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UP Health System – Portage Now Offering Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

June 16, 2021

UP Medical Group – Portage Orthopedics, a department of UP Health System – Portage, is pleased to announce Dr. Aaron Leininger is performing the uni-compartmental knee replacement – a minimally invasive surgery that allows orthopedic surgeons to personalize partial knee procedures for each patient, thereby improving patient outcomes and reducing recovery time. UP Medical Group – Portage Orthopedics offers orthopedic services in Hancock, Calumet, and Ontonagon.

Angela Luskin Named UPHS – Portage 2021 Mercy Award Winner

April 28, 2021

“At UPHS – Portage, we share LifePoint’s commitment to making communities healthier, and we recognize this is supported by the good work and service of our employees both on and off the job,” said Ed Freysinger, CEO of UPHS – Portage. “We work alongside extraordinary people every day, and we are extremely proud to recognize Angela Luskin for her efforts on behalf of our patients and our community.

Your Health Means Everything: Taking Care of Yourself in a Post-Pandemic World

April 8, 2021

As we get closer than ever to putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us – thanks to wider vaccine distribution and safe practices to slow the spread of the virus – many of us are looking forward to getting back to the things we’ve been missing – planned vacations on pause, suspended social gatherings, even just dropping by a friend’s or loved one’s for a coffee catch-up. There is one priority, however, that we have all shared during the pandemic that should remain high on your list: your health. If there is one thing we have collectively learned over the last year it is that – in short – your health means everything.

Donate and Save: Giving Blood to Save Lives is More Important Than Ever

January 11, 2021

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Since 1970, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month – a month dedicated to shining a spotlight on the generosity of those who give their blood to save the lives of others, while also raising awareness of the continued need for donations.

Brighter Days Ahead: Celebrate the New Year with a Healthy Start

January 1, 2021

A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start. A new beginning. That’s one of the big reasons so many of us set New Year’s resolutions. Turning the page on the calendar gives us a chance to turn the page on unhealthy habits, resolve to be better, healthier versions of ourselves, and look to the future with hope for what’s to come.

Keeping the Happy in Your Holiday: Making the Most of this Year's Challenging Season

December 9, 2020

Keeping stress at bay is an essential part of maintaining good mental and physical health and can help keep our immune system running as it should – an especially important goal right now. The good news is that you can adopt some simple seasonal strategies to minimize stress and help keep the happy in your holiday.

Update on COVID-19 in Our Community

November 24, 2020

UP Health System's top priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of our patients, providers, employees, and the communities we serve. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the country and in the Upper Peninsula, we want to reassure our community that UP Health System is here and ready to serve you should you or your family need care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diabetes: What you should know

November 2, 2020

If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. – or one in 10 – have diabetes. And one in four of those are unaware that they have it. With November recognized as American Diabetes Month, it’s a great time to learn more about this condition and how you can help prevent and fight it.

Celebrating Safely: How to keep you, your family, and your community healthy this holiday season

November 2, 2020

The final two months of the year are traditionally filled with a number of opportunities to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers. Of course, 2020 has been anything but a traditional year, thanks in no small part to the ongoing pandemic. As we continue to fight COVID-19 and work to slow the spread in our community, it’s a good idea to take a moment and rethink how we celebrate during the upcoming holiday season.

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

November 2, 2020

As we enter the final months of what has certainly been an unprecedented year, health and well-being have perhaps never been more at the forefront of our thoughts. The ongoing pandemic has shown us that it continues to be imperative for us to make our physical health a priority.

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