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Tuesday: Health

US opens COVID-19 vaccines to children

NEW YORK — The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The shots will become available this week, expanding the nation’s vaccination campaign to children as young as 6 months. While the Food and Drug Administration approves vaccines, it’s the ...

Talk with the Doc

In less than two weeks, we will celebrate the Fourth of July throughout the U.S. and this clearly is my favorite time of our wonderful Upper Peninsula summers. We all have the opportunity to celebrate our great country with numerous local parades and spectacular fireworks displays after sunset. ...

Woods and water

MARQUETTE — While forests are known to enhance the water quality of nearby watersheds, oftentimes people don’t recognize a forest’s role in providing clean drinking water, according to a new study from Michigan State University. And no organizations interviewed for the study explicitly ...

Urology pearls

In my last column, I told you about Professor Mark D. Haub, a professor of human nutrition from Kansas State University, who decided, in 2010, to embark on The Twinkie Diet. His goal was to demonstrate to his students “ ... that in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most, not ...

Health Matters

Being able to comfortably and safely stand and walk should be considered an important skill. Don’t take it for granted. Those deprived of safely being able to stand up from a chair, to stand in place without falling, to walk, can tell you. There’s a decrease in both quality of life and in ...

Tips for tick season

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging Michigan residents to take steps to avoid tick bites while enjoying the outdoors this summer. Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, are increasing across the state. “Preventing tick ...