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Enjoy the harvest of good health

November 22, 2014 ESCANABA — At the center of your holiday table, there will probably be a bird — be it turkey, duck, goose or pheasant. more »»

 
 
 
Enjoy the harvest of good health

November 22, 2014 ESCANABA — At the center of your holiday table, there will probably be a bird — be it turkey, duck, goose or pheasant. more »»

Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use

November 22, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs much longer than the one year doctors recommend now. more »»

Hand transplant sheds new light on touch

November 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Recovery of feeling can gradually improve for years after a hand transplant, suggests a small study that points to changes in the brain, not just the new hand, as a reaso. more »»

Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin

November 22, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. more »»

Kids harmed by detergent ‘pods’

November 15, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. more »»

Medicare May cover lung cancer screening

November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare may soon begin paying for yearly scans to detect lung cancer in certain current or former heavy smokers. more »»

Diabetics: Take care of your feet

November 15, 2014 ESCANABA — Diabetes brings on the risk of several severe complications, including heart disease, vision loss and kidney failure. more »»

Woman survives 45 min. with no pulse

November 15, 2014 — A Florida mother is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean sectio. more »»

Tracking your child’s development

November 8, 2014 ESCANABA — Playing with his parents in the backyard, “Dylan” displayed an impressive ability to kick a soccer ball. more »»

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

November 8, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. more »»

Foundation boosts aid to stamp out malaria

November 8, 2014 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his broader fight against tropical diseases that are... more »»

Vaccine approved to block meningitis

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitorie. more »»

Supplements: Risk of contamination

October 25, 2014 ESCANABA — Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food, said Hippocrates. more »»

The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy

October 25, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. more »»

Abnormal cells in the breast: Is it cancer or not?

October 18, 2014 ESCANABA — “Ductal carcinoma in situ” (DCIS) is a complex medical term meaning abnormal cells (also called a lesion) in a milk duct of the breast. more »»

Scientists close on artificial hand with sense of touch

October 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell by touch how gently to grasp, letting them pluck fruit without... more »»

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

October 18, 2014 Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found. more »»

How do you get your Omega 3s?

October 11, 2014 ESCANABA — It’s difficult to pick up an article on nutrition and not find something about the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids. more »»

Mother with womb transplant hopes to inspire other women

October 11, 2014 The parents of the first baby born to a woman who had a womb transplant say they hope they can be an inspiration to others struggling with infertilit. more »»

Take flu season seriously: Get a shot soon

October 4, 2014 ESCANABA — About 675,000 Americans died during the flu pandemic of 1918 — a toll 10 times greater than World War I. more »»

 
 
 

 

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