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Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

Ebola: Maine Medical Center Separates Fact From Fiction

In an effort to help staff separate fact from fiction, this afternoon Maine Medical Center’s Communications and Marketing department sent out its first MMC Daily Briefing on Ebola and Infection Prevention. Read what was in the briefing ...

 

 

 

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

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 ...

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 ...

 

 

I Was Diagnosed with DCIS — Stage 0 Breast Cancer

I Was Diagnosed with DCIS — Stage 0 Breast Cancer

I'm religious about getting my annual mammogram. That's because I have a history of fibrocystic disease and in my 20s had a fibroadenoma (benign tumor) removed from my right breast. Every year, I worry that something not so benign will show up and every year I sigh with relief when I get a letter saying everything is normal. Not this year. Instead, I got a phone call from the Mammography Department at Mercy Hospital. The radiologist wanted me to come back for additional views. My heart sank. The diagnosis turned out to be DCIS, something I had never heard of before. I've discovered that neither do a lot of other people, so I decided to share my story on my Catching Health blog. Go to the blog ...