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Volunteers assist with Medicare, Medicaid

July 8, 2014 ESCANABA — At a time when navigating the health insurance industry’s complexities can feel labyrinthine and convoluted on the best of days and downright impossible on others, local volunteers traine... more »»

No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

July 8, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers’ bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be... more »»

Vincent’s tale educates, entertains

July 8, 2014 On occasion, when I feel especially bored, I imagine myself meeting with an important historical figure. more »»

Great Lakes Recovery’s new youth home will expand care, continue to help kids

July 1, 2014 NEGAUNEE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers’ new youth residential home in Negaunee will not only expand the organization’s ability to provide troubled and in many cases traumatized Upper Peninsula kids... more »»

Cancer, sugar, insulin are all related

July 1, 2014 As you likely know, the four most common cancers in the U.S. are prostate, breast, lung, and colorectal cancer. more »»

Guideline: Most healthy women don’t need pelvic examination

July 1, 2014 By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — No more dreaded pelvic exam? New guidelines say most healthy women can skip the yearly ritual. more »»

Pioneer Days Classic run gets state endorsement

June 24, 2014 ISHPEMING — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties does a lot more than pair a kid (or “little”) with adult volunteers through one-on-one mentorship. more »»

Dipped cone is a marvel to behold

June 24, 2014 My life is spent along a serpentine curve connecting two points. At one end is my home, at the other, a hospital. more »»

VA challenged on handling of whistleblower charges

June 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A top federal investigator said Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs is risking patients’ health by not fully addressing whistleblower complaints about the quality of care. more »»

Hospice care pioneer receives lifetime achievement award

June 17, 2014 MARQUETTE — After more than 40 years as a pioneer of comfort, home health and private duty care — founding, in 1973, the first hospice in the state of Michigan and only the third in the U.S. more »»

Progress made on a ‘bionic pancreas’ for diabetics

June 17, 2014 Scientists have made big progress on a “bionic pancreas” to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. more »»

America just marked pair of birthdays

June 17, 2014 This past weekend, on June 14, 2014, the finest country on the face of the earth celebrated two very significant historical birthdays. more »»

Coordinating care

June 10, 2014 MARQUETTE — Bringing health care services to people instead of them going to five places is a way to streamline — and therefore improve — accessibility to people most in need. more »»

Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

June 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting for up to three months for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday. more »»

Much learned from lowly drosophila

June 10, 2014 I am told that some of my jokes do not translate well. Here is one: one fly tells another, “I must be very important, for wherever I go, people are clapping their hands. more »»

MGH program director, RN retires after 40 years

June 3, 2014 MARQUETTE — Laurie Neldberg-Weesen has worked at Marquette General Hospital for most of her life. more »»

Wisdom from quotes appreciated

June 3, 2014 I have always been impressed with the wisdom contained in some of the quotes I have read or heard. more »»

Sleep apnea help

May 27, 2014 ISHPEMING — Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep problems that people can have, and one that many suffer from without even knowing it. more »»

Surprised to become Superman

May 27, 2014 My childhood was a village crowded with curious characters, all of them, it seemed, were interested in only one question: “What do you want to do when you grow up?” they asked. more »»

MSU College of Human Medicine students training for careers throughout Upper Peninsula

May 20, 2014 MARQUETTE — Twelve medical students from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region are receiving first-hand experience practicing rural family medicine while... more »»



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