BDN launches new health site

Posted Oct. 11, 2010, at 2 p.m.

The Bangor Daily News is proud to introduce a new Health & Fitness page on our website designed to provide you with information on a wide range of topics we hope will help you lead longer, happier, more energetic lives.

Health Editor Meg Haskell, who oversees the page, has gathered data and sources on subjects including nutrition, exercise, veterans care, allergies, breast cancer, mental health and substance abuse. The page offers resources to help you choose a doctor, a hospital, or a nursing home. You’ll find informative blogs from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and from Meg Adams, a nursing student from Maine studying at Johns Hopkins University.

The Health & Fitness page also enables you to ask questions and get answers from experts. It’s all available beginning today. Check it out at

To get your blog listed on the new health site, e-mail Meg Haskell at To report technical problems, please e-mail