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Tuesday: Health

Grandparents Teach, too

“Kuplink! Kuplank! Kuplunk!” It’s the sound of late summer berry picking in Robert McCloskey’s “Blueberries for Sal” where Sal and her mother meet Little Bear and her mother bear on the same blueberry hill. The moms mistake each other’s children, but all ends well. Berries are ...

Talk with the Doc: Cell phone history and humor

The current 2020 statistics tell us that there are approximately 270 million cell phone users in the United States. As you know, nearly all of us use them in our daily lives. Just recall the last time you misplaced your cell phone and then did a very thorough search of your home, automobile, ...

Health Matters: Difficult choices for conservative versus surgical care

You have to admit, there's a certain panache to being a surgeon. Society reveres the healer who wields a blade. Think Benedict Cumberbatch in Dr. Strange. Brilliant, handsome, wealthy and arrogant, he was the epitome of a hot-shot surgeon. Isn't this the image that comes to mind for most ...

VA facility grabs top patient award

MARQUETTE — Out of the 170 VA medical centers across the United States, the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain recently received recognition as one of eight top performers for patient and employee experience. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Experience Office ...

Urology pearls

I told you the story of the Geico study: It took place over 18 weeks. It was designed to measure the effect of the vegan diet on weight loss and other health-related variables. And the results were astonishing. Participants in the vegan diet lost, on average, 4.3 kg (9.5 pounds), while those ...

Health Matters

Humans have five senses: the eyes for vision, the tongue to taste, the nose to smell, the ears so we can hear, and the skin to touch. The sense of sight is our most important. When asked, most will say this is the sense they would least like to lose (although we often don't appreciate our ...

Talk with the Doc: Grand Marais: A great place to visit

One of my favorite U. P. sites to periodically visit is Grand Marias. It is located right on Lake Superior and has a beautiful harbor in the downtown area. Obviously, it is a wonderful place to visit in the Summer, and in the Fall season the beauty of the changing colors of the leaves are ...

Health Matters: Intestinal condition is widespread and unexplained

Some afflictions get all the attention. The media latches onto some condition and soon the celebrities are doing tv spots and the telethons appear. Not to say those maladies so attended are unworthy; that is not the implication. More so, many others simply don't get the publicity. There are ...

‘Yoga and Leather’ NMU alum leads class for bikers

MARQUETTE — After falling from a roof and injuring his back, Northern Michigan University alumnus Greg Ormson, ‘99 MA, found that yoga delivered both pain relief and a new vocation. He became a certified instructor in the practice, just as he had with another avid interest: motorcycling. ...

Staying safe in the sun

MARQUETTE — Sunny summer temperatures are days spent at the beach, soaking up too much Vitamin D and that’s why the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is recommending all Michiganders to stay cool during the scorching heat. During the Fourth of July weekend, MDHHS reviewed ...

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 ...