Category Archives: I’m Not Your Mother, But

Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

Glucose test

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It’s not inevitable that you’ll eventually develop diabetes, but it increases your risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of the adults in this country […]

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Barry Atwood getting a flu shot

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 […]

Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

MMC Daily Briefing

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 […]

World Thrombosis Day

Source: Vein Healthcare Center

Guest post by Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen You may not be familiar with the word “thrombosis,” but you’ve probably heard the term “blood clot.” Thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the artery or vein and can cause the world’s top three cardiovascular killers: heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). This October 13th marks the first-ever World […]