Posts Tagged ‘health’

While Maine's infant mortality rate climbs, the group tasked with understanding those deaths has not met or reviewed deaths.

1 way to address rising infant mortality in Maine

By Brad Bohon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.
Maine is the only state to see a higher infant mortality rate in this decade than the previous decade.
A WIC recipient and her son sit for an appointment at Bangor Public Health & Community Services on Jan. 12.

Mary Mayhew insists on photo IDs for infant nutrition program and loses $1.4M

By Matthew Stone on Jan. 11, 2017, at 8:10 a.m.
The demand by Maine’s top health official has stalled an upgrade required by federal law to a program that helps new moms buy healthy food.
Bangor Police Chief Mark Hathaway listens to The Acadia Hospital President Dan Coffey discuss the opiate epidemic during the One Life Project at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday, May 4.

You told us these 99 ideas to help stop more drug overdose deaths

By Erin Rhoda on May 16, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
They all come from you.

This video shows the weird body parts that we have because of evolution

By Dan MacLeod on March 29, 2016, at 5:13 p.m.
There’s a scientific reason that music sometimes gives you goosebumps, and it has to do with evolution.
Don't do this.

Scientists have a compelling reason why you shouldn’t eat snow

By Dan MacLeod on Jan. 27, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
Homemade snowcones are probably a bad idea.

Maine is among the top-10 worst states for heart attacks, according to this new poll

By Dan MacLeod on Nov. 20, 2015, at 1:11 p.m.
More than 5 percent of respondents in Maine said that they had suffered a heart attack at some point in their life.

Why your new doctor asks a lot of questions

By Cindy Leiffer on Nov. 02, 2015, at 10:57 a.m.
Most of us are good at asking questions. We are not always so good at explaining why we’re asking the questions.
Maine is the fattest state in New England and is rising quickly nationally, according to a report released Thursday.

Maybe this is why more than a quarter of Mainers are obese

By Dan MacLeod on May 30, 2015, at 8:05 a.m.

Fear dementia? Your diet, weight more important than genes, experts say

By Marni Jameson, The Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 26, 2012, at 1:12 p.m.

Prostate testing’s dark side: Men who were harmed

By Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press on Oct. 13, 2011, at 3:02 p.m.

Losing your home could be bad for your health

By Marni Jameson, The Orlando Sentinel on Oct. 05, 2011, at 2:02 p.m.

iPad helps elderly remember, socialize

By By Walter Pacheco, The Orlando Sentinel on Oct. 04, 2011, at 2:13 p.m.

For kids with OCD, adding therapy to drugs helps

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times on Sept. 26, 2011, at 9:31 a.m.

Two unexpected cleanup solutions for mold

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 13, 2010, at 12:16 a.m.

Three common questions, answers about mold

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 13, 2010, at 12:09 a.m.

Key areas to check for mold at home

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 12, 2010, at 11:51 p.m.