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Maine CDC stresses the importance of screening for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month(0)

March 22, 2019

AUGUSTA – As the nation recognizes March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention encourages Mainers to talk with a health care provider about being screened for the disease. Colorectal cancer remains the third-leading cause of new cancer cases and cancer-related deaths in Maine. “Over the last decade, the […]

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Strong Dental Center to undergo staff changes, welcomes new provider

STRONG – Briana Beedy, RDH will be joining Strong Area Health and Dental Center this spring upon the retirement of our long-term hygienist, Barbara Lajoie, who joined the HealthReach team in 2008. The center has enjoyed the opportunity of working with Lajoie and wishes her the best in her retirement. The dedicated care she has […]

Maine CDC encourages vaccination as Measles cases increase nationally

AUGUSTA – The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention encourages Mainers to get vaccinated against measles as cases of the highly contagious illness continue to appear throughout the U.S. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2019, 206 cases of measles were reported in 11 states, from Washington to Connecticut. Outbreaks, defined as three or […]

Prediabetes Program Starts March 27

FARMINGTON – The Healthy Community Coalition is offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Change Program starting March 27 from noon-1 p.m. at its offices at 105 Mt. Blue Circle, one-fourth mile west of Franklin Memorial Hospital on Routes 2 & 4. Participants can qualify for the program if they are over the age of […]

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