Calendar – Health – “Drugs: More Dangerous Than You Think” Presentation – Feb. 23

February 20, 2017

Marquette – Forensic Scientist Zach Blaksmith and addiction medicine physican Dr. John Lehtinen will present “Drugs: More Dangerous Than You Think” on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. in Jamrich Hall Auditorium at Northern Michigan University.

Blaksmith will present “What’s in Your Drugs?” He will talk about his experience analyzing confiscated drugs and how those drugs can be laced with other dangerous substances. Lehtinen, the only board-certified addiction medicine physician in the Upper Peninsula, will present “The Addicted Brain.”

The NMU Forensic Biochemistry Club is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. … Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Gwinn – Feb. 22

February 19, 2017

Gwinn – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Wednesday, February 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the VFW in Gwinn.

For an appointment, call Joyce Styer at 346-7595.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Iron Mountain – Feb. 20

February 17, 2017

Iron Mountain – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Monday, February 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. CST at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain.

For an appointment, call Jeanette Morelli at 774-3212.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – 4th Annual Wellness Fair and Chili Cook-Off – Feb. 19

February 16, 2017

Gwinn – The 4th Annual Wellness Fair and Chili Cook Off will be held on Sunday, February 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Gwinn High School Cafeteria.

The Wellness Fair will promote all over wellness from the surrounding community businesses and groups. The Chili Cook-Off will feature local restaurants competing for Gwinn Area’s Favorite Chili.

For more information, contact Barbie Ward-Thomas at 346-0313 or email bward@gwinn.k12.mi.us.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Rock – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Rock – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Friday, February 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at Mid-Peninsula High School in Rock.

For an appointment, call Becky Calouette at 906-280-4027.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Crystal Falls – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Crystal Falls – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Thursday, February 16 from 1 to 5:15 p.m. CST at Crystal Falls United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.

For an appointment, call Pearl Ross at 875-3197 or Pat Kosiba at 875-3187.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – NAMI to Offer “Family to Family” Education Course – Feb. 14 – May 2

February 11, 2017

Marquette – National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette (NAMI) will offer a 12 week “Family to Family” education course every Tuesday, beginning on February 14 and running through May 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 129 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

The course will cover a broad range of topics, including information about Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression), Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and PTSD. The course is free to the public. It is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children, significant others and friends of people with a mental illness.

Register for the classes by February 13. For further information or to register, call Louise Wilcox at 235-0231, Cindy Bertucci at 360-7107, or Niki Richardson at 458-1547. … Read the rest

Calendar – Blood Drive in Negaunee – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Negaunee – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Thursday, February 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Negaunee.

For an appointment, call Dave Guenther at 475-4018.… Read the rest

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