Texas man gets face transplant2011.03.22A Texas construction worker horribly disfigured in a power line accident has undergone the nation’s first full face transplant in hopes of smiling again and feeling kisses from his 3-year-old daughter.
3DS2011.03.22U.S. eye specialists are welcoming the Nintendo 3DS game device, dismissing the manufacturer’s warnings that its 3-D screen shouldn’t be used by children 6 or younger because it may harm their immature vision.
Coffee tied to lower stroke risk in women2011.03.15Women in a Swedish study who drank at least a cup of coffee everyday had a 22 to 25 percent lower risk of stroke, compared to those who drank less coffee or none at all.
Early hot flashes beneficial2011.03.03Hot flashes that bedevil many women in menopause might actually be a good thing, depending on when they strike, according to new data from a long-running government study.
Where’s the beef?2011.02.14We all manage to exceed the RDA for protein, no matter if we are vegetarian or carnivores. Does that pose health risks? Sometimes.
Fetal surgery helps fix defects2011.02.14Pregnant women were afraid to have it. Doctors were afraid to do it. Hospitals stopped performing the surgery because the government wanted evidence it was safe and worth doing.
Energy drinks risky for teens2011.02.14Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn’t use the popular products.
Hospital receives stroke performance award2011.02.08 Northern Michigan Regional Hospital was recently awarded the American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines — Stroke Gold Performance Achievement award.
Dan Bruce chosen for contest finals2011.02.08A Petoskey man who lost 150 pounds in a year and was chosen as a finalist in a national competition, learned he will travel to California for the next phase of the contest.
FDA sees cancer risk with breast implants2011.01.31Federal health officials said Wednesday they are investigating a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer, raising new questions about the safety of devices which have been scrutinized for decades.
12 months, 150 pounds2011.01.25A year ago, Dan Bruce, 23, of Petoskey, looked at the scale and knew he had to make a change. He didn’t feel good about himself and realized he was headed down a road of health problems.