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Fitbit fitness tracker a popular gift this year

December 29, 2015 NEW YORK — It was a very merry Christmas for fitness-tracking device maker Fitbit. more »»

ABCs of New Year’s resolutions

December 29, 2015 In just three days, we will be into the first day of 2016. I wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2016. Of course, many of us will come up with our "New Year's Resolutions. more »»

What hospice is — and isn’t

December 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — If you’re looking to be cured of a terminal disease, hospice probably isn’t for yo. more »»

Does fasting help promote longer life?

December 22, 2015 America is considered by many throughout the world to be the land of plenty, dare I say, even excess. more »»

Men, women have little in common

December 22, 2015 How different are women from men? So different, claims John Gray, an author and a relationship guru, that the two sexes seem to have come from different planets. more »»

From obese to athletic

December 15, 2015 MARQUETTE — Dan Rivord won his race even before he approached the starting line at last spring’s Hope Starts Here Challenge 13-mile ru. more »»

Make the most of holiday season

December 15, 2015 MARQUETTE — From stunning lights displays and festive outings to the delicious meals and much-needed time with family and friends, the holidays are a favorite time of year for many. more »»

Skin viral infection very hard to treat

December 15, 2015 Upon reviewing the characters in many fairy tales, let us consider the plight of the poor witch, who always seems afflicted with that most hideous of conditions: the facial wart. more »»

Christmas is just around the corner

December 15, 2015 In just 10 short days, the annual Christmas Holiday will be celebrated throughout the world. It is time when many families and friends will get together as 2015 winds down to the end of the year. more »»

Healthy hub

December 8, 2015 K.I. SAWYER — It’s easier to be healthy in some places than others. The newly formed K.I. Sawyer Community Health and Wellness Coalition will acknowledge that. more »»

Problems with nerves hard to treat well

December 8, 2015 So often, when people talk about some painful limb, be it an arm or a leg, they assume it's a joint causing the problem. more »»

Let’s talk to the animals, one by one

December 8, 2015 The other day, as I was sitting in my living room reading, I suddenly started to wonder whether I should follow in the footsteps of Dr. more »»

New course recently completed at youth facility

December 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — Taking on a physical challenge to improve a person’s health can come with a yoga mat, 50-meter pool or speedskating oval. more »»

Diabetic education can save lives

December 1, 2015 Regular readers of this column will be well acquainted with the topic of diabetes, and especially some of the lower extremity complications. more »»

Gratitude is an enviable trait to have

December 1, 2015 Last Thursday we celebrated Thanksgiving Day. When we are thankful, we are showing our gratitud. more »»

Karate kids

November 24, 2015 NEGAUNEE — Karate kicks and moves that stretch the quadriceps as well as fun activities like punching a balloon through three hula hoops — or trying to — contribute to the physical health of anyone... more »»

Gout is often misdiagnosed

November 24, 2015 Medicine is full of cliches. This may sound like a strange use of the term, but if you’ll allow me to explain, you may see why this is so accurate. more »»

Parachutes have their proper place

November 24, 2015 Vesna Vulovic, a 22-year-old stewardess working aboard JAT flight 367 fell from the skies over Czechoslovakia like a rock. On Jan. 26, 1972, Vesna’s DC-9 blew up and was torn into pieces in midair. more »»

Honey and health

November 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — Mary Poppins aside, can a spoonful of honey make the medicine go down? Maybe, as many people believe honey has health benefits. more »»

What is our spleen?

November 17, 2015 We are all born with an organ in the upper left side of our abdomen called the spleen. It is located more toward the back of our body. more »»



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