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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.

Don't Take a Chance With Your Health - Get Vaccinated for Flu Season

September 3, 2020

Given this year's COVID-19 pandemic, it's never been more important to be proactive about your health - and that includes getting a flu shot. Learn why getting vaccinated for the flu shot should be an essential part of your schedule for this fall, as well as other ways you can help protect yourself from the flu.

Summer/Fall 2020 Community Newsletter

August 26, 2020

In this edition of the UPHS - Portage Community Newsletter, learn more about the ways we're keeping you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, hear from our CEO and other clinical leaders, and read other healthy tips!

What to Expect at UPHS - Portage

August 11, 2020

At UP Health System - Portage, your health and safety remain our top priority. We know that things are a little different now, and you may be wondering what to expect when you visit our facilities. Join Ed Freysinger, CEO of UPHS - Portage, to see what it's like to come to the hospital and learn about the ways we are keeping you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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