Health

 
Belfast yoga teacher April Dove.

New Wednesday morning class at Belfast Yoga Studio

By Susan Guthrie on Jan. 23, 2017, at 9:19 p.m.

Savvy Caregiver Program Training

By Josephine Cirrinone on Jan. 23, 2017, at 4:13 p.m.
A woman holds a sign at a rally and lobby day organized by the Maine Peoples Alliance at the State House in Augusta, Jan. 8, 2014.

Looming Obamacare repeal doesn’t stop Maine push to expand Medicaid

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 23, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.
Proponents of expanding Medicaid in Maine under the provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act will deliver more than 66,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office Tuesday.
PUBLIC HEALTH: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF LIVING WELL IN MAINE

I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it any more!

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.

Diversion Alert success highlighted in study

By Jen Lynds on Jan. 23, 2017, at 7:28 a.m.
A statewide prescription drug abuse prevention program has published a peer reviewed journal article highlighting the agency’s efficiency in changing prescribing behaviors and improving patient care in Maine.
CATCHING HEALTH

Zebrafish may hold the answer to why early life stress can make you sick when you’re an adult

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Scientists at MDI Biological Laboratory are using zebrafish to figure out exactly what happens when embryos are exposed to elevated levels of stress hormones.
CATCHING HEALTH

Zebrafish may hold the answer to why early life stress can make you sick when you’re an adult

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Scientists at MDI Biological Laboratory are using zebrafish to figure out exactly what happens when embryos are exposed to elevated levels of stress hormones.

Mantis Yoga for Kids

By Holly Twining on Jan. 22, 2017, at 3:22 p.m.
The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as "Obamacare", outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, on Oct. 4, 2013.

With executive order, Trump tosses a ‘bomb’ into fragile health insurance markets

By Juliet Eilperin and Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s new executive order instructing federal agencies to grant relief to constituencies affected by the Affordable Care Act has begun to reverberate throughout the nation’s health care system, injecting further uncertainty into an already unsettled insurance landscape.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

The most dangerous diets

on Jan. 22, 2017, at 8:07 a.m.
SLOWER TRAFFIC

What’s Left of our National Conversation?

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 9:18 a.m.
The Wellspring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services office can be seen on Friday in Bangor.

Wellspring still searching for home for 10-bed detox center

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
“We are having a hard time finding a suitable property,” Suzanne Farley, Wellspring’s executive director, said Thursday.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

You may be an emotional eater and you don’t know it

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:14 a.m.
INSPIRE HEALTHY LIVING

The best part of the day…

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 6 a.m.
RECOVERY ROCKS

I am a snowflake

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:57 p.m.
VIDEO
This is what retail jars of LobsteRx skin care cream might look like if a Maine firm called Lobster Unlimited LLC is successful in developing it and bringing it to market. The company has developed the ointment from lobster hemolymph, or blood, which currently is discarded as waste by millions of pounds each year by Maine lobster meat processors.

Lobster blood could be the next best thing to help treat warts, shingles

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
Lobster industry researchers in Maine say they’ve determined that uncooked lobster hemolymph, or blood, has medicinal properties that can be used to treat viruses that cause warts and shingles.
HEALTHIER YOU

Are you a “Carb” ivore?

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:11 p.m.
SEE YOU LIGHTER

How to reduce gas when dieting

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
THE LYME LIFE

An Inside View of Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education With Paula Jackson Jones

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 5:59 p.m.
Cannabis can be seen at the Home Grown Maine Medical Marijuana Trade Show at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor in this April 2014 file photo.

Maine lawmakers speed effort to put hold on marijuana sales

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 19, 2017, at 4:36 p.m.
Enactment votes on a bill that would delay portions of Maine’s new recreational marijuana law could come early next week after a unanimous committee vote in favor of the bill Thursday.