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Women, smoking and lung cancer

May 21, 2016 ESCANABA — It’s hard to recall that only several decades ago, smoking was considered fashionable. more »»

Brain scans find Alzheimer’s marker

May 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer’s disease — and those tangles may predict... more »»

Study asks: Folic acid a cause of autism?

May 21, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. more »»

Study: Both social, medical issues affect senior well-being

May 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. Think about health during the senior years, and a list of common ailments pops to mind. more »»

Get potassium, stay healthy

May 14, 2016 ESCANABA — Bananas, tomatoes, oranges, cantaloupe, peaches, spinach, Swiss chard, lima beans, potatoes–these are some of the world’s healthiest foods, in part because they are excellent sources of... more »»

Robot stitches tissue by itself

May 14, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. more »»

Treating ankle and heel injuries

May 7, 2016 ESCANABA — Whether you’re playing a sport that requires running and jumping or just making your way through daily life, your ankles carry the entire weight of your body and are vulnerable to a wide... more »»

Playground concussions rise

May 7, 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 »»

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 »»



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