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Healthy Living

Community drive-thru flu shot clinic set in Delta County

ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties will be holding its annual community drive-thru flu shot clinic on Saturday, September 17. The clinic will be held in the Public Health parking lot at 2920 College Ave., Escanaba, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a fee for the flu ...

Mosquitos: Why do they pester some people and leave others alone?

By JONATHAN DAY University of Florida It’s rare to attend an outdoor party in warm weather without hearing people complain about mosquitoes. They swat away, sit in campfire smoke, cover up with blankets and eventually just give up and go indoors. On the other end of the spectrum, there ...

Dear Dr. Roach: Golf-ball-sized hydrocele doesn’t require any treatment

Dear DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old man, and I had an ultrasound done because I noticed my left testicle seemed swollen. The result showed a large fluid collection (5 x 5 x 3 cm) superior to the left testicle. My doctor said to leave it as is, but if it bothered me, he could operate and remove ...

Partridge Creek Farm, Ishpeming scouts partner for garden project

MARQUETTE — Partridge Creek Farm partnered with volunteers and Ishpeming Scouts to build a wash/pack station at the Elks Lodge Garden Site on Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming. The Ishpeming Scouts and Mattson family chose Partridge Creek Farm as an Eagle Scout project. Participants started ...

How to shorten the duration of a cold

Few things can be as uncomfortable as the common cold. In their book “Common Cold,” authors Olaf Weber and Ronald Eccles say the common cold has been around since the ancient times. More than 200 virus strains can contribute to colds, but the rhinovirus is the most common. Colds produce a ...

How to avoid muscle soreness

By MetroCreative Muscle soreness can affect people from all walks of life. While exercise enthusiasts who work out several times per week may feel like they should be immune to muscle soreness, this potentially painful condition that can adversely affect quality of life can fell even the most ...