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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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EMMC Trauma Care and Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine Focus on Bike Safety at Hampden Children’s Day

By emmc on Aug. 14, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – Bicycling is a great way for children and families to get some exercise and enjoy our beautiful Maine summers, but injuries can occur if safety isn’t taken into consideration. The EMMC Trauma Care team and Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine are promoting bike safety for kids …
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EMMC Introduces Lung Cancer Screening Program

By emmc on Aug. 04, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
Each year, 750 to 1,000 Mainers die from lung cancer, exceeding the number of deaths attributed to breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. A national study has shown this number can be reduced with access to lung cancer screening programs. Eastern Maine Medical Center now offers this type of screening …
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EMMC to Hold Men’s Health Educational Seminar

By emmc on July 03, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – Frequent urination at night, leaking or dribbling, and weak stream can affect men as they age. These problems can begin when men reach their forties, and according to the National Institutes of Health, over half of men in their sixties suffer with these symptoms to some extent. …
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EMHS Members Recognized at National Level for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction

By emmc on May 28, 2014, at 5:22 p.m.
Brewer, Maine – (May 28, 2014) – Five EMHS members have earned recognition in exceptional performance in 2013 from Avatar Solutions, a national organization that measures and compares hospital safety and patient satisfaction based on patient, employee, and physician surveys. These awards show consistent dedication to providing high-quality patient experiences …
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EMMC Uses iPads to Reduce Sedation Before and After Pediatric Surgery

By emmc on May 23, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.
Surgery can be very scary for children who are not old enough to understand what is happening or why they are in the hospital. But what if technology could be used to ease a child’s anxiety and reduce or eliminate the need for sedatives before and after surgery? EMMC is …
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Free EMMC Hip and Knee Pain Event to Explore Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

By emmc on May 12, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Rd., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-973-7730; With winter fully behind us, many people are beginning to get out in the garden, go for a walk or a hike, and spend time outside enjoying …
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EMMC Recognized for Stroke Care Excellence during American Stroke Month

By emmc on May 09, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, suffering a stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, but immediate treatment may minimize the long-term effects of …
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EMMC to Celebrate National Hospital Week by Cleaning up Chapin Park

By emmc on May 08, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
In what has become an annual tradition to celebrate National Hospital Week and kick off summer, EMMC employees are once again coming together to clean up and beautify Bangor’s Chapin Park. This year’s Chapin Park Cleanup Day is scheduled for Friday, May 16 with a rain date of Friday, May …
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EMMC to Focus on Stroke Awareness, Healthcare Associated Infections at Senior Expo

By emmc on May 07, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
EMMC will provide health screenings and education about stroke prevention and healthcare associated infections at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s eighth annual Senior Expo, scheduled for Tuesday, May 13 at the Cross Insurance Center. “EMMC Primary Stroke Care will hand out a packet of information about stroke, which includes …
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EMMC Receives Top Rank in Hospital Safety

By emmc on April 30, 2014, at 4:47 p.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – Eastern Maine Medical Center has earned exceptional performance in hospital safety as ranked by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog that helps patients identify the safest hospitals. EMMC is again honored with an “A” in the latest Hospital Safety Score that rates how well hospitals protect …
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EMMC Family Medicine’s Kenneth Simone, DO, recognized by Society of Hospital Medicine

By emmc on April 28, 2014, at 3:25 p.m.
In late March, the Society of Hospital Medicine honored Kenneth Simone, DO, SFHM, a physician at EMMC Family Medicine on Corporate Drive, with the Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine. “I am truly humbled to be recognized by my colleagues in this way — especially when I look at …
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Breathing Easy in the Skies: EMMC Respiratory Medicine Begins High Altitude Simulation Test

By emmc on April 23, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Lung disease often limits options for people who like to travel, forcing them to avoid flights and high-altitude destinations because of respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, confusion, lightheadedness, or loss of consciousness. Now, EMMC can help these patients better determine their risk with a …
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EMMC Expands Congestive Heart Failure Clinic

By emmc on April 18, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 5 million people in the United States have congestive heart failure, a condition where the heart is weakened or damaged, leading to a buildup of fluid. Annually congestive heart failure is the source of an estimated 1,400 hospitalizations in Maine …
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EMMC to repeat popular Varicose Veins Seminar

By emmc on April 17, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road, Bangor, ME For more information: (207)973-6670; In response to a great turnout at its January educational seminar on varicose veins, EMMC is planning a similar event for May 6 at the Hilton Garden …
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New Technology Quickly Connects EMMC Patients with Interpreter Services

By emmc on April 16, 2014, at 8:55 a.m.
(Bangor, Maine) – Last year, Eastern Maine Medical Center connected more than 500 patients with a free interpreter service, breaking down language barriers to ensure that patients and care providers were able to effectively communicate. In healthcare, every minute counts and a new service at EMMC uses technology to connect …
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