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Non-profits invited to apply for PHF’s Giving Tuesday match for 2021

Applications are being accepted by Portage Health Foundation for non-profit organizations interested in partnering with the foundation’s annual Giving Tuesday campaign, where PHF matches donations that come in on Giving Tuesday. Over the past three years this program has raised more than $1 ...

Aspirus Health first to offer COVID-19 antibody therapy in clinics

LAURIUM — COVID-19 antibody therapy is now available as a subcutaneous injection, allowing Aspirus Health to administer its first treatments in a clinic setting at Aspirus Iron River and Aspirus Keweenaw Clinics. This life-saving treatment is a combination therapy of Casirivimab and ...

Washing your hands thoroughly helps prevent infections

LAURIUM – Shaking hands. Lending a hand. Holding hands. Our hands are just right for all kinds of wholesome activities. Unfortunately, they're also very good at spreading germs. That's why proper handwashing is so important, especially with diseases like COVID-19 around. “Hand washing is ...

Aspirus Health honors Emergency Nurses Week

LAURIUM – Emergency nurses make a difference in the lives of people every day, every shift. Now more than ever, it’s important to recognize and appreciate all that they have dedicated to caring for the members of our communities. Aspirus Health is joining in the celebration of Emergency ...

People with reading disabilities may enroll for talking book services

October is dyslexia awareness month and earlier this year, the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) implemented a long-awaited change to make it easier for people with reading disabilities to enroll for talking book services. Now reading specialists, educators, ...

Advisory commission to meet

The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission will convene virtually for its regular quarterly meeting at 1 p.m. on Monday Oct. 18. The meeting will be held in-person at the Keweenaw National Historical Park Headquarters building. The Commission requires attendees to wear a mask if ...