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Tuesday: Health

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 ...

Talk with the Doc: Update on sugar substitutes

Today, let’s take another look at the true science regarding sugar substitutes. There are still are some concerns on the part of many people about the safety of the numerous sugar substitutes readily available in many beverages and food products today. If you have any health concerns about ...

Health Matters: The search for longevity continues

Humanity has longed for immortality, or at least real longevity, for all of recorded history. Is the extension of human life more than a dream? Americans born today can expect to live to an average age of about 79. Not that long ago, life expectancy was closer to 54, but a significant increase ...

Urology pearls

For the past 2 years, I have been working on a book of essays about food and diet. I have not yet given the book a title, but I can tell you that it will include short stories that will demonstrate how the digestive system works and how our brain processes taste, smell, and texture; it will ...