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Jim Phipps, executive director of the Iris Network, demonstrates a software program that audibly reads the text in a cellphone recorded image at the Rotary Club meeting in Bangor in 2010.

Vision rehabilitation, training center coming to Portland

The city may soon be home to the only training and rehabilitation center for the visually impaired who live north of Newton, …

Study tests drug-free therapy for childhood mental health problems

ST. LOUIS, Missouri — While every toddler has tantrums and mood swings, some have more serious mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. Researchers at …

As flu season approaches, doctors urge vaccination

Fever. Coughing. Body aches. Nausea. Vomiting. The symptoms of the flu are all-too-familiar for many. But before you get the tissues ready for the upcoming …
Terri Thieret, holding the family cat, Nutmeg, spent months in the hospital after contracting a severe case of H1N1 flu last winter.

When flu is toxic: Nurse lands in hospital for three months

PITTSBURGH — It started with a simple cough for Terri Thieret. She dismissed it as just another seasonal cold on Jan. 2. Two days later …
SOONER OR LIGHTER (blog)

For Best Weight Loss Results Don’t Cheat When You Eat

For best weight loss results don’t; no, that’s not strong enough, never cheat when you eat! If you think I’m saying be 100% perfect and never …
HEALTH UNSURANCE (blog)

Affordable Care Act: Made one change to flexible spending accounts

How does the Affordable Care Act affect my flexible spending account? Healthy Planner Dear Healthy Planner, Short answer: not much.  Under the Affordable Care Act, …
RECOVERY ROCKS (blog)

Why & How I Don’t Drink

The only thing more remarkable to me than having to explain why I don’t drink …
HEALTH UNSURANCE (blog)

Obamacare: Applied for exemption, now waiting

I applied to be exempted from the “individual mandate”.  I was told I would get …
MAINE SCIENCE FESTIVAL (blog)

The Key to Curing Diseases

How many of your relatives or friends are facing a serious disease such as cancer, …

Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression

NEW YORK — A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the …

It’s not a small world after all: Experts say world population will soar

WASHINGTON — Contrary to some earlier projections, the world’s population will soar through the end …

Eight bodies found after attack on Guinea Ebola education team

CONAKRY — Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on …
CATCHING HEALTH (blog)

You’re never too old to get mono

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