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UPHS-Portage is home to 3D mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While most people are aware of breast cancer, not everyone is aware of how it is diagnosed and treated. Fewer people still are aware of what breast cancer means for residents of Houghton County. Dealing with breast cancer begins with the tests that ...

UPHS-Portage offers quality inpatient care

If you or someone close to you have ever needed to stay at a hospital longer than an overnight, you have probably experienced an inpatient unit. UP Health System – Portage maintains an inpatient unit consisting of a 25-bed medical/surgical unit and a three-bed intensive care unit. Rooms in ...

Partnership between Portage, Marquette valuable

The Portage location in Hancock is only one of the several UP Health System locations across the Upper Peninsula. All of the facilities work together to ensure that the people of the U.P. get the best care possible as close to home. One example of this is the relationship between UPHS - Portage ...

Carter ready to keep shoulders moving

Dr. Michael Carter, one of two board certified orthopedic surgeons at UPHS – Portage, is a sports medicine specialist. Dr. Carter sees patients with a wide variety of conditions, but his specialty is the rotator cuff. “Like the hip, the shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint, but in the hip, ...

Dr. Lipson ready to focus on Urology

Urology is a surgical specialty that not many people think about until they need urologic treatment. Most people will require some sort of urologic treatment at some point in their lives. Urology involves evaluation and treatment of problems involving the genitourinary tract which includes ...

Gas Lite General Store features mini golf

The Gas Lite General Store has been a favorite part of Copper Harbor for decades. The store is now under new ownership, but the new owner, Stacy Gibson, has been a part of the Gas Lite family for years. She is interested in maintaining the traditions and practices that make the Gaslight so ...

A Day for Women: After Mother’s Day, a time for all women

Mother’s Day is May 12 this year. But, did you know that the week following Mother’s Day is International Women’s Health Week? Hopefully readers have already found ways to celebrate Mother’s Day but if they haven’t found a way to celebrate Women’s Health Week, UP Health Systems – ...

Several options available for diagnostic imaging

It could be said that the first step to fixing a problem is identifying it. In order for your doctor to solve a problem they need to know what they are looking at. But how does your doctor know what they are looking at if they cannot see it?  That is where diagnostic imaging comes in. ...

GrandBridge, a flexible work space for your needs

Today people want flexibility and on-demand services in all aspects of their lives. Business people alike are seeking to streamline their operations in efforts to maximize their time and profitability. The GrandBridge Business Centre is a much needed response to these changing business trends ...

Women’s health primary concern for Holladay

Dr. Theresa Holladay is a gynecologist for UP Health System - Portage with a new office in Internal Medicine. Her specialization in gynecology, as well as her position within the internal medicine suite, allows her the ability to give specialized attention to the residence of the Copper ...

Ensuring quality women’s health services

UP Health Systems – Portage (UPHS-Portage) and Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) collaborate efforts to ensure comprehensive women’s health care services are available to everyone. UGL provides high quality, out-patient services including patient education, family planning, ...

Keeping the emergency department smooth

A hospital's Emergency Department (ED) has to be a well-oiled machine and, as the Emergency Department Coordinator at UP Health System-Portage (UPHS-Portage), Alecyn Sintkowski is the one who oils it. “I started at Portage as a Nursing Supervisor in 2010,” said Sintkowski. As a ...

Orthopedics offers top care to local patients

Orthopedics is a branch of medicine concerning the skeletal system and related structures including the tendons and ligaments. Many people seek orthopedic surgery after an injury but many more seek it as they age and their joints begin to naturally deteriorate. Because of the range of issues ...

Express Care makes walk-in visits easy

Suppose that you've been doing some lifting at work or in the garden and your back is giving you some trouble. Or perhaps you accidentally hooked yourself while fishing. It's not serious enough to go to the emergency room, but you also can't see it getting better on its own. UP Health System ...

Lighthouse Learners graduate from CLK with scholarships

On May 20, seven Lighthouse Learners were touted at a Graduation Party in MTU’s Ballroom A at the MUB. The Party was held especially to honor them and their graduation from Calumet High School and to present them with their scholarships. Over 100 parents, family, friends and community members ...

Offering therapy in many forms at Portage

When most people hear “occupational therapy,” they might think of some kind of program meant to help people get jobs. In the world of medicine, it has a different definition. “The occupational professional works on activities that you might take for granted every day: can you manage at ...

Mix of oils and holistic approaches set SFC apart

Editor’s note: This feature is part of an advertising package. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business Page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220. Superior Family Chiropractic (SFC) in Chassell has now taken an even more comprehensive approach to addressing obstacles to your ...

Wound Center can handle many types of injuries

Editor’s note: This feature is part of an advertising package. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business Page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220. The UP Health System–Portage Advanced Wound Care Center is a clinic dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The AWCC helps ...

Range Bank opens new office on M-26

Editor’s note: This article was paid for as part of an advertising package. Range Bank is pleased to announce the opening of a new full-service office on M-26 in Houghton. The new 4,000 square foot facility, which opened on Monday, Jan. 9th, replaces the bank’s current branch office ...

Getting to know members helps TLFCU provide customized service

LAURIUM - The slogan emblazoned on posters for International Credit Union Day 2015 is "People Helping People." It's a motto that employees at Torch Lake Federal Credit Union embody, as they provide members with personal service.TLFCU originated through the Knights of Colombus, as a cooperative ...