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Heartwise schedules Heart Month events

DOVER FOXCROFT, Maine — Heartwise, the cardiac rehabilitation program at Mayo Regional Hospital, has scheduled a variety of activities during American Heart Month in February. Heartwise will offer fasting lipid profiles and blood sugar tests during Cardiac Rehab Week from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 14 and 16, in the Medical Office [...]

Rape Response services offers advocate training beginning Feb. 8

BANGOR, Maine — A comprehensive 40 hour training program for prospective volunteer advocates has been scheduled by Rape Response Services (RRS) beginning Feb. 8, at Penquis, located at 262 Harlow St. The mission is to offer hope, support and advocacy to victims and people affected by sexual assault and stalking, to provide education about sexual [...]

Appearance related cancer care sponsored by American Cancer Society

BREWER, Maine — The American Cancer Society will offer a free community-based, national program entitled, Look Good…Feel Better, for female cancer patients wishing to learn how to overcome appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The classes will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays on  Feb.6, April 2, June 4, and Aug. 6, at [...]

UMFK blood drive Jan. 31

FORT KENT, Maine — The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Fox Auditorium. The blood drive is co-sponsored by UMFK’s Kappa Rho and Student Nurses’ Organization. To schedule an appointment a table will be set up in [...]

Bangor’s Public Health Board hosting program on bath salts Jan. 26

BANGOR, Maine –The City of Bangor’s Public Health Advisory Board will be hosting a viewing of “Designer Drugs: The New Frontier” at 1 p.m.  Thursday, Jan. 26,  in City of Bangor Council Chambers, 73 Harlow St. The hour-long program features an in-depth look at the bath salts epidemic in Bangor, Maine and was developed collaboratively [...]

Diabetes Prevention Program offered at MCMH on February 8, 2012

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital is offering a program for people who are at risk of developing diabetes or have been told they are “pre-diab from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Medical Office Building Classroom (Door C) of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Small Steps-Big Rewards is a two-hour program [...]

Residents and families highly recommend the Knox Center

ROCKPORT, Maine — Ninety-two present of long-term residents and families rated their overall satisfaction and willingness to recommend the Knox Center for Log Term Care to others as “excellent” or “good” states a report released by the nursing home. The results come from the Knox Center’s recent satisfaction survey conducted by My InnerView, a third- [...]

Hancock County Diabetes Support Group February 7 at 6:30 MCMH Classroom – Free & Open to the public

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Hancock County Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m.  Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Classroom (Door C) at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. Join a discussion on “Diabetes Complications and How to Avoid Them” with Sherrie Downing, Physician Assistant at Ellsworth Internal Medicine. Learn what the long term complications of diabetes [...]

Give Kids A Smile

BANGOR, Maine — The Dental Health Programs at the University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor is involved in this years’ Give Kids a Smile Day (GKAS), an ADA organized effort to provide donated dental services to children. This free dental care for kids is available only one day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. [...]

Simple Ways Parents Can Keep Kids Safe on New Bikes

ROCKPORT, Maine –  Bicycling is the most popular outdoor activity for American kids (Outdoor Foundation). In 2009 alone, nearly 30 percent of all U.S. children aged 6 to 17 rode a bicycle — nearly 15 million individuals. A growing number of parents recognize the incredible potential of bicycles as a fun and fit present for [...]