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Tuesday: Health

US hospitals hit with nurse staffing crisis amid COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a nurse staffing crisis that is forcing many U.S. hospitals to pay top dollar to get the help they need to handle the crush of patients this summer. The problem, health leaders say, is twofold: Nurses are quitting or retiring, exhausted or demoralized by the ...

Urology pearls: The mystery of the corkscrew hair, Part 1

George lived in a trailer park at the edge of a Midwestern town. He was 71 and alone. One neighbor said that George was a veteran. Another knew that his wife left him decades ago. “He used to work at General Motors, on the assembly line,” a third neighbor added. His niece came to visit ...

Health Matters: Many causes for ball of foot pain

What follows is a typical scenario, experienced by many Americans. An ordinary workday, like most others, except towards the end of your shift, a new sensation is experienced. A subtle ache is noted, arising from the ball of one foot. You pass it off as simply bad shoes, but it develops again ...

How your job can affect your heart health

Is your job good for your health? From the factory floor to the phone bank, from the boardroom to the emergency room, it’s a complicated question to consider as we pursue paychecks and navigate careers. “Health isn’t just what we eat and how physically active we are,” said Yvonne ...

Talk with the doc

As most of us are aware, getting enough protein in our daily diet is a very important part of maintaining our personal health. Therefore, today I want to again review the health care value of dietary protein. To get enough dietary protein, we all need to eat protein every day, because our body ...

Overcoming opioids

MARQUETTE — The national opioid crisis is one that health officials have been seeking answers to for a long time. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 760,000 people have died from a drug overdose since 1999. Two out of three drug ...