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Kayla Pirus, Environmental Services lead, (left) and Teresa Dreyer, Environmental Services manager, set up the new robot recently that disinfects rooms at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette. Staff recently named the robot ‘Dr. Killgerm.’
EagleHerald/Kayla Walters
Kayla Pirus, Environmental Services lead, (left) and Teresa Dreyer, Environmental Services manager, set up the new robot recently that disinfects rooms at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette. Staff recently named the robot ‘Dr. Killgerm.’
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 AM
MARINETTE — Bay Area Medical Center has taken a step into the future with the addition of a germ-fighting robot that uses ultraviolet light to zap harmful bacteria from equipment and areas throughout the hospital.
  • How does one stop a toddler from sucking his thumb?
    10/29/2014 

    Thumb-sucking is a common and natural occurrence in children. It offers a form of instant comfort for young ones, conversely, creating angst among some parents who are fearful of the potential for future dental problems in their children.

     

  • 10/22/2014 By JENNI CAMPBELL
    YMCA Mission Director
    Popular culture, television, movies, magazines, peer pressure, social networking sites and advertising worry grown-ups who want to raise healthy and happy kids. But, the most powerful influence on whether or not kids embrace healthy habits comes from watching the grown-ups in their lives. 

  • 10/22/2014 KINGSFORD, Mich. — In April 2014, the five Community Mental Health agencies in the Upper Peninsula learned that across the State of Michigan, the General Fund allocation would be reduced by 54 percent. These are dollars that are used to provide services to people who do not have Medicaid, MI-Child, Healthy Michigan and those who have Medicaid deductibles. At Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare (Northpointe), that reduction was $454,953. 


  • Starting a water running program
    10/8/2014 Water running is a program that may easily combine the cardiovascular benefits of aerobic conditioning with enhanced flexibility and muscle balancing all in one high-powered, yet protective workout. This is a sports-oriented workout which is really easy to learn and provides a no-hassle enjoyable workout. Running in water requires no swimming skills. The only prerequisite is a love of the water — and you don’t have to get your hair wet. 

  • 10/8/2014 

    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 had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

     

  • 10/8/2014 

    Menominee County Intermediate School District/Children’s Trust Fund is joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant. The U.S. Surgeon General advises pregnant women and women who are considering becoming pregnant to abstain from alcohol consumption to eliminate alcohol-exposed pregnancies (FASDs), yet it is estimated that 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs, which describe a range of effects that can happen to a fetus when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy.

     


  • 9/24/2014 MARINETTE — A national outbreak of the enterovirus D68 since late summer has many health officials and parents concerned — especially considering children are among those being affected. 

  • 9/24/2014 ESCANABA — Over the next 10 days, 4,000 randomly selected households from Delta and Menominee counties will receive a piece of mail from Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties — a health survey. The health department is conducting the survey as part of a regional community health needs assessment. 

  • 9/24/2014 MENOMINEE — Menominee County Intermediate School District/Children’s Trust Fund is joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant. The U.S. Surgeon General advises pregnant women and women who are considering becoming pregnant to abstain from alcohol consumption to eliminate alcohol-exposed pregnancies (FASDs), yet it is estimated that 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs, which describe a range of effects that can happen to a fetus when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. 

  • Dementia: The Common Signs
    9/17/2014 Dementia is a problem in the brain that makes it hard for a person to remember, learn or communicate. After a while, this problem makes it hard for the person to care for himself or herself. 

  • Walk this way ... in the pool
    9/10/2014 

    Walking is one of the most recommended forms of exercise. It is easy to do, it does not require special equipment, most every person can participate, it is safe and effective for all ages and one can do it most anywhere — including in the pool.

     

  • 9/10/2014 MARINETTE — Bay Area Medical Center has taken a step into the future with the addition of a germ-fighting robot that uses ultraviolet light to zap harmful bacteria from equipment and areas throughout the hospital. 

  • Metabolic Syndrome: When the sum is greater than the ‘parts’
    9/3/2014 

    According to the American Heart Association, metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that affects about 34 percent of adults and places them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls. The underlying causes of metabolic syndrome include being overweight or obese, physical inactivity and genetic factors.

     


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