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Gov. Paul LePage

LePage axes four more from DHHS

By Steve Mistler, Sun Journal on Aug. 25, 2011, at 11:51 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Officials at the Department of Health Human Services confirmed Thursday that four program directors have been relieved of their duties by the LePage administration. DHHS employees were notified of the staff changes late Wednesday in an e-mail from Commissioner Mary Mayhew. The four directors are considered political …
The University of New England has named Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH, FAAP, vice president for clinical affairs, to strengthen UNEâ??s clinical partnerships and its community and public health mission.  She will join UNE on September 1.

Dr. Dora Anne Mills named VP for clinical affairs at UNE

By Meg Haskell on May 19, 2011, at 5:25 p.m.
BIDDEFORD, Maine – The University of New England has named Dora Anne Mills, the former director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, vice president for clinical affairs.  In her new role at UNE, which has campuses in Biddeford and Portland,  Mills is charged with strengthening the school’s …
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The science of being governor of Maine

By Renee Ordway on Feb. 25, 2011, at 8:58 p.m.
I apologize if this seems a bit rushed, but my damn estrogen levels seem to be soaring and it took me longer than normal to shave my beard this morning. For a moment I thought I might give Dr. Dora Anne Mills a call to find out what I might …
Dr. Dora Anne Mills, seen here with former Gov. John Baldacci, was removed as the head of the MaineCare program on Wednesday.

Dora Mills ousted from MaineCare post

By Meg Haskell on Feb. 23, 2011, at 1:41 p.m.
Dr. Dora Anne Mills, who headed up the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention for the past 14 years, was fired Wednesday from her new post as the medical director at MaineCare, the state’s Medicaid program for low-income and disabled residents. The statement Wednesday from the Maine Department of …

Maine issues health alert after meningitis case

on Dec. 15, 2010, at 6:10 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – While stressing that bacterial meningitis is not easily spread, Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Dora Anne Mills and State Epidemiologist Dr. Stephen Sears issued a public health alert after the death of a 2-year-old girl in Westbrook last week. The state issued a high-priority public …

First case of seasonal flu reported in Maine

The Associated Press on Nov. 10, 2010, at 11:43 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine health officials are confirming the first flu case of the season. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says an adult from Sagadahoc County has tested positive for influenza B. Annual outbreaks of the seasonal flu usually occur from late fall through early spring. Maine …

Baldacci impressed by obesity program

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 13, 2010, at 8:13 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci on Wednesday learned firsthand how the innovative WOW program — the Way to Optimal Weight — at the University of Maine is helping school-age children and their families improve their eating habits, increase how much they exercise and lose weight. He left the Cutler …

Maine House axes cell phone warnings

By Kevin Miller on March 25, 2010, at 3:52 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — House lawmakers rejected a bill Thursday that landed Maine in the national spotlight on the heated debate about whether cell phones could cause brain cancer in users.
An unidentified man talks on his cell phone outside a hearing  before the Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee concerning cell phone safety, in Augusta, Maine, on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Supporters of a bill want to require cell phones in Maine to carry warnings that they may cause brain cancer. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

Panel rejects warning labels on cell phones

By Meg Haskell on March 09, 2010, at 10:26 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Citing a lack of solid scientific evidence and an aversion to inciting unwarranted consumer anxiety, the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee voted Tuesday against …
Dr. Dora Anne Mills (right), director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, talks on her cell phone prior to testifying in opposition to Rep. Andrea Boland's bill LD 1706, An Act To Create the Children's Wireless Protection Act, during a public hearing at the State House in Augusta on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN

Cell phone health warning debated in Augusta

By Meg Haskell on March 02, 2010, at 10:46 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Supporters of a bill to require cell phones in Maine to carry warnings that they can cause brain cancer say the United States is lagging behind other countries that have endorsed …

Smoking on rise in state youth

By Meg Haskell on Jan. 12, 2010, at 11 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Rates of youth smoking in Maine have increased for the first time in more than a decade, according to a new report released Tuesday by the American Lung Association.

Maine CDC: Swine flu has peaked, vaccines ready

The Associated Press on Dec. 10, 2009, at 9:49 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The number of doses of swine flu vaccine has doubled recently in Maine — with 150,000 doses arriving over the past week alone — allowing more people in high-risk categories to get their inoculations, officials said Thursday.

H1N1 vaccine urged at conference

By Meg Haskell on Aug. 20, 2009, at 10:33 p.m.
Gov. Baldacci said Maine must prepare to respond to a potential level of social disruption not seen since the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918.

State board backs Lincoln turbine permit

By Kevin Miller on Aug. 06, 2009, at 9:34 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — State regulators rejected arguments Thursday that the Maine Department of Environmental Protection rushed through an application for a 40-turbine wind-energy facility in the Lincoln Lakes region.

Maine health-record network prepares for launch

By Meg Haskell on July 06, 2009, at 7:32 p.m.
Maine’s pioneering statewide health records network will go live later this month, connecting 15 hospitals, three health clinics and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to a pipeline of patient information.

State: H1N1 toll at six; medicine expected soon

By Sharon Kiley Mack on May 01, 2009, at 8:28 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The number of Mainers identified with swine flu rose to six on Friday as the state’s top public health officer announced that 50,000 doses of flu medication from federal stockpiles are expected to arrive this weekend.

5 swine flu cases so far in Maine; more expected

By Meg Haskell on April 30, 2009, at 2:15 p.m.
A youth under 18 years old in Penobscot County is the latest Mainer to be sickened by the 2009 H1N1 swine flu, and state officials said Thursday the number of cases now stands at five.

Flu prompts review of funding for drugs

By Mal Leary on April 28, 2009, at 8:34 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Last Friday the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee reduced proposed spending for anti-viral drugs in the state budget from $2,175,000 to $500,000. On Tuesday, with fears of a pandemic flu outbreak, they decided to put the issue on hold.

Trans fats unhealthful, but should they be banned?

By Kevin Miller on March 30, 2009, at 9:32 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A state lawmaker wants Maine to follow the lead of Boston and New York City in prohibiting restaurants from cooking up food with artery-clogging trans fats.

Maine kids’ immunization rates decline

By Meg Haskell on March 09, 2009, at 8:12 p.m.
Maine’s compliance with federal childhood immunization recommendations continues to slide, leaving more youngsters at risk for potentially lethal illnesses such as polio, diphtheria and whooping cough.
 
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