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YMCA program will assist early-stage Alzheimer’s patients

January 8, 2013 MARQUETTE — Those suffering from early-stage Alzheimer’s could have somewhere to turn for education — as well as a sense of relief and community — under a new program being piloted by the YMCA of... more »»

Maintaining health in holidays starts with taking single step

December 18, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Christmas and New Year’s holidays — often a time for family, friends and feasts — don’t typically bring to mind exercise and healthy eating. more »»

Post heart surgery device ‘pioneered’

December 11, 2012 MARQUETTE — For two decades, Marquette-based Pioneer Surgical has been improving the medical world through the creation of simple and effective instruments and devices. more »»

Wintertime condition prevalent in northern climes

December 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — As winter encroaches on the Marquette area, local residents may find themselves dealing with seasonal affective disorder, a common type of depressio. more »»

Creating electronic patient records in region is expected to speed services, lower costs

November 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — A new regional health information exchange could lower the administrative costs of health care, while making the complicated medical world a bit easier to maneuver for patients. more »»

National Diabetes Awareness Month: Part 4

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National Diabetes Awareness Month: Part 3

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National Diabetes Awareness Month: Part 2

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National Diabetes Awareness Month: Part 1

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Lack of doctors plague small communities

November 20, 2012 LANSING — The state’s physician shortage has an adverse impact on smaller rural counties like Crawford and Roscommon while the demand for physicians nationwide remains high. more »»

Sawyer company develops new spinal surgical device

November 13, 2012 MARQUETTE — A new product — designed and set to be manufactured in Marquette County — could make spinal surgeries quicker and cheaper, while shortening patient recovery periods. more »»

Whooping cough cases on rise in U.P., state of Michigan

November 6, 2012 MARQUETTE — The state of Michigan — as well as the Upper Peninsula — is seeing an increase in whooping cough cases that may be attributed to a decline in immunizations, according to state and local... more »»

Flu shots are as important as ever

October 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — As cooling temperatures herald in the start of the influenza season, those in Marquette County should consider getting a flu shot soon, according to expert. more »»

Buildings contaminated by radon can be deadly

October 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — As people begin to seal their homes up for the impending winter, many are concentrating on what they want to keep out: namely snow and bitter winds. more »»

Romney Medicare plan: Key details are still in flux

October 9, 2012 WASHINGTON —î Medicare is the one health insurance plan that will cover virtually every American at some point in life, and Republican Mitt Romney is proposing the biggest changes since its creation... more »»

Obama Medicare plan: No voucher but maybe a bill

October 2, 2012 Editor’s note: This is the first of two installments detailing what President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney think about Medicare. Today, the president’s views are aired. more »»

On guard against atrial fibrillation

September 25, 2012 HANCOCK — People who have atrial fibrillation may not always feel symptoms, however, Dr. Sigurds Janners said if the heart condition goes unnoticed, it can increase one’s risk of stroke. more »»

Screening for colorectal cancer can be easy

September 18, 2012 MARQUETTE — Regular screenings for colorectal cancer can be one of the most important visits to a doctor’s office that a person will ever make. more »»

Visiting doctor focuses on mind-body medicine

September 11, 2012 MARQUETTE — A nationally recognized internist will be in town this weekend to share her unique take on medicine with the Marquette community. Dr. more »»

West Nile virus: No cases reported in Upper Peninsula

September 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — While cases of West Nile virus have cropped up around the country this summer, the Upper Peninsula has remained untouched, with no reported cases, officials said. more »»



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