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Contaminated machines linked to surgery infections

October 22, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are warning that small outbreaks of infections spread by contaminated operating room machinery during open-heart surgery could be more widespread than first thought. more »»

Paralyzed man feels touch through mind-controlled robot hand

October 22, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A paralyzed man is regaining a sense of touch while using a mind-controlled robotic hand, feeling subtle pressure in his own fingers when the artificial ones are touched. more »»

St. Jude warns of battery defect in heart devices

October 22, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical device maker St. more »»

Blood drive planned in Delta County

October 22, 2016 ESCANABA — A blood drive will be held in Escanaba Oct. 25 and 26, An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Delta Plaza Mall between noon and 6 p.m and Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.. more »»

Doctors’ political views may affect patient care

October 15, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Politics in the exam room? A new study suggests patient care may vary depending on whether the doctor is a Democrat or a Republican — at least when it comes to some hot-button... more »»

Beware extremes: Exercise, anger may trigger heart attacks

October 15, 2016 By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer If you’re angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. more »»

Don’t expect Fitbits to improve health, help drop pounds

October 15, 2016 LONDON (AP) — Wearing a fitness tracker may help you keep tabs on how many steps you take, but the devices themselves — even with the lure of a cash reward — probably won’t improve your health,... more »»

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

October 8, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond,... more »»

FDA approves ‘artificial pancreas’ to manage diabetes

October 8, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind “artificial pancreas,” a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood... more »»

Surge in ER visits for injuries from soccer

October 8, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found. more »»

Mother uncovers lasting impact of son’s organ donation

October 1, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray’s unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six day. more »»

Researchers create antibiotic gel to tackle ear infections

October 1, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. more »»

New rules for results of medical research

October 1, 2016 By The Associated Press The Obama administration is publishing new rules that promise to help doctors and patients learn if clinical trials of treatments worked or not. more »»

Concern over drug-resistant germs prompts response

October 1, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — World leaders are pushing to end the overuse of antibiotics and to encourage the development of new medicines, driven by concern that drug-resistant germs could lead to millions of... more »»

Just how much sugar do Americans consume? The answer is complicated

September 24, 2016 By Candice Choi AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky. more »»

Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

September 24, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer. more »»

Surge in ER visits for injuries, concussions from soccer

September 17, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found. more »»

Home care helps seniors trying to age in place

September 17, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Where you live plays a big role in staying independent as you age. more »»

Sorry kids: Docs urge flu shots, not nasal spray

September 17, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. more »»

Get a grip on travelers’ diarrhea

September 10, 2016 ESCANABA — Depending on the destination, 30 to 70 percent of American travelers have their trips interrupted by diarrhea. more »»

Playground concussions are on the rise

September 10, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. more »»



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