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Tuesday: Health

Talk with the Doc: A tribute to the Salvation Army

Let me begin by stating that I am a huge fan of The Salvation Army and have been for many years. They do so much for so many people in need, and they assist approximately 23 million people in the United States each and every year. In addition to all the Salvation Army does here in the United ...

Health Matters: Amniotic regenerative medicine gets Medicare approval

Sports medicine is big business. The fitness boom has pulled the average Joe from his recliner out onto the running track and into the gym. Jim Fixx, who wrote the book that put running on the map, was a key figure in turning this fad into a way of life. Fixx espoused the concept that exercise ...

Managing diabetes together

MARQUETTE —An online workshop that’s been shown to help those with diabetes reduce their emergency room visits, hospitalizations and duration of hospital stays while increasing their overall confidence in managing their diabetes will soon be available virtually for Michiganders. The ...

Urology Pearls

I nicknamed him Scrotum. His scrotum was so massive that I could imagine him carrying it around in a wheelbarrow. The size of a basketball, I would say, perhaps bigger. It reminded me of a picture I had seen in a urology textbook of a man with elephantiasis. If elephantiasis were his diagnosis, ...

Health Matters

Bob was a hard working fellow, with a job requiring demanding, physical labor, and therefore considerable pounding to his body. He took pride in doing a good job and was glad he was able to. Thankfully, he was in good shape and overall, was quite healthy. The work was tiring but not pain ...

UPCAP honors direct care workers during COVID-19 crisis

Since the COVID-19 crisis began much has been said and written about the heroism displayed by the frontline health care workers across the country. They truly deserve our thanks and admiration. But the often forgotten and underappreciated direct care workers also deserve that same thanks and ...

Nutrition and immune system

As is appropriate, great attention has been devoted of late to sickness and health. The pandemic is filling the airwaves, putting fear into the hearts of many. What we need is accurate information and smart practices. This is the domain of the physician specializing in infectious disease, ...

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

According to the American Heart Association, more than 100 million adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. This number represents nearly half of all our adults here in the United States. The medical term for high blood pressure is hypertension. Recent statistics tell us that the death ...

Study casts more doubt on malaria drugs for virus

Malaria drugs pushed by President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in a new study of nearly 100,000 patients around the world. Friday’s report in the journal Lancet is not a rigorous test of ...

Urology Pearls: Telemedicine in the age of COVID-19

Recent events have made me think about all things ‘tele”. On tele-vision I watch shows broadcasted from afar. I recall peering into the sky through a tele-scope. I even almost tele-phoned my wife to ask if we were thinking about ‘Telepathy’ at the same time. What made me contemplate all ...

Sugar and sweet in the western diet

Any discussion of health and wellness must include some mention of nutrition. Unfortunately, depending on who you are talking to, anecdotes will likely prevail as opposed to facts or research. Although we know a person’s diet is very important to well-being and health maintenance, there is a ...

Talk with the Doc: Personal success thoughts, quotes inspire!

It has been said by many highly successful individuals and scholars over the years that we are truly the one who is ultimately responsible for our own personal success. First, let us review the basic definition of personal success, and know that there are many definitions of this concept of ...

Podiatry and the pandemic

If anyone is stranded on a desert island, they are likely the only person on the planet who isn’t inundated with news about the pandemic. How much of the information released is accurate? Because this virus is newly discovered, there is much ignorance about COVID-19. How exactly does the ...

Urology Pearls: Unwelcomed visitor drives residents ‘batty’

Show me a man who can’t tell a story about an encounter with a wild animal and I will show you a man as boring as a boiled egg. To be clear, I mean a tale about a gigantic whale, a hovering eagle, a threatening tiger, a butterfly as translucent as light itself and as colorful as the rainbow. ...

New health aid recently found

What is the buzz word of the day? Isn’t there always some hot topic the media is latching onto? It will haunt the news, circulating in the tabloids after the reputable news channels have let it go. Medical topics are of tremendous interest, especially some new and relevant discovery. There ...

Sports science online

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University exercise science professor Scott Drum had a bold idea for engaging students online in his upper-level Physiology of Training for Sport class. He invited award-winning journalist and author Christie Aschwanden to field questions about her sports ...

Talk with the Doc

With all that is going on with the worldwide corona virus issue, we are all faced with some additional stress, and this is a normal response to this current world-wide pandemic issue. As we are all aware, this viral pandemic issue has had significant impact on so many people throughout the ...