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Tuesday: Health

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By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — With the dawn of April comes a new set of challenges whether it’s unemployment, isolation or the unknown of what’s to come for the world, these thoughts can trigger stress and can have negative effects on mental, physical and ...

Urology Pearls

Life has become unrecognizable. Marquette’s stores and cafes are closed, the streets are empty and there is an eerie, deafening, penetrating silence in the air. Through my kitchen’s window, I saw two squirrels in my backyard, looking at me, then at each other, possibly wondering why I have ...

Mental health in age of corona

There has been an undercurrent of dread coursing through the lives of many Americans. Our focus, of course, has been directed at the viral pandemic afflicting the global population. It’s challenging to direct our attention elsewhere for any length of time. If even for a moment, escaping news ...

Shredding cabin fever with at-home fitness routines

MARQUETTE —Cabin fever may be soaking up your mind, but being cooped up in insolation is not an excuse to set aside one’s health. Using basic items around the house, the YMCA of Marquette County is encouraging the public to stay on track with virtual daily fitness routines. Each day, the ...

Talk with the Doc

The overall function of our human immune system is to prevent or limit infection. The primary job of our immune system is to distinguish between our normal, healthy cells and possible other dangerous cells, such as viruses and bacteria that may come into our blood stream. Our immune system is ...

Update on viral infections

It would be an understatement to say the coronavirus is big news. It’s everywhere you look; you cannot get away from it. (Well, actually, I hope that you can!) But there is a lot of misinformation out there, and a lot of uncertainty. It takes time to learn the behavior and characteristics of ...

Coronavirus: It’s going viral as we speak

At the time I am writing to you, scientists are hunched over test tubes and Petri dishes in a desperate race against time, against the coronavirus. They are searching for cures, for a vaccine. Nurses and doctors in gowns and face-masks are advising patients, testing for the virus, and attending ...

Nutritional benefits of eggs detailed

Life is fast-paced, harried, even stressful, for many Americans. Many two parent families are working parents, and time is always short. Employed people in the US spend more time on the job than in any other developed country. The financial pressures for many are excessive. The stresses based ...

Seasonal slip agreements mailed

MARQUETTE — The 2020 Seasonal Slip Agreements were mailed to the 2019 seasonal slip holders Monday. Payments will be accepted beginning March 17 through April 22, and they can be mailed in or paid by credit card via phone. Due to the current public health situation, slip holders wishing to ...

Coronavirus vaccine test opens with first doses

SEATTLE — U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday — leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With a careful jab in a healthy volunteer’s arm, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente ...

Colorectal cancer screening very important

OK, here’s my friendly month of March reminder again. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and you will be seeing more information here and in the media about the importance of colonoscopy screening to prevent colon and rectal cancer. Be aware that in the U.S., colorectal ...

Provision of medical care in 21st century

The battle over healthcare continues, as heated a debate as it has ever been. And why not? Billions of dollars are at stake, in addition to the lives and well-being of its citizens. This being an election year, the rhetoric on the topic has been extensive. For the most part, the most common ...

Medical errors common in US

Doctors were once revered, respected like no other profession. When a doctor told his patient some treatment option was best, his recommendation was taken as gospel, believed without question, and followed explicitly. Times have changed. Many present to the doctor having already researched ...

Is intermittent fasting better than other diets?

Fasting has become more fashionable than eating. In a New York Time article, Jane E. Brody confessed, “I was skeptical, but it turns out there is something to be said for a daily fast, preferably one lasting at least 16 hours.” The 7-11 version of the fasting diet, for example, recommends ...

Effects of alcohol on our bodies many

There is ongoing research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and elsewhere to determine the impact of drinking alcohol on the human body. We all need to be aware of the significant impact alcohol has on our body and make proper decisions regarding our personal consumption of alcohol. ...

Women’s Health Expo: Annual event set for March 2 at Westwood High School

MARQUETTE — U.P. Home Health & hospice and Upper Peninsula Health Plan are teaming up to present the Marquette County Women’s Health Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Westwood High School in Ishpeming. The event is free which includes lunch, a gift bag and a chance to win ...

Coronavirus could be epidemic

Anyone remotely aware of Hollywood’s favorite topics has seen a “plague” movie or two. There have been many over the years, some big budget productions and some small. It’s understandable; a fear of mortality is a basic human trait. Anything which has the potential to shorten the life ...