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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 »»

Nursing is a most noble profession

January 13, 2015 It is with the utmost respect and appreciation that I dedicate this column to the memory of Mary Gilbertson, a licensed practical nurse, who recently passed away. more »»

Federal health coverage open policy enrollment

January 6, 2015 ISHPEMING — More than 120,000 Michiganders signed up for health insurance plans through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace between the Nov. 15 and De. more »»

Fake bar part of research into anti-drinking drug

January 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottle. more »»

Health news can be very unhealthy

January 6, 2015 The other day, I was watching the news. News anchors on every channel concurred on some facts, that an airplane fell from the skies like a big rock, for example. more »»

NMU Health Center a ‘Site of Excellence’ for state registry work

December 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Ada B. more »»

No photos: Many parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

December 30, 2014 NEW YORK — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Faceboo. more »»

Lunch and learn scheduled

December 30, 2014 BARAGA — At noon Jan. 15, join pharmacist Mike Drew at the Baraga County Memorial Hospital for an informative lunch and learn discussing prescription and over-the-counter mediation safety. more »»

Find balance, perspective in new year

December 30, 2014 As we enter into the New Year of 2015, many of us will make New Year’s Resolution. more »»

Cancer discovered

December 23, 2014 MARQUETTE — Paul Jette stays busy helping his son restore an old farmhouse just west of Ishpeming, a few days prior to moseying south toward his winter retreat in Florida. more »»

Sounds of silence may be best

December 23, 2014 My piano teacher, Ms. Unger, was an elderly woman who spoke with a quiet, raspy voice, and with a thick Hungarian accent. Her face, always stern, conveyed unmatched determination. more »»

NMU nursing student to visit elite policy summit in Washington

December 16, 2014 MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University licensed practical nursing instructor and one of the college’s first students in its new Doctor of Nursing Practice program is one of 200 students... more »»

Whooping cough reported in Dickinson County

December 16, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Health officials have confirmed eight cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in Dickinson County since October. This represents an increase in confirmed cases since Dec. more »»

Cancer patients in US testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

December 16, 2014 Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease. more »»

Healthy holiday hints here

December 16, 2014 The holidays are a special time of year with family, friends, relatives, co-workers, neighbors, and others. more »»

DNA directs diet, exercise

December 9, 2014 MARQUETTE — A Marquette fitness center is offering a DNA test that considers key indicators for nutrition and fitness on 33 genes, then uses that information to tailor personal workout and diet... more »»

Fighting addiction

December 9, 2014 PORT HURON, Mich. — Howard Colby lost 18 years of his life to addiction. He’s spent the past 28 ensuring others don’t do the same by sharing his story. more »»

A new knee

December 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Advanced Center for Orthopedics in Marquette is one of the first orthopedic care practices in the region to begin offering a new total knee replacement surgery that maintains much of... more »»

Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

December 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. more »»



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