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?

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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

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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 […]