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Tuesday: Health

Talk wit the Doc: Impact of humor and laughter on healing and health

Humor and laughter have many medical and clinical benefits, by promoting beneficial physiological changes and an overall sense of well-being. Laughter and humor have also been shown to have long-term effects that strengthen the effectiveness of our body’s immune system. In healthcare, humor ...

Upcoming health-related event planned; data revealed

MUNISING — The Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft District Health Department will hold “Take Back Medication Day” events later this month. The department has partnered with local sheriffs’ offices, Communities that Care Coalitions, the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network and ...

Health Matters: Development of leg ulcers a slow process

Our protagonist, Tom, was a good-natured fellow, a traffic cop for many years. He loved working with the kids, playing the conductor, but hated the prolonged periods of “just standing there.” Early on, he could do his job without difficulty, suffering only occasionally from boredom. Over ...

Lay wins outstanding Young Alumni Award

MARQUETTE — Stephanie Lay, who received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Northern Michigan in 2011, is this year’s recipient of NMU’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. She provides crisis care to suicidal adolescents as a member of the behavior emergency response team at ...

Urology pearls

Sometimes I borrow from other disciplines ideas I feel compelled to use in my own writing. I find myself, while writing about medicine, reading the advice of professors of literature, writers and poets. On other occasions, I had asked questions like, What can doctors learn from symphonic ...

Health matters

When questioned on the topic of the most debilitating condition afflicting our senior citizens, few Americans will talk about the consequences of falls. Yet, every second of every day, a senior suffers a “low level” fall in the United States. This is one not involving a fall from a height ...