Back pain myths2009.05.05Dr. Chuck Huebner, a rheumatologist with Harbor Arthritis Center in Petoskey, spoke about the myths of back pain to an audience of nearly 30 attendees at Bay Tennis and Fitness in Harbor Springs on Wednesday, April 30.
Health Vein Viewer2009.04.23Nurses donâ€™t have X-ray vision. Actually, rewind that. Nurses didnâ€™t used to have X-ray vision.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month2009.04.23Dr. Heidi Huck, gastroenterologist with Great Lakes Digestive Health Associates in Petoskey discusses colorectal cancers during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Petoskey High School: Biggest Loser Competition2009.04.23By next week at this time, the Petoskey school district will be crowning its newest, biggest losers. And itâ€™s a lesson that will benefit students and staff beyond the classrooms and hallways.
Study paints picture of collegiate mental health2009.04.21A pilot study released Monday by the Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health, at Penn State University, hopes to fill that void. Organizers call it a first-of-its kind effort by college counseling centers designed to get an up-to-date picture of
Diabetes? Some beat it, but are they cured?2009.04.20Diabetics who manage to turn things around, getting their blood sugar under control â€” either escaping the need for drugs or improving enough to quit taking them â€” are drawing keen interest from the medical community.
Some schools say parents must decide2009.04.20Swine flu shots remain in demand across the state with some clinics temporarily running out of the vaccine. Some schools, however, are balking at giving swine flu shots altogether.
Health advocates tout new model of female condom2009.04.20Advocates of the female condom are promoting a less costly, more user-friendly version that they hope will vastly expand its role in the global fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Sun protection critical in prevention of melanoma2009.04.02There was an 11.8 percent increase in melanoma cases diagnosed and/or treated at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital during the first nine months of 2008 compared to the entire year of 2007.
Losing sleep? Youâ€™re not alone.2009.03.23One-third of Americans are losing sleep over the state of the U.S. economy and other personal financial concerns, according to a new poll by the National Sleep Foundation.
Healthy Teen Relationships2009.03.10Young love can seem so innocent, but itâ€™s not immune to issues of emotional and physical abuse, unhealthy patterns and conflict.
Peripheral Arterial Disease2009.03.10Advancing age does not have to hurt, though itâ€™s a common misperception that can lead many older Americans to overlook health issues that need to be treated.
Juvenile Diabetes2009.03.10Her job as an RN with Northern Michigan Regional Hospital and her bachelorâ€™s of science degree complemented her motherâ€™s intuition, and she made an appointment for her son with his pediatrician.
Lookout, Facebook2009.03.10Beth Anne Piehl discusses friendly competitive weight loss and the dangers of melanoma.
Head lice: Nits donâ€™t discriminate2009.03.10The key to combating the issue is diligence on the part of parents to check their childrenâ€™s hair for the pesky critters, especially, and obviously, during the school year and busiest day-care times for families.
Crowns are placed to strengthen weak or unsupported teeth2009.03.06There are various scenarios which can significantly weaken a tooth, making it highly susceptible to fracture, which include large cavities or decay, microfracture lines, endodontic (root canal) treatment, and trauma. In these situations, a crown can be fa