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Many affected by lactose intolerance

February 6, 2016 ESCANABA — Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest a sugar called lactose that is found in milk and many dairy products. more »»

 
 
 
Study tries to give C-section babies mom’s germs they missed

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from... more »»

Research begins for Zika virus vaccine

February 6, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Staying free of kidney stones

January 30, 2016 ESCANABA — Comprised of mineral and acid salts, kidney stones come in many sizes and may be formed and passed without causing any symptoms. In other instances, they may cause considerable pain. more »»

New effort to curb overuse of antibiotics amid cold, flu seasons

January 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s cold season and the miserable trudge in seeking antibiotics because their mucus turned green, or the cough has nagged for weeks. more »»

Dress well for winter exercise

January 16, 2016 ESCANABA — If you’re used to working out at the health club (or not at all), you probably shiver at the thought of venturing outside for exercise when the temperature dips down in the 20s and 30s. more »»

Guidelines: Alcohol link to cancer

January 16, 2016 LONDON (AP) — British health officials say drinking alcohol regularly increases the risk of cance. more »»

Seasonal changes bring dry skin

January 9, 2016 ESCANABA — Although dry skin can be a problem any time of the year, winter and early spring can be especially tough on the skin because humidity is often very low. more »»

Veterans Administration to provide robotic legs to paralyzed veterans

January 9, 2016 By Julie Watson Associated Press The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with spinal cord injuries to walk agai. more »»

Many doctors don’t urge HPV shots for preteens

January 9, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Many pediatricians and family doctors are not strongly recommending the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates, a survey of... more »»

Is your throat sore or is it strep?

January 2, 2016 ESCANABA — Your throat is so sore that you find it hard to swallow, talk, eat or drink. What do you do? If you’re like most Americans, you call your doctor. more »»

Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

January 2, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they... more »»

Kids’ asthma rates quiet down after earlier increase

January 2, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Asthma rates in U.S. children have quieted down after a decades-long increase, a government study found, and researchers are trying to pinpoint reasons that would explain the trend. more »»

Twin birth rate hits new high

January 2, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The twin birth rate hit at an all-time high last year in the United States while the rate for triplets, quadruplets, and higher was the lowest in two decades. more »»

Hand Washing: How and why

December 19, 2015 ESCANABA — You count on your hands to do your dirty, as well as your clean, work. You comfort a baby with your hands...and change his diaper. You prepare raw chicken for cooking with your hands.. more »»

Who’s too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier

December 19, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. more »»

FDA clears cold cap to save hair during breast cancer chemo

December 19, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hair loss is one of the most despised side effects of chemotherapy, and now breast cancer patients are getting a new way to try to save their lock. more »»

Hip degeneration: Know the signs

December 5, 2015 ESCANABA — The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone’s connected to the knee bon. more »»

Robotic suit aids paralyzed Detroit-area crash victim

December 5, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — These are the first steps the 21-year-old woman has taken since the crash exactly three years ago. It’s bittersweet. Shannon Henry’s friend, 20-year-old Kali Williams, holds her hand. more »»

FDA clears new, easy-to-use version of heroin antidote

December 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved an easy-to-use version of the life-saving drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses, as communities across the... more »»

When a cold triggers an asthma attack

November 28, 2015 ESCANABA — When your doctor talks about airways, he or she is referring not to broadcast waves but to the path that air takes to get into and out of the lungs. Your airways are a crucial lifeline. more »»

 
 
 

 

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