From Spirituality and Healthcare to Unnecessary Medical Tests and Treatment: On the Catching Health Calendar.

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Check out upcoming health events in Maine. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5 Thresholds Conference Pre-Conference Lecture and Reception Join Hospice of Southern Maine for an informative and engaging lecture featuring the keynote speaker of the 5th Annual Thresholds Conference, Dr. Christina Puchalski. A pioneer and internationally recognized leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into healthcare in […]

Six Numbers You Should Know and Why

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If you’re like most people, you keep track of a lot of numbers — important numbers — not to mention passwords. I’ll apologize up front because I’m going to tell you about some more numbers you should know. They’re important because they tell you something about the state of your health. Body Mass Index (BMI) What […]

Mast Cell Disease: When Your Immune System Becomes the Enemy

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Three years ago, Crystal Goodwin, who just turned 30, lived a fairly normal life. She had a fulltime job and enjoyed hanging out with friends, working out at the gym and going on trips with her sister. A rare disorder called mast cell activation syndrome changed Crystal’s life almost overnight. It all began in September, […]

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

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Are you up to date on your shots?  Oh, you thought those were only for kids. They’re not, and a lot of adults haven’t had the shots they need to keep them from getting and spreading certain diseases. Vaccine preventable diseases Chicken pox Diphtheria Flu Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Human Papillomavirus Mumps Pneumococcus Rubella Shingles […]

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 18 Standish-Buxton CROP Hunger Walk The Buxton-Standish Clergy Association is holding our second annual Crop Hunger Walk in Standish. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service. Last year, our small group raised almost $5,000! Please join us! Memory Lane Music Hall Blake Road Standish, Maine 9:00 am For info […]

Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

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In an effort to help staff separate fact from fiction, this afternoon Maine Medical Center’s Communications and Marketing department sent out its first MMC Daily Briefing on Ebola and Infection Prevention. “[We wanted staff to] know what we’re doing as an organization to prepare for the possibility of Ebola in Maine,” explained Matthew Paul, Director of […]