Childhood Obesity Discussed at Northern Michigan University

March 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – The next “Your Health” lecture at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Childhood Obesity: What We Can Do to Help.” Dr. John Bartlett, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, will give the presentation at 7 pm on Thursday, March 21in Reynolds Recital Hall. Admission is free and RSVPs are requested at or 616-234-2613.

The presentation will cover topics like the multi-factorial causes of childhood obesity, prevention and treatment at home and school, and what a medical team can do to assist in preventing the issue.

The Your Health Lecture Series is designed to provide the Upper Peninsula community with information about health and wellness. It is co-sponsored by Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, UP Health System–Marquette and Superior Health Foundation.… Read the rest

Meditation Class at Peter White Public Library

November 24, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 24, 2018 – Meditation Class at Peter White Public Library will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

A weekly class guided by Jeremy Morelock with an emphasis in mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion.… Read the rest

Marquette Mountain Helmet Giveaway

November 15, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 15, 2018 – Marquette Mountain is scheduled to give away fitted helmets on Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 pm to the first 150 children who register for the Helmet Head Club during an event at the mountain sponsored by Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Eagle Mine and Upper Peninsula Health Systems of Marquette.

The event is brought to you by employees and volunteers from Marquette Mountain, Marquette Mountain Ski Patrol, Northern Michigan University Ski & Snowboard Club, NMU Athletic Trainers, UPHP, and UPHS.

The Helmet Head Project, previously called Heads U.P. on Safety, will educate kids and families on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted helmet. The first 150 kids 17 years or younger who register for the Helmet Head Club at the event will receive a fitted helmet. All children who participate in the event will receive a Helmet Head sticker and become an official member of the Helmet Head Club.… Read the rest

National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Groups and Educational Meetings

November 9, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 9, 2018 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.

Support groups will gather Monday, November 12 and Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit… Read the rest

VAMC Open House and Tours in Iron Mountain on November 7

November 2, 2018

Iron Mountain, MINovember 2, 2018 – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, will be hosting a VA open house and tours on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm.  The Open House is open to all Veterans, their families, and the general public.  The medical center is located at 325 East H. Street in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

The Open House will highlight many of the state-of-the-art health care services and programs offered by the VA including caregiver support, hospice and palliative care, woman Veteran’s health care, VA’s new Whole Health Program, Traveling Veteran Program, audiology care, rehabilitation services, peer support and other recovery programs, suicide prevention, telehealth care, and more.

“This is another great opportunity for Veterans and their families or friends, whether they are enrolled in VA health care or not, to come and get more information and ask questions about what VA has to offer to them or their loved ones who have served their country,” said Brad Nelson, spokesman for the medical center.… Read the rest

‘Clearing the Air’ Informational Meeting on Vaping

October 25, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 25, 2018 – Vaping has become increasingly popular over the past year and is now involving more of our students than ever. Unfortunately, students are not understanding the consequences of their choices. It is imperative that we come together to help our students navigate through this obstacle; therefore, Marquette Area Public schools will be hosting an event to help parents be better informed.

Clearing the Air – An Informative Meeting on Vaping
November 1, 2018
6:30 pm in the MSHS Little TheaterRead the rest

Brain Tumor Center Offers Tours

October 25, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 25, 2018 – The Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center (UMBTC) at Northern Michigan University is hosting laboratory tours, followed by presentations by master’s students on their thesis projects. The tours will run from 5-6:30 pm Thursday, November 1, in West Science rooms 1610 and 1612. Refreshments will be served.

The thesis presentations will be held in the Mead Auditorium of West Science, room 2701.

The event comes behind international Brain Tumor Awareness week, which ends Oct. 27. For more information, contact Amber LaCrosse at 227-2377.… Read the rest

Pain Management Workshop Offered in Newberry Starting October 23

October 16, 2018

Newberry, MIOctober 16, 2018 – Do you live with pain that has lasted longer than 3-6 months? The Chronic Pain Self-Management program is a six week program that teaches practical skills for living with (or caring for someone with) any type of health condition that causes chronic pain, such as Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Arthritis, Lupus. The program focuses on self-care, learning new strategies for managing pain, and gentle exercises to help manage pain. Group meets for 2 1/2 hours once a week.

The program will be held in at the Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency in Newberry on Tuesdays, starting October 23rd from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register by calling 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or register online.… Read the rest

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