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Heart Palpitations. What Are They? Ask Dr. T.

Heart Palpitations. What Are They? Ask Dr. T.

Palpitations are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering or beating too hard or too fast. You may have these feelings in your chest, throat or neck. They can occur during activity or even when you're sitting still or lying down. Read more ...

Why You Shouldn't Use Hydrogen Peroxide on a Cut

Why You Shouldn't Use Hydrogen Peroxide on a Cut

If one of the first things you do when you cut yourself is flood the wound with hydrogen peroxide, STOP! Read more ...

If it's the worst headache of your life and it's sudden, it may be a brain aneurysm

If it's the worst headache of your life and it's sudden, it may be a brain aneurysm

Amy Paquette was doing an exercise video with a friend when all of a sudden she had blurred vision and a headache — a bad, bad headache. After a night of agony, she went to the emergency room. "They said I had vertigo and sent me home," she says. "I called my own doctor, who sent me to a neurologist. I had a CT scan that came back normal, but the headache wouldn't go away."

After two weeks of daily headaches she called her doctor again, told him she'd been researching her symptoms and thought she had an aneurysm. Read more ...

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Electric car enthusiasts amped about new chargers


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Electric car enthusiasts joined community leaders to unveil a new charging station that not only cuts down on time, but will get motorists back on the road at no charge at all.

The DC Quick Charge station now sits along side another two chargers at the South Portland Community Center, and as of today, is open and free to the public to pull up and plug-in. The quick charger takes about half an hour to fully charge a car instead of about four hours in a home or at a business.

Barry Woods director of the Maine Electric Vehicle Alliance says while the majority of charging happens in the home public charging stations provide piece of mind.

Marijuana advocates await vote in South Portland


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Marijuana advocates say they've collected enough signatures to send the measure to voters in South Portland.

The South Portland City Council will consider whether to enact the measure on Aug. 4. If they reject the measure, then it'll automatically go to voters on the November ballot.

Marijuana advocates submitted more than 1,500 signatures - far more than the necessary 959 valid signatures of registered city voters.

David Boyer of the Maine Marijuana Project says the measure would make it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana. It would remain illegal to consume or display marijuana in public. Under state law, possessing 2 1/2 ounces or less of marijuana is a civil offense, where violators are issued a ticket and fined.


Financial gift to help Maine farmers flourish


SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, the oldest and largest organic organization in the country, announced a million dollar gift from the Partridge Foundation to launch an Educational Programs Endowment.

"Today, we are committed to building on our success by bringing even more farmers, more jobs and more economic expansion to Maine," stated MOFGA's executive director, Ted Quaday.

The gift could grow substantially if MOFGA is able to raise another one million dollars over the next 18 months, as the Partridge Foundation has pledged to match those donations with another million dollar donation, bringing the endowment to $3 million by the end of next year.

"It is the single largest gift in the history of the organization," said Quaday.