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Sleep apnea a serious condition

February 24, 2015 Sleep apnea is generally defined as a type of sleep disorder when a person stops breathing or has times when their breathing is very shallow or has infrequent breathing during sleep. more »»

Veterans service officer sets hours

February 24, 2015 HERMANSVILLE — Mike Dellisse, Menominee County veterans service officer, will be holding office hours from 1-3 p.m. March 4 at the Floriano-Stecker American Legion Hall in Hermansville. more »»

When love isn’t enough

February 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — If someone you love suffers from mental illness, the Alger/Marquette County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness wants you to understand the ways you can help, the ways you... more »»

Which day is good day to die for?

February 17, 2015 This past Valentine’s Day, I wondered how dull the world had been before we assigned meaning to the different days of the year. more »»

Regional agency seeks to connect uninsured with health care navigators

February 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions/UP Health Care Network is in the midst of a campaign to connect people in the U.P. more »»

Study: Processed foods not best for toddlers

February 10, 2015 Kathy Burnett prepares a snack for her daughters Claudia, left and Sabina, after their gymnastics class Jan. 29 in Chicag. more »»

Nervous system a wonder

February 10, 2015 The human nervous system has two major components, (1) the central nervous system and (2) the peripheral nervous system. Our central nervous system is made up of our brain and spinal cord. more »»

Alzheimer’s Cafe plans gathering

February 10, 2015 GWINN — The Alzheimer’s Cafe will be open from 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn. more »»

Contamination testing

February 3, 2015 LANSING — Health authorities in Michigan are waiting for the results of tests for levels of chemicals and metals in people who eat lots of Great Lakes fish. more »»

Fake bar part of research

February 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottle. more »»

Leaning Tower of Pisa is here

February 3, 2015 I have always aspired to be symmetric. It is because symmetry has always been closely associated in my mind with harmony, balance and beauty. more »»

NMU nursing prof chosen for DC health program

January 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University professor was one of eight professors nationwide chosen to attend a four-day immersive program in Washington, D.. more »»

What does your age really mean?

January 27, 2015 Our calendar age, also called our chronologic age, tells the number of years that we have been around since our birth. Another term that is used to describe our age is our biologic or physiologic age. more »»

Pump Up the Dome planned

January 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — Pump Up the Dome is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Superior Dome in Marquette. Participants can enjoy a large assortment of inflatable games and activities. more »»

Flu vaccine not working well; It’s only 23 percent effective

January 20, 2015 NEW YORK — As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. more »»

No 2015 price increases at Dickinson hospital

January 20, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — There will be no price increases under a 2015 budget approved by the Dickinson County Healthcare System Board of Trustees. more »»

Folks who eat fish tested, show high mercury levels

January 20, 2015 LANSING — Health authorities in Michigan are awaiting results of tests for elevated levels of chemicals and metals in people who eat lots of Great Lakes fish. more »»

Throw caution to the wind

January 20, 2015 Eat, drink, smoke, and be merry? Is it time to throw caution to the wind? Some headlines suggest that the answer is absolutely, positively, yes! The BBC Health News desk, for example, declared that... more »»

National Radon Action Month

January 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — Millions of Americans each year are exposed to a naturally occurring, odorless radioactive gas that also happens to be a leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking cigarettes. more »»

Got help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

January 13, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — If you're among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama's law, better keep an eye on your mailbox. more »»



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