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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 »»

Pediatricians group urges IUDs or implants for teen girls

October 4, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — 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 most influential pediatricians’... more »»

Gov’t to reveal drug company payments to doctors

October 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctor. more »»

Viagra ads target women for 1st time

October 4, 2014 TRENTON, N.J. more »»

Smoke: It gets in your eyes too

September 27, 2014 ESCANABA — Many people know that smoking is also a leading cause of emphysema, lung cancer and other lung disorders. more »»

CDC: Don’t forget flu vaccine

September 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for... more »»

FDA approves Eli Lilly’s injectable diabetes drug

September 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease. more »»

Kidney disease is on the rise

September 20, 2014 ESCANABA — Kidney disease now affects about 13 percent of the U.S. population, up from 10 percent only a decade ago. This trend upward is expected to continue for several reasons. more »»

Poisonings linked to medicine

September 20, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation’s heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives’ prescriptions, a federal... more »»

FDA: Little proof to support testosterone drugs

September 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are beneficial, though the agency is also... more »»

How problematic is low testosterone?

September 6, 2014 ESCANABA — Testosterone is a male hormone that, among other things, affects bone and muscle mass, fat distribution and energy level. The medical term for low testosterone levels is male hypogonadis. more »»

US eating habits improve

September 6, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. more »»

Action-packed TV might make you snack more

September 6, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk... more »»

FDA OKs DNA-based test for colon cancer

September 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients’ DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. more »»



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