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Health

Do your part to be active this spring

Nearly a quarter of Michiganders are not physically active during their leisure time. This is very concerning as low levels of physical activity and a sedentary lifestyle increase the risk for many health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, obesity and depression as well as pre-mature ...

Wildly popular: People get tips on cooking, growing mushrooms

HOUGHTON — Don’t be fooled by the button mushrooms at the supermarket. Unlike a lot of produce, most mushroom varieties have a short shelf life. “It’s kind of nice because it kind of protects it from monopolization,” Zack Osborn said during a presentation at the Portage Lake ...

Most common cancer in U.S.

Are you of European or Scandinavian heritage? You may have a higher prepotency for skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reveals skin cancer is the nation’s most common cancer. AAD research estimates daily 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with the disease. Background on Your ...

The irony in stigma shown toward those with alcoholism

[This is the fourth part in a series that examines what stigma looks like and how it damages those who receive it.] In July 2021, the Atlantic published an article that came right to the point in its title: America Has a Drinking Problem. “Few things are more American than drinking ...

Fasting and the eclipse

I have written here before about intermittent fasting. The idea is simple: alternate periods of eating and fasting. The fasting periods vary according to different regimens with periods of fasting ranging from several hours to two days at a time and even longer. A common intermittent fasting ...

Many benefits to small incision surgery

Modern medicine is in a constant state of change, owing largely to innumerable studies and the subsequent accumulation of knowledge. New techniques are discovered, and new medicines developed, the result of research performed over the years (as well as practical experience, of course). Perhaps ...