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Tuesday: Health

Urology Pearls

I have two announcements to make, or rather, only one announcement, accompanied by an invitation. The announcement is that I have finally completed writing my second book, Take Love Twice Daily; Essays, Tales and Love Poems. It will be available this upcoming Valentine's Day. I felt that ...

Prescribing arch supports complex process

An employee in the paper mill, Rich had suffered from arch pain for years, although it depended on his duties each day. Rich had tried various supports purchased on-line, which did seem to help, but not very much and not for very long. He assumed it was a part of the job description, a burden ...

New Plans

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — “We know we don’t have all the answers and we know that when folks in government think they know everything, they get it wrong. So we’re committed to listening and not only listening, but also learning from what we hear and ...

Talk with the Doc

Many of us will notice that our skin tends to be dryer in the winter and this often give us the symptoms of our skin being too dry. Dry skin occurs when your skin loses too much water and oil. Dry skin is common and can affect anyone at any age. Symptoms of dry skin may include any and all ...

Man’s life saved by technology he helped develop

By AMANDA CUDA Connecticut Post AP Member Exchange BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It’s not lost on Louis Voros that he helped create something that saved his life. Voros, 77, of Fairfield, is a retired mechanical engineer. During his career, he said, he worked on a lot of medical products, ...

Urology Pearls

The foodscapes of my childhood were always calling for culinary experimentation. My parents took me to restaurants whose names suggested distant lands and exotic cuisines. There was “The Bulgarian” who seemed to always grill kebabs and koftas; “The Romanian” who was serving Ikra made ...

An update on OBESITY

Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States — it has been for decades — and it continues unabated. If anything, it has grown alarmingly. Severe obesity was extremely rare before the early 1970s but has since increased faster than obesity, with no evidence of slowing. The epidemic has ...

Radon

By JACKIE JAHFETSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Lung cancer is most preventable by not smoking. But what about being exposed to a colorless, odorless radioactive gas? Have you ever pondered about your lungs being poisoned slowly over time and eventually this form of ionizing ...

Just the facts: Leap year info and history

Our now current year 2020 is a Leap Year. The Gregorian calendar is the standard calendar used in the United States and in most countries of the world. Using this calendar, most years that are multiples of 4 are known as Leap Years. In each Leap Year, the month of February has 29 days instead ...

Genetic basis of disease apparent

Diseases of the species homo sapiens (aka humans) come in all shapes and sizes. Some appear to be primarily of our own making. An obvious example would be a cigarette smoker who develops lung cancer. A lifetime consuming unhealthy foods is quite likely to lead to heart disease and clogging of ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

PWPL Sip and Spell on tap

MARQUETTE — Registration is now open for the second annual Peter White Public Library Adult Sip and Spell: A Spelling Bee for Cheaters. The event will be on Feb. 7 at the UP Masonic Center Red Room. Teams of up to four people (ages 21 and over only) may register for $100 per ...

Special rates at UPAWS this month

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is offering special rates for the month of January. Cats ages 1 year on up and small animals are $20.20. Dogs are $20.20 off. Adoption includes spay or neuter surgery, initial vaccines and more. Visit upaws.org or call 475-6661 for ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for more than 50 years. We have had a great life together, sharing a lot of the same interests. We had a great friendship with another couple. Several years ago, the husband caught my husband and his wife sexting each other. I do believe it was ...

Sesamoid bone injury not just for athletes

The foot is a complex structure, with its plethora of ligaments and blood vessels, nerves and nails, subject to tremendous wear and tear over the years. When examined cumulatively, the physical stresses are incredible. To resist this wear, the skin on the bottom of the feet is unique, the ...

‘Tough year’ for measles and other infectious diseases in US

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This year, the germs roared back. Measles tripled. Hepatitis A mushroomed. A rare but deadly mosquito-borne disease increased. And that was just the United States. Globally, there was an explosion of measles in many countries, an ...

Health department rolls out 5-year strategic plan

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Health Department is in the process of assembling teams and gathering public input to take action on the priorities identified in its five-year strategic plan, which was implemented Oct. 1 and to be completed in 2024. Forty-five surveys with information on ...

Talk with the Doc

On today’s very special Christmas Eve day, I wish you all a most blessed and joyful holiday celebration with your family and friends. It is such a very special world wide day to spend time with our loved ones, and often with family and close friends that we may not have had any recent ...

Diagnosis of penicillin allergy is often wrong

Joan was a college athlete, playing on her school’s varsity soccer team, a nationally ranked program. She had aspirations of going on in the sport and competing at a higher level. Until, that is, she tore her ACL, that vital knee ligament, which necessitated surgical repair. Because her ...