Health

  • January births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    January births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    Downeast births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth To Autumn and Paul Phillips, a son, Nash Milton, Jan. 6. To Jordan DeSalvo and Andrew Harkins of Tremont, a daughter, Aurora Grace, Jan. 10. To Samantha Polchies and Edward Muise of Sullivan, a son, Taimi Lee and daughter, Leyote Anne, Jan. 10. To Nicole Stevenson and

  • Healthy Acadia receives $10K donation from Machias Savings Bank

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia has announced a $10,000 donation from Machias Savings Bank to build and sustain critical community health services across Washington and Hancock counties. The gift will enable Healthy Acadia to strengthen services in and around eight towns served by Machias Savings Bank branches, including Baileyville, Bar Harbor, Calais, Columbia, Danforth, Ellsworth, Machias

  • Flu virus rampant in Hancock County

    Flu virus rampant in Hancock County

    BLUE HILL — The flu virus is alive and kicking throughout Hancock County. Five people have been hospitalized in Hancock County this week due to influenza, according to the Maine Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report issued Tuesday by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The state of Maine has had five deaths due to

  • December births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    December births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital

    At Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth To Jessica Barbay and Benjamin Kent of Ellsworth, a daughter, Robin Camilla, Dec. 2. To Raeanne Morgan and Tyler Robbins of Deer Isle, a son, Everson Michael, Dec. 10. To Mackala Chattley and Jacob LeBlanc of Ellsworth, a son, Malikai Klebokel Leon LeBlanc, Dec. 10. To Rainya and Nathaniel

  • Researcher works to develop a test for deadly diseases

    Researcher works to develop a test for deadly diseases

    ELLSWORTH — The newest tenant at the Union River Center for Innovation may be living and working locally, but she hopes her work will reach thousands of miles away — to the coast West Africa and beyond. Christine Soto moved to Bar Harbor with her family in June, a year after starting Monoclonals Inc. at

  • Peninsula Free Health Clinic has new volunteer

    BLUE HILL — The two founding physicians of the Peninsula Free Health Clinic in Blue Hill have announced their retirement from medical practice and from the Peninsula Free Health Clinic Board. Drs. Jane Garfield and Robert Walker guided the clinic from its founding in 2013 until December 2017. The Board of Directors for the clinic

  • Jackson Lab asks: Why do some older people avoid illness and thrive?

    Jackson Lab asks: Why do some older people avoid illness and thrive?

    By Joyce Dall’Acqua Peterson BAR HARBOR — This morning, Ruth Grierson has filed her nature column for the Mount Desert Islander and met a friend for a hike with her little dog, Sophie. She’s giving a fiddle lesson to an 8-year-old this afternoon, and after dinner she’s hosting a “porch party” of fellow musicians on

  • Healthy Peninsula gets $3,500 grant

    BLUE HILL — The Maine Community Foundation has awarded Healthy Peninsula a $3,500 grant for its new Age-Friendly Coastal Communities initiative from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund. Age-Friendly Coastal Communities is coordinated by Healthy Peninsula, in partnership with the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington and Surry, as well

  • Two new members join Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center board

    Two new members join Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center board

    The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth has announced the addition of two new board members, Brandy Marchetti and Matt Dexter. Marchetti has worked with Bar Harbor Bank & Trust for three years in its Enterprise Risk Management Department and has been in banking for eight years. She was born and raised in

  • Wound care clinic opens at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

    Wound care clinic opens at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital has announced that it has added a new service to meet the growing need for specialized wound care. An interdisciplinary team of clinicians has developed a program offering treatment of chronic wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, ostomy care and negative pressure therapy management. Nan Boutin, RN,