Category Archives: Catching Health Stories

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 […]

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 […]

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them’s Fighting Words.

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Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host. They settled on Not Dead Yet, straight out of one of Chris’s favorite movies, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The Cancer Community Center Connection […]

Health Events in Maine July 23 to July 25

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WEDNESDAY JULY 23 Medicinal Herb Garden Walk Avena Botanicals 210 Mill Street Rockport, Maine 3:30 to 4:30 Join Deb Soule for a walk through Avena’s gardens and learn about medicinal plants!  For more information … Invisible Threat Rines Auditorium/Portland Public Library 5 Monument Way Portland, Maine 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm Award-winning student made film […]