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Wean yourself from sugary drinks

April 30, 2016 ESCANABA — Imagine putting 16 teaspoons of sugar in a bowl and then eating i. more »»

Still many questions about Zika’s threat to pregnant women

April 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do... more »»

Campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens

April 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacc. more »»

Dealing with urinary tract infections

April 23, 2016 ESCANABA — Just as it sounds, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary trac. more »»

Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes

April 23, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a... more »»

Food allergy or food intolerance?

April 16, 2016  ESCANABA — Nearly everyone has some negative reaction to some foods on some occasions. The food may cause gas, cramping, an upset stomach or a headach. more »»

Cancer drugs plan stirs battle

April 16, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Medicare proposal to test new ways of paying for chemotherapy and other drugs given in a doctor’s office has sparked a furious battle, and cancer doctors are demanding that the... more »»

Dry skin can occur any time of year

April 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 »»

HIV-positive organ transplants begin

April 9, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients. more »»

Exercise: Moderate or vigorous?

April 2, 2016 ESCANABA — Several decades ago, when running was first gaining favor as a healthy habit, there was much talk of LSD, or long slow distance, as a training strategy. more »»

Blood test for concussions? Researchers report some progress

April 2, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions. more »»

Calorie labels on menus? Not until 2017

April 2, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering how many calories are in that hamburger? Chain restaurants still don’t have to tell you, despite a 6-year-old law requiring calorie labels on menus. more »»

‘Abnormal’ heart beats: how serious?

March 26, 2016 ESCANABA — Ectopic or abnormal heart beats are relatively common, occurring in nearly every adult from time to time. more »»

Ex-athlete says going vegan reversed diabetes

March 26, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — It’s been 30 years since Marc Ramirez was recruited to play football for the University of Michigan Wolverine. more »»

Tendinitis: Don’t tough it out

March 19, 2016 ESCANABA — Tendinitis is an inflammation of a tendon, one of the thick cords of tissue that attach muscle to bone. more »»

Peanuts for babies? Studies back allergy-preventing strategy

March 19, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems. more »»

Study backs kidney transplant method

March 19, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1 in 3 patients who needs a kidney transplant is especially hard to match, and new research suggests a painstaking treatment to help those patients tolerate an incompatible... more »»

Protect your eyes, ears at work

March 12, 2016 ESCANABA — Eye and ear injuries in the workplace are common and may cause long-term or even permanent damage. more »»

Proof of Zika’s risk to pregnant women continues to grow

March 12, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers report that the Zika virus may be linked to a wider variety of “grave outcomes” for developing babies than previously reported — threats that can come at any stage of... more »»

Waist watching and heart health

February 27, 2016 ESCANABA — When you go to your doctor for whatever reason, the nurse probably asks you to step on the scale. That’s because weight is a good measure of your overall healt. more »»

Mystery brain disorder robs patients of their words

February 27, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A mysterious brain disorder can be confused with early Alzheimer’s disease although it isn’t robbing patients of their memories but of the words to talk about them. more »»



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