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Contamination testing

February 3, 2015 LANSING — Health authorities in Michigan are waiting for the results of tests for levels of chemicals and metals in people who eat lots of Great Lakes fish. more »»

Fake bar part of research

February 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottle. more »»

Leaning Tower of Pisa is here

February 3, 2015 I have always aspired to be symmetric. It is because symmetry has always been closely associated in my mind with harmony, balance and beauty. more »»

NMU nursing prof chosen for DC health program

January 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University professor was one of eight professors nationwide chosen to attend a four-day immersive program in Washington, D.. more »»

What does your age really mean?

January 27, 2015 Our calendar age, also called our chronologic age, tells the number of years that we have been around since our birth. Another term that is used to describe our age is our biologic or physiologic age. more »»

Pump Up the Dome planned

January 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — Pump Up the Dome is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Superior Dome in Marquette. Participants can enjoy a large assortment of inflatable games and activities. more »»

Flu vaccine not working well; It’s only 23 percent effective

January 20, 2015 NEW YORK — As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. more »»

No 2015 price increases at Dickinson hospital

January 20, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — There will be no price increases under a 2015 budget approved by the Dickinson County Healthcare System Board of Trustees. more »»

Folks who eat fish tested, show high mercury levels

January 20, 2015 LANSING — Health authorities in Michigan are awaiting results of tests for elevated levels of chemicals and metals in people who eat lots of Great Lakes fish. more »»

Throw caution to the wind

January 20, 2015 Eat, drink, smoke, and be merry? Is it time to throw caution to the wind? Some headlines suggest that the answer is absolutely, positively, yes! The BBC Health News desk, for example, declared that... more »»

National Radon Action Month

January 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — Millions of Americans each year are exposed to a naturally occurring, odorless radioactive gas that also happens to be a leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking cigarettes. more »»

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

January 13, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. more »»

Nursing is a most noble profession

January 13, 2015 It is with the utmost respect and appreciation that I dedicate this column to the memory of Mary Gilbertson, a licensed practical nurse, who recently passed away. more »»

Federal health coverage open policy enrollment

January 6, 2015 ISHPEMING — More than 120,000 Michiganders signed up for health insurance plans through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace between the Nov. 15 and De. more »»

Fake bar part of research into anti-drinking drug

January 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottle. more »»

Health news can be very unhealthy

January 6, 2015 The other day, I was watching the news. News anchors on every channel concurred on some facts, that an airplane fell from the skies like a big rock, for example. more »»

NMU Health Center a ‘Site of Excellence’ for state registry work

December 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Ada B. more »»

No photos: Many parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

December 30, 2014 NEW YORK — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Faceboo. more »»

Lunch and learn scheduled

December 30, 2014 BARAGA — At noon Jan. 15, join pharmacist Mike Drew at the Baraga County Memorial Hospital for an informative lunch and learn discussing prescription and over-the-counter mediation safety. more »»

Find balance, perspective in new year

December 30, 2014 As we enter into the New Year of 2015, many of us will make New Year’s Resolution. more »»



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