Health Events in Maine May 13 to May 23

Tuesday May 13


Free Skin Cancer Screening

Mercy Oncology-Hematology Center
Fore River Medical Office Building
195 Fore River Parkway
Portland, Maine

All day/Call 1-844-504-9680 to make an appointment.

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Saturday May 17

Source: Cancer Community Center

Become a Maine Buddy™

Cancer Community Center
778 Main Street
South Portland, Maine

Saturday May 17, 2014
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Volunteer to make a difference in the life of someone affected by cancer. Attend our Buddy Training Saturday, May 17th. Lunch provided.

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Monday May 19


Free Skin Cancer Screening

Southern Maine Health Care
13 Industrial Park Road
Saco, Maine

All day/Call 1-844-504-9680 to schedule an appointment.

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Wednesday May 21

Doctor examining patient

Free Cancer Screenings

Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
100 Campus Drive #121
Scarborough, Maine

Wednesday May 21, 2014

People who are uninsured or underinsured can get free screening for cancer for skin, oral, head and neck. The screening is especially important to people over the age of 60 who do not have access to a dermatologist. People with freckles, those who sunburn easily, or have a family history of skin cancer may have an increased risk. The screening will include a thorough visual exam from a qualified health professional who will provide useful prevention.

Screening is free, but you must schedule an appointment.

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Friday May 23 to Sunday May 25


The Meditative Experience of Nature: Opening to Wonder and Joy

Mindfulness Retreat Center of Maine
129 Smutty Lane
Saco, Maine

$595 residential
$295 non residential

A three-day mindfulness retreat with Terry Fralich. In this retreat, we will utilize techniques and insights that make meditation practice an effective support for minimizing stress and maximizing positive states. We will also explore meditation practice as a vehicle for opening to a relaxed spaciousness that enables us to connect more fully with the beauty and miracles of nature.

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. She now hosts and produces the Catching Health podcast and writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.