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Knowing what home medical equipment you might need

May 29, 2014 DME is an acronym for Durable Medical Equipment. Companies that work with DME are there to help you, and your family or friends remain independent and safe in your own home for as long as possib. more »»

Grass burning was the social event of the season

May 24, 2014 I know I’m not the first person to say it, but although it’s taken awhile, spring seems to be finally here. The time of year when we homeowners stow the shovels and retrieve the racks. more »»

Understanding how aging affects driving ability

May 23, 2014 In Home Health and Hospice care, we are on the road every day making visits to our patients’ homes. more »»

The obsession with superheroes

May 23, 2014 Why are people so obsessed with super heroes? I never really got into comic books, so my acquaintance with super heroes came a bit later in life, through movies. more »»

Just about time for the summer reading list

May 17, 2014 Believe it or not, we are supposed to be easing into summer. more »»

Testing your home for radon very important

May 15, 2014 As part of National Radon Action Month this past January, the Western U.P. Health Department distributed numerous radon test kits from its four offices. more »»

It was the best of times...

May 10, 2014 First off, I would like to thank the readers that took my last column, about being a bit kinder, to heart. Your notes of encouragement, calls and e-mails were greatly appreciated. more »»

Volunteers are at the heart of hospice

May 8, 2014 With today’s busy lifestyle, time is one of the most precious resources in our lives and hospice volunteers give their time freely. more »»

From Pasties to Pierogi/Maria Sliva

May 3, 2014 As was made obvious in my last column, I have been fortunate to have been involved in a number of various travel experiences during my exchange in Poland. more »»

Health Watch/Copper Country Mental Health

May 2, 2014 During a recent stay near Ford Motor Company headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan I read how Henry Ford dealt with big barriers in lif. more »»

Half Full/Mark Wilcox

April 26, 2014 Author’s note: Before you call or email me, I understand I may have spelled many of these names incorrectly. more »»

Celebrating a life

April 26, 2014 HANCOCK — The life expectancy for US residents is somewhere in the mid-70s, a number most people would be thrilled to reach. more »»

Be Blissful/Heather Heinz

April 11, 2014 “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” — Desmond Tutu One word that has become far too overused is “bullying. more »»

From Pasties to Pierogi/Maria Sliva

April 5, 2014 This past Friday, March 28th I embarked on the infamous “eurotour” — a 17-day jaunt across some of the most beautiful places in Europe, if not the world - with all but two of the exchange students i... more »»

Health Watch/Western U.P. Health Department/Ray Sharp, Public Health Planner, Data Analyst

April 3, 2014 One health care door closed this week but another door opened. more »»

Viau’s View/Scott Viau

April 3, 2014 With all the hubbub going around about the “How I Met Your Mother” finale, I thought it might be the right time to write about some of the finales that have affected me over the years. more »»

Half Full/Mark Wilcox

March 28, 2014 In the chronology of things 13 years really isn’t that long of a period of time. more »»

Health Watch/Portage Health/Sharon Stoll, MD, Family Medicine Practitioner

March 27, 2014 It is spring, the time of year when April showers bring May flowers, and children hunt for Easter eggs on manicured green lawns; or at least I've read about these things in books. more »»

Meagan’s Musings/Meagan Stilp

March 27, 2014 I'm a sucker for a good dea. more »»

Meagan's Musings

March 22, 2014 Just two short years ago, I wrote a sassy column for a friend’s blog about March Madness — namely how I just didn’t get the obsessio. more »»



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