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Smoke: It gets in your eyes too

September 27, 2014 ESCANABA — Many people know that smoking is also a leading cause of emphysema, lung cancer and other lung disorders. more »»

Area churches announce schedules and programs

September 27, 2014 ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Men’s Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. today. Contact Kevin Julien or the church office for details. Sunday morning worship services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. more »»

By-gone days...

September 27, 2014 CHRISTMAS — Bay Furnace is one of the last remaining iron-smelting blast furnaces in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

CDC: Don’t forget flu vaccine

September 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for... more »»

FDA approves Eli Lilly’s injectable diabetes drug

September 27, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease. more »»

Digging up the past

September 20, 2014 COPPER HARBOR — Before adventure-seekers went west during the Gold Rush, they had first come north to the Upper Peninsula during the copper boom, hoping to strike it rich mining the rich veins of... more »»

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 »»

New season of programs underway in area churches

September 20, 2014 ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — Sunday morning worship services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Nursery is available for both services. Sunday school classes are provided for all ages at . 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 »»

A hero’s welcome

September 13, 2014 ESCANABA — Another successful mission of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight returned home from Washington, D.C., to the Delta County Airport in Escanaba on Thursday, Sept. 4. more »»

New season of programs underway in area churches

September 13, 2014 ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — An open house to honor the retirement of Pastor Derheim after 30 years of service will be held today from 1-5 p.m. 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 »»

Finn Fun Day 2014

September 6, 2014 NEGAUNEE — What do you get when you combine a lot of Finns with coffee, biscuit bread, music, a fashion show, and genealogy? You get a mini-FinnFest called “Finn Fun Day. more »»

New season of programs begin with Rally Day

September 6, 2014 ASSEMBLY OF GOD NEW LIFE ESCANABA — The 6th Annual Community Rummage Sale will be held today from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. 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 »»

 
 
 

 

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