Fortunate Fillings

Courtesy Nipigon Dental

Lake Superior’s rural neighborhoods fare pretty well when it comes to available dentists. Residents of most areas have at least one general practitioner within an hour’s drive – and usually much closer. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Therapy Dogs Bring Comfort to Others

Courtesy NMU Lydia M. Olson Library

A dog's calm presence can bring comfort to people under stress of grieving, recovery, depression or other anxiety-inducing pressures like final exams. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

The Advantages of Local Cancer Treatment

Courtesy St. Luke's Regional Cancer Center

Any cancer treatment once meant long or frequent trips far from the Big Lake shores. Today most treatment can happen right here by home, which brings a number of advantages. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Local Podiatrist Tackles Common Problems for Runners

Courtesy Conway McLean

Dr. Conway McLean, who practices foot and ankle medicine in Marquette and Munising, Michigan, expects his usual stepping up of traffic from marathon runners, regular joggers and distance hikers, all who face potential foot injuries. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

4 Expert Tips on Choosing the Right Fitness Center

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

If you’re looking for an indoor fitness home during our long winters, here are a few things local experts suggest you consider. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Game, Set, Match

John Shibley / Lake Superior State University

The quick swab of a cheek was soon forgotten by the busy Lake Superior State University students who volunteered to give life-saving cells during a donor drive. But something worth long remembering would come of it. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Joint Efforts: Getting Your Knees Back in Action

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Unwilling to concede mobility to arthritic joints or injuries as they age, baby boomers are receiving total knee replacements in unprecedented numbers and at younger ages. A local orthopedic surgeon offers some words of advice. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

The Bee’s Knees: Local Couple Adopts a Healthful Honey of a Hobby

Claire Duquette

Three years ago, Paula Cunningham looked out at the little apple orchard behind her and husband Tom’s Ashland, Wisconsin, home and had an aha thought: “It would be a great idea to get some bees.” more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Fit for School

Felicia Schneiderhan

When it’s time to send children off to school, parents’ health checklists might include vaccinations and teaching children to cover when they cough. But there are a few extra health tips for children in our northern clime that might surprise you. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Engineering Better Health

Courtesy Michigan Tech

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Research coming out of Michigan Tech could create medical wonders, and highlighted here are a few of those innovations. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Small Town Caregiver

Claire Duquette

Recently a family brought a newborn to Jan Penn, a nurse practitioner at Essentia Health Ashland Clinic. They didn’t need medical advice; they needed Jan to pose for a photo with the child, the fifth generation of the family to come to Jan for care. more

May 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Get the Skinny on Winter Skin Care

Courtesy Jennifer Baldwin

Living near Lake Superior, we naturally know how to handle winter. But even the hardiest winter warriors sometimes disregard the special care needed for our body’s first line of defense – our skin. more

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

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