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Paige Lento, 9, right, is pictured with her younger sister Chloe Lento, 7, of Easton, in a Christmas card shot in mid-December at their home. Paige was born with Jeune syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the way a child’s cartilage and bones develop, and underwent a 12-hour surgery last year to transplant her with a new liver and kidneys.

A year after organ transplants, Easton girl, 9, ‘feels healthy enough to be a kid’

For Pete and Kristina Lento and their two daughters, 9-year-old Paige and 7-year-old Chloe, it has been a year of firsts for …
After being diagnosed with cancer and told she had little time left, Dana Deighton decided to fight, trusting her research and her instincts.

Cancer patient with mysterious symptoms refuses to take no for an answer

Sitting in a Washington coffee shop, Dana Deighton looks fit, a stylish gold pin affixed to her black wool cape. After shipping her three children …
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Does chronic back pain begin in the teen years?

Most people assume that teens do not have back or neck problems, or if they do, they are just sore from an injury or overuse. …
Sam Clark, 17, of Rockport gets a kiss from his mom, Cathy Clark, at his bed in Boston Children's Hospital after receiving a long awaited heart transplant.

The gift of a lifetime: Rockport teen receives heart transplant in time for the holidays

Sam Clark sat up in a chair Dec. 17 and watched some sports on television, three days after getting a new heart …
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Why you didn’t lose weight in 2014

You started the year determined to get to a reasonable and healthy weight. You weren’t looking to weigh what you weighed when you were 18. …
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Vaccination vindicated, Maine doctors proclaim

The Maine Medical Association dusted off a copy of its journal from January 1914  to reflect upon as the year winds down. What issues captivated …
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A Christmas Gift For Everybody Who Struggles with their Weight

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Blogging & Baring Your Soul

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Obamacare: alternative medicine is "covered"

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CATCHING HEALTH

Healthy Holiday Tips: Catching Health on the Morning Report

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Vaccination vindicated, Maine doctors proclaim

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Caregiving and the Holidays

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THAT VEGAN THING

Looking for Cookies to Make for the Holidays?

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THE ACCIDENTAL HOARDER

When Santa Brought a Poop Scoop

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ROOTED IN ME

Public interest group finds toxic toys still available at many stores, online

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AFTER THE COUCH

With only 14 days left in the year, I signed up for a race

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MAINE FOCUS

30,737 hours: What people give to end violence in Maine

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GET PUMPED WITH RYAN

Bottoms Up: A preview of BodyPump 92

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LOVE NURSING

Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Nurse is at Work

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American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course Offered

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Obamacare: Alternative medicine is ‘covered’

Why hasn’t anyone thought of a health insurance plan to cover alternative medicine?  An insurance …

FDA eases ban on blood donations from gay men

Gay men will be able to donate blood one year after their last sexual contact, …
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Caregiving and the Holidays

Caregiving and Holidays Dr. Kaye suggested this topic, which seems timely and important, but not …

Hong Kong halts some US poultry imports due to bird flu in US

Hong Kong said Monday it has suspended imports of certain U.S. poultry and poultry products …
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The Two Most Beautiful Words I’ve Ever Heard

Latest Facebook meme that makes me wanna hit my head against a wall: “I keep …

Report: Maine among states unprepared for disease outbreaks

WASHINGTON — Most states are not prepared to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according …

Maine licensing official calls privacy concerns over new medical marijuana card system ‘misinformation’

AUGUSTA | An official with the Department of Health and Human Services has reacted …

Five dead, dozens ill from bacteria linked to caramel apples

Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a …
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