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Learn How to Do Hands-Only CPR to the Beat of Stayin' Alive

Learn How to Do Hands-Only CPR to the Beat of Stayin' Alive

You see someone collapse. You panic and stand there wringing your hands, thinking, "OMG, what am I supposed to do? CPR? I took that class several years ago — what was it I learned?"

Here's your chance to learn two simple steps that will empower, not derail you — and potentially save a life. Read more ...

HEALTH EVENTS IN MAINE MAY 17 TO MAY 31

HEALTH EVENTS IN MAINE MAY 17 TO MAY 31
SATURDAY MAY 17

CROHN'S COLITIS Take Steps Walk
 

Riverside Athletic Center
1173 Riverside Street
Portland, Maine

4:00 pm

Take Steps is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s national walk program. These walks raise funds for critical research and increase awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, painful and unpredictable digestive diseases. Thousands of people will gather this year at 170 Take Steps walks nationwide to join the fight against Crohn’s and colitis. The walks are family friendly festivals with activities for everyone including games, music, and great food. Funds raised through Take Steps will help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases.

Health Events in Maine May 13 to May 23

Health Events in Maine May 13 to May 23
TUESDAY MAY 13

Free Skin Cancer Screening

Mercy Oncology-Hematology Center
Fore River Medical Office Building
195 Fore River Parkway
Portland, Maine

Want to find out more about Lyme disease?

According to the Maine Center for Disease Control, in 2013 there were 1,095 confirmed cases of Lyme disease. Megan Kelly, the Maine CDC epidemiologist, will lead a discussion about Lyme disease, including a question and answer period, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, at the  Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast..

Most at risk are people who spend time in brushy or wooded areas. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria spread by ticks and people can get it if they are bitten by an infected tick. But not everyone who is bitten by a tick will get Lyme disease. Infected ticks usually don’t spread Lyme disease until they have been attached for at least 36 hours, so it's important to remove ticks as soon as they are noticed.

However, people can be infected by a deer tick in fewer than 24 hours, especially if, when removing the tick, its body is squeezed and Lyme germs are injected into the person's body.

Denny’s Franchisee’s Free Prescription Drug Discount Cards for Maine Residents

 

 

Make Use of Card during May’s National Asthma/Allergy Awareness Month!

Residents of Augusta, Bangor, Ellsworth, Portland, and Rockport, ME  and the surrounding areas now have access to free discount prescription drug cards compliments of Joe Cloutier, owner of Realty Resources Hospitality, a Denny's Franchise. The Discount Rx Card is a FREE prescription assistance program available to everyone, recently launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. The program provides savings of up to 75% on prescription medications.

Health Events in Maine May 5 to May 21

MONDAY MAY 5
Conception and Beyond

Maine Medical Center
The Dana Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Spring Has Arrived in Maine and so Have the Farmers' Markets

Spring Has Arrived in Maine and so Have the Farmers' Markets

Saturday was such a beautiful day — perfect for a trip to the Farmers' Market at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. Yes, the season had begun. I couldn't help but take a few pictures. See more ...