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Monday, September 25, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:56 AM
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is not something you hear a lot of in the news, especially compared to other neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, but it affects a significant percentage of the population: one to two percent of Americans . . .
  • The volunteer Knox Clinic, which is dedicated to providing good health care to Knox County residents and surrounding towns based on a patient’s ability to pay, has saved people in the local community over $15 million in prescription drug . . .
  • September of 1998 was the first National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. That very month I was starting chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. My boys were 7, 9 and 11 at the time. For the past 19 years, I have put my experience . . .
  • Maine Dental Association is reminding students and parents that during this busy back-to-school time of year, it is important to keep oral health in mind. Dental decay is the most prevelent chronic disease among children ages 6 to 19 . . .
  • Adults age 50-plus who live with shoulder pain, and those who hope to avoid it, are invited to a presentation by Jeff Rasmussen, MD, on Monday, September 25, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Quarry Hill’s Anderson Inn in Camden. . . .
  • Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition (MCRC) will be offering training for coaches to help people recover from substance addiction. Coaches can participate in one or more programs: Helping Families Succeed, Helping Individuals in Recovery Succeed . . .
  • September is National Falls Prevention Awareness month, and Central Lincoln County (CLC) YMCA and Spectrum Generations are asking older adults, caregivers, family members and health care professionals in Lincoln County . . .
  • Lincoln County Healthcare and Coastal Senior College will present “Staying in Charge: A Free Series on Proactive Aging,” with practical information from health care professionals; people are invited to sign up for as many of the free . . .
  • October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and New Hope for Women encourages people to show support for people living in abusive relationships by displaying strands of purple lights in their business, home or church . . .
  • Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers is forming a peer support group for anyone coping with the loss of a loved one. The group is open to the community at large as well as families of hospice patients. The group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. . . .
  • Penobscot Bay YMCA, 116 Union Street in Rockport, will host a free screening and discussion of the documentary “Being Mortal” on Thursday, October 19, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; refreshments will be served. . . .
  • Many children in families affected by drug addiction endure neglect and trauma. In response to that, Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition (MCRC) has hired Rachel Smolenski, MSP, as a case manager for MCRC’s “Helping Families Succeed” . . .
  • Penobscot Bay YMCA, 116 Union Street in Rockport, will offer its next session of Livestrong, a free 12-week physical activity program designed to help cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals, starting on Tuesday, October 10. . . .
  • Free flu shots for adults are being offered on five different occasions at Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH) in Belfast. The flu shot clinics, which are open to people age 18 and over, are scheduled for Thursday, September 14 . . .
  • One of the most important services New Hope for Women (NHFW) provides to victims of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking is a toll-free 24/7 hotline. Last year, New Hope for Women hotline volunteers . . .
  • Camden Area District Nursing Association will hold its annual Flu Clinics at the following times and locations —vaccinations are free of charge to those with a Medicare card, otherwise $30 per person, cash or check only. . . .
  • Vaccines include hepatitis A/B, flu, meningococcal, TDAP/DTAP (tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), chicken pox and more
  • The 12th annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium, “Emerging Perspectives on Death, Dying and Bereavement,” will be held on Friday, October 20, at University of Maine Orono, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wells . . .
  • Rosenthal Presents the Evolution of the American Healthcare System
    Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal was for 22 years a reporter, corre- spondent, and senior writer at The New York Times before becoming editor in chief of Kaiser Health News, an independent journalism newsroom . . .
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