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Court watchdog offers hope that Maine can fix $50 million psych care problem

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 04, 2017, at 6:25 p.m.
In June of this year, CMS notified the state that it is recalling more than $51 million in payments that have been made to Maine since 2013, but the state is appealing that decision.

EMMC offers leading-edge technology to detect, diagnose breast cancer

on Aug. 04, 2017, at 3:41 p.m.

UNE researcher to study complications from HIV drugs in opioid users

By Jennie Aranovitch on Aug. 04, 2017, at 2:09 p.m.
LIFE SIMPLIFIED

Say No to Say Yes

on Aug. 04, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.

EMMC Family Medicine Welcomes Provider

By emmc on Aug. 04, 2017, at 10:34 a.m.
A glass of beer at Thresher’s Brewing Company in Searsmont.

Can a drink a day keep diabetes away?

By Lisa Rapaport, Reuters on Aug. 04, 2017, at 10:25 a.m.
A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York, Oct. 2, 2013.

Maine Obamacare insurer continues court fight for $23 million from feds

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on Aug. 04, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A federal court has rejected a lawsuit brought by Maine insurance co-op Community Health Options to recover funds under the Affordable Care Act’s risk corridor program.
PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS

5 tips for handling the load of homesteading while you work your job

on Aug. 04, 2017, at 8:54 a.m.
Like many others, my husband and I are homesteaders who are learning to be more self-sufficient, but, because we have a lot to learn yet, we need money coming in from outside sources. This means we must find a balance between our homesteading work and work outside the home.

Support Group for parents who have lost a child to drug overdose

By Emilie Hermans on Aug. 04, 2017, at 7:07 a.m.
People who receive MaineCare — the state’s version of Medicaid — may soon have to work and pay monthly premiums in order to get benefits.

Maine moves ahead with plan to charge Medicaid recipients, make them work

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on Aug. 03, 2017, at 6:33 p.m.
People who receive MaineCare — the state’s version of Medicaid — may soon have to work and pay monthly premiums in order to get benefits.
INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING

Slow your roll – Chew your food

on Aug. 03, 2017, at 1:47 p.m.
Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and should be enjoyed slowly and deliberately. Chewing your food allows you to appreciate and savor the taste of the delicious food. Taking the time to slowly chew your food also plays a very important role in your digestion.
Marie Taft and Heather McGuire are at the market every Saturday to welcome shoppers and support the nutrition incentive program.

Houlton Community Market Helps Everyone Eat Healthy and Local

By Emilie Knight on Aug. 03, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.
CATCHING HEALTH

A delicious and juicy recipe for summer grilled chicken

on Aug. 03, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
Want to grill something simple, yet spectacular this summer? Try our recipe for grilled chicken from Farmers’ Gate Market. And get tips on grilling and chickens.

EAAA Medicare 101 Class in Dover-Foxcroft August 16

By Leslie Lizotte on Aug. 03, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Foods to skip at the fair

on Aug. 03, 2017, at 4:58 a.m.

Aroostook Agency on Aging Names New Executive Director

By Steve Farnham on Aug. 02, 2017, at 4:07 p.m.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Lose more weight by eating at home

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 2:24 p.m.
A sample of live MRSA bacteria in a laboratory at the University of Chicago.

Two children at Portland day camp infected with MRSA

By Patty Wight on Aug. 02, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.
Two children attending a day camp in Portland have been diagnosed with an antibiotic-resistant skin infection known as MRSA.
SLOWER TRAFFIC

Do you Believe in Miracles? The August Eclipse

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 11 a.m.
CATCHING HEALTH

What is the difference between ibuprofen and acetaminophen?

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 9:40 a.m.
If you want a medication for pain or other symptoms, how do you pick the right one? Pharmacist Stephen Drapeau from Coastal Pharmacy and Wellness helps us out.