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Salt: Does it make kids fatter?

May 23, 2015 ESCANABA — The smell of popcorn is overwhelming as you walk into the theater. You can’t resist. It comes in a huge tub, big enough for many reaching hands. And it’s buttery and salty. more »»

Fitness trend: Mixing it up

May 23, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — The latest workout crazes promise to stimulate your brain and your muscles in new ways with barre plies in the air (think aerial ballet), dance cardio (think a night out) or a killer... more »»

Control asthma during pregnancy

May 16, 2015 ESCANABA — You start to cough and just can’t stop. Then comes the wheezing, tightness in your chest and neck and shortness of breath. more »»

Liquid biopsies may transform cancer care

May 16, 2015 By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their... more »»

Taking care of your kidneys

May 9, 2015 ESCANABA — The kidneys are essential organs, removing wastes and excess fluids from the body. When they fail, the only options are dialysis or an organ transplant. more »»

Three boys saved by customized airway tube made on 3-D printer

May 9, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open... more »»

Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice

May 9, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice,... more »»

Fiber: Why don’t you eat more?

May 2, 2015 ESCANABA — Imagine the marketing excitement that would ensue if a product came on the market that was proven to help control weight, reduce childhood obesity, lower cholesterol and blood pressure an... more »»

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

May 2, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 year. more »»

New report urges ways to keep your brain sharp

May 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Those lost car keys that were an annoyance in your 30s can spark major anxiety in your 60s. more »»

It’s arthritis...but what kind?

April 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Arthur has had arthritis in both knees for several years. They are so bad now that he is unable to walk a block without severe pain. more »»

Smartphones used in medical research

April 25, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Your smartphone could be a valuable tool for medical research — and for treating a variety of ailment. more »»

Research tests marijuana extract for epilepsy

April 25, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as some states are allowing use of certain marijuana extracts to treat severe epilepsy, the rigorous research needed to prove if one of these compounds really works is just... more »»

Autism is still on the rise: Why?

April 18, 2015 ESCANABA — The story, reported by the Centers for Disease Control, is an old one: autism is still on the rise, now being diagnosed in 1 of every 68 eight-year-old American children. more »»

Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery

April 18, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It’s hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilator. more »»

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

April 18, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven’t bee... more »»

Confident Caregivers program offered

April 18, 2015 ESCANABA — Creating Confident Caregivers is a new program in select regions of Michigan for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. more »»

Tendinitis: Don’t tough it out

April 11, 2015 ESCANABA — Tendinitis is an inflammation of a tendon, one of the thick cords of tissue that attach muscle to bone. more »»

Device makes walking easier

April 11, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn’t be done. more »»

Breast cancer overtreatment costs $4B a year

April 11, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. more »»

Confident Caregivers program offered

April 11, 2015 ESCANABA — Creating Confident Caregivers is a new program in select regions of Michigan for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. more »»



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