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EMMC, Safe Kids Maine, Quirk Chevrolet to Hold Free Car Seat Safety Check Event

By emmc on Sept. 19, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Quirk Chevrolet, 293 Hogan Rd., Bangor, Maine For more information: Parents go to great lengths to keep their children safe, but one of the easiest ways to reduce the chance of harm, ensuring the proper use of car seats, …

EMMC Takes Important Step to Reduce the Spread of Influenza

By emmc on Sept. 16, 2016, at 2:34 p.m.
Thousands of people in the United States die each year from influenza. Beginning with the upcoming flu season, a change in EMMC’s flu prevention policy seeks to decrease the disease’s spread in the hospital and in other healthcare settings. “This flu season, all employees, physicians, volunteers, students, trainees, and contracted …
Eddy Karnabi, MD, PhD, FASE

Eastern Maine Medical Center welcomes cardiologist

By emmc on Aug. 22, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
BANGOR — Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Northeast Cardiology Associates welcomed recently Dr. Eddy Karnabi to its team of cardiologists. Karnabi, who prefers patients and colleagues call him by his first name, Eddy, began seeing patients at the end of July. Karnabi comes to the practice from the University of Miami …
EMMC Heart Care will be on hand at the American Folk Festival Friday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 28, to hand out free pedometers for individuals to track their steps over the weekend. All who track their steps will be entered for a chance to win a fitness tracker.

EMMC Heart Care Challenges Folk Festival-Goers to 10,000 Steps

By emmc on Aug. 16, 2016, at 9:52 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: American Folk Festival, Bangor Waterfront , Bangor, Maine For more information: (Bangor, Maine) – We all know that being active is an important …
Varun Dixit, MD,  EMMC anesthesiologist and the coordinator of the recycling project with Zero-Sort bag.

EMMC Operating Rooms Go Green with Single Sort Recycling

By emmc on July 21, 2016, at 2:31 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – A highly successful pilot project at Eastern Maine Medical Center focused on reducing waste shows that caring for the environment is one of the best ways to ensure a better future for our patients. Over the last year, in just two surgical suites, EMMC’s employees recycled 1.5 …

Eastern Maine Medical Center named 2016 most wired for using technology for a better patient experience

By emmc on July 11, 2016, at 9:53 a.m.
BANGOR — Technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions. As a recipient of the 2016 HealthCare’s Most Wired® Award from the American Hospital Association, Eastern Maine Medical Center is leading the way by introducing new, interactive technology that benefits patients in …

EMMC and Bangor YMCA Partner to Share Arthritis Information with the Community

By emmc on June 22, 2016, at 12:24 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50 percent of adults 65 years or older have been diagnosed with arthritis. To provide community members with resources and information about the topic, Eastern Maine Medical Center Rheumatology Specialists is teaming up with the Bangor YMCA …

EMMC Seminar to Focus on Removal of Excess Skin after Weight Loss

By emmc on June 15, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Rd., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-973-9950; Significant weight loss is a tremendous achievement that can truly transform a person’s health and well-being. There can be a downside, however: lots of extra, loose skin …

Young Scientists to Meet with Well-Known Nobel Insider at EMMC

By emmc on June 10, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – The Nobel Prize may represent the highest level of achievement to a young scientist. On Monday, June 13, two accomplished local teen scientists will have an opportunity to learn all about the prize and how it is selected through a personal meeting with Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, …
Model and Property Released (MR&PR)

EMMC Sports Health Summer Performance Camp Helps Athletes Prepare for School Sports Season

By emmc on June 08, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Summer is the perfect time for middle school and high school athletes to improve their fitness, but without a structured program and expert instruction, many will struggle to see results. EMMC Sports Health is addressing the needs of area student athletes by launching a focused summer program to help them …

A Nobel Story – Renowned Nobel Prize Chair Emeritus to Deliver Presentation

By emmc on June 07, 2016, at 6:39 p.m.
Monday, June 13, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Minsky Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-973-9500 Winning a Nobel Prize is the pinnacle of achievement in the areas of physics, chemistry, physiology, medicine, literature, and peace. While most people know that the Nobel Prize is …

EMMC and Bangor Historical Society celebration to focus on history and family fun

By emmc on May 30, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Eastern Maine Medical Center, 479 State Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 2079737730; BANGOR — Eastern Maine Medical Center will partner with the Bangor Historical Society to demonstrate how healthcare has changed in the last 125 years and unveil …

Community Presentation Offers Support for Life with Prostate Cancer

By emmc on May 09, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Hampden Academy Auditorium, 89 Western Ave, Hampden, ME For more information: 207-973-7483; (Bangor, Maine) – Prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer in men other than skin cancer, but many men are uncomfortable with talking about the disease. EMMC …

EMMC Trees to Provide Comfort, Feeling of Home in New Lobby

By emmc on May 03, 2016, at 3:27 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) —When EMMC opens the doors to the new Penobscot Pavilion on June 7, patients and visitors will be welcomed by a healing environment that will make them feel comfortable and ease anxiety. A central aspect of this ambiance is six, 12 to 14-foot mahogany trees arriving the morning …

EMMC Seminar Offers Hope for Patients with Weight Issues

By emmc on March 14, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: EMMC Surgical Weight Loss Seminar, EMMC – 417 State Street, Bangor, ME For more information: 207-973-9530; (Bangor, Maine) – Less than 5 percent of people who need to lose a significant amount of weight can lose it and maintain …
EMMC Breastfeeding Station at What Women Want Expo - March 12, 2016.

EMMC Breastfeeding Station at Women’s Expo

By emmc on March 10, 2016, at 11:03 a.m.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: What Women Want Expo, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME For more information: (207) 973-9530; (Bangor, Maine) – Nursing mothers may struggle to find private places to feed their baby in public. This year, EMMC is ensuring this comfort is …

EMMC Receives Distinction for Joint Care

By emmc on March 07, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – Patients who walk the same day of joint surgery recover faster, go home sooner, and have fewer complications. Eastern Maine Medical Center patients walk within 12 hours of a joint replacement procedure 95 percent of the time, an achievement that was highlighted during an on-site review by …

EMMC Orthopedic Surgeon Shares the Scoop on Snow Shoveling Safety

By emmc on Dec. 29, 2015, at 4:38 p.m.
Moving snow with a shovel is a fact of life in Maine, but it can lead to injury for those who are not prepared. Fortunately, by keeping some simple tips in mind, it’s possible to reduce your chances of getting hurt. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more …

EMMC Offers Customized Three-Dimensional Printed Knee Implants

By emmc on Dec. 08, 2015, at 10:04 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: EMMC Orthopedic Surgical Specialists, 925 Union St., Suite 3, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-973-9980; (Bangor, Maine) — No two knees are alike. In fact, there are even differences between a person’s left knee and right knee. EMMC is …

National Shift in Approach to Weight Loss Surgery Seen Locally at EMMC

By emmc on Dec. 08, 2015, at 8:19 a.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – Weight loss surgery is a well-established procedure that has helped millions who have had health issues caused by obesity, but in recent years, doctors’ approach to the surgery has shifted significantly. A surgical option called sleeve gastrectomy has taken the lead both nationally and locally as the …