Health

 
Tourists walk around at the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park as the sun breaks through the haze in the sky.

Maine to tap VW settlement cash to try to cut emissions

By Nora Flaherty on Aug. 14, 2017, at 2:44 p.m.
“Bang for the buck in terms of Maine’s air quality is pretty much the primary factor.”
CATCHING HEALTH

Common headache causes and triggers

on Aug. 14, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
Most headaches are not life threatening but can be disabling. Some headaches are dangerous. Learn headache causes and triggers, as well as crucial symptoms.
HEALTHIER YOU

Are you living a sustainable life?

on Aug. 12, 2017, at 6:15 a.m.
Sustainability, it’s in corporate America, but is it in your life? Are you living a sustainable life?
THE BATTLE WITHIN

Yeah! A Diagnosis. Now what?

on Aug. 11, 2017, at 9:15 p.m.
Stunningly, nearly 1 in 4 adults under age 30 (23.4 percent) met the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism.

Study: One in eight American adults are alcoholics

By Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post on Aug. 11, 2017, at 5:25 p.m.
Stunningly, nearly 1 in 4 adults under age 30 (23.4 percent) met the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism.
LIFE SIMPLIFIED

Where Do We Even Start?

on Aug. 11, 2017, at 5:22 p.m.
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) speaks about North Korea as he sits beside U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L) during an opioid-related briefing at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, Aug. 8, 2017.

Maine could benefit from Trump’s opioid-crisis emergency declaration

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 11, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
Maine drug treatment providers, doctors and public health officials are optimistic about getting federal resources to fight the state’s opioid addiction epidemic, now that the president has decided to declare a national public health emergency.
Dr. John Joseph, NMMC physician & marathon medical officer

Volunteerism: A Way of Life

By Joanne Fortin on Aug. 11, 2017, at 11:46 a.m.

13th Annual 2017 Beth C. Wright Ride for Life

on Aug. 11, 2017, at 10:01 a.m.
PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS

A black bear broke into our chicken coop and this is what happened next

on Aug. 11, 2017, at 7:51 a.m.
I figured it was just a matter of time before the bear paid us a visit. Yesterday, we finally had that visit, but it came in a way that I didn’t imagine at all.
CATCHING HEALTH

A fitness boot camp for parents who have no time and no day care

on Aug. 11, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Feeling out of shape, but have no time and no one to watch your kids? A Maine fitness center has the solution for some parents. A Fit-Family Boot Camp.
CATCHING HEALTH

A fitness boot camp for parents who have no time and no day care

on Aug. 11, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Feeling out of shape, but have no time and no one to watch your kids? A Maine fitness center has the solution for some parents. A Fit-Family Boot Camp.
Anthem is one of three marketplace health insurance providers in Maine who will see double-digit rate increases.

Maine marketplace health insurance plans get double-digit rate increases

By Patty Wight on Aug. 10, 2017, at 7:37 p.m.
Maine’s insurance superintendent has approved double-digit rate increases for 2018 marketplace health insurance plans.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 10, 2017.

Trump declares opioid crisis is a national emergency, pledges more money and attention

By John Wagner, Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2017, at 4:07 p.m.
“It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis,” President Trump said on Thursday.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

What are the most fattening summer foods

on Aug. 10, 2017, at 9 a.m.
Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services is gearing up to open a 10-bed detoxification center in part of a building located at 646 Main Road North in Hampden.

Maine’s second detox center expected to open later this year

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 10, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
After several months of scouring Greater Bangor for a suitable location for the center, Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services has found one in Hampden.
CATCHING HEALTH

Do s’mores have any nutritional value at all?

on Aug. 10, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The nutritional value of a s’more. Is there any? I asked a registered dietitian to tell us the truth.
A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D.

Study: Doctors received more than $46 million from drug companies marketing opioids

By Katie Zezima, Washington Post on Aug. 09, 2017, at 7:33 p.m.
One in 12 doctors has received money from drug companies marketing prescription opioid medications.

Millinocket hospital nurses threaten 1-day strike

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 09, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
“If we do have to strike, we will have nurses in scrubs standing by so we can run in and help if they need us.”
THE BATTLE WITHIN

Introducing The Battle Within to the BDN blog network

on Aug. 09, 2017, at 5:05 p.m.
Introducing The Battle Within to the BDN blog network!