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Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

March 21, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.. more »»

The benefits and risks of supplements

March 21, 2015 ESCANABA — The bottles are lined up on the shelf: calcium, vitamin B6, iron, beta-carotene, folic acid, echinacea, melatonin and garlic. more »»

When heartburn becomes GERD

March 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Nearly everyone knows how heartburn feel. more »»

How much sugar is in that? Seven foods with added sugar

March 14, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that’s easier said than done. Anyone who has tried cutting down on sugar knows to avoid cookies, sodas and candy. more »»

FDA approves drug for lung cancer

March 14, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has expanded approval of an innovative Bristol-Myers Squibb drug to treat the most common form of lung cancer. more »»

Treatment options for arthritis

March 7, 2015 ESCANABA — Patients suffering with arthritis typically experience stiff and painful joints and struggle with a myriad of treatment options, some more beneficial than others. more »»

What to know about new research on babies and peanut allergies

March 7, 2015 By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer Children at high risk of developing peanut allergies are far less likely to do so if they are given peanut-containing foods before they turn 1, finds ... more »»

Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV

March 7, 2015 SEATTLE (AP) — For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. more »»

Health Update: Do you eat a healthy breakfast?

February 28, 2015 ESCANABA — You probably remember occasions when you did not have time to eat breakfast. By 10:30, you were ravenously hungry and grabbed a pastry out of the snack machine at work. more »»

IUDs, hormone implants growing more popular among US women

February 28, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — Long-acting but reversible methods of birth control are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. more »»

Staying free of kidney stones

February 21, 2015 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 »»

Center to cover lung cancer screening

February 21, 2015 ESCANABA — The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently elected to cover annual lung cancer low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screenings for qualifying patients — a decision whic... more »»

Report urges better diagnosis for chronic fatigue

February 21, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and serious disease that needs a new name to reflect that — and a straightforward way to diagnose the illness, a government advisory group... more »»

Drugmaker resubmits women’s sex pill

February 21, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The makers of a twice-rejected pill designed to boost female libido are resubmitting their drug to federal health regulators, following a recent lobbying blitz by politicians,... more »»

What’s causing your dizzy spells?

February 14, 2015 ESCANABA — Most people will experience vertigo or dizziness at some point in their lives. more »»

Why you should, and shouldn’t, worry about measles

February 14, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. more »»

Irritable Bowels: Quieting the growl

February 7, 2015 ESCANABA — If your bowels have been growling and causing you distress, there are many possible causes, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. more »»

Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

February 7, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott’s unrelenting headaches would require cutting open the top of her skull and pushing aside her brain. more »»

Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

February 7, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years... more »»

Eliminating trans fat: One more step

January 31, 2015 ESCANABA — Whether you realize it or not, you are probably eating a healthier diet than you were a decade ago. more »»

MDs: Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs

January 31, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who hav... more »»



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