Health Events in Maine September 13 to September 22

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 KAT-Walk & Karo-5K for Brain Aneurysm Awareness Back Cove Baxter Boulevard & Preble Street Extension Portland, Maine 11:00 am to 3:00 pm This annual event benefits the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in its efforts to support early detection, education, fund research and create awareness about brain aneurysms. For more information … Soup Making […]

I Don’t Know What to Say to Mom

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Dementia changes how people experience and interact with the world around them. The way a person with dementia uses words often leaves family members and caregivers unsure how to respond. After years of being able to communicate interactively, and exchange information clearly, as dementia progresses this flow suddenly shifts. Initially, it may be an occasional […]

Overwhelmed? Add a Time Out to Your Schedule

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You’re overwhelmed and I’m suggesting that you add one more thing to the list? Why?! Because if you don’t schedule a time out, my guess it that you will never take one. And your health — physical and mental — is likely to suffer. Does this sound like you? Try to juggle too many things […]

Health Events in Maine September 7 to September 13

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7 FARE Food Allergy Walk Payson Park Baxter Boulevard Portland, Maine Registration/check-in 1:00 to 2:00. The Fare Walk is a family-friendly event that takes place in communities nationwide to raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. For more information … TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 9 Community Acupuncture with Kath Bartlett Cancer Community […]

The Doctor Will See You Now – On Your Smart Phone

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Telemedicine — using electronic communications to exchange medical information — is not a new idea. Just a few months ago, I wrote about a home care agency in Maine that uses telemedicine to help elderly clients stay home longer. According to the American Telemedicine Association, the use of telemedicine started more than forty years ago with hospitals trying to […]