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Haitian medical mission trip provides hope, opportunity

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — What started off as a family tradition has turned into a biannual mission benefitting impoverished people from Haiti and residents and faculty of the Marquette Family Residency Program,... more »»

Mystery disease difficult to diagnose

September 27, 2016 How many times over the years, has someone presenting to their doctor been told “It’s all in your head”! Historically, this has been all too common, especially when someone presented with symptoms o... more »»

Dr. Berkowitz’s medical record a challenge

September 27, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the topic of physician burnout. Dr. Berkowitz was our next-door neighbor in an apartment building on mount Carme. more »»

Integrative medicine comes to UP Health System-Marquette

September 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marquette hospitalist Lisa Long, MD is the only certified Integrative Medicine specialist practicing in the Upper Peninsula, according to the American Board of Integrative Medicin. more »»

Electronic Overload

September 20, 2016 MARQUETTE — What’s the first thing you do in the morning, beside opening your eyes and maybe yawning? Reaching for your cell phone to check your email? Although that might satisfy your curiosity, i... more »»

Metabolic syndrome a common diagnosis

September 20, 2016 An acquaintance, Joe, had been having some problems getting around. Even going for walks with the wife (something she had a difficult time motivating him for), had been a tiring, exhausting process. more »»

Awareness of childhood cancer needed

September 20, 2016 September is observed as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. It is very important for all of us to be aware of childhood cancer in the United States. more »»

‘Live Well, Age Well’

September 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — Dwelling on the past wastes energy. Ignoring negative comments leads to a better outlook on life. Persistence is essential to achieving a worthwhile goal. more »»

Antioxidants may be key to good health

September 13, 2016 The role of nutrition and health is a controversial one, and is especially dependent on what era you are referring to. more »»

Secret recipe revealed has implications

September 13, 2016 Mr. Ledington did not have a very good summer. In August, in Corbin, Ky., he revealed a top-secret recipe. The recipe, developed by Ledington's uncle, Col. more »»

Concussion disruption

September 6, 2016 CHICAGO — Continuing to play despite a concussion doubles recovery time for teen athletes and leads to worse short-term mental function than in those immediately removed from action, a study found. more »»

Ankle joint problems cause others

September 6, 2016 John had been a casual runner for quite some time before developing pain. He was “into” health, or, at least, worked out regularly, which included regular trips to the gym. more »»

Insulin and cell growth connected

September 6, 2016 The purpose of today’s column is to give you a brief review of very important medical information regarding the impact of sugar on all cell growth in the human body. more »»

Day For Women event planned

September 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — UP Health System has partnered with the YMCA of Marquette County to host an event just for women. The event, A Day For Women, will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. more »»

Hammer, nails and mortality

August 30, 2016 My father would never tell a story unless it had a moral. One of his stories included a boy called Billy - who was about my age then, a wooden board, and lots of nails. ?Billy was not a good boy. more »»

Psoriatic arthritis a mystery

August 30, 2016 Doctors who treat problems of the foot, ankle and lower leg encounter many painful joint problems in the course of an average day. more »»


August 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — You don’t have a PGA card, but you still don’t want to come home from a weekend round of golf with nagging back pain. A Golf Wellness seminar was held Aug. more »»

Battling cancer

August 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — There was a lot of ground to cover in Carolyn Bruzdzinski’s recent talk about the American Cancer Society’s fight against the disease, which includes early detection and funding researc. more »»

Own skin best for healing wounds

August 23, 2016 I am regularly amazed by the wondrous thing that is the human body. Its power of healing and regeneration are considerable, despite our ability to do it harm. more »»

Science can often use placebo effect

August 23, 2016 The placebo effect in medicine is defined as a beneficial effect that takes place after taking a medication or having a treatment, that cannot be attributed to the properties of the medication or... more »»

‘Making Michigan Recipes Work’

August 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — There’s a right way and a wrong way to cut a carrot. And an onion. And a honeydew. more »»



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