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Maine reports a case of lung illness related to e-cigarette use(0)

September 20, 2019

AUGUSTA – The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention today reported a case of acute lung illness related to the use of e-cigarettes. The case involves an adult who reported symptoms similar to those identified in other states. Symptoms have included cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, and abdominal […]

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Western Maine Pharmacy adds self-diagnostic testing kits

KINGFIELD – Western Maine Pharmacy is excited to announce the addition of Physician 360 products- quick self-diagnostic testing kits starting at $49. You can now test for Strep, Flu, UTIs and Anemia in the comfort of your own home. Western Maine Pharmacy is the only place in Maine to get these tests at this time. […]

HCC staff and local health care providers to provide outreach at Farmington Fair

FARMINGTON – The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County staff will offer free screenings and other services daily at the Farmington Fair. Local health care providers will also join them on the mobile health unit, located near the grandstand, throughout the week from noon to 5 p.m. daily. The schedule is as follows: Sept. […]

Suicide Prevention: Anyone can save a life

AUGUSTA – To mark National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is sharing the message that suicide prevention is up to all of us, and that anyone can save a life. Maine CDC promotes the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s #BeThe1To campaign ( and encourages individuals to recognize […]

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