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Tuesday: Health

Choosing the right amount of fruits and vegetables

MARQUETTE — When choosing fruits, you want to choose whole fruits because they consist of fiber and possess other nutritional value that supports a healthy body, Michigan State University Community Nutrition Instructor Stephanie Meck of Menominee said during a Zoom segment on “Tips for ...

Dr. Dexter Clark named new faculty member

MARQUETTE —The Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program is pleased to  welcome Dr. Dexter Clark, DO, as its newest faculty member.    Clark began his new position as an assistant director Monday. His role will include patient care  at the outpatient clinic and teaching and ...

Talk with the Doc: Upper Peninsula fun facts for 2020

Today, I would like to share some “fun facts” about our great Upper Peninsula of Michigan. For example, here are three facts about the U.P. and they all contain the number three. The Upper Peninsula has about 30 percent of the total land mass of the State of Michigan, and the population of ...

Health Matters: Euthanasia remains difficult subject

Is there such a thing as a good death? Certainly, it should involve a minimum of suffering. Hopefully, it is one in which you have a chance to say good-bye to loved ones and family. Is it possible to die with peace and dignity? Dare I say it, death is a fact of life. It is a given the day we ...

CITY OF ISHPEMING: New Care Clinic seeks new clients

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — The new Care Clinic in Ishpeming is now accepting new clients and offers a variety of services — from pregnancy, postpartum care to educational classes on parenting — that helps prepare parents become better parents. The new ...

Urology Pearls: Planning dinner is no small task

Dinner at the Madjar’s is a military operation. Each front presents its own challenges and each heart, mind, and stomach has to be won separately. Daniel, the youngster, is a picky eater. He opposes eggplants, objects to red peppers, avoids fish and detests salads. He won’t eat anything ...

Health Matters: Mystery of the diseased toenail

It was a Thursday, another workday at the office. The first patient of the day was new to my practice, but presenting with a common complaint, that of thick, ugly fungal toenails. Do you suffer from such an affliction? Many do. Medically, there was nothing remarkable about this individual. ...

Talk with the Doc: A brief history of the USA’s trucking industry

Following is a brief summary of some interesting facts about our great trucking industry in the USA. As many of you are aware, when we are driving, we often see many commercial trucks of various sizes, including the large “18 wheelers” to smaller trucks doing deliveries and pick-ups often ...

Health Matters: Skin has vital functions

Current events being what they are, solitary activities have become popular. With an increasing recognition of the importance of fitness, running for exercise has experienced new popularity, at least in part because of the pandemic. It’s a solo activity and it gets you out of the house. But ...

SURVIVORS: Beating the coronavirus at 80+

PHILADELPHIA — Anna Marie Bresnan, who lives at Philadelphia Protestant Home, a retirement community in Northeast Philadelphia, is 84 and has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. John and Kitty Stagliano, of Exton, are both 82 and have diabetes and high blood pressure. Norma Cammisa is ...

Rushing to save lives

MUMBAI, India — The first thing noticeable about Izhaar Hussain Shaikh is the fatigue marking his youthful face. The second thing is that his phone constantly buzzes. The 30-year-old ambulance driver works for HelpNow, an initiative started by three engineering students in 2019 to help the ...

Health Matters

Although recent events have diverted our collective gaze, a tremendous amount of interest has been directed toward cancer and its treatment over the last half century. As seen in most medical tv shows, cancer is one of those concerns in the forefront with any undiagnosed malady. It’s referred ...

Urology pearls

So many diets, so much controversy and the obesity epidemic (yes, a different pandemic) is still raging. One unresolved controversy is whether diets that are different in their contents of fat, protein, and carbohydrates result in different degrees of weight loss. Some believe that carbs ...

Marquette County Community Resource Fair to be held ‘express style’

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Health Plan and Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions will host the second annual Marquette County Community Resource Fair “Express Style” from noon to 2 p.m. June 19 in the parking lot of Lakeview Arena in Marquette. The event is free and open to the ...

Celebrating a major donor

Dean Maki celebrates his 800th donation of blood with the U.P. Regional Blood Center. Dean started donating in 1978 to help his grandfather and continued donating to help save thousands of lives across the U.P. and touching the lives of so many more. “Thank you Dean for your dedication to ...

Talk with the Doc: A tribute to the Salvation Army

Let me begin by stating that I am a huge fan of The Salvation Army and have been for many years. They do so much for so many people in need, and they assist approximately 23 million people in the United States each and every year. In addition to all the Salvation Army does here in the United ...

Health Matters: Amniotic regenerative medicine gets Medicare approval

Sports medicine is big business. The fitness boom has pulled the average Joe from his recliner out onto the running track and into the gym. Jim Fixx, who wrote the book that put running on the map, was a key figure in turning this fad into a way of life. Fixx espoused the concept that exercise ...

Managing diabetes together

MARQUETTE —An online workshop that’s been shown to help those with diabetes reduce their emergency room visits, hospitalizations and duration of hospital stays while increasing their overall confidence in managing their diabetes will soon be available virtually for Michiganders. The ...

Urology Pearls

I nicknamed him Scrotum. His scrotum was so massive that I could imagine him carrying it around in a wheelbarrow. The size of a basketball, I would say, perhaps bigger. It reminded me of a picture I had seen in a urology textbook of a man with elephantiasis. If elephantiasis were his diagnosis, ...

Health Matters

Bob was a hard working fellow, with a job requiring demanding, physical labor, and therefore considerable pounding to his body. He took pride in doing a good job and was glad he was able to. Thankfully, he was in good shape and overall, was quite healthy. The work was tiring but not pain ...