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Tuesday: Health

Health Matters: Nail fungus commonly misdiagnosed

By Dr. Conway McLean, DABFAS, FAPWHc Fungal organisms get blamed for a lot. After all, what’s causing that mold on your bread? What about that brown spot on your toenail? Is that fungus? Many assume so, spending millions of dollars on topical potions and lotions. How common are these ...

Talk with the Doc: Thanksgiving Day History

By James Surrell,M.D. In just two days, on Thursday, November 24, 2022, we will be blessed to celebrate our annual Thanksgiving Day. This is a special time when many of us will have the opportunity to be thankful as we gather together with family and friends. Certainly, many of us also have ...

Transplant reunion: Mom hears late daughter’s transplanted heart

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana woman heard the heartbeat of her late daughter inside the chest of a 68-year-old Illinois man who received it in a transplant operation. Amber Morgan and Tom Johnson met for the first time Saturday, four years after he received a heart transplanted from the body of ...

Talk with the Doc: Veterans Day is this Friday, Nov. 11

This Friday, on November 11, 2022, we celebrate our annual USA Veterans Day. The date of November 11th is very significant because it was on 11/11/1918 that an armistice was declared between the Allied Nations and Germany. This really was the beginning of the end of World War I. A ...

New findings on the function of fat

By Dr. Conway McLean, DABFAS, FAPWHc The battle of the bulge is being waged on America’s streets and in the homes. Judging by the advertisements, the headlines, and the variety of weight loss products available, it is a titanic conflict. Billions of dollars and many lives have been lost in ...

NAMI schedules November meetings; tree-planting grants awarded

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups in person and on Zoom, for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. NAMI will hold in-person support ...