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Laughter the best medicine

April 5, 2016 It has been a while since we did our joke column, so let’s see if some of the following will bring a smile to your face, hopefully without too much groaning! Always recall that laughter provides... more »»

A man, a fish and the Darwin Awards

March 29, 2016 It was a cold winter day in Akron, Ohio. Mr. Gentner, a 23 year old man choked to death after trying to swallow a live, 5-inch-long fish. more »»


March 29, 2016 NEGAUNEE — Many people know the smell of lavender can ease stress, and that sniffing the scent of lemon can be a picker-upper. more »»

Vitamin D deficiency a common cause of fatigue

March 29, 2016 I would venture to say that fatigue is a common problem, at least among the elderly, but also in the general population. Naturally, it is safe to say that there are likely many causes. more »»

Worth talking about

March 22, 2016 MARQUETTE — Getting ready for a colonoscopy, what with the day of fasting before the procedure and other uncomfortable prep work, probably isn’t at the top of anyone’s bucket list of Fun Things To... more »»

Blood clots can be a silent killer

March 22, 2016 Have you ever been on a long plane flight? Or perhaps, had to stay several nights in a hospital? If the answer to either is yes, you were at risk of a condition that can kill silently, with little... more »»

Daylight savings time cuts both ways

March 22, 2016 More and more, states are now taking a good look as to whether they should continue with daylight savings time. For reasons noted below, I am not a fan of daylight savings time. more »»

Space station delivery rich in science, tech

March 22, 2016 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. more »»

Tapping essentials

March 15, 2016 MARQUETTE — Jenn Hill, education program manager at the Superior Watershed Partnership — who knows a thing or two about water — walked away from the Thursday “Science on Tap” program, acknowledging... more »»

Smartphone ‘voices’ not always helpful in a health crisis

March 15, 2016 CHICAGO — It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone’s virtual voice in a health crisis? A study says the answer is often “not very. more »»

Foot problems may be treated by many

March 15, 2016 What do you do when you have a toothache? Obviously, you go to a dentist. There aren’t any other reasonable options. more »»

Cell phone courtesy and safety

March 8, 2016 Many of us have observed two or more people trying to have a verbal conversation, with some of them just occasionally glancing up at the other person or person. more »»

Local vegans refrain from meat, dairy for health

March 8, 2016 MARQUETTE — Why are some people vegan? Going beyond simple vegetarianism and refraining from eggs and animal milk as well as meat and fish might be difficult for some people. more »»

Emerging evidence: Nerve problems begin before diabetes

March 8, 2016 Regular readers of these pages are hopefully well educated on the dangers of neuropathy, as well as some of the symptoms that are associated with it. more »»

Planting the seeds of knowledge - literally

March 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — The North Farm at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, the Transition Marquette County Seed Co-op, MQT Growth and the U.P. more »»

Healthy food access a key challenge

March 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — A total of 1.8 million Michigan residents — including 300,000 children — live in communities with no easy access to affordable food. more »»

Some new ways to heal old wounds

March 1, 2016 There is an epidemic occurring — I know what you are thinking: another? — considered “silent” by many, taking place world-wide. more »»

Mind and body are examined separately

March 1, 2016 Are the mind and body separate entities and if so, how exactly do they interact? I previously wrote in this column about Descartes, a philosopher who believed that the mind and body are separate... more »»

GHS hosts Love Your Self! fair

February 23, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer GWINN — There’s more than one way to take care of yourself by being healthy, and a variety of ways to do that were shown to the public at Sunday’s Love Your... more »»

Shin pain caused by mechanics

February 23, 2016 Exercise has become a mantra, of sorts, to many people, pursuing their passion for working out, or whatever activity happens to be their exercise addiction, religiously, sometimes even risking their... more »»



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