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Saturday, July 4, 2020
  • Spectrum Generations and Healthy Living for ME are offering a free workshop for adults who are interested in learning how to prevent falls and relieve arthritic pain: Tai Chi for Health and Balance, July 7 through August 27....
  • The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently distributed home testing kits as part of National HIV Testing Day, an annual occasion to encourage people to get an HIV test. Maine CDC encourages individuals ...
  • We are two months past IBS awareness month, but I would still like to draw your attention to it. For those who are unfamiliar, IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating ...
  • Following a bipartisan push from U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new nationwide waiver that will ...
  • Waldo County Dental Care, which seeks to increase access to dental care for low-income, uninsured adults, has received a grant of $16,000 from United Midcoast Charities. The funds will be used to offset general expenses....
  • Good Shepherd Hunger Projections, by County
    Hunger across Maine is climbing due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine’s largest hunger-relief organization, is assessing the local impact in each of Maine’s 16 counties, as statewide rates of ...
  • The nonprofit Skin Cancer Foundation is publicizing its suggestions for sun protection based on research showing that sunscreen reduces skin cancer risk and helps prevent premature skin aging caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun....
  • Journey to Health, an educational outreach program of MaineHealth, will offer several free, online courses in the coming weeks, as well as a virtual run to benefit oncology patients. “Take a Break with Guided Meditation” will be held on Monday ...
  • The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is offering its “10 Steps to a Healthier You” series online. The program is free to income-eligible adults with children....
  • The Maine Women’s Fund will provide emergency funding of more than $53,000 — raised through its rapid-response Safety First for Women Fund — to meet the urgent needs of women and girls across the state....
  • Knox Clinic Gets Help from UMC Grant
    The Knox Clinic has received a $25,000 grant from United Midcoast Charities to provide medical, dental, mental health and wellness services and assistance purchasing prescriptions to local low-income uninsured or ...
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will begin broadening services in phases. Staff will continue safety measures including physical distancing, requiring face coverings and staff and veteran screening for signs of COVID-19 ...
  • As MaineHealth begins to restore some services in accordance with state guidelines, the organization announced enhanced safety measures and set criteria for which patients will be seen during this first phase of reopening....
  • The Pharmacy at Pen Bay Medical Center has made the drug naloxone available without a prescription to anyone who wants it in response to Maine’s high rate of overdose deaths. Although still being tallied, data collected by the state ...
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released a coronavirus chatbot, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to quickly triage COVID-19 symptoms and answer questions about testing options, stimulus ...
  • Thank you, Tall Pines Workers —
    Handmade cards, carefully wrapped in plastic bags against the weather, were left anonymously under the windshield wipers of staff vehicles at Tall Pines in Belfast. The retirement home and assisted-living facility is the epicenter ...
  • Volunteers in Thomaston continue their efforts to sew and distribute protective face masks for people in Thomaston who need them. Kathryn Landon-Malone is sewing face masks and Diana Beach is in charge of getting them ...
  • Maine’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Maine) has launched Teen Text Support Line, a new mental health program for youth ages 14 to 20 living in Maine. The Text Line can be reached at 515-8398....
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern New England has launched a new telehealth program in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine that allows patients to access health care services by phone or through a private, secure ...
  • The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and a group of partners has launched a new support service, the FrontLine WarmLine, to help Maine health care workers and first responders manage the stress of serving ...
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