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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 »»

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians’ new advice

August 26, 2014 CHICAGO — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the... more »»

MGH-MSU anniversary marked

August 26, 2014 Last Wednesday, Marquette General Health System and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine joined to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MSU CHM medical schoo. more »»

Ebola prep

August 19, 2014 Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — In the last few months, the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and other partners have been actively engaged in responding to the Ebola outbreak... more »»

Looking for lies, and the baron

August 19, 2014 There is a sweet, fuzzy spot in my heart exclusively reserved for (some) liars. It started when I was a kid, as I was reading “The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen” by Rudolph Erich Rasp. more »»

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

August 19, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. more »»

Outreach program: Doctors, heart patients connect for U.P. care options

August 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — Marquette General Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Institute has teamed up with Minneapolis-based medical technology company Medtronic to create the Physician Patient Outreach Program, its... more »»



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