Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Are you up to date on your shots?  Oh, you thought those were only for kids. They're not, and a lot of adults haven't had the shots they need to keep them from getting and spreading certain diseases. Find out which shots are recommended for adults ...

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Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Connect with Your Inner Child — on the Catching Health Calendar

Check out upcoming health events in Maine, including a weekend workshop that will help you connect that little child who lives in your heart. Go to the Catching Health blog ...

 

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 ...

 

 

 

Local Organizations Partner to Bring Better Nutrition to the Classroom

Local Organizations Partner to Bring Better Nutrition to the Classroom

Generations is expanding its ability to help provide fresh and local produce year-round to Mainers of all ages through partnerships with Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA), the Kennebec County Sherriff’s Department, and other local organizations like the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

In the fall of 2014, Spectrum Generations joined forces with Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA), a Local Healthy Maine Partnership, in a 2-year USDA Farm to School grant to facilitate purchasing, distribution, and processing of local foods in school meals.  This grant was awarded to HCCA to assist the Kennebec County Sherriff’s Office with their Kennebec’s Restorative Community Harvest, formerly known at the Inmate Garden Project. 

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A Capital Read 2014: WCSH 6 TV Sportscaster Lee Goldberg

A Capital Read 2014:  WCSH 6 TV Sportscaster Lee Goldberg

         

      Popular sportscaster Lee Goldberg of WCSH-TV will give a talk about the high school football scene in Maine on Saturday, November 1, at 10 a.m. in the Reading Room of Lithgow Public Library.

      Goldberg’s program is one of several events being held this fall as Lithgow Public Library celebrates A Capital Read 2014, the library’s annual community reading project.

      This year’s A Capital Read selection is Life Among Giants by award-winning Maine author Bill Roorbach, a “big-hearted, big-boned story” that follows a young man’s larger-than-life quest to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents’ deaths.

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 ...