Now hear this: Swim-proof hearing aids to get test2009.12.28They're not your grandpa's hearing aids. Today's newest models range from the completely invisible â€” it sits deep in the ear canal for months at a time â€” to Bluetooth-enabled gadgets that open cell phones and iPods for hearing-aid users.
Nasal swine flu vaccine recalled over potency2009.12.22Drugmaker MedImmune is recalling nearly 5 million doses of swine flu vaccine because the nasal spray appears to lose strength over time, federal health officials announced Tuesday.
Medical marijuana spurring Mich. cottage industry2009.12.20Michigan voters' approval last year of a law permitting medical marijuana use in the state has created a fledging cottage industry of marijuana growers and a growing number of patients who want a share of their crop.
Healthy holiday dessert recipes2009.12.15With the holiday season upon us, and its emphasis on parties and food, the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education (www.BeatCancer.org) urges informed moderation. The not-for-profit organization specializes in dietary guidance for cancer prevention, p
Emergency Room and MHA Keystone: obstetrics2009.12.14Northern Michigan Regional Hospital is now participating in two recently expanded statewide patient safety collaboratives focused on protecting mothers, newborns and emergency patients.
Lap-band support group formed in Charlevoix2009.11.02Jody Potter of Bay Shore knows there are other people out there who can relate to her struggle. She hopes by telling her story, sheâ€™ll find others who may need a little extra support.
Report: Students need more veggies, fewer calories2009.10.20School lunches need more fruits, veggies and whole grains and a limit on calories, says a report urging an update of the nationâ€™s 14-year-old standards for cafeteria fare. But the changes wonâ€™t come cheaply.
Report: 13 million babies worldwide born premature2009.10.09They call it kangaroo care: A premature baby nestles skin-to-skin against momâ€™s bare, warm chest. In Malawi, mothersâ€™ bodies take the place of too-pricey incubators to keep these fragile newborns alive.
Special evening to focus on Womenâ€™s Health and Wellness2009.10.09Northern Michigan Regional Health System will be hosting â€œWomen & Wellness: Hearts, Hormones and Healthier Living,â€ a womenâ€™s health event taking place at The Inn at Bay Harbor from 5â€“8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Web tool helps advise when flu needs a doctor2009.10.07 Wondering if swine fluâ€™s bad enough to require a doctorâ€™s attention? An interactive Web site may help you decide, using the same type of triage calculations that doctors at Emory University use.
Govt: 1 swine flu shot enough for older kids2009.09.22Studies of the new swine flu vaccine show children 10 and older will need just one shot for protection against swine flu â€” but younger kids almost certainly will need two.
Any spread of breast cancer raises risk of return2009.08.13Breast cancer patients with even the tiniest spread of the disease to a lymph node have a much higher risk of it recurring years later and may need more treatment than just surgery, new research suggests.