| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:32 AM
A daughter, Ani Alaina, was born to Andrea and Guy Golembiewski of Harbor Springs at 8:36 p.m. Oct. 3, 2012, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. Ani weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces and was 17 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Joe...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:49 PM
War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Services will offer a free program "Tobacco Cessation" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Education Room B at War Memorial Hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs.
Kelly Walker, a health educator,...
| Sep 9, 2012
Dear Amy: Approximately three years ago I became very sick with an upper respiratory infection that essentially never went away. The illness was bad enough to damage my lungs, leaving an asthmatic condition that has me on a daily steroid inhaler and a...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:43 PM
(Reuters) - Trying to stop smoking? Smokers have considerably more success when they use nicotine patches or prescription medications than when they try to go it alone, an international study found.
Past research has yielded conflicting evidence on the...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:32 AM
25 years ago: Bridge walk marred by suicide
MACKINAW CITY -- More than 51,000 people walked across the Mackinac Bridge during the annual bridge walk, led by Gov. James Blanchard. The walk was marred by a suicide jump.
Petunia auction raises $14,...
| Sep 13, 2012
As medical advances continue to deliver ever-more effective treatments for symptoms and diseases, some doctors say it's time to focus on keeping people from getting sick in the first place. In other words: Prevention needs to be the priority of the...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Washington County Commissioner Jeff Cline issued a proclamation, and a panel of experts discussed the dangers of tobacco and how the tobacco industry operates during World No Tobacco Day Thursday afternoon.
“I’ve seen family members and...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 6:09 PM
When the door to Donald Hopper's garage rolled up, it revealed a scene out of Car and Driver. A mint, cherry-red convertible built in the mid-'60s was parked atop a gleaming black-and-white checkered floor — a giant racing flag. Hopper said it was...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 3:04 PM
A dozen Indianapolis bars have consolidated individual lawsuits into one challenge in federal court against the city's new smoking ban.
In less than two weeks, bar owners claim business is down and employees have been laid off.
"Our business has been...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 3:22 PM
A proposed smoking ban at York Housing Authority building, including apartments, has some residents on edge. After learning about smoking statistics as they relate to preventable diseases, the Authority decided to draft a smoking ban policy. The...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 7:20 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a package of bills into law Thursday that will slash health care coverage for the poor and hike cigarette taxes by $1-a-pack to help pay for the struggling Medicaid program.
The $1.6 billion in cuts to the program come amid the...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:58 PM
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin held a town hall meeting Thursday at the University of Washington to discuss with young adults from the Pacific Northwest how best to prevent smoking among the young.
“It’s hard,” Benjamin told...