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With this series of short informative videos, WNMU-TV and Marquette General Hospital are working together to help you improve your health. Learn about healthy options for weight control, good nutrition, smoking cessation and more.

Improving Your Health is hosted by Thomas Noren, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Marquette General Hospital. The series is produced and directed by Bob Thomson.


Broadcast Schedule:
Improving Your Health videos are 2.5 to 3 minutes long and are shown at various times between regularly scheduled programs on Public TV 13, Channel 13.1.

Watch Improving Your Health online by clicking on the player links for each episode listed below.
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Program Topics:

Pictured: Dr. Wallace Pearson
Knee Problems
Orthopaedic surgeon Wallace Pearson, MD, talks about knee injuries and chronic knee problems and options for treatment, including knee replacement surgery.
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Pictured: Dr. J. Bryan Dixon
Sports-Related Concussion
Sports medicine expert J. Bryan Dixon, MD, talks about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of concussion caused by trauma to the head or body, and what you can do to help with recovery.
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Pictured: Dr. Lauren Meisel
Vaccines
Pediatrician Lauren Meisel, MD, talks about current vaccines that protect children against 16 different viruses and bacteria, their value to both individual children and the health of our community, and common misconceptions about vaccines.
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Pictured: Dr. Clayton Peimer
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hand surgeon Clayton Peimer, MD, talks about causes and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, a common wrist problem, including surgery and non-surgical measures.
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Pictured: Dr. Jeffrey Dwyer
Your Health Lecture Series
Senior Associate Dean for Research Jeffrey Dwyer, PhD, from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine talks about collaborative efforts in the Upper Peninsula involving MSU, MGH and NMU, including the "Your Health" public lecture series that brings expert speakers to the area.
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Pictured: Dr. Brian Waite
Hypertension
Family physician Brian Waite, MD, explains the effects of high blood pressure, one of the the leading causes of early death, and how it's diagnosed and treated.
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Pictured: Dr. Mark Ulrickson
Macular Degeneration
Opthalmologist Mark Ulrickson, DO, talks about macular degeneration in the eye, how it affects vision, and diagnosis and treatment.
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Pictured: Dr. Zachary Leonard
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Orthopaedic Surgeon Zachary Leonard, MD, talks about accidental injuries to feet and ankles, how they occur, evaluation and treatment.
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Pictured: Dr. Bill Short
Education of Medical Students
Family physician Bill Short, MD, explains how 3rd and 4th-year medical students from Michigan State University train at Marquette General Hospital, and that many of them stay and practice in the Upper Peninsula.
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Pictured: Dr. Tom Noren and Dr. Kristofer Dosh
Peripheral Artery Disease
Interventional Cardiologist Kristofer Dosh, MD, explains how vascular blockages can occur in arteries in legs and arms, and how the disease is treated.
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Pictured: Dr. Heidi Henry
Breast Cancer Screening
Radiologist Heidi Henry, MD, talks about the importance of screening for detection of breast cancers, and explains different types of mammograms.
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Pictured: Dr. Chris Mehall
Venous Insufficiency
Interventional radiologist Chris Mehall, MD, talks about varicose veins, the problems they cause, and treatments.
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Pictured: Lisa Long
What to Expect If You Are Hospitalized
Hospitalist Lisa Long, MD, explains what a specialized hospitalist physician does for patients while they are in the hospital, and the various hospital services you and your family can use during your hospital stay.
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Pictured: Erica Griffin
Obesity
Family Practice and Bariatric Medicine specialist Erica Griffin, MD, talks about the prevalence and dangers of obesity, and what you can do to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
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Pictured: Sarah Balko
Nutrition and Wellness
Registered Dietitian and CDE Sarah Balko, Manager of Nutrition and Wellness at Marquette General Hospital, talks about how nutrition plays a part in various health problems, and how good nutrition can help you stay healthy.
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Pictured: Kevin Piggott
Smoking Cessation
Family Practice and Preventive Medicine specialist Kevin Piggott, MD, talks about the dangers of smoking, the difficulties of tobacco addiction, and resources for quitting.
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Pictured: Larry Skendzel
Palliative Care
Hospice and Palliative Medicine specialist Larry Skendzel, MD, talks about end-of-life considerations and palliative care.
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Pictured: James Surrell
Colon Cancer
Digestive Health specialist James Surrell, MD, gives us the facts on colon cancer and screening recommendations.
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Pictured: John Bartlett
Childhood Obesity
Internal Medicine specialist John Bartlett, MD, discusses the rising rates of obesity in children and associated health dangers.
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Pictured: Cameron Wilcox
Depression and Suicide
Psychiatrist Cameron Wilcox, MD, discusses depression and how to recognize subtle signs that individuals may be considering suicide.
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Pictured: Kris Dosh
Chest Pain
Interventional Cardiologist Kris Dosh, MD, talks about chest pain, what it may mean, and what to do about it.
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You can find more information about improving your health at www.MGH.org.

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