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Health Matters: Dangers to foot health from Type 2 Diabetes

ESCANABA — The internet has radically transformed society, and in ways that were not entirely predictable. Along with being able to purchase items from all over the world with a simple keystroke, information of all manner, on every topic imaginable, is similarly available. Unfortunately, the ...

Health Matters: Lymphedema Act of 2024

ESCANABA — It is not often that we are able to proclaim a significant advance in healthcare law. Too often, the headlines reveal only new obstacles to care and further reductions in the provision of medicine. But with the arrival of 2024, real progress has been made. The Lymphedema Act was ...

Health Matters: Many causes of chronic back pain

ESCANABA — The human body is a complex thing, making it prone to many pains and pathologies. Quite often these are due to our bipedal, upright status. Standing and walking on two legs, our entire body supported by just two feet, encourages all manner of painful conditions that develop slowly, ...

Health Matters: The dangers of extreme heat

ESCANABA — Spring is upon us, and summer will be here in a week. The days are lengthening, and the flowers are blooming. Everyone welcomes this time of year, with plans being hatched about how best to get outdoors. But residents of this region will all agree, it was the mildest winter on ...

Health Matters: New evidence for deadly role of dietary sugars

ESCANABA — The incidence of obesity has risen remarkably over the last century. The obesity epidemic began in the U.S. in the mid-70’s, eventually spreading across the industrialized nations, all having adopted the Western diet of fast foods, ultra-processed foods, and sweetened foods. In ...

Health Matters: Many causes and complications to toe callus

ESCANABA — When someone is referred to as being only skin deep, it’s usually considered a derogatory term, but this is unfair. Our skin is an amazing structure, capable of a multitude of vital functions, reflecting many aspects of general health. Maintaining skin health is critically ...