How Medical Marijuana is Helping Mark Bushey Cope with ALS

How Medical Marijuana is Helping Mark Bushey Cope with ALS

In November 2013, Mark Bushey was diagnosed with ALS, the horrible disease that prompted so many of us to do the ice bucket challenge

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World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day

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). Learn the signs and how to prevent thrombosis ...

Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

Don't Miss Out! October Health Events in Maine

From Communities CARE to people looking for a "dental home" to connecting with your inner child. Read all about these upcoming events and more on the Catching Health Calendar! 

DCIS. What is it? Watch Catching Health on the Morning Report

DCIS. What is it? Watch Catching Health on the Morning Report

In case you missed us! Sharon Rose Vaznis and I talk about my recent DCIS diagnosis and remind women to get their mammograms. Watch now ...

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What Makes a Healthy Maine Street?

What Makes a Healthy Maine Street?

Everywhere you look, people are trying to move more, eat better, lose weight, get rid of stress … they’re tired of feeling tired and overwhelmed and just plain unhealthy. Trouble is, when you’re going it alone, like many people do, it can become too much of a challenge and next thing you know you’re back where you started. Read how Healthy Maine Streets has been helping people in several Maine communities overcome some of their challenges ...

 

 

Three arrested in South Portland hotel robbery


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Officers responded to a South Portland Hotel for a robbery Tuesday morning.

A 30-year-old male reported that he made arrangements on backpage.com to meeet a transgender female at the hotel for a massage. The male was met by two females and one male, who physically assaulted him, took his money and other belongings, and temporarily prevented him from leaving the room. The victim was able to leave the room and notify hotel staff, who called police.

After an investigation, South Portland Police arrested 28-year-old Lauryn Ebanks, of MA, 28-year-old Brandon Jamieson, of CA, and 24-year-old Tiffany Ruiz for robbery and criminal restraint.

A small quantity of marijuana was confiscated at the time of the arrests.

Scarborough lab to aid in development of flu test


SCARBOROUGH, Maine (Press Herald) -- A medical research laboratory in Scarborough will be involved in a multimillion-dollar contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop the next generation of pandemic influenza tests.

The health department awarded a 3½-year, $12.9 million contract to Waltham, Massachusetts-based Alere Inc. to develop a diagnostic device that is more accurate, less expensive and delivers test results more quickly than existing products.

A portion of the research and development will be conducted by Alere's subsidiary in Scarborough, said company spokeswoman Marni Goldstein.