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Decolonizing Cooking Revitalizing Culture

by Katherine Larson The family of NMU Associate Professor Martin Reinhardt does not wait for Thanksgiving for its harvest festival. “I come from a focus that says that we should be thankful daily,” Reinhardt said. “In my family, we work at that, expressing thanks every day. And we celebrate special harvests throughout the year: the […]

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Food trucks require licensing from health department

By now everyone has seen the food trucks around town. These commercial kitchens on wheels are regulated by the Health Department and have a lot more going on behind the scenes than you might think. There are two types of fixed licenses for food trucks: a mobile unit license and a Special Transitory Food Unit […]

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Meditation for wellness and well-being

by Jessica Juntunen Meditation, even if we have never practiced it, is a concept that is now familiar to many of us. Since ancient times and practiced in many forms around the world, meditation has existed as an applied science to support mental, physical, emotional and/or spiritual well-being. Meditation has become a common topic in […]

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U.P. Wide Smiles program helps kids

by Rebecca Maino, health educator  Marquette County Health Department Did you know that dental decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood? Or that an estimated 51.7 million school hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses? Both of these statements are true, and according to the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers […]

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How to get access to local health care

by Leslie Bek I am attempting to do something almost as monumental as designing a national access to health care system for all Americans. I am going to write about it. My intent was very simple in scope at its origin. I wondered, “How has the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act impacted the services […]

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The recent 31 Days of Pink fundraising campaign helped support the U.P. Breast Health Fund through local health departments. (Courtesy of Marquette County Health Department)

Free breast health services available to women

by Jill L. Fries, Marquette County Health Department The face of health care is changing, and how preventative services are delivered to our most economically challenged individuals has had to change as well to meet the enormous need in our community. To address this change, the Superior Health Foundation has begun a collaboration process with local […]

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