Health

  • Suicide intervention training scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia, in partnership with Access Health, will host an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 130 Beechland Road in Ellsworth. The sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The two-day training uses an

  • Machias dental clinic attracts clients from as far as Bangor, Canada

    Machias dental clinic attracts clients from as far as Bangor, Canada

    MACHIAS — This year, several people crossed the border from Canada to take advantage of the annual free dental clinic in Machias. Although Canada offers universal health care, apparently dental is not included, said Jen Wood, dental program assistant with the Washington County Children’s Program, which runs the clinic. Of course, most clients came from

  • Recovery coach training scheduled

    ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering a 30-hour Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery Coach Academy, a training session for those interested in serving as peer-to-peer coaches for those seeking recovery from substance use. The training will run from April 30 to May 3 at the Ramada Inn in Ellsworth. Classes will meet from 8:30 a.m.

  • Bill to end non-medical vaccine exemptions advances

    ELLSWORTH — A bill to end non-medical exemptions for vaccinations has cleared a hurdle in the state Legislature. In Augusta last Wednesday, the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee approved the bill in an 8-5 party line vote, with Democrats voting in favor. It will now head to the Legislature for a full vote. The

  • Child flu death reported

    ELLSWORTH — A Washington County child has died in what the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said is an “influenza-associated” death, according to a press release on Monday. The child was unvaccinated and tested positive for influenza A, according to the CDC. It was the first influenza-associated pediatric death in three

  • Under observation? Watch out for big bills

    Under observation? Watch out for big bills

    ELLSWORTH — It’s a common scenario for many seniors: a medical episode prompts a hospital stay and, later, a transfer to a nursing home for rehabilitation. That rehabilitation stay will likely not be cheap, but Medicare will cover it — up to 100 days of the nursing home stay, with the first 20 paid in

  • Hospice Volunteers announces spring grief support schedule

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has announced its 2019 spring grief support group series. Support groups being offered include specifically-focused groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide or for those who have lost a spouse, as well as a general group for those who have lost any loved one