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  • 10/5/2016 Adults age 60 and older should get the shingles vaccine (Zostavax), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After individuals have chickenpox, the virus lies inactive. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

  • Breast cancer detection:  Welcome to a new era
    10/5/2016 Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer.

  • 9/28/2016 According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 11.8 percent of Michigan high school students currently smoke cigarettes, 6.9 percent use smokeless tobacco, and 10.7percent currently smoked cigars. Each year 8,100 Michigan kids under age 18 become new, daily smokers, and 213,000 kids alive today in Michigan will eventually die from tobacco-related disease. In addition, e-cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students is on the rise. In 2015, 16 percent of U.S. high school students and over 5 percent of U.S. middle school students reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days.

  • Being fit, healthy is a full-time job
    9/28/2016 Sometimes, being fit and healthy is a job that you don’t want to get out of bed to do. When your alarm clock goes off at 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m., you press snooze or reset your alarm clock all together. At least, that’s what I do. I am not a morning workout person, at all. I am a noon-hour workout person and proud of it! I have finally accepted it after 33 years on this planet, and I am shouting it from the rooftops. Man that felt good.

  • 9/21/2016 MARINETTE — With more than 2,600 children under 13 involved in a car crash every day, or one child every 33 seconds, parents need to be extra vigilant about keeping kids safe in cars. And while most families put kids in car seats, the latest research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 59 percent of car seats are not installed correctly. To bring parents easy-to-access expert advice to protect their children in cars, Safe Kids Worldwide is launching a new resource today called the Ultimate Car Seat Guide as part of Child Passenger Safety Week. Visit

  • Shedding light on melanoma
    9/21/2016 It’s a common sight every Spring when college students break free from their classrooms, and Southern beaches become packed with fair-skinned, skimpily clad young men and women soaking up the rays. It’s all good fun, says your Aunt Debbie, until someone gets skin cancer.

  • Is it an ulcer or something else?
    9/7/2016 I regularly treat patients who report having abdominal or intestinal pain. How do you know if you have developed an ulcer and why do ulcers cause such pain?

  • Members of Stingray swim team aim to improve individually
    8/24/2016 The Marinette Menominee YMCA/USA Stingray swim team has been an active part of our community for a very long time. Our swim team goal and purpose is to promote physical fitness, develop leadership skills and sportsmanship, learn self-discipline, gain self-confidence, and provide a competitive swimming experience in a place where a swimmers full potential can be reached.

  • 8/3/2016 Surgery — the mere mention of the word is likely to evoke a flood of powerful and sometimes conflicting emotions.
    Carl actually felt somewhat relieved. After suffering chest pain and shortness of breath for many months, he believed that open-heart surgery would allow him to regain a normal lifestyle.

  • Heart and Sole Sisters start second year
    7/27/2016 The Heart and Sole Sisters program will be starting its 2nd year of the program come fall.

  • Planning to get pregnant?
    7/20/2016 Women who are planning to get pregnant want to ensure the healthiest pregnancies possible. One way to do this is by planning ahead.

  • Recognizing tremors and finding the cause
    7/13/2016 You can undoubtedly remember many times when your hands or body trembled — walking into the room for an important job interview, standing at the podium to receive a public award or simply waiting for a bus in cold weather.

  • 7/6/2016 Most of us love the summer months in Wisconsin and Michigan — warm weather, sunshine and plenty of outdoor events and activities. We know to put on sunscreen to protect our skin, but many people don’t think about what else they should be doing in the summer heat.

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