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Portland

Health officials investigate Reiche stomach illness

Health officials investigate Reiche stomach illnessOn Tuesday, 22 Reiche Elementary students experienced a sudden stomach illness.
  • Portland
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

How one family battles its life-threatening destiny

How one family battles its life-threatening destinySixty years ago, at the tender age of 29, Audrey Wade died of "abdominal" cancer.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Diane Atwood: New resource for cancer patients

Diane Atwood: New resource for cancer patientsDiane Atwood, who writes the blog Catching Health, is here to tell us about a new resource in Maine that's designed to give cancer patients a helping hand.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Politics

Public health workers protest cuts to Healthy Maine Partnerships

Public health workers protest cuts to Healthy Maine PartnershipsThe governor wants primary care doctors to lead the charge in smoking prevention and cessation efforts.
  • Politics
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

CDC: IUD & Implant use increased among women

CDC: IUD & Implant use increased among womenPlanned Parenthood said access to birth control reduces costs overall.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Diane Atwood: A hard-learned lesson about shingles

Diane Atwood: A hard-learned lesson about shinglesWould you recognize shingles if you saw it?
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Health

Lewiston nonprofit again nabs most enrollees on exchange

Lewiston nonprofit again nabs most enrollees on exchangeA special sign-up period will begin March 15 for some people.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Health

The beauty within: battling emotional pain and eating disorders

The beauty within: battling emotional pain and eating disordersTo deal with her emotional pain, Julia Osborne turned to food. It was a decision that started a downward spiral.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Diane Atwood: Caring for someone with dementia

Diane Atwood: Caring for someone with dementiaMillions of Americans have Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Health

UNE researchers working on method to identify superbug

UNE researchers working on method to identify superbugCurrently, it can take days to determine if an infection was caused by Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Health

Hospital ER's see long waits for mentally ill patients

Hospital ER's see long waits for mentally ill patientsDoctors, nurses and mental health experts said patients can wait in ERs for days.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Health

The beauty within: finding the strength and money for eating disorder treatment

The beauty within: finding the strength and money for eating disorder treatmentCatie Colby's doctors said that if she doesn't get treatment soon, she will likely die from her eating disorder.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Health

The beauty within: the battle of overcoming anorexia nervosa

The beauty within: the battle of overcoming anorexia nervosaWhen Morgan Horn looked in the mirror, she used to see a disgusting, overweight person. In reality, she was wilting away.
  • Health
  • 2 months ago
Local

Diane Atwood: Safety tips for shoveling snow

Diane Atwood: Safety tips for shoveling snowSafety tips for shoveling snow
  • Local
  • 2 months ago
Mental Health

Push to give police more mental health training

Push to give police more mental health trainingAdvocates said that Crisis Intervention training can mean the difference between life and death.
  • Mental Health
  • 2 months ago
Health

The beauty within: resources for eating disorder help

The beauty within: resources for eating disorder helpThere are many resources online for those who are suffering from an eating disorder and for friends and family.
  • Health
  • 2 months ago
Health

The beauty within: books for eating disorder help

The beauty within: books for eating disorder helpThere are thousands of books that offer help and insight to those sick and their family members.
  • Health
  • 2 months ago
Health

Lawmakers push to further expand access to overdose antidote

Lawmakers push to further expand access to overdose antidoteGov. Paul LePage argues that making the anti-overdose antidote too readily available could encourage drug use.
  • Health
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Health

New bill would allow medical pot in Maine hospitals

New bill would allow medical pot in Maine hospitalsFederal law bans the drug in hospitals, the very place parents say where their children need the drug the most.
  • Health
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Buddy to Buddy

Promising new clinical trial for metastatic breast cancer

Promising new clinical trial for metastatic breast cancerThe goal in treating these patients shifts to slowing the progression of the cancer. Thereby prolonging their life.
  • Buddy to Buddy
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

Franklin Memorial restricts visitors due to flu

Franklin Memorial restricts visitors due to fluThe Maternal and Child Health Unit is restricting visitors due to flu concerns.
  • Health
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Education

Barbara Bush Children's Hospital accepts $250K endowment

Barbara Bush Children's Hospital accepts $250K endowmentThe endowment will allow the hospital to have a full-time teacher.
  • Education
  • 3 months ago
Health

Flu cases on the rise in Maine

Flu cases on the rise in MaineMore than 200 cases were reported last week alone.
  • Health
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
Local

LePage spent $53K in Medicaid fight with feds

LePage spent $53K in Medicaid fight with fedsGov. Paul LePage spent nearly $53,000 in failed attempt to remove young adults from Maine's Medicaid Program.
  • Local
  • 3 months, 1 week ago
National News

FDA to end ban on blood from some gay donors

FDA to end ban on blood from some gay donorsSince 1983, the FDA has had a blanket ban on blood donations from men who have sex men.
  • National News
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

Raw sprouts linked to food poisoning along East Coast

Raw sprouts linked to food poisoning along East CoastThe CDC said that Wonton foods is linked to the illness with bean sprouts.
  • Health
  • 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

ME CDC reports chickenpox outbreak in Penobscot County

ME CDC reports chickenpox outbreak in Penobscot CountyThe CDC defines an outbreak as three or more cases in one school.
  • Health
  • 5 months ago