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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 »»

Rare TB case tough to diagnose, treat

November 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. more »»

Getting a taste for neurobiology

November 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — How are taste buds and cancer treatments related? Angela Stewart wants to find out. Stewart, born and raised in Marquette, is working on her Ph.D. in neurobiology at Utah State University. more »»

Don’t let time pass on health maintenance

November 10, 2015 Time heals all wounds. Or is it time wounds all heels? I can’t seem to remember. more »»

Salty patient reveals much to medicine

November 10, 2015 Editor’s note: The following column is a work of fiction but is based on true events. It is the second of two parts. “For the final exam,” Dr. more »»

Orthopedic options

November 3, 2015 ISHPEMING — It’s important to be pain-free when it comes to hips, knees, ankles and feet. It would be a lot more bothersome, to say the least, to walk with discomfort in those lower areas. more »»

Foot position can cause knee pain

November 3, 2015 Do you know anyone with arthritis? That's like asking if you know anyone who is right handed. more »»

Tonsillitis is no laughing matter

November 3, 2015 Our tonsils are the two lymph nodes located on each side of the back of our throat. Tonsils are part of our immune system and they help to prevent infection. more »»

Making the case for palliative care

October 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — Developing a serious illness can be a frightening and stressful event, and often more than traditional treatments such as medications and hospital stays are needed. more »»

Bunion deformity a big deal

October 27, 2015 After many years in practice, I find myself frequently amazed at the misdiagnoses people make, and the misconceptions about so many medical problems. more »»

Salty patient presents challenges

October 27, 2015 Editor’s note: The following column is a work of fiction but is based on true events. It is the first of two parts. Patients called her D. more »»

Women’s health focus of forum

October 20, 2015 ISHPEMING — Menopause, hysterectomies and breast cancer screenings might be sensitive subjects for some people, but for others, they need to be discussed. more »»

Red wine has health benefits

October 20, 2015 Red wine seems to have even more heart-healthy benefits than do other types of alcohol, but it's possible that red wine isn't any better than beer, white wine or liquor for heart health. more »»

Food allergies a serious health matter

October 20, 2015 Numerous medical studies show that only about 2 percent of adults in the USA have a true food allergy. more »»

Top neurosurgeon starts practice

October 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — Neurosurgery. Odd working hours. Twin toddlers. Getting used to a new community. Nope, no stress there. That’s all part of the life of Dr. more »»



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