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?Scientists warn against comparing apples to oranges; poets ignore their advice

August 2, 2016 ?In a 16-line poem called Introduction to Poetry, Billy Collins, a former Poet Laureate of the United States, wants you to hold a poem up to the light as if it was a color slide, drop a mouse into a... more »»

Importance of fluids stressed in hot weather

July 26, 2016 As we are now into our wonderful warm, and recently very hot, Upper Peninsula summer season, let me again review the many health benefits of maintaining proper hydration in our body. more »»

Sports shoe selection not easy

July 26, 2016 As a physician specializing in care of the foot and ankle, I am often asked “What is the best shoe?”, as though there is one particular brand and model that will work best for everyone and every... more »»


July 26, 2016 K.I. SAWYER — Ten-year-old Alyssa Schoonover of K.I. Sawyer gobbled down her red grapes Wednesday at the K.I. Sawyer Community Center just like they were cand. more »»

Seniors can stay active with the right exercises

July 19, 2016 MARQUETTE — Not every senior wants to keep in shape by lifting 20-pound weights or running marathons. Sometimes lifting 2-pound weights in the privacy of their own homes is enough. more »»

Ancient Chinese exercise aids in health maintenance

July 19, 2016 Medical advances seem to occur almost daily, with amazing new techniques and procedures becoming available regularly. Organ transplants are now considered routine, including liver, heart and kidney. more »»

Workshop focuses on connection

July 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — It’s not always just about learning the mechanics of throwing the perfect right hook, casting the perfect trout fly or playing the perfect chord progression on the piano. more »»

Rare foot condition can be a challenge

July 12, 2016 I think it’s time for some fun foot facts. Doesn’t that sound thrilling? But I won’t regal you with the excitement of the dreaded nail fungus, nor the plague that is heel pain. more »»

Define cataracts and how are they treated?

July 12, 2016 The National Eye Institute is part of the federal government National Institutes of Health. more »»

UPHS intros cardio method

July 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette cardiologists continue to pave the way forward for specialized heart care in the Upper Peninsula after completing a successful case of an innovative procedure... more »»

Total body transplant is happening now

July 5, 2016 ?In May 2016, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital performed the first US penile transplant. more »»

Class teaching participants tasty ways to stay healthy

June 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — Preparing special diets for people with medical conditions could cause the most accomplished chefs to settle for bland dishes, just to be on the safe side. more »»

Farmers markets, CSA good for diabetics

June 28, 2016 MARQUETTE — For diabetics — and anyone who wants to eat healthy — farmers markets and Community-Supported Agriculture can make daily diets a lot easie. more »»

Herbal medicine has long history

June 28, 2016 Upon arriving in the Upper Peninsula, lo, some months ago, I was immediately introduced to the idiosyncracies of the region. more »»

Iron industry museum a real area treasure

June 28, 2016 One of the great treasures we have in our great Upper Peninsula is the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. more »»

Where mind meets matter

June 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — Yoga is about mind, body and spirit, but you must admit it’s easier to practice that in a serene setting than in a dirty, crowded urban area. more »»

Antibiotic resistance increasing

June 21, 2016 Little Johnny’s mom took him to the doctor yesterday. He really didn’t want to go to school, especially since he was going to be asked to present the report he hadn’t completed. more »»

Is life really too short? That depends

June 21, 2016 ?In my previous column, I wrote that some prominent doctors believe that life is too long. Dr. Ezekiel . more »»

New emergency physician starts practice at UPHS-Marquette

June 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — UP Health System-Marquette announced that Amadeo Sturla, MD, joined its Emergency Medicine department on June 16. Dr. Sturla comes to Marquette from HealthEast Care Systems in St. more »»



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