In September 2016, Marion Eavou came to live – and to die – in the Robert and Helen Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Every minute of her eight months there, someone in her large family stayed with her. more

Dec 22, 2017 10:33 AM Health/Wellness



With the start of the football and hockey seasons – pro and amateur – concussions are much on the minds of many doctors, coaches, athletic trainers, players, teachers and health professionals nationally and regionally. more

Dec 1, 2017 2:42 PM Health/Wellness


Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Acupuncture – the ancient Chinese practice of using carefully placed needles to treat a variety of maladies – has moved into the modern medical mainstream nationally and Big Lake locally. more

Oct 3, 2017 9:44 AM Health/Wellness

Essentia Health Staff Reunite Patient with Service Dog

Maureen Talarico

When Dennis Wold found out he was going to have to stay at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior for an extended period, he feared he would lose his new service dog, Warner. But the hospital welcomes pets as part of its care. more

Jun 16, 2017 11:33 AM Health/Wellness

No Need to Leave Town for Top-Notch Care

Courtesy UP Health System-Marquette

Marquette is not the only regional city with medical options beyond what might be expected. We take a look at three state-of-the-art offerings at three area hospitals that can keep patients home or in their home region. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Don’t Blame Winter for Missing Outdoor Fun

Chris Gibbs

In winter, many Lake Superior outdoor enthusiasts live by the old adage: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

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

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