Seniors invited to pickleball exhibition Jan. 222009.01.15The Friendship Centers of Emmet County (Council on Aging) and North Central Michigan College are teaming up to offer a new sport for active seniors age 60 and over at the North Central Michigan College Student and Community Resource Center.
Largest-ever study of U.S. child health begins2009.01.13Scientists begin recruiting mothers-to-be in North Carolina and New York this week for the largest study of U.S. children ever performed â€” aiming eventually to track 100,000 around the country from conception to age 21.
Wii-hab2009.01.06Nintendo Wii is not just for games. First Choice Physical Therapy in Petoskey is using it to help patients with physical rehabilitation.
Keeping the 'Get Fit' resolution2009.01.02There are plenty of resolutions people can make each new year, but thereâ€™s always one that seems to stand out above the rest â€” losing weight.
Food choices affect health2009.01.02HARBOR SPRINGS â€” Food choices impact personal health, community health and the overall health of the planet.
Atlanta smoking ban leads to drop in heart attacks2009.01.02ATLANTA (AP) â€” A smoking ban in one U.S. city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations within three years, a sign of just how serious a health threat secondhand smoke is, government researchers said Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Raw Food Recipes2008.12.22Easy recipes for getting started eating in the raw food way
US diabetes rate doubles over 10 years2008.12.22The nation's obesity epidemic is exacting a heavy toll: The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, the government said Thursday.
Diabetes Awareness2008.12.22Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing health conditions in the United States. Itâ€™s estimated that more than 23 million Americans suffer from either Type 1 or the much-more common Type 2 diabetes.
Adoption Awareness Month2008.12.19Each year, National Adoption Month brings attention to adoption, the families who welcome children into their home and the birthparents who provide new hope for their infants.
Alzheimer's and loss2008.12.18A person with Alzheimerâ€™s may feel a special sense of loss during the holidays. At the same time, caregivers may feel overwhelmed maintaining holiday traditions while caring for their loved one.
Disruptive behavior by autistic kids stirs furor2008.11.17Motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the U.S.1 But many of these deaths can be prevented. Placing children in age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than half.
Watch out for drug names that look, sound alike2008.11.17Mixing up drug names because they look or sound alike is among the most common types of medical mistakes, and it can be deadly. Now new efforts are aiming to stem the confusion, and make patients more aware of the risk.