Health

 

Mantis Yoga for Kids

By Holly Twining on Jan. 22, 2017, at 3:22 p.m.
The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as "Obamacare", outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, on Oct. 4, 2013.

With executive order, Trump tosses a ‘bomb’ into fragile health insurance markets

By Juliet Eilperin and Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s new executive order instructing federal agencies to grant relief to constituencies affected by the Affordable Care Act has begun to reverberate throughout the nation’s health care system, injecting further uncertainty into an already unsettled insurance landscape.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

The most dangerous diets

on Jan. 22, 2017, at 8:07 a.m.
SLOWER TRAFFIC

What’s Left of our National Conversation?

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 9:18 a.m.
The Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services office can be seen on Friday in Bangor.

Wellspring still searching for home for 10-bed detox center

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
“We are having a hard time finding a suitable property,” Suzanne Farley, Wellspring’s executive director, said Thursday.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

You may be an emotional eater and you don’t know it

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:14 a.m.
INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING

The best part of the day…

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 6 a.m.
RECOVERY ROCKS

I am a snowflake

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:57 p.m.
VIDEO
This is what retail jars of LobsteRx skin care cream might look like if a Maine firm called Lobster Unlimited LLC is successful in developing it and bringing it to market. The company has developed the ointment from lobster hemolymph, or blood, which currently is discarded as waste by millions of pounds each year by Maine lobster meat processors.

Lobster blood could be the next best thing to help treat warts, shingles

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Lobster industry researchers in Maine say they’ve determined that uncooked lobster hemolymph, or blood, has medicinal properties that can be used to treat viruses that cause warts and shingles.
HEALTHIER YOU

Are you a “Carb” ivore?

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:11 p.m.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

How to reduce gas when dieting

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
THE LYME LIFE

An Inside View of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education With Paula Jackson Jones

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 5:59 p.m.
Cannabis can be seen at the Home Grown Maine Medical Marijuana Trade Show at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor in this April 2014 file photo.

Maine lawmakers speed effort to put hold on marijuana sales

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 19, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.
Enactment votes on a bill that would delay portions of Maine’s new recreational marijuana law could come early next week after a unanimous committee vote in favor of the bill Thursday.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Are you making a crucial weight loss strategy work for your success

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.
Judy Kahrl, founder of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights, poses recently outside her home in Arrowsic.

For these Maine activists, there is no sitting on the sidelines

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 19, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.
“We have to hold our ground,” Patricia Ryan, 72, said. “I think there is a complacency among girls and women who grew up under the protections we fought for [and] a belief those protections were always there.”
CATCHING HEALTH

Frontier in Brunswick shares a recipe for mouth-watering fish tacos

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
Looking for something different to cook? How about some fish tacos? This week’s Catching Health recipe is compliments of Frontier in Brunswick, Maine. Enjoy!

Beyond counting bodies: Maine man creates Overdose Warning Network

By Abigail Adams on Jan. 19, 2017, at 12 p.m.
“I want to save lives,” Tim Cheney said. “Really, that’s what this is about. It’s about saving lives.”
POLL QUESTION
Michelle Sherbak relaxes as a mask dries on her face during an "Anthony's Classic" facial at Anthony John's Day Spa in Bangor on Tuesday.

Go ahead, enjoy that facial. Taking care of your skin at midlife has some major health benefits

By Meg Haskell on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:37 a.m.
Despite the many critical roles it plays, many people don’t take care of their skin.
CATCHING HEALTH

Alfond Foundation gives major grant to St. Joseph’s College to expand its nursing program

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 9:19 p.m.
St. Joseph’s College plans to expand its nursing program and create a Center for Nursing Excellence. It just got a major boost from the Harold Alfond Foundation.
POLL QUESTION
Sen. Susan Collins (right) sits with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., in this file photo.

Susan Collins wants to repeal Obamacare. Replacing it is a work in progress

By Jackie Farwell on Jan. 18, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.
The national spotlight is shining on Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins as part of her party’s effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.