Category Archives: I’m Not Your Mother, But

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 […]

Do You Ever Worry About Contaminants in Your Drinking Water?

Thirsty man filling a big glass of water

Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, personal care products, flame retardants, detergents and new types of herbicides and pesticides. What do these items have in common? They’re all emerging contaminants that have detected at trace levels in drinking water. The contaminants on the list have been around for as long as we’ve been using them, but we’ve only recently […]

Where to Get Your Health Questions Answered

live chat

I’ve been doing research for an upcoming blog post and was feeling frustrated because I couldn’t find what I needed. I decided to turn to the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center for assistance. The Learning Resource Center has been around as long as I can remember, offering health classes and education, and access to a resource library. It recently […]

I Don’t Know What to Say to Mom

Man shrugging shoulders

Dementia changes how people experience and interact with the world around them. The way a person with dementia uses words often leaves family members and caregivers unsure how to respond. After years of being able to communicate interactively, and exchange information clearly, as dementia progresses this flow suddenly shifts. Initially, it may be an occasional […]