Anaphylaxis. Learn the facts about this life-threatening allergic reaction.

Anaphylaxis. Learn the facts about this life-threatening allergic reaction.

When Ricker Hamilton got stung by a wasp a few years ago, he immediately began showing signs of a severe allergic reaction. It was third time in 20 years that he'd been stung and thankfully, he carried an EpiPen just in case. It probably saved his life.

Health Events in Maine April 25 to May 7

Health Events in Maine April 25 to May 7
FRIDAY APRIL 25
Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group

Maine Medical Center
Dana Health Education Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME

Friday April 25, 2014
4:00 pm

Lyme Run to raise awareness for disease


(NEWS CENTER) -- The Jimmy the Greeks at Maine Mall is hosting the 5k for Lyme Disease Sunday. The run/walk is to raise awareness and support for those with Lyme Disease. All proceeds support "Lyme Buddies," an organization that provides hope, support and advocacy for the disease.

It's $16 to pre-register or $20 the day of the race. There are several events happening before and after the race including free massages, gift certificate drawings, a pizza buffet, speakers and an auction.

Sharon Rose Vaznis is the emcee for the event. For more information, visit: http://www.lymerun.com/


A Taste of the Mediterranean: Herb Baked Fish and French Potato Salad

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Herb Baked Fish and French Potato Salad

Several weeks ago, I decided to try cooking some Mediterranean style meals for me and my husband. I'm not sure how it happened, but over the years he became the family chef and I admit it, I took him and his cooking skills for granted! He was more than happy to get out of the kitchen and be on the receiving instead of the serving end for a change. Read more ...

South Portland police arrest N.Y. man on forgery charges


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland police arrested a man Monday after recovering more than $1000 in counterfeit $100 bills.

A police officer was patrolling the Maine Mall when a store employee approached him and said a young female had attempted to buy an item with an obvious $100 counterfeit bill. The officer located the female, a 16-year-old juvenile, and spoke with her. The conversation revealed that there were three other juvenile females from New York City at the mall trying to use similar bills.

Thirty-three years and two kidney transplants later ...

Thirty-three years and two kidney transplants later ...

Ellen Munson got her first donated kidney in 1986. Her own kidneys had been destroyed, presumably by a serious infection called nephritis, and she had been on dialysis for five years. Every day, Ellen was grateful to the family who had lost a beloved child and chose to donate her kidney to a stranger. She had hoped the transplant would last forever, but knew it would not. Read more ...

When should you be concerned about heartburn?

If you were to ask me if I ever have heartburn, a week ago I would have answered no. It turns out I was quite wrong.

I had an endoscopy last week — Dr. Doug Howell, my gastroenterologist, threaded a scope with a camera on the end of it through my mouth, down my esophagus and into my stomach. Pleasant image — right? I’m grateful for the medication that prevented me from participating on a conscious level.

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