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Prostate cancer tests save lives

October 14, 2014 Is it time to revisit the question of whether men should be screened for prostate cancer? I believe it is, for a new study on prostate cancer screening, presenting new, interesting information was... more »»

best practices for primary care providers

October 7, 2014 MARQUETTE — Local physicians, nurses, medical office managers, insurance providers and other health-care officials attended a symposium Friday aimed at sharing techniques to provide better and more... more »»

Gossiping — Avoid it at all costs

October 7, 2014 Gossiping is generally defined as an exaggeration or fabrication of a story of a personal, intimate, or private nature, regarding somebody other than the person telling the story. more »»

Hospice, palliative care conference set

October 7, 2014 MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Hospice in collaboration with Lake Superior Palliative Medicine is hosting second annual Upper Great Lakes Regional Palliative Care and Hospice Conference “A Patient’s Righ... more »»

MGH experts give panel discussion on prostate cancer

September 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in Michigan and nationwide, according to the Michigan Department of... more »»

Flu shots available in Baraga

September 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and Baraga County Memorial Hospital will be conducting a Community Flu Shot Clinic from 9-11 a.m. more »»

Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls

September 30, 2014 By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation’s... more »»

Learn from man who ate his shoe

September 30, 2014 Why did Werner Herzog, a famous German film director, vow to eat his own shoe? What happened to his shoe? And did Werner survive the- man- who- ate- his- shoe- experience? To better understand who... more »»

Bell Hospital to host influenza shot clinics

September 23, 2014 ISHPEMING — With temperatures cooling and the trees shedding their leaves in preparation for the coming winter, Bell Hospital is helping to prepare the community for that time of year — flu season. more »»

Poisoning by food a serious matter

September 23, 2014 Most of us have heard the term “food poisoning”, and some of us have also personally had a case of food poisoning, or have had family or friends that have gone through this illness. more »»

Suicide prevention walk

September 16, 2014 ISHPEMING — The most important thing to do when you or someone you know is considering suicide, according to Andrew Chosa, foundation coordinator at Great Lakes Recovery Center, is to speak up, to... more »»

Salt a double- edged sword for health

September 16, 2014 Lately, I have become acutely aware that people are yearning for simple, honest, practical advice: practical advice that is lacking historical perspective; advice that is devoid of complex... more »»

Recovery Program

September 9, 2014 MARQUETTE — For 45 years, the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program has been helping newly diagnosed breast cancer patients understand and cope with feeling afraid, unsure, overwhelmed... more »»

Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten

September 9, 2014 CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained ther. more »»

Childhood cancers are rising

September 9, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesit. more »»

Sneezing: why do people sneeze?

September 9, 2014 Sneezing is a very common and normal action of the nose and mouth of the human body that we all experience from time to time. more »»

YMCA of Marquette County seeks to bring greater awareness to issue

September 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — The YMCA of Marquette County is embarking on a public outreach and education campaign designed to help kids understand their weight and parents to know how to make healthier choices. more »»

Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

September 2, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found. more »»

Playing chess with death a challenge

September 2, 2014 Read in the news: “Two die during Chess Olympiad in Norway; a 67-year-old member of the Seychelles team collapsed and died during the final round Thursday of the two-week Chess Olympiad in Tromsoe. more »»

Doctor as healer, citizen, a community leader

August 26, 2014 MARQUETTE — In its focused approach to community-based medicine, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine has already helped changed the medical profession, and in the process its... more »»



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