Health

  • Rheumatoid arthritis support group forming; meets monthly at MCMH

    ELLSWORTH — Karen Hawes of Ellsworth, a retired registered nurse, is starting up a support group for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatoid diseases. Arthritis Introspective Downeast Maine will meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital board room (enter through Door C). The purpose of

  • MCMH hosting talk Feb. 13

    ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free health education event titled “Atrial Fibrillation: What Does It Mean to Me?” on Monday, Feb. 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the hospital classroom. The program will be presented by Dr. Adam Grasso of Maine Coast Cardiology. Atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib or AF)

  • December births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    December births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    The following births were recorded at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth in December: To Danielle Hallet and Joshua Coleman of Blue Hill, a daughter, Lydia Grace, Dec. 1. To Rachel and Chris Nelson of Gouldsboro, a son, Oakley Pike, Dec. 6. To Morgan Whynott of Franklin, a daughter, Evangeline Ann-Marie, Dec. 6. To Cheyenne

  • Suicide intervention training scheduled in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia, in partnership with Access Health, will host an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on Feb. 9 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 130 Beechland Road in Ellsworth (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Community Room). The two-day training uses an evidence-based curriculum from Living Works

  • Blue Hill Memorial Hospital adds new prescription drug drop box

    Blue Hill Memorial Hospital adds new prescription drug drop box

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Healthy Acadia and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, has announced the addition of a new prescription drug drop box for Hancock County, as part of substance abuse prevention efforts. The drop box allows community members to safely dispose of medications that are expired or no

  • Community forum on depression Jan. 17

    ELLSWORTH — The Rotary Club of Ellsworth will host former weatherman and author Kevin Mannix for a frank discussion about the challenges of depression on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Moore Community Center. This event begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Both Mannix and his wife, Linda Rota, have

  • Viner joins Free Clinic

    The Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic has announced that Dr. Brant L. Viner, MD, is now volunteering at the clinic at the Mill Mall. Viner was trained at the Boston University School of Medicine in internal medicine and infectious diseases. His most recent clinical and professional service was as a consultant in infectious disease at UMass

  • Maine AllCare to meet Jan. 15

    BLUE HILL — The Downeast Chapter of Maine AllCare will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. Maine AllCare is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose goal is to bring health care coverage to everyone in Maine. This month’s discussion will focus on how best to