Health

 

NMMC Enhances Diabetes Services

By Joanne Fortin on March 23, 2017, at 8:29 a.m.
PHOTO left to right: Tanya Jandreau with 3 year old son, Garrett

Rally for Health

By Joanne Fortin on March 23, 2017, at 8:23 a.m.

More white working-class Americans are dying in middle age — and the economy could be to blame

By Joel Achenbach and Dan Keating, The Washington Post on March 23, 2017, at 8:11 a.m.
Sickness and early death in the white working class could be rooted in poor job prospects for less-educated young people as they first enter the labor market, according to a new study.
CATCHING HEALTH

Easy ways to add a healthy new vegetable — seaweed — to your diet

on March 23, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Why add seaweed to your diet? It’s loaded with nutrients. And don’t turn up your nose if you’ve never tried it! Check out these great tips and recipes.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) in 2012

ProPublica fact-checked lawmakers’ letters to constituents on health care

By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica on March 22, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.
A review of more than 200 such letters by ProPublica and its partners at Kaiser Health News, Stat and Vox, found dozens of errors and mischaracterizations about the ACA and its proposed replacement.
University of Maine neuropsychology student Katrina Daigle and electrical engineering student Ahmed Almaghasilah hold a device that records data while a person is sleeping. The mattress cover is outfitted with sensors to record movement while a person is asleep. The patented technology, developed at UMaine, is being used to study sleep disorders.

This device developed at UMaine may help maintain brain health

By Meg Haskell on March 22, 2017, at 11:53 a.m.
For this study, a special sheet is placed under the regular bedding in the patient’s home, like a mattress pad. As sensors in the pad pick up the sleeper’s subtle movements and respirations, electronic information is wirelessly transmitted via the internet to receivers at UMaine, where it can be analyzed to determine the duration and quality of sleep.
CATCHING HEALTH

Why does my heel hurt when I get up in the morning?

on March 22, 2017, at 6 a.m.
If you want to wear flip flops or stilettos or slippers, fine. But don’t climb any mountains or your feet, especially your heels, will be crying out in pain.
Stimulate bone, stretch and release fascia and firm your core the fun way with body rolling.

Belfast Yoga Studio Spring Session starts Friday

By Susan Guthrie on March 21, 2017, at 10:05 p.m.
MCHP 
Wellness Conference

MCHP Wellness Conference

By Meredith Kendall on March 21, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
Some of the audience who came to screen the film FIX IT - Healthcare at the Tipping Point, at Founders Hall in East Blue Hill on Sunday March 19th. The film offers strong support for publicly funded universal healthcare from business owners and noted health policy experts .

Healthcare film at Founders Hall brings out “good crowd”

By Joe Lendvai on March 21, 2017, at 1:58 p.m.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Is it possible to escape a family curse of obesity

on March 21, 2017, at 6:12 a.m.
CATCHING HEALTH

Why we procrastinate and how to stop right now

on March 21, 2017, at 6 a.m.
It’s our emotions, not lack of time management skills, that make us procrastinate says Dr. Timothy Pychyl. If you need some help, listen to this podcast now.

Actor Ben Stiller joins social media drive to raise $2 mln for Somalia

By Emma Batha, Reuters on March 21, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
Hollywood actor Ben Stiller has teamed up with social media stars to raise $2 million for people facing starvation in Somalia amid a devastating drought.

Spring Belly Dance Classes with Rosa Noreen Level 1: Intro to Belly Dance

By Heather Lundin on March 20, 2017, at 8:53 p.m.

Spring Belly Dance Classes with Rosa Noreen

By Heather Lundin on March 20, 2017, at 8:50 p.m.

Dr. Edward Gilmore Announces Retirement

By Bethany Roberge on March 20, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.

Aging and Loss Workshop

By Emilie Hermans on March 20, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.

Aging and Loss Workshop

By Emilie Hermans on March 20, 2017, at 10:10 a.m.

Parents Who Have Lost an Adult Child Support Group

By Emilie Hermans on March 20, 2017, at 10:06 a.m.

For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One

By Emilie Hermans on March 20, 2017, at 10 a.m.