Health

 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves his office ahead of today's vote on the health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2017.

With Pence breaking tie, Senate votes to begin debate on Obamacare repeal bill

By Noam N. Levey and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau on July 25, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.
It remains unclear whether House Republicans would agree to this more limited repeal plan.

Thousands answer the call, but Red Cross blood shortage continues

By Julie Harris on July 25, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
he Wiscasset Dental sign on Monday, July 24. The practice abruptly stopped seeing patients due to the illness of dentist and founder Dr. Catherine Bunin-Stevenson.

Midcoast dentist shutters business, leaves 3,500 without dental care

By Abigail Adams on July 25, 2017, at 3:26 p.m.
A dentist’s unforeseen illness is forcing Wiscasset Dental, a practice with about 3,500 patients, to close abruptly after about 11 years in business.
LIFE SIMPLIFIED

Label ALERT

on July 25, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
Marshall Healthcare Facility in Machias.

Marshall Healthcare Facility earns 2017 Silver National Quality Award

on July 25, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Eating healthy isn’t the way to lose weight

on July 25, 2017, at 9:21 a.m.
SLOWER TRAFFIC

Public Transportation in Maine is a lot like Sailing

on July 25, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
CATCHING HEALTH

How some emergency responders are trying to keep people well and out of the hospital

on July 25, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Community paramedicine is a growing trend around the country. Instead of providing emergency care, trained paramedics are helping to keep people well. Learn how in this podcast.
Dr. Ann Hamilton of Bangor on left, with Maine AllCare volunteer Lanny Anderson from Deer Isle, discussing the benefits of Medicare for All type of system at the Fishermen's Day event in Stonington.

Maine AllCare Finds Community Support at Fisherman’s Day in Stonington

By Joe Lendvai on July 24, 2017, at 9:07 p.m.

Savvy Caregiver Program Training

By Josephine Cirrinone on July 24, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.

Savvy Caregiver Program Training

By Josephine Cirrinone on July 24, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
OxyContin, in 80 mg pills, in a 2013 file image. A $45 billion proposal for opioid treatment in the healthcare bill currently being crafted in the Senate would fall far short, health experts say. (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Portland considers lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

By Jake Bleiberg on July 24, 2017, at 1:19 p.m.
The city is considering whether to join a growing legal push against the makers of prescription painkillers that have contributed to Maine’s deadly opioid epidemic.
“The sun is an immune system stimulant. It is technically toxic to the skin and irritates the skin.”

Can you be allergic to the sun?

By Mayo Clinic News Network on July 24, 2017, at 11:35 a.m.
Be careful, because the sun can cause more trouble than just sunburn.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

Ditch your diet because today is National Drive Thru Day

on July 24, 2017, at 7:06 a.m.
CATCHING HEALTH

Let’s bake and break some bread together

on July 24, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Bakers and bread lovers — affectionately known as grainiacs — will be descending upon Skowhegan, Maine to celebrate … what else? Bread!
CATCHING HEALTH

Let’s bake and break some bread together

on July 24, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Bakers and bread lovers — affectionally known as grainiacs — will be descending upon Skowhegan, Maine to celebrate … what else? Bread!
VIDEO
Wayne Atkins during his hike in New Hampshire. He contracted flesh-eating bacteria through a blister during the hike.

Flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills man hiking in New Hampshire

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post on July 23, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
“He went to the hospital thinking he had a blister that made him sick. By the time I got to Miami that night, he was already in liver failure, kidney failure.”
RECOVERY ROCKS

100 Ways to not die

on July 23, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
HEALTHIER YOU

These 10 foods should be on your shopping list

on July 23, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The key components to staying full and eating for health include these 10 food items. Make them a part of your daily diet.
Maine is home to 14 tick species, two of which pose significant health threats. Lyme disease cases reached a high of 1,485 in 2016, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

As Lyme disease spreads, researchers focus on stemming the threat in Maine

By Elyse Catalina, UMaine Today Magazine on July 22, 2017, at 10:51 a.m.
Cases of Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne disease, reached a high of 1,485 in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.