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Calluses can be a clue

August 18, 2015 Ever shaken hands with a carpenter? Did you notice how thick, dry and callused the skin of their hands were? Did you wonder why? Probably not, but to a physician who studies the lower extremity on a... more »»

Peppers a positive influence

August 18, 2015 Sometimes, a new study is a call for action. more »»

Picky eaters:

August 4, 2015 CHICAGO — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be... more »»

Keep eye on cells that cheat

August 4, 2015 I am a society of cells. You are a society of cells too. more »»

Settlement in heart attack case concluded

August 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio woman who died after being sent home from a hospital while having a heart attack have reached a $275,000 settlement with the facilit. more »»

3.9M people affected in medical information hack

August 4, 2015 FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana medical software company has reported the private information of 3.9 million people nationwide was exposed when its networks were hacked earlier this year. The U.. more »»

Charlie is service dog in training

August 4, 2015 LAFAYETTE, Ind. more »»

Smart medical research tool

July 28, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Jody Kearns doesn’t like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson’s disease. more »»

High costs plague some state-run health insurance markets

July 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. more »»

Bicycle riding has benefits

July 28, 2015 I recently had the opportunity to do some bicycle riding. It has been some time since I have done any bike riding, and I must say it was a very enjoyable experience. more »»


July 14, 2015 CHICAGO — Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests. more »»

Position of toes a delicate balance

July 14, 2015 Ahh, the poor, lowly shoe. It has been blamed for so much over the years. more »»

Looking at ABC vitamins

July 14, 2015 Vitamins are natural substances that our body needs to maintain proper health. There are a total of 13 different vitamins that our body needs. more »»

Alzheimer’s and Women

July 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than... more »»

The truth about heart disease

July 7, 2015 I like to write about some “big” topics, like health, fitness and quality of life. more »»

How thinking of a positive future can impact your life

July 7, 2015 Here is a quick flashback: a few weeks ago, I wrote here about a recent study by Rosalba Hernandez from the University of Illinois that examined the correlation between optimism and cardiovascular... more »»

Life’s a ...BEACH but be careful of heat illness

June 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — While everyone loves to get out and soak up summer’s hot and sunny days, it’s important to take precautions to avoid heat illness. more »»

Seniors can use exercise

June 30, 2015 Go to your typical gym, and what do you see? Buff young men, muscle-bound, pumping huge iron barbells. But something is wrong with this pictur. more »»

Mind is over matter

June 30, 2015 For many decades, psychologists, psychiatrists, and medical scientists have described two separate components of the human mind. These are referred to as the conscious and the subconscious mind. more »»

LifeRing provides viable alternative

June 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — When Susanne Wicklund recently started a Marquette chapter of a international support group for people who want to avoid using drugs and alcohol, her goal was to give people in the area... more »»



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