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NICE pre-school screening set

March 17, 2015 ISHPEMING— NICE Community Schools, partnering with AMCAB, will hold free preschool developmental screening on April 30 at Christ the King Church, Ishpeming, for children who will be 3 or 4 on/by... more »»

Kicking butts no easy task

March 17, 2015 If you do not know anyone who smokes cigarettes — a family member, a friend, a loved one — you may skip this article and miss nothing. more »»

Training for disaster

March 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — Mock emergency procedure drills are the latest example of UP Health System Marquette’s Heart Program continuing to be strengthened as part of the Duke Heart Network. more »»

Report: Rural hospitals get billions in extra Medicare funds

March 10, 2015 A law that allows rural hospitals to bill Medicare for rehabilitation services for seniors at higher rates than nursing homes and other facilities has led to billions of dollars in extra government... more »»

Restless leg syndrome is troublesome

March 10, 2015 Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition that has the typical symptoms of frequent and unintended movement of one's legs. more »»

Area social worker to lead national webinar on trauma, schizophrenia

March 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Traci Baxendale Ball, a licensed master social worker and addiction counselor in Marquette, wants to teach the medical community just how devastating and far-reaching the consequences of... more »»

Distrust of sofa may be justified

March 3, 2015 My relationship with my sofa has turned from amorous to deep mistrust. It happened this way. When I saw the sofa in the store, I made my mind in less than a minute. more »»

Program rollbacks

February 24, 2015 MARQUETTE — Due to a third straight year of budget cuts, more than 100 people who use the services of Pathways Community Mental Health will be receiving or have already received notification that... more »»

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 »»



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