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St. Joseph Diabetes Support Group

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Willette Conference Center, Building 1,, 900 Broadway, Bangor, Maine For more information: 907-1187 BANGOR — The St. Joseph Diabetes and Nutrition Center sponsors a free diabetes support group for diabetics and their family members. The group will meet the first …

Maine Coast Men will hold 53rd gathering Oct. 14-16

By Dan Kirchoff on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:35 p.m.
LINCOLNVILLE — Maine Coast Men will hold its 53rd bi-annual gathering Friday through Sunday, Oct. 14-16, at Tanglewood 4-H Camp. The program will be coordinated, led and supported entirely by participants. The theme for the weekend is “Had Enough Drama Yet?” The retreat will feature a virtual challenge course — that …

St. Joseph Diabetes Support Group

By St. Joseph Healthcare on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1:19 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Willette Conference Center, Building 1, St. Joseph Healthcare Park, 900 Broadway, Bangor, Maine For more information: 907-1187; stjoeshealing.org The St. Joseph Diabetes and Nutrition Center sponsors a free diabetes support group for diabetics and their family members. The group will …

Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $3 billion to fight disease

By Deborah M. Todd, Reuters on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:45 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to “cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children’s lifetime.” Speaking through tears at a San Francisco event to announce the initiative, Chan said she hoped …

Lawmakers blast Mylan CEO over ‘sickening’ EpiPen price hikes

By Toni Clarke, Reuters on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:04 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Wednesday blasted Mylan NV Chief Executive Heather Bresch for sharply increasing prices for the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment at a congressional hearing in which Republicans and Democrats questioned the reasons behind rising U.S. drug costs. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Bresch to …
The entrance to The Aroostook Medical Center's emergency department and day surgery center can be seen in this June 2016 file photo.

Presque Isle hospital concerned about city pursuit of 911 service

By Anthony Brino on Sept. 21, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
Presque Isle’s city government is set to run its own 911 and ambulance service in a move that’s being questioned by the long-time provider, The Aroostook Medical Center.

Nutrition Essentials course at Old Town-Orono YMCA

By lswackhamer on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
OLD TOWN, MAINE — Nutrition Essentials at the Old Town-Orono YMCA is an interactive program that will utilize the organization’s newly-renovated kitchen and will consist of six sessions during the Fall 2 Session, which begins Nov. 2. Participants will join the nutrition educator in the kitchen from 6-7 p.m. to …
Students and faculty members interact during the One Life Project Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Tuesday. The program brought more than 100 high school students from around the state to Bangor to ask them what adults can do to help them not turn to drugs.

One Life Project asks youth how best to keep teens from using drugs

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6 p.m.
About 160 students from more than 30 schools around the state gathered Tuesday at the Cross Insurance Center to tell adults how best to keep teenagers from using drugs.

NAMI RESPITE SERVICES MANAGER AT SPEAKER NIGHT

By Beth Ranagan on Sept. 20, 2016, at 2:49 p.m.
By Beth Ranagan DOVER-FOXCROFT – The September 27th NAMI Piscataquis County speaker event will host Katherine Perkins, the new Region 3 Respite Manager for NAMI Maine. Region 3 covers the local affiliate member area of Piscataquis and Penobscot Counties. The public is invited to hear her presentation at 5:30 in …
Parkview Adventist Medical Center can be seen in this June 2015 file photo. On Aug. 20, 2015, Parkview was purchased by Mid Coast Hospital and the two merged into Mid Coast-Parkview Health.

Maine surgeon sanctioned for ‘substandard’ care

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 20, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
A Brunswick orthopedic surgeon has been placed on indefinite probation by state regulators after they learned that the now-closed Parkview Adventist Medical Center had suspended his privileges based on substandard or inadequate care.

Cary Medical Center Community Flu Shot Clinic Schedule

By Cary Community Relations on Sept. 20, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services will be holding FREE Seasonal Flu Shot Clinics in the following areas for the general public. Cary Medical Center 36th Annual Health FairStory continues below advertisement. Caribou Wellness Center Saturday, Sept. 24th, from 9 am – 1 pm Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Cafeteria …
Penobscot County Metro Treatment Center (right of Quiznos) is located in the Maine Square Mall in Bangor.

Bangor denies rejection of methadone clinic’s expansion was discriminatory

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 20, 2016, at 11:37 a.m.
Attorneys for Bangor deny the city council discriminated against people struggling with addiction.
PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS

There’s always a reason: Understanding versus punishing our kids in school

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 9:52 a.m.
When my son was 4 years old and in preschool, he was sent to the principal’s office a few times. Part of me was confused that a toddler could even be sent to the principal’s office, but another part of me was really, really worried. As an educator, I knew …
Kathy Mulligan, MDI Hospital’s wellness coordinator and smoking cessation program advocate, accepts the Gold Star Standard of Excellence Award on behalf of MDI Hospital from the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network at a Maine Hospital Association recognition event held on September 15 in Augusta.

MDI Hospital Receives Gold Star for Addressing Tobacco

By Bethany Roberge on Sept. 20, 2016, at 9:21 a.m.
BAR HARBOR—Mount Desert Island Hospital has been recognized for achieving the Gold Star Standard of Excellence from the Maine Tobacco-Free Hospital Network for its effort to create a tobacco-free environment and support tobacco-free lifestyles. The awards were announced at a September 15 ceremony in Augusta. “Hospitals are health and wellness …
SOONER OR LIGHTER

Ending childhood obesity and what isn’t working

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 7:10 a.m.
If a child is overweight, the last thing you want is to encourage his love of food, right? Food is the enemy, isn’t it? That prevailing belief couldn’t be more misguided.    Some experts and parents think the way to address the problem is by using approaches that are failing to manage …

Hancock County Medical Mission starts 2017 planning

By Mary Offutt on Sept. 19, 2016, at 10:24 p.m.
Hancock County Medical Mission (HCMM) announces plans for its 2017 mission and its high school student scholarship program. Volunteer recruitment and student selection is under way. HCMM’s 28th mission will be to Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic February 11-25 2017. This will be the fourth year working with the Medical …

EMMC, Safe Kids Maine, Quirk Chevrolet to Hold Free Car Seat Safety Check Event

By emmc on Sept. 19, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Quirk Chevrolet, 293 Hogan Rd., Bangor, Maine For more information: emmc.org Parents go to great lengths to keep their children safe, but one of the easiest ways to reduce the chance of harm, ensuring the proper use of car seats, …
POLL QUESTION
A person gets a shot in this file photo.

Flu vaccine or mask: Maine hospitals draw line on patient safety, workers’ rights

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.

Vaccine Information Session at the Brewer Public Library

By Brewer Public Library on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:20 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main Street, Brewer, Maine For more information: 207-989-7943; brewermaine.gov/library/ Husson University’s School of Pharmacy will be at the Brewer Public Library for a drop-in informational session onStory continues below advertisement. vaccines. Informational materials and Q/A …

Working OUT at Your Desk

By soshorepoet on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Axiom Education & Training Center, 6 Colonial Way, Machias, ME For more information: 207-255-4917; axiom.coursestorm.com/course/working-out-at-your-desk Have you ever wished you could sneak a work-out in while you are at work? Samantha will show you how to stretch, strengthen, and even …