By Jackie Farwell on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
Maine and 35 other states on Friday sued the maker of the opioid addiction treatment medication Suboxone.
By Jackie Farwell on Sept. 19, 2016, at 4 p.m.
Critics of the policies say they amount to little choice at all and infringe on employees’ personal freedom.
By Jackie Farwell on Sept. 12, 2016, at 6:40 p.m.
“I can only imagine how terrifying it is to sit there and watch your loved one suffering.”
By Jackie Farwell on Sept. 01, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
Skyrocketing prices for medications are back in the news this week, with the latest round of furor centered on a life-saving shot for people with severe allergies.
on Aug. 30, 2016, at 7 p.m.
Skyrocketing prices for medications are back in the news this week, with the latest round of furor centered on a life-saving shot for people with severe allergies. The cost for the Epipen, an injectable dose of epinephrine, has risen nearly 500 percent since 2008. A pack of two now rings up at …
on Aug. 19, 2016, at 3:16 p.m.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new warning about diseases carried by ticks. So far this year, Maine has recorded 424 cases of Lyme, and many more are expected, as reporting tends to lag by several months. But while Lyme is a familiar seasonal visitor, it’s not …
By Jackie Farwell on Aug. 17, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
“It was a no brainer, but it was painful. It’s like you’re deciding to amputate a foot, but there’s no other way,” Jabbar Fazeli said.
on Aug. 13, 2016, at 1:07 a.m.
In a blog for BDN’s The Level, Jackie Farwell reviews a recent New York Times opinion writer’s claim that Presque Isle is the “epicenter of anxiety”.
on Aug. 09, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
In a piece for the New York Times this week, opinion writer Seth Stephens-Davidowitz describes Presque Isle as the country’s “epicenter of anxiety.” The finding is based on Google searches for the word “anxiety” and related terms, such as “anxiety help” and “anxiety symptoms.” Apparently, Americans are punching those terms into Google more this year …
By Jackie Farwell on Aug. 05, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
Deborah Carey Johnson, a registered nurse who rose to the ranks of president and CEO at Eastern Maine Medical Center, plans to retire next July.
on Aug. 04, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
When a Maine mother took to Facebook last summer to warn other parents about her son’s injury at a trampoline park, I wondered if many other children had been hurt at those facilities. I couldn’t find good numbers, partly because no regulatory agency in Maine was tasked with overseeing the parks. …
By Jackie Farwell on July 29, 2016, at 2:27 p.m.
Alyssa Russell, crisis program manager at Crisis & Counseling Centers, walks us through the steps.
By Jackie Farwell on March 03, 2016, at 5:44 p.m.
Eastern Maine Medical Center has lost a voluntary verification as a trauma center but expects to earn the classification back this spring.
By Jackie Farwell on Feb. 29, 2016, at 7:59 a.m.
Patients who typically must drive long distances for the procedure may now arrange for an abortion via telemedicine at one of Maine Family Planning’s 17 centers throughout the state.
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By Jackie Farwell on Jan. 30, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
With more and more babies born affected by drugs, two unique programs are showing how it’s possible to treat addiction and keep families together.
By Jackie Farwell on Dec. 08, 2015, at 10:26 a.m.
MaineGeneral Health suffered a cyberattack on its computer network that compromised personal information belonging to patients, employees and prospective donors, the health system announced Tuesday.
By Jackie Farwell on Dec. 04, 2015, at 1:41 p.m.
The E. coli infection that killed one Maine toddler and hospitalized another in October cannot conclusively be tied to the county fair both boys visited.
on Nov. 25, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
The newly opened Portland Science Center recently invited me to tour its “Body Worlds” exhibit, a striking collection of preserved human cadavers and organs designed to illustrate, in the most graphic of detail, the consequences of unhealthy living. The displays related to obesity seemed particularly worth checking out as we head into the …
on Oct. 30, 2015, at 1:02 p.m.
Halloween shoppers can buy decorative contact lenses online, in beauty supply and costume stores, and even at gas stations. But before you don a pair to complete your vampire look this weekend, health officials warn that they could damage your eyes. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of …
on Oct. 29, 2015, at 5 a.m.
Vital Signs: When you can plan ahead, it often pays to do your homework.