Stories about asthma

 
A member of the Goud family administers “fish medicine” to an asthma patient in Hyderabad, India, Friday, June 8, 2012. Started by the Bathini Goud family, the therapy is a secret formula of herbs, handed down by generations only to family members. The herbs are inserted in the mouth of a live sardine, or murrel fish, and slipped into a patient's throat.

Indian believers swallow live fish as asthma cure

By The Associated Press, on June 08, 2012, at 9:27 a.m.
HYDERABAD, India — Tens of thousands of asthma-sufferers mobbed a southern Indian stadium Friday to swallow live sardines smeared with a yellow herbal paste they believe will cure their breathing problems. Despite doctors’ criticism, the Goud family has drawn throngs of people for years with a secret fish and herbal …
Brent and Beth Hartford stand in front of what they called their dream home in Milbridge, Maine. The Hartfords are being sued by the home's distributors, North East Homes of Ellsworth, for the cost of the home, while the Hartfords have countersued, saying the home was constructed incorrectly, allowing mold to bloom. Brent Hartford said the home is making his family sick and is asking for reparations.

Mold in house grows into dueling lawsuits

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Oct. 12, 2010, at 1:06 p.m.
MILBRIDGE, Maine — About 2 a.m. one morning, Beth Hartford bolted out of bed and awakened her husband. “It’s in there,” she told him. “I know it is in there.” Brent Hartford cut a hole in a bedroom wall and discovered his wife was right — mold was growing inside …
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Amanda Chamberlain (background) sorts through medicines Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, as part of the Safe Medicine Disposal for ME program, which provides Maine residents with a safe disposal option for unused and unwanted medicine. (Bangor Daily News/Bridget Brown)

Husson students, faculty catalog discarded drugs

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 14, 2010, at 11:28 p.m.
Nationwide, about half of all prescription drugs purchased go to waste when patients die, have an allergic reaction or simply decide they don’t want to take the medication their …

Person-centered care core of modern health reform

By David S. Proffitt on Aug. 02, 2010, at 5:52 p.m.
Much of the mental health service delivery system architecture was built in the last century when thinking about mental illness was much different from today.
Jeannette Morrill of Shirley (Bangor Daily News by Diana Bowley)

Bringing hope to others with terminal disease

By Diana Bowley on July 20, 2010, at 1:06 a.m.
When she was a physical education teacher, Jeannette Morrill used to urge her students to exercise for good health.

Mitchell tackles health care at forum

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 10, 2008, at 11:08 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell, a native of Water-ville, has accomplished a lot in his high-profile career, including sponsoring landmark federal environmental legislation, helping to bring peace to war-torn Northern Ireland and overseeing a comprehensive investigation into the use of steroids by Major League Base-ball players.
 
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