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High costs plague some state-run health insurance markets

July 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. more »»

Bicycle riding has benefits

July 28, 2015 I recently had the opportunity to do some bicycle riding. It has been some time since I have done any bike riding, and I must say it was a very enjoyable experience. more »»


July 14, 2015 CHICAGO — Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests. more »»

Position of toes a delicate balance

July 14, 2015 Ahh, the poor, lowly shoe. It has been blamed for so much over the years. more »»

Looking at ABC vitamins

July 14, 2015 Vitamins are natural substances that our body needs to maintain proper health. There are a total of 13 different vitamins that our body needs. more »»

Alzheimer’s and Women

July 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than... more »»

The truth about heart disease

July 7, 2015 I like to write about some “big” topics, like health, fitness and quality of life. more »»

How thinking of a positive future can impact your life

July 7, 2015 Here is a quick flashback: a few weeks ago, I wrote here about a recent study by Rosalba Hernandez from the University of Illinois that examined the correlation between optimism and cardiovascular... more »»

Life’s a ...BEACH but be careful of heat illness

June 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — While everyone loves to get out and soak up summer’s hot and sunny days, it’s important to take precautions to avoid heat illness. more »»

Seniors can use exercise

June 30, 2015 Go to your typical gym, and what do you see? Buff young men, muscle-bound, pumping huge iron barbells. But something is wrong with this pictur. more »»

Mind is over matter

June 30, 2015 For many decades, psychologists, psychiatrists, and medical scientists have described two separate components of the human mind. These are referred to as the conscious and the subconscious mind. more »»

LifeRing provides viable alternative

June 23, 2015 MARQUETTE — When Susanne Wicklund recently started a Marquette chapter of a international support group for people who want to avoid using drugs and alcohol, her goal was to give people in the area... more »»

Diabetes impacts bones

June 23, 2015 As a physican, I am often left to wonder at the difficulties and odd conditions that some people must suffer. There are many bizarre and strange diseases that can befall the human body. more »»

Beware sharp objects

June 23, 2015 It was a perfect day for swordfish, or so it initially seemed. To be more specific, the day was Friday, May 29, 2015. more »»

Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs

June 23, 2015 The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. more »»

Coffee benefits health

June 16, 2015 This week, I feel inclined to speak on a matter of national importance, a topic so profound that it touches us all. Maybe not all, but most of us, since most of us are coffee drinker. more »»

In the battle of a lifetime

June 16, 2015 MARQUETTE — It was Patty Williams’ first ever Relay for Life, and she had been chosen as the featured survivor speaker. more »»

Kitchen miracle in use

June 16, 2015 When I was in my surgery residency training, I was given the opportunity to do a research project to review the scientific literature and conduct research as to how microwaves actually work to creat... more »»

Abortions declining in nearly all states

June 9, 2015 Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them — but they’ve also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds. more »»

Heal pain, spurs can be vexing

June 9, 2015 He had suffered a long time, thinking it was simply going to go away. At first, the pain from the bottom of his heel was experienced only with his first steps in the morning. more »»



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