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Did legalizing medical pot save some Mainers from prescription painkiller deaths?

on Sept. 04, 2015, at 5 a.m.
Maine knows all too well the potential dangers of narcotic painkillers. Many a journey down the dark path of addiction begins with a prescription for Vicodin, oxycodone or similar medications, though heroin has taken center stage in Maine’s battle against drug abuse. But could another drug hold answers to preventing overdose …
VITAL SIGNS

Did legalizing medical pot save some Mainers from prescription painkiller deaths?

on Sept. 04, 2015, at 5 a.m.
Maine knows all too well the potential dangers of narcotic painkillers. Many a journey down the dark path of addiction begins with a prescription for Vicodin, oxycodone or similar medications, though heroin has taken center stage in Maine’s battle against drug abuse. But could another drug hold answers to preventing overdose …
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I want a new (weight loss) drug

on Sept. 03, 2015, at 9:31 a.m.
“I want a new drug One that won’t hurt my head One that won’t make my mouth too dry Or make my eyes too red”                                      – Huey Lewis I think there are …
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Don’t see Straight Outta Compton if you can’t take vulgar language

on Sept. 02, 2015, at 3:32 p.m.
I saw Straight Outta Compton last night. Oh, the memories it brought back! I love rap music. I loved it right from the start. As the genre evolved I liked the different directions it took from gangster rap to pop rap and everything in between. I was the mom in …
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Stop the War on Obesity! Why I am against a War on Obesity

on Sept. 01, 2015, at 2 p.m.
I am against war. I am against all wars, including a war on obesity. “You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.” -Albert Einstein I agree with Albert Einstein, if indeed he really did say that, because thanks to the Internet there are a lot of quotes by him, and …
I HAD BREAST CANCER, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO

The day I found the lump in my breast

on Aug. 31, 2015, at 2:53 p.m.
I thought I was healthy. And yet, despite all that, in February of 2013, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
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The sniff test: Signs you’re losing your sense of smell as you age

By Carol Higgins Taylor on Aug. 31, 2015, at 1:54 p.m.
If you begin to get a stuffy nose and clogged head when venturing down the detergent aisle at the grocery store, you may wish your sense of smell was not so acute. Well, not so fast. Embrace your olfactory capabilities and avoid the soap aisle whenever possible because as we …
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Dr. Michael Noonan

The FDA approved OxyContin for use in kids — a recipe for disaster

By Dr. Michael Noonan on Aug. 31, 2015, at 12:19 p.m.
The production, marketing and prescribing of OxyContin and other similar drugs, called opioids, is one of the biggest health care disasters of our age. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has called the rise in opioid abuse an epidemic. This class of drugs now directly causes three out of four …
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Help! I’m having a Fat Day! Here is my Fat Day fight-back plan

on Aug. 29, 2015, at 8:51 a.m.
I lost weight. I’m at goal. Those two things, by no means, are a guarantee that I won’t wake up feeling fat. I will! I have! I know I will wake up feeling fat again. That’s life. Well, at least, that’s my life! Fat days usually don’t descend upon me …
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Guest Post! Exercising at work

on Aug. 28, 2015, at 8:49 a.m.
It’s been suggested to me that featuring a guest writer in my blog from time to time is a good way to keep readers interested and attract new readers. I found a guest writer and her blog, while it reflects my values, is written in a style that most certainly …
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Bet you believed these 8 weight loss myths!

on Aug. 27, 2015, at 3:25 p.m.
Here are some common weight loss myths. How many did you think were facts? 1. You won’t lose weight if you don’t eat breakfast. A lot of people don’t like to eat first thing in the morning. You might be one of those people, but since you want to lose …
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Weight Loss Diets *Results not typical. Your results may vary* What!! What??

on Aug. 26, 2015, at 11:59 a.m.
Results not typical. Your results may vary. I’m a believer in Weight Watchers. It worked for me in 1990/91 and it’s still working for me. In fact, it worked/works so well for me that I am working for it! I think it’s the best commercial weight loss program available today. …
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Mature woman, hear me loud, DON’T WEIGHT!

on Aug. 25, 2015, at 10:06 a.m.
An unspeakable horror happened recently in broad daylight in a place that most people would say it’s a place as safe as any place in the world. What happened in that supermarket in Saco, Maine to a beautiful woman will likely change how all women, especially us “mature women” feel …
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4 signs you’re letting your weight wreck your life!

on Aug. 24, 2015, at 9:45 a.m.
People don’t need to be obese or even overweight to let their weight ruin their lives. In fact, lots of people who aren’t even slightly overweight, and those who are much too thin, let their weight ruin their lives. Most of us have plenty of things in our lives that …
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Eat this one food everyday to lose more weight than you believed possible!

on Aug. 23, 2015, at 8:33 a.m.
Losing weight is hard. You might have personal experience that told you just how hard it is to lose weight. Perhaps, you haven’t tried, but you have close friends and relatives who have. Their dismal success convinced you there was no point even trying. Weight loss might be on your …
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How toddlers can inspire you to lose weight or just live a healthier life!

on Aug. 21, 2015, at 10:42 a.m.
Got a special, little somebody in your life? Having a toddler, or several, in your life can change how you see things. I’m not talking about “taking care of yourself” so that you are still around to see the toddler grow up and have toddlers of his/her own. I’m talking about …
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Should cupcakes be allowed in school?

on Aug. 20, 2015, at 9:02 a.m.
As a kid I loved the moms who brought cupcakes to school to celebrate her child’s birthday with the class. Beautiful little cakes full of highly processed flour and sugar and topped with artificial colors, more highly processed sugar and some saturated fat! Oh boy! I’ll take one of those! …
VITAL SIGNS

Parents, beware: Head lice in Maine grow resistant to common treatments

on Aug. 19, 2015, at 10:32 a.m.
With fall fast approaching, it’s time for kids to head back to school. As students congregate in classrooms, stories of summer adventures aren’t the only thing they’ll be sharing. Head lice will make their dreaded, itchy appearance again this year. But now, the annoying little pests are harder to kill. A new analysis …
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Best of Sooner or Later: Body Types! What’s yours?

on Aug. 19, 2015, at 9:40 a.m.
I spent a good deal of my adult life riding, showing and breeding Morgan horses. The interesting thing about Morgan horses today is the controversy over two distinct different body types. Some owners and breeders prefer what is called an “old type Morgan.” These are the shorter, stockier horses that …
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The diet your doctor didn’t tell you about

on Aug. 18, 2015, at 11 a.m.
Chances are that if your doctor told you to lose weight, your doctor won’t have much good to say about “detox diets.” Despite what you see on TV and in your Facebook feed, Detox Diets may seem to be highly recommended by doctors, but when you ask your own trusted doctor …
 
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