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New technique opens window into how brain cells communicate

July 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The brain’s nerve cells communicate by firing messages to each other through junctions called synapses, and problems with those connections are linked to disorders like Alzheimer’s... more »»

 
 
 
Behavior changes offer clues to dementia

July 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. more »»

Diabetes prevention program offered in Escanaba

July 30, 2016 ESCANABA — The Northern Lights YMCA – Delta Program Center and Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties are offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program. more »»

Olympics-related Zika risk low in all but four countries

July 23, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to ... more »»

Fracking may worsen asthma

July 23, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania. more »»

Superbug precursor found in US again

July 16, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City patient was infected with bacteria that had a special type of resistance to antibiotics last year, the earliest known case in the U.. more »»

Sunscreen doesn’t work as well as it says

July 16, 2016 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think. more »»

Study: Up to 1 in 5 trauma

July 16, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 1 in 5 deaths from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries might be prevented with better, quicker trauma care that doesn’t depend so much on where you live, according to... more »»

Don’t pass along a bad body image

July 2, 2016 ESCANABA — If you look around the health club, you will see all shapes and sizes. There are long legs, short legs, wide bodies, narrow bodies, young bodies and older ones. more »»

Temporary blindness tied to smartphone use in dark

July 2, 2016 LONDON (AP) — Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your visio. more »»

Hand washing: How and why

June 25, 2016 ESCANABA — You count on your hands to do your dirty, as well as your clean, work. You comfort a baby with your hands...and change his diaper. You prepare raw chicken for cooking with your hands.. more »»

Study: Up to 1 in 5 trauma deaths could be prevented

June 25, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 1 in 5 people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries, a stark conclusion from government advisers who say where you live shouldn't determine... more »»

Guarding against deadly blows to the chest

June 18, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. more »»

Things to know about new sodium guidelines

June 18, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they sel. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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