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Sunday, February 26, 2017
To Help Your Heart: Watch Your Blood Pressure, Eat Less Sodium
February is American Heart Month, and Penobscot Bay YMCA urges everyone in Knox County to avoid heart disease by lowering their blood pressure and reducing their intake of sodium. According to the American Heart Association . . .
Nourishing Nutrition: Weight Loss; Some Thoughts
Like many people, you may have weight loss on your mind this time of year. Maybe it was on your list of New Year’s resolutions. Or perhaps it is an ongoing goal that you keep in mind all year long. If weight is something you . . .
Midcoast Recovery Coalition Update: Praying for Michael
Michael has an illness as dangerous as any a young adult can face. This illness takes more lives than motor vehicle accidents and suicides, which topped the list of causes of death of young adults in the past. Michael’s disease . . .
Red Cross Advice on Being Ready for Winter Storms
The American Red Cross in Maine encourages everyone to be prepared for winter storms. Dave Sheehan, Regional Disaster Program Officer for the Red Cross in Maine, says, “Households need to plan as to what they would do . . .
Knox County Recovery Coalition Update: “High and Seek” — What Parents Need to Know About Teen Drug Use
In “When Teens Lie About Drugs: A Guide for Parents,” an article published on WebMD, it says: “If Tom Hedrick, a founding member of The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, could change one thing about teen drug use . . .
Knox County Recovery Coalition Update: We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of This Problem
In 2013, the most recent year for which complete data is available, 2,220,300 Americans were incarcerated in US federal or state jails and prisons, of which Maine accounted for about 2,000 people. This was on the order of one . . .
Knox County Recovery Coalition Update
On the front page of the Free Press on February 11, 2016, “Dr. Mandel’s Revolution” was announced. It was a call to action for Knox County to finally do something about the worsening opiate crisis in our communities. . . .
Knox County Recovery Coalition Update
“Six in 10 Mainers know someone who has used heroin or abused prescribed opiate painkillers,” according to a Portland Press Herald poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire. That means . . .
Knox County Recovery Coalition — A Healthy Community Is Stronger Than Any Drug
Imagine this: Imagine that you woke up one day and found that your life had changed. Imagine, after years of being a good responsible person and a good family member, that your behavior suddenly . . .
Help on the Way: Newly Formed Knox Recovery Coalition
At the April 12th meeting at Rockland City Council Chambers, a large group of stakeholders met to organize and to make plans to address the opiate addiction crisis in Knox County. . . .
Neighbors Helping Neighbors — Opiate Addiction Update
Rockland Mayor Louise Mac- Lellan-Ruf and I, along with Knox County Community Health Coalition, are coordinating a follow-up meeting to last month’s community forum, Heroin/Opiate Addiction . . .
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