Category: Health & Wellness

Pandemic Guidelines as of June 14

Like many of you, we’re excited to see our community taking small steps towards brighter days. As the pandemic evolves, we find ourselves continuously evaluating efforts to see that we are also moving safely in the right direction.

New Recommended Age to Begin Colorectal Screening is 45

The new recommended age to begin colorectal screening is 45 in average risk adults. This is 5 years earlier than the old recommendation and has roughly 21 million people aged 45-49 scratching their heads as to the next steps. We sat down with Dr. Sighinolfi to break down the important information.

Veggie Time- Welcoming our Community Vegetable Exchange Stand

It’s that time of year—the Community Vegetable Exchange Stand is now open! This program is designed to provide community members with access to fresh fruits and vegetables free of charge.

You VS. Mental Health Stigma

When talking about the issues of mental health in our community, the topic of “stigma” often follows. Why does the mental health stigma exist? Why is it so damaging to those seeking treatment? How can we break the stigma? The solution is complex, but it starts with you.

Primary Care: Positive Relationships = Positive Outcomes

Your relationship with your primary care provider is a powerful one. When you connect with the right PCP, you’ll find that communication comes easier, you’re more comfortable, and you might even look forward to your annual visits. A strong relationship with your primary care provider leads to positive health outcomes.

The Risks of Browntail Moth Hairs

Browntail moth caterpillars may seem harmless at first glance, but their tiny hairs can actually cause a skin reaction like poison ivy and may cause trouble breathing if inhaled. These caterpillars are now emerging from their winter webs in trees across all Maine counties.

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