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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 »»

Baked salmon as a healthy alternative

December 31, 2013 Fish en papillote is the elegant-sounding name of a staple recipe of classic French cuisine. Translated into English, it becomes the much less elegant-sounding — “fish in a bag. more »»

Eating the wrong things at the wrong times of day common during holidays

December 24, 2013 MARQUETTE — The holidays may be a time for celebrating but that doesn’t mean anyone needs to pack on the pounds. more »»

Getting through SAD: Winter depression can be treated

December 24, 2013 HANCOCK — Everyone who lives in the Copper Country and other northern climates knows the lack of sunshine during the winter can lead to a case of the blues, but it can also cause a more serious... more »»

Story of woks, stir fry is told

December 24, 2013 For me, visiting JJ’s Wok-N-Grill is not just a routine, not even a ritual, it is a fortnightly rite. I visit JJ’s on my way back from the Copper Country after two days of seeing patients. more »»

Addiction’s tiniest victims

December 17, 2013 MARQUETTE — According to a recent University of Michigan study, one baby is born addicted to prescription and non-prescription drugs every hour in the United States. more »»

Snacks for holidays can be healthy

December 17, 2013 As we enter into our wonderful Holiday Season, many of us will be attending parties, having guests over and entertaining in our homes, as we enjoy the company of our loved ones, family, and friends. more »»

Energy drinks more harmful than helpful

December 17, 2013 HANCOCK — Everyone needs a pick-me-up every now and then. But some beverages are healthier than others when it comes to getting energ. more »»

 
 
 

 

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