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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 »»

Aurora, BAMC form joint healthcare veture

September 6, 2014 MARINETTE — Aurora Health Care and Bay Area Medical Center (BAMC) have unanimously approved an agreement to form a joint venture. A ceremonial signing event took place on Aug. 13 a BAM. more »»

Are we winning the war against cancer?

August 30, 2014 Tuberculosis and polio were once major killers in this country. more »»

Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

August 30, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already... more »»

E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

August 30, 2014 The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. more »»

Sports and your child: Make it positive

August 23, 2014 ESCANABA — Physical activity is crucial for good health and maintaining a normal weight. more »»

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. more »»

Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

August 23, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found. more »»

FDA approves lung preservation machine

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients. more »»

FDA approves new sleeping drug

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Merck & Co. has won federal approval for a new type of sleeping pill designed to help people with insomnia stay aslee. more »»

Do I have to live with bunions?

August 16, 2014 ESCANABA — A bunion is a bony hump that forms at the base of the big toe where it attaches to the foo. more »»

Study ties new gene to breast cancer risk

August 16, 2014 It’s long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same. more »»

Health care at college:

August 16, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Davies had a desperate thought while stuck in traffic as she frantically drove upstate to reach her 19-year-ol. more »»

Eggs: To eat or not to eat?

August 2, 2014 ESCANABA — Several decades ago, an egg at breakfast was a staple in most American diets. Then came an era that stressed low fat and low cholesterol. more »»

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

August 2, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. more »»



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