Overwhelmed? Add a Time Out to Your Schedule

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You’re overwhelmed and I’m suggesting that you add one more thing to the list? Why?! Because if you don’t schedule a time out, my guess it that you will never take one. And your health — physical and mental — is likely to suffer. Does this sound like you? Try to juggle too many things […]

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 […]

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for the local food pantry

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On the third Saturday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 am cars line up at the drive-through window of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, Maine. In that hour and a half, the pantry is able to provide food to about 275 families or nearly 700 people throughout its community. Each family that […]