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Tuesday: Health

The Medicare diabetic shoe program

Shoes are a hot commodity. Look at the advertising dollars spent by the big shoe companies, including the millions paid to sports stars for wearing the company’s shoes. Many people, should they develop some foot or ankle pain, will look to a different pair of shoes. They are blamed for many ...

Some schools hit hard by virus make few changes for new year

By SHARON LURYE and COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press As a new school year approaches, COVID-19 infections are again on the rise, fueled by highly transmissible variants, filling families with dread. They fear the return of a pandemic scourge: outbreaks that sideline large numbers of ...

Talk with the Doc: Laughter truly is good medicine

Laughter is a normal and natural physiologic response to certain stimuli with widely acknowledged psychological benefits. Current research shows us that laughter may also have serious positive physiological effects for those who engage in it on a regular basis. The words laughter and humor, ...

Health Matters: Common foot type leads to diseased tendon

The subject of our discussion today is a gentleman we’ll call Sam. He was an average guy, 3 kids and a wife, employed in physical labor, difficult, demanding work. It was exhausting, and every day after work, he would go home and collapse onto the couch. Even as a young man, work would tire ...

Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program welcomes new residents

MARQUETTE — Six new residents joined the UPHS – Marquette, Family Medicine Residency Program on July 1. The accredited program trains resident physicians for three years in a community-based setting, incorporating inpatient and outpatient medicine experiences as well as rotations in rural ...

Virus reprise: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

NEW YORK — For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed to know that I might forever just get infected,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. “I don’t want to be getting ...