Health Events in Maine August 31 to September 13

SUNDAY AUGUST 31

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First Annual Overdose Awareness Day

Railroad Square Cinema
17 Railroad Square
Waterville, Maine

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Here in Maine we lose about one person every other day to drug overdose. Join us to watch “The Opiate Effect,” followed by a discussion with Henry “Skip” Gates whose son is featured in the film. For more information …

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2

The ARK

Fall Herb Class: Roots for Preventing Lyme Disease

The Ark
791 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, Maine

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Ark offers several free classes taught by experienced professionals that cover the full spectrum of mind, body and spirit, including plant-based cooking classes, herbal, massage, hydro therapy and doctor’s lectures on chronic disease and weight-loss.

Preventing Lyme Disease is the first of a four-part series about herbal remedies.

Sept 2 — Roots for Preventing Lyme Disease
Sept 9 — Roots for Preventing Colds & Flu
Sept 16 — Roots for Detox
Sept 23 — Roots for Nourishment

$10 per class or $35 for whole series.

For more information …

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7

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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

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Community Acupuncture with Kath Bartlett

Cancer Community Center
778 Main Street
South Portland, Maine

9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Kath Bartlett, MS, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist & traditional Chinese herbalist. Community Acupuncture consists of short treatments performed in a group setting with a focus on one predominant symptom, e.g., pain, nausea or stress. Preference will be given to patients currently undergoing cancer treatments.

For more information …

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13

2014 KAT-Walk & Karo-5k start

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 …

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Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, I 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. Now, I'm a baby boomer not interested in retiring. I write the Catching Health blog and am back on TV as a regular guest on the Morning Report. I'm also a college art student at USM. You can read about that adventure on my other blog mylatestart.bangordailynews.com. It's good (and healthy) to be busy!