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Tuesday: Health

Talk with the Doc: The Mackinac Bridge, a true engineering marvel

Our Michigan Mackinac Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the entire USA. The Mackinac Bridge is currently the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world. For many, many years it was believed that it would be impossible to build a huge five mile long bridge across the Straits of ...

Health Matters: Hip fractures and osteoporosis

It’s common knowledge: hip fractures are dangerous. Every year, approximately 300,000 seniors are hospitalized for hip fractures. And though there are a multitude of factors, fractures of the hip bone have a one year mortality rate of 15 to 30 percent. Even those who survive the first year ...

Hospital’s gaming program helps kids shift focus from illness

KALISPELL, Mont. — When Tristan Cline saw an online help-wanted advertisement looking to fill the position of pediatric game technology specialist at Logan Health Children’s in Kalispell, he knew he had found his dream job. Now, just over three months after taking the position, Cline ...

Urology pearls: A man with a hole in his stomach

It was June 6, 1822, a spring day in Michillimackinac (Mackinac island), Michigan. Alexis St. Martin, a young healthy man, a Canadian of French descent who was working as a voyageur for the American Fur Company, was accidentally wounded by a discharge of a musket. The bullet tore several ...

What is a COVID-19 vaccine ‘breakthrough’ case?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. A small number of such cases are expected and health officials say they’re not a cause for alarm. COVID-19 vaccines work by teaching the body to recognize the ...

VIRUS DIARY: A really, really, REALLY long Olympic journey

SOMEWHERE OVER THE PACIFIC — My location was Haneda Airport in Tokyo. My destination was the Main Press Center for the Olympics — also in Tokyo. Turns out the quickest route was through Seattle. Let me explain. Among the requirements to cover the Tokyo Olympics were two negative ...