There is little emphasis on the challenges faced by family members when a loved one is struggling with mental illness or addiction. Addiction and untreated mental illness creates a high level of stress for parents, siblings and those close to the person. Everything from competing demands, internal and… Read More
    April is autism awareness month but building awareness throughout the year is important to improve our understanding of this ubiquitous condition. While social awareness has been increasing over the past decade, most people remain unclear as to its nature. According to the Autism Society of Maine (ASM), “Autism… Read More
    Today the practice of “whole person care” is more important than ever. While it can be difficult to sort out exactly where we’re at emotionally, our bodies are always giving us clues. Physical tension, G.I. distress, and lethargy are often signs that our mental health is suffering. A… Read More
    As summer vacation winds down, thoughts turn from beach days to readying for a new school year. To-do lists include many of the typical tasks that precede going back to the classroom: shopping for new clothes, purchasing school supplies, and finishing summer reading assignments. Another essential… Read More
    St. Joseph Healthcare has introduced 3D Mammography, the latest advance in breast imaging, at its Regional Breast Care Center in Bangor. “This will make a huge difference in how breast cancer is detected, diagnosed and treated,” says Pam Sirois, director of the Center. “The images produced… Read More
    With the aging of post baby boomers our country’s population of elderly has risen dramatically, particularly in Maine.  Maine.gov reports that 14% of Maine’s population is age 65 or above. Projections show that by 2030, over 22 percent of Mainers will be past traditional retirement age. Read More
    Presented by Machias Savings Bank The days of lugging around a wallet are quickly making the move into history books. Since the introduction of mobile technology and Internet of Things (IoT), we find ourselves shifting our focus from how much can… Read More
    Presented by Maine Behavioral Healthcare Sometimes a simple gesture — a reassuring touch or kind word — can make the reality around you less painful after a traumatic event. During times when it feels like the whole world in crashing around… Read More
    You just received a letter in the mail, informing you that you have been selected for an audit. Now what? Here are some things to understand about an IRS audit. Currently, audit rates for individuals hover around 1 percent for all filers, according to the IRS’… Read More