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Six Maine hospitals face penalties for rates of infections, complications

The federal government is cracking down on half a dozen Maine hospitals for high rates of complications and infections. The six Maine facilities are among …
Study suggests Dr. Oz's advice is incorrect about half the time.

Behind the curtain: Study finds half of Dr. Oz’s medical advice is baseless or wrong

It’s not hard to understand what makes Dr. Oz so popular. Called “America’s doctor,” syndicated talk-show host Mehmet Oz speaks in a way anyone can …
Bernie, an old English sheepdog, plays with Bowdoin College students during an animal therapy session at the college library on Monday, Dec. 15.
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‘Fuzz therapy’: Bowdoin College uses cuddly dogs to ease stress of finals week

BRUNSWICK | Like celebrities evading paparazzi, six furry guests were quietly slipped through a side door into a nondescript first-floor reading room at the …

Report: Maine among states unprepared for disease outbreaks

WASHINGTON — Most states are not prepared to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a new report by the Trust for America’s Health …

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 to privacy concerns raised by the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of …

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 listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said …
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SOONER OR LIGHTER

Belly Fat Won't Go Away! Belly Fat is Here to Stay!

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HEALTH UNSURANCE

Extra lab tests likely to be covered, after deductible

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CATCHING HEALTH

Six Tips for a Healthy Holiday Mouth

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ROOTED IN ME

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

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VITAL SIGNS

Vital Signs: Repercussions of legalizing medical pot in Maine

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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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RECOVERY ROCKS

Finding Your Tribe is the Key to a Better Life

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GET PUMPED WITH RYAN

Bottoms Up: A preview of BodyPump 92

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THE ACCIDENTAL HOARDER

Get Rid of Your Stuff!

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LOVE NURSING

Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Nurse is at Work

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THAT VEGAN THING

Every Try Chili With Pumpkin?

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LIFE ACADIA

Temperamental ocean

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HEALTH EVENTS

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Blue Christmas Service to be Held

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Teen contraband cigarette use linked to other drugs

Teens who smoke illicit tobacco are more likely to try other illegal drugs like cocaine, …
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Where Does the Body Fat Go?

EU court: Obesity can be deemed a disability at work

BRUSSELS — Europe’s top court ruled on Thursday that obese people can be considered as …

Mercy credits EMHS merger with financial turnaround in 2014

PORTLAND | Portland-based Mercy Health System announced Wednesday it finished with a net financial …

Autism risk linked to particulate air pollution

Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy …

14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak

BOSTON — Two pharmacists from Massachusetts were charged with second-degree murder in connection with a …

Maine State Police seek approval to implement OUI test for marijuana

AUGUSTA | The Maine State Police will be asking lawmakers to make it legal …

Maine to implement mandatory online medical marijuana patient certification

AUGUSTA | The Maine Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services announced Tuesday that it …
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