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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 »»

Medicare adds star ratings for dialysis centers

January 31, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is adding a visual tool to help kidney patients compare the quality of dialysis centers: Star ratings. more »»

Abnormal cells in the breast: Is it cancer or not?

January 24, 2015 ESCANABA — “Ductal carcinoma in situ” (DCIS) is a complex medical term meaning abnormal cells (also called a lesion) in a milk duct of the breast. more »»

New privacy concerns over raised government’s health care website

January 24, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A little-known side to the government’s health insurance website is prompting renewed concerns about privacy, just as the White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity... more »»

Cholesterol: Look at risk, not just numbers

January 17, 2015 ESCANABA — With new cholesterol guidelines released in November 2013, doctors are now advised not to adhere strictly to reaching target cholesterol numbers but rather to focus on the broader goal of... more »»

Obese preschoolers may slim down with Head Start, study says

January 17, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggest. more »»

Trying for test-tube baby? Risks to mom are rare

January 17, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — Complications are uncommon for women undergoing test-tube fertility procedures: A new 12-year U.S. more »»

Type 2 Diabetes: Keep it in check

January 10, 2015 ESCANABA — Before the discovery of insulin in 1921, treatment of type 2 diabetes consisted of a very low calorie diet–about 450 calories a day. more »»

Poll: Americans support menu labeling

January 10, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more. more »»

Fake bar part of research into anti-drinking drug

January 10, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. more »»

Med diet vs low fat: Med diet wins

January 3, 2015 ESCANABA — For 50 years–and longer–doctors have been telling us that what we eat is a key factor in determining our risk of having a heart attack or stroke. more »»

Menus will sport calorie labels for alcohol

January 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar. more »»

5 things to know: Alcohol calorie labels on menus

January 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to know how many calories are in that alcoholic drink you’re about to order? You might be able to find out just by reading the men. more »»

Study: Thinking positive helps migraine drug work

January 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk about mind over matter: A quirky new study suggests patients’ expectations can make a big difference in how they feel after treatment for a migraine. more »»

Indoor tanning: High cancer risk

December 20, 2014 ESCANABA — Indoor tanning has become increasingly popular, particularly in colder climates like ours where our summer months and ability to tan outdoors are minimized. more »»

Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse ‘avatars’

December 20, 2014 Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease. more »»

8 simple ways to reduce holiday stress

December 13, 2014 ESCANABA — “Holiday,” according to one definition, is a time of festivity or recreation when no work is done. You may question that “no work” part. more »»

Too many infants still sleep with blankets

December 13, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — Too many U.S. more »»

Blood drives planned locally

December 13, 2014 ESCANABA — The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors in Delta and Menominee counties to give one last gift this holiday season. more »»

Pregnant women to get better drug info

December 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women are about to get easier-to-understand information on how safe their medicine is for baby. more »»

 
 
 

 

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