Tag Archives: Maine CDC

How Bill Nemitz May Have Cheated Colon Cancer

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Sharing what’s on his mind is what Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz does for a living. Sometimes though, it takes more than words to get people to pay attention. Telling everyone over 50, for instance, that they really need to have a colonoscopy. It can prevent colon cancer. You know you should schedule one, but you’ve […]

Legionnaires’ Disease in Maine

In the summer of 1976, a group of people attending an American Legion convention in Philadelphia all came down with pneumonia. About six months later, scientists said the cause was a strain of bacteria they hadn’t known about before. They named the strain Legionella and the pneumonia it caused, Legionnaires’ disease. Maine usually sees 10 cases a […]