buyers pulled ...

DCHS to seek bankruptcy counsel

IRON MOUNTAIN — The goal is to maintain full services at Dickinson County Healthcare System and eventually satisfy all financial obligations, including pensions, even as the hospital flirts with insolvency. Whether all of that can be achieved and closure bypassed is anyone’s guess, but ...

Man arraigned on drug charges

CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man was arraigned Tuesday in Iron County Trial Court on methamphetamine and heroin charges after an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team bust last week. Sheldon Shawn-Douglas Cava, 36, faces two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, a 20-year-felony; ...

Man dies following traffic accident

MARQUETTE — One person has died as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic crash that occured Monday in Chippewa County. The crash occured around 3 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Riverside Drive and 7 mile Road in Bruce Township, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s ...

1 dead after Bois Blanc Island fire

MARQUETTE — One person has died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire at a cabin on Bois Blanc Island, according to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin McCormack, 59 and Caroline Klautky-McCormack, 51, were injured in a fire that occurred around 11 a.m. Sunday on the island. ...

Chapter 11 bankruptcy could be in the works for DCHS

IRON MOUNTAIN — A proposal for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for Dickinson County Healthcare System will likely be reviewed at a meeting today of the hospital board, offering the possibility that the hospital can remain open during a restructuring, county officials said Monday. “None of us like ...

2 injured after structure fire

MARQUETTE — A structure fire that occurred on Bois Blanc Island in Mackinac County is currently under investigation by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office, Two subjects were injured at the scene and both were transported to a hospital in the Lower Peninsula for treatment. The incident ...

DNR to make improvements to historic Copper Country falls

“I watched by the water, reached for the sun, why did I bother, what's done is done,” — Robert Earl Keen There’s a rugged and wild place, cradled in a mighty left hand of craggy stone, surrounded by mixed stands of cedars, spruce and pines, where the spindly fingers of white birches ...

DNR advisory meeting Wednesday

ONTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to meet from 2 to 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday at the ski chalet at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Among the agenda items, the council is scheduled to hear updates ...

Fatal crash in Marinette County

MARQUETTE — A fatal off-road vehicle crash occurred at 3:46 p.m. Monday in Marinette County, according to a press release from the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office. Logan Widucki, 22, of Crandon, Wisconsin, was operating the vehicle and headed eastbound when he flipped over after going ...

Lake Superior tragedy that left 4 dead spurs safety plea

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A kayak ride on Lake Superior that ended in the deaths of four Wisconsin family members would have been difficult even for experienced paddlers, officials say. Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis ...