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Eastern Maine Medical Center staff members pose for a photo during last year's Wear Red Day event.

EMMC to Hold Annual Wear Red Day Event February 6

By emmc on Feb. 05, 2015, at 1:02 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills approximately one woman in the United States every minute. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death among women in the country. This is a staggering statistic that can change with community education. On the …
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Skiing and ACL Injuries

By emmc on Feb. 03, 2015, at 10:01 a.m.
Maine is known for its long, cold, snowy winters. For many, tough winter weather means more than shoveling and removing snow from vehicles: it’s an invitation to put on skis and get out on the slopes and into the fields. The key to enjoying the sport is to stay safe …
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EMMC Offers Walk-In Employment Interviews Thursday, January 15

By emmc on Jan. 13, 2015, at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Eastern Maine Medical Center, 489 State Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-973-7100; Bangor | On Thursday, January 15, EMMC will offer walk-in employment interviews with no appointment necessary from 1 to 6 pm at its main campus …
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EMMC Events to Provide Education, Assistance on Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

By emmc on Dec. 23, 2014, at 12:06 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Varies, Bangor, Hampden, Orono, ME For more information: 207-973-6065; For many, access to some of the most important things that support good health …
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Advances in Vascular Treatment May Reduce Risk of Amputation – EMMC First in Maine to Offer New Approach

By emmc on Dec. 17, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
Losing a limb is a life-changing experience that affects millions of Americans. Now, thanks to a new, minimally invasive approach offered for the first time in Maine at EMMC, there is new hope for patients who may be facing a leg amputation resulting from a severe form of peripheral artery …
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EMMC Runs Ebola Preparedness Drill

By emmc on Dec. 10, 2014, at 4:59 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – On December 10, EMMC performed a preparedness drill involving a scenario where an individual showed symptoms of a fever and body aches after a recent trip to Liberia caring for patients with Ebola. During the exercise, this person was referred to EMMC for care. Multidisciplinary teams came …
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College Football Tragedy Highlights Need for Concussion Education, Awareness

By emmc on Dec. 02, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
The steps parents, coaches, and athletes take when a concussion is suspected can prevent or significantly reduce the long-term effects of brain trauma. That’s the key thing EMMC Sports Health experts ask the community to keep in mind in light of the tragic loss of a college football player over …
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Maine Discovery Museum and EMMC Offer Treats, Insurance Education Before Light Parade

By emmc on Dec. 01, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.
Bangor’s Festival of Lights Parade is a wonderful opportunity for families to come together and celebrate the spirit of the season. This year, the Maine Discovery Museum and EMMC are adding to the celebration by inviting parade-goers to stop by the museum on December 6 between 3 and 5 pm. …
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Finding the Cancer Treatments of Tomorrow

By emmc on Nov. 26, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Advancing scientific discovery for the purpose of creating new cancer treatments. That’s the goal of EMMC Cancer Care’s Translational Research Laboratory, a new, state-of-the-art lab on the third floor of the Lafayette Family Cancer Center where a small team will be playing a big role in helping researchers prevent, diagnose, …
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EMMC Seminar to Focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis

By emmc on Nov. 13, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Spectacular Event Center , 395 Griffin Road, Bangor, ME For more information: 973-9887; (Bangor, Maine) – It is estimated that more than one million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), often one of the most disabling types of arthritis. …
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Adult and Pediatric Urologist Joins EMMC

By emmc on Nov. 06, 2014, at 5:59 p.m.
EMMC Urologic Surgery of Maine is pleased to welcome experienced urologist Richard Caesar, MD to its growing team of providers. Dr. Caesar, who cares for patients of all ages, has special training in pediatric urology. He fills an important need in the community, as patients and families have previously had …
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EMMC Educational Seminar to Focus on Shoulder Pain

By emmc on Oct. 10, 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Rd., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-973-9980; Shoulder pain and stiffness are common, but those who suffer with these symptoms don’t need to live with the discomfort. EMMC’s next educational community seminar scheduled for …
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Isidore Okere, MD

EMMC Welcomes Dr. Okere

By emmc on Oct. 07, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
EMMC Northeast Cardiology Associates is pleased to welcome Isidore Okere, MD, to our team of cardiologists. Dr. Okere received his bachelors of medicine and surgery at the College of Medicine of the University of Lago, Lagos State, Nigeria. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University Hospitals/Case Medical …
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EMMC Rheumatology Specialists are experts in caring for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, lupus, scleroderma, and many other connective tissue disorders.

Introducing EMMC Rheumatology Specialists

By emmc on Oct. 02, 2014, at 10:15 a.m.
(Brewer, Maine) – Eastern Maine Medical Center introduces a new practice, EMMC Rheumatology Specialists, now open on Level 3 of the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer. Two new providers, Crisostomo Rodrigo Baliog Jr., MD, and Priyanka Jalandhara, MD, are experts in caring for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, lupus, …
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EMMC Seminar to Focus on Pelvic Floor Disorder Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

By emmc on Sept. 29, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Rd., Bangor, ME More than one-third of women in the U.S. are living with pelvic floor disorder, a sometimes painful and embarrassing condition that can cause pelvic pressure, lower back pain, chronic urinary tract infections, …
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Free Seminar to Focus on Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Varicose Veins

By emmc on Sept. 17, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, 250 Haskell Rd., Bangor, ME For more information: (207)973-6670; Varicose veins are a very common problem in the US, affecting more than half of people age 50 and older. This fall, EMMC is raising awareness …
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Chris Willis, RVT, coordinator, EMMC Vascular Laboratory

EMMC Vascular Laboratory Receives Highest Accreditation

By emmc on Sept. 12, 2014, at 12:44 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – Every 39 seconds, someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease. One of the ways to ensure that people can receive the most accurate information about their heart and blood vessels is by visiting a lab that adheres to the top standards in the industry. Being …
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Concussions Affect One in Ten High School Athletes

By emmc on Sept. 08, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.
All concussions are serious, and anytime one is suspected, high school athletes should be kept out of the game until they are cleared by a medical professional. That’s the message EMMC Sports Health medical director Stephen Thompson, MD, Med, FRCSC is asking parents, coaches, and athletes to keep in mind …
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Clinical Trial for Customized Knee Implants Offered at EMMC

By emmc on Sept. 04, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
What if a knee implant could be designed specifically for every individual, taking into consideration each person’s unique anatomy? Ian Dickey, MD, FRCSC, a surgeon at EMMC Orthopedic Surgical Specialists, is the local principal investigator for a clinical trial that’s testing this idea, and EMMC’s patients may benefit most from …
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Hip and Knee Pain the Focus of Free EMMC Seminar in Belfast

By emmc on Aug. 28, 2014, at 5:23 p.m.
EMMC will offer its popular joint pain educational seminar in Belfast on Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30 pm at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. “Hip and knee pain can limit a person’s everyday activities,” says Angela Wheelden, RN, BSN, ONC, nurse coordinator, EMMC Joint Care. “Thankfully, there are treatment …
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