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How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

How to Eliminate Back Pain from Gardening or Yard Work

Summer yard work and gardening are great ways to spruce up your home, grow your own food, and spend time outdoors. The trouble is, while gardening or working in the yard, we usually work in bent over, unusual positions for prolonged periods of time and can wind up with back, neck, and shoulder pain when we are done. Dr. MacArthur and Dr. McNally of Portland Chiropractic Neurology offer these tips to help keep your body safe before planting and pulling weeds:

  • Stretch your muscles.

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Maine Red Cross Blood Supply Drops to Critically Low Levels

Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments

The American Red Cross Northern New England has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.   While demand for blood products remains steady, donations to the Red Cross this summer are the lowest the Red Cross has seen in over a decade.  All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.  There are many contributing factors that make collecting blood difficult in the summer months.  Many donors are busy or traveling and school is out of session.  

“We urge eligible blood donors and first time donors to help reverse this trend and give blood to help us recover from the shortage, stated Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross – Northeast Division.

Central Maine Medical Center Designated as Blue Distinction Center of Excellence

S. Portland, ME : Citing clinical expertise and quality of care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has designated Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip ReplacementSM. 

 “Providers who achieve this certification as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate a true expertise in quality specialty care,” said Jeffrey Holmstrom, D.O., medical director, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine.  “This results in better outcomes for patients.” 

 Dr. Holmstrom added that the designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physician and medical organization recommendations. 

 “This recognition is a tribute to the extraordinary capabilities of our caring staff,” said CMMC President Laird P.

Zentangle with Maggie McNeice

Zentangle with Maggie McNeice

Anyone can do it, one stroke at a time! At first glance, a Zentangle can seem intricate and complicated, but, when you see how it is done, you realize how simple it is. This is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. it is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing, yet increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. For those who have taken this class before, we will be featuring all new Tangles!

Tuesday, July 19th, 1-3pm
Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St (Rte 1), South Portland, 04106; 774-2200 or info@CancerCommunityCenter.org

CCC Movie Day: Grown Ups

CCC Movie Day: Grown Ups

Starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schnider and Kevin James. A story of five childhood pals who reunite after 30 years to mourn the loss of their old basketball coach. Gathering at a July 4th celebration where their families meet for the first time, the friends find themselves acting a bit inappropriate for their age. Rated PG-13. Shown at the CCC, 778 Main St, South Portland.

Wednesday, July 13th, 1-3pm
Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St (Rte 1), South Portland, 04106; 774-2200 or info@CancerCommunityCenter.org

Portland Boxing Club, Boot Camp

Portland Boxing Club, Boot Camp
Typical morning at the Portland Boxing Club, Ladies Bootcamp.  Todd Bacon of 80:20 Lifestyle is the trainer.   Fun, fun...    Find 80:20 Lifestyle on facebook "   "Build a lifestyle that fits you. * "Fad Diets" and extreme fitness routines fail and rebound 80% of the time. * 80% of overall fitness is achieved with proper nutrition and moderate exercise. * Start small, set goals and keep moving forward." 

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Runs with Wolves Sanctuary Field Trip

Runs with Wolves Sanctuary Field Trip

Runs with Wolves Sanctuary in Limington is home to wolves that were surrendered for various reasons. During our tour you will meet the wolves from their pen and learn about their sanctuary in a quiet, natural surrounding. We discuss wolf ecology and their role in nature. The tours last about an hour and there is plenty of time to spend with the wolves and ask questions. Remember your camera! You can meet at the Center at noon to carpool or meet up with everyone at the Sanctuary at 1pm. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, July 12th, 1-2pm
Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St (Rte 1), South Portland, 04106; 774-2200 or info@CancerCommunityCenter.org