Diabetes prevention, management critical amid pandemic


While the COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of our minds lately, it’s still important to stay on top of preventing and managing other conditions, especially those that put a person at additional risk for COVID-19 complications. One such condition is diabetes, which is the seventh ...

Correct diagnostics are needed


You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm water but that does not bring relief to your abdominal pain. Then he suggests that you apply ...

Local response to emergency order is critical


Starting today, Michigan restaurants, bars and casinos will be closed to indoor dining, with high schools, colleges and universities across the state required to move to remote learning under an emergency order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. It's a challenging ...

NMU men’s basketball receives support

Letters To The Editor

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Matt Majkrzak and assistant coaches Keil Ganz and Naba Echols and the Northern Michigan University Wildcats men’s basketball team on a great season. Great job to three seniors Sam Taylor, Marcus Matelski and Myles Howard. I got a photo ...

Who needs faith advisers?


If I am deficient in my knowledge about chemistry, or a medical issue, or what kind of car to buy, I consult people who know more than I do on these subjects. When it comes to faith, though, I can handle that with a little help from my friends, meaning the writers of the Old and New ...

Homeless Awareness Week important amid pandemic


While many of us have complained about being “stuck at home” during the COVID-19 pandemic, some area residents have had to endure months of this pandemic without a home, facing food insecurity and exposure to the elements while trying to avoid contracting the virus. With the experiences ...