Heartsaver training offered in June at SVH

on May 27, 2015, at 2:44 p.m.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: SVH Administrative Building, 130 Leighton St., Pittsfield, Maine For more information: 207-487-3890 PITTSFIELD, Maine — Sebasticook Valley Health Community Health and Education will offer Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid training in June …

SVH Diabetes Support Group to hear about foot self-exams

on May 27, 2015, at 2:33 p.m.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: SVH Administrative Building, 130 Leighton St., Pittsfield, Maine For more information: 207-487-3890 PITTSFIELD, Maine — Sebasticook Valley Health  announces that Inland Hospital’s diabetes educator Sue Palumbo will provide information about foot self-examinations at the June 11 SVH Diabetes Support Group meeting. The …
A fishway on the grounds of Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley allows fish such as alewives to return to their birthplace to spawn.

Federal rule will safeguard drinking water for 500,000 Mainers

By Jackie Farwell on May 27, 2015, at 2:16 p.m.
Drinking water for nearly 500,000 Maine residents will be protected under federal regulations announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama’s administration. The new rule aims to safeguard streams and wetlands from pollution and development. The rule, finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, restores nearly …

Seventeen and pregnant

on May 27, 2015, at 2:03 p.m.
She came to the ER for complaints of dizziness, intermittent nausea and fatigue x 5 days. She denied vomiting, diarrhea or pain. She told me that she is never sick and that this is “really bothering me because I play field hockey and I have to be able to practice…preseason.” …
The 2015 Governor’s Award for EMS Services was presented to Dr. Peter Goth, medical director of TAMC’s Emergency Department and Critical Care Transport, in Augusta as part of the kick-off to National Emergency Medical Services Week observances in Maine.  Joining in presenting the award to Dr. Goth were (left to right), Geno Murray, CEO of C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital and chair of Trauma Advisory Committee. Maine DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew, Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Morris, Dr. Goth, Jeff Rowe, chief of the Kennebunk Fire Department and chair of the Board of Maine EMS.

TAMC’s Dr. Peter Goth earns Governor’s Award for EMS services

By TAMC Communication and Development on May 27, 2015, at 10:50 a.m.
Aroostook County – When an emergency happens, staff at TAMC are well-equipped to handle the situation, thanks, in large part, to the tireless work of Peter Goth, MD, FACEP, medical director of TAMC’s Emergency Department and Critical Care Transport. Maine Emergency Medical Services honored Dr. Goth’s decades of pioneering work …

Free meals for kids at Leroy Smith School during summer

on May 27, 2015, at 9:19 a.m.
WINTERPORT, Maine — Free meals will be available to teens and children ages 18 and younger 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 22-Aug. 21, at Leroy H. Smith School. The meals will follow U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional guidelines. No application is necessary; just bring your child. Volunteers are welcome. If …

When You Hold a Patient’s Hand… Don’t Wear a Glove

By Pen Bay Healthcare on May 27, 2015, at 9:02 a.m.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Picker Family Resource Center, 3 Glen Cove Drive, Suite 2, Rockport, ME For more information: 207-921-8950 Join Dr. Stuart Gilbert for a talk about his book, “When You Hold a Patient’s Hand… Don’t Wear a Glove,” based on his experiences …

Recovering For Our Kids Sake

on May 27, 2015, at 9 a.m.
Parenting is the most difficult, important, and honorable job a person can take on. With great intentions, we screw up even on our best days. Living with addiction, depression, anxiety or other illnesses can make an already hard job unmanageable. We know the adage that ultimately, recovery is something we …
Geraldine (Gerry) Gross with UCP of Maine

UCP of Maine announces new addition to speech therapy

By Marc Inman on May 27, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.
UCP of Maine is pleased to announce a new addition to our speech department within our Bridges – Early Intervention program. Geraldine (Gerry) Gross will be joining the UCP of Maine – Bridges staff on June 29, 2015. She comes to us from the Newport School system, where she worked …
A former Assembly of God church in Oxford is being restored to help recovering drug addicts.

Neighbors oppose group home for recovering addicts

By CBS 13 on May 27, 2015, at 7:42 a.m.
OXFORD | A religious group’s proposal to turn an old church into a men’s home for recovering addicts in Oxford is facing a lot of opposition from people who live nearby. Deb Wiles has spent decades on the quiet block. “This is a neighborhood of families,” she said. She’d …

Carbs! Are they your body’s friend or foe?

on May 27, 2015, at 7:19 a.m.
“I can’t have carbs. They make me fat,” she says while she eats her yogurt. “You realize your 1/2 cup of yogurt has 19 grams of carbs, right?” replies her friend. The panicked woman looks like she just swallowed arsenic and she spits our the yogurt and shouts, “no way!” Not …

Men, follow this simple advice. It could save your life

on May 27, 2015, at 6:30 a.m.
Guest post by retired dermatologist J. Michael Taylor, MD, MPH According to a recent survey by the Skin Cancer Foundation, men over age 50 are twice as likely as women to die from malignant melanoma. This difference increases with age. Men are also much more likely to develop the more …

Is Social Media Affecting Your Mental Health?

on May 27, 2015, at 6:28 a.m.
I will be the first to admit that I am addicted to Facebook. I mindlessly scroll through the news feed on my phone for much longer than I should. However, I noticed that during times of depression, Facebook and other forms of social media tend to make me feel very …

West Virginia’s 20-week abortion ban takes effect

By Reuters on May 26, 2015, at 3:52 p.m.
A law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy took effect in West Virginia Tuesday, making the state one of 12 to prohibit abortions after that period. The law cites fetal pain as a reason to prohibit abortion at that point in the pregnancy. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, …
Karri Gilliam

Homeless Mainers getting better health care

By David Harry on May 26, 2015, at 2:01 p.m.
PORTLAND | Karri Gilliam said she makes friends easily. But few friendships she has made are as valued as the one with Shawna Holloway. “We hit it right off. We walked into a room and started talking, and she has been helping me ever since,” Gilliam said last week. …

Spaghetti supper to raise funds for Wendy Colavecchio

on May 26, 2015, at 12:55 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-299-6976 BANGOR, Maine — A spaghetti dinner will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St., to benefit Wendy Colavecchio’s recovery …

Student Risk Behavior and Academics – The Prescription for Success and Wellness

on May 26, 2015, at 12:13 p.m.
A new info graphic was released last week that looks at the association between academic grades and health behaviors.  The info graphic comes from a special technical report based off of 2013 data from the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey.  This is a survey conducted every two years in Maine …
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan

Portland needle exchange program funding dropped to its last $10

By David Harry on May 26, 2015, at 11:47 a.m.
Progress on a program to divert nonviolent drug offenders to treatment and housing instead of jail has slowed, but state funding is a possibility, Mayor Michael Brennan said May 21. Brennan was speaking at a meeting with his subcommittee on substance abuse, where Caroline Teschke, the clinical …

5 reasons martial arts classes aren’t just for kids

on May 26, 2015, at 11:20 a.m.
I’ve been training in martial arts nearly my entire life, and I absolutely love it. Sure, I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid, but I think taking up martial arts training is one of the healthiest, most rewarding activities an adult can do. In the interest of full disclosure, I do teach martial …

One Breath, Then Another: An Interactive Yoga Show in Portland’s Fringe Theater Festival

By Amanda Miller on May 26, 2015, at 10:16 a.m.
Friday, June 26, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday, June 28, 2015 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, Maine For more information: 207-400-4967; (Portland, ME) As part of the 2015 PortFringe Theater Festival, Amanda Erin Miller will perform her One …
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