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Tuesday: Health

New pill treats diabetic cats without daily insulin shots

When Mark Winternheimer’s 12-year-old tabby cat was diagnosed with diabetes last year, the treatment was daunting: twice-daily injections of insulin, an implanted monitor and frequent visits to the vet. Despite their qualms, Winternheimer and his wife, Courtnee, of New Albany, Indiana, ...

Urology pearls

Several weeks ago, I received an urgent call from my son Danny who is a computer science student. “Daddy, the world is about to change drastically,” he said, “it could be a catastrophe.” He was talking about ChatGPT—a new artificial intelligence chatbot. What exactly is ChatGPT? ...

Health matters

Foot pain is a funny thing, although those so afflicted aren’t laughing. It’s hard to rest your foot while going about your normal routine. Pain from this appendage can appear in many forms, cloaked in all manner of strange sensations. Many are confused about what constitutes pain, assuming ...

Health Matters: HEEL PAIN NOT CAUSED BY HEEL SPURS

By Dr. Conway McLean, DABFAS, FAPWHc Joe went to his doctor after suffering for over a year. His pain was not debilitating (not yet anyway), but he simply didn’t want to do much, at least anything active, since it meant more discomfort. Joe wasn’t particularly fond of the sensations ...

Talk with the Doc: Basketball history and humor

Now that we are well into our wonderful entertaining basketball season, let’s take a brief look at the history of this great game. The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He wanted to create an indoor sport to condition athletes during the ...

New leaders: Superior Health Foundation adds two new board directors

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation welcomed two new board directors at its meeting in early January. Fredi de Yampert and David Jahn joined the now 14-person board of directors. De Yampert will represent Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties, while Jahn will represent Chippewa, ...