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Spinal aging a concern for many

January 26, 2016 MARQUETTE — The spine, like just about every part of the human body, doesn’t improve with age. Teaching people about what they could expect and how to prevent it was the subject of a Jan. more »»

Caring for the caregivers

January 19, 2016 MARQUETTE — No matter how well meaning a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is, the best of intentions can lead to fatigue and burnout. more »»

Obesity tied to risk of having stroke

January 19, 2016 Despite the dire predictions for our health care system, educational efforts continue to promote the message of wellness and health through better lifestyle choices. more »»

Beethoven’s deafness an enigma

January 19, 2016 Some people tell me that I should write what I know, others tell me I should write the stories they know. The other day, in a social gathering, Ms. more »»

Alzheimer’s awareness

January 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University student Tyler Leightner recently spoke about Alzheimer’s disease to an NMU biology class. The students didn’t realize people can die from the afflictio. more »»

Supplements with fiber are very healthful

January 12, 2016 It is recommended that adults get about 25 to 30 grams of dietary fiber every day. Much of this fiber will come from healthy dietary choices. more »»

Surgery can help alleviate patient’s pain

January 12, 2016 So often, when people talk about some painful limb, be it an arm or a leg, they assume it's a joint causing problems. more »»

Train Your Brain

January 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — Jeff Nyquist believes the human brain — a muscle, by the way — can be properly nurtured to improve athletic performance. Welcome to his “Brain Gym” at 337 W. Washington St. more »»

For most, ingrown nails are big pain

January 5, 2016 When most people think of the services provided by podiatric medicine, care of chronic wounds, or perhaps, ankle arthritis, is not the first thought that comes to mind. more »»

Many doctors don’t urge HPV shots for preteens, study finds

January 5, 2016 CHICAGO — Many pediatricians and family doctors are not strongly recommending the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates. more »»

Beethoven’s music not held back

January 5, 2016 People tell me that I should write what I know, so when I decided to write about Beethoven’s music and his deafness. I rummaged through the drawers of my mind for a relevant memory. more »»

Pedaling for Parkinson’s

December 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — Having Parkinson’s disease could keep people from participating in some activities, but depending on their stage, pedaling a bicycle doesn’t have to be one of them. more »»

Fitbit fitness tracker a popular gift this year

December 29, 2015 NEW YORK — It was a very merry Christmas for fitness-tracking device maker Fitbit. more »»

ABCs of New Year’s resolutions

December 29, 2015 In just three days, we will be into the first day of 2016. I wish you all a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2016. Of course, many of us will come up with our "New Year's Resolutions. more »»

What hospice is — and isn’t

December 22, 2015 MARQUETTE — If you’re looking to be cured of a terminal disease, hospice probably isn’t for yo. more »»

Does fasting help promote longer life?

December 22, 2015 America is considered by many throughout the world to be the land of plenty, dare I say, even excess. more »»

Men, women have little in common

December 22, 2015 How different are women from men? So different, claims John Gray, an author and a relationship guru, that the two sexes seem to have come from different planets. more »»

From obese to athletic

December 15, 2015 MARQUETTE — Dan Rivord won his race even before he approached the starting line at last spring’s Hope Starts Here Challenge 13-mile ru. more »»

Make the most of holiday season

December 15, 2015 MARQUETTE — From stunning lights displays and festive outings to the delicious meals and much-needed time with family and friends, the holidays are a favorite time of year for many. more »»

Skin viral infection very hard to treat

December 15, 2015 Upon reviewing the characters in many fairy tales, let us consider the plight of the poor witch, who always seems afflicted with that most hideous of conditions: the facial wart. more »»



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