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NMU pre-med students are well prepared

February 23, 2016 Medical school is an intense four years of post-graduate study that allows a person to qualify to be licensed to practice medicine, and then go on to complete residency training before starting thei... more »»


February 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — Where could you have sampled Asian quinoa, had your blood pressure checked and petted a therapy dog, all under one roof? If you were a student or faculty member of Northern Michigan... more »»

Effort to curb antibiotic overuse underway

February 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — It’s cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in, seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or a cough that has nagged for weeks. more »»

Cause of infection a mystery

February 16, 2016 I recently saw an individual who presented to my office, with complaints of what appeared to be a developing infection of his lower leg. more »»

Is there a grumpy old man inside me?

February 16, 2016 If I were a grumpy old man, I would say: When I was a medical resident, being on duty meant arriving at work early in the morning and working through the day and night until the end of the next... more »»

Brain switch

February 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marquette psychiatrist Dr. Kelley Mahar believes it’s possible for people to “turn on their brains” regardless of age. more »»

Born with no voice & low odds, boy talks with new voice box

February 9, 2016 Grant Hasse was born with two very rare conditions — one that’s usually fatal, the other that should have left him unable to talk. more »»

What to do and when to do it

February 9, 2016 We all have jobs and tasks to do on a daily basis. These may be things that need to get done at work or at home. more »»


February 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — Caring for a loved one with the common cold is one thing. Caring for a loved one with mental illness is another. more »»

Flat foot in children can be trouble

February 2, 2016 When discussing children, especially those of a friend or family member, one of those oft used clichés that seems to so quickly spring to mind, is that they will “grow out of it. more »»

Health Center expands services to include new dental clinic

February 2, 2016 SAWYER — Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center has expanded access to oral health services in the region by opening Sawyer Dental Clini. more »»

Beethoven’s ears: Deafness a mystery

February 2, 2016 I am told that a good doctor should listen carefully to the stories patients tell him. more »»

Marijuana linked to lung cancer

January 26, 2016 Over the past several years, marijuana has become a legal substance to sell, to buy, and to use in various states in the USA. more »»

Achilles heal can be a really big pain

January 26, 2016 We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Be it psychological or physical, we can’t all be good at everything. But this is quite different from having an Achilles heel. more »»

Spinal aging a concern for many

January 26, 2016 MARQUETTE — The spine, like just about every part of the human body, doesn’t improve with age. Teaching people about what they could expect and how to prevent it was the subject of a Jan. more »»

Caring for the caregivers

January 19, 2016 MARQUETTE — No matter how well meaning a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is, the best of intentions can lead to fatigue and burnout. more »»

Obesity tied to risk of having stroke

January 19, 2016 Despite the dire predictions for our health care system, educational efforts continue to promote the message of wellness and health through better lifestyle choices. more »»

Beethoven’s deafness an enigma

January 19, 2016 Some people tell me that I should write what I know, others tell me I should write the stories they know. The other day, in a social gathering, Ms. more »»

Alzheimer’s awareness

January 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University student Tyler Leightner recently spoke about Alzheimer’s disease to an NMU biology class. The students didn’t realize people can die from the afflictio. more »»

Supplements with fiber are very healthful

January 12, 2016 It is recommended that adults get about 25 to 30 grams of dietary fiber every day. Much of this fiber will come from healthy dietary choices. more »»



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